Robert P. Brouillard was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1985 and Willamette University College of Law, cum laude, in 1990.
From 1990 to 1995, Robert served as an Honors Program Trial Attorney in the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, he represented the United States, and more particularly the Internal Revenue Service, in the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, and Washington State Superior Court. His duties included defending the government in tax refund and civil damages suits; defending IRS employees against suits for damages allegedly caused by them in the performance of their official duties; and defending the Secretary of the Treasury, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and other officials against suits testing the validity of federal tax regulations and rulings. He also brought suits to collect unpaid assessments; foreclose federal tax liens; obtain judgments against delinquent taxpayers; enforce IRS administrative summonses; and establish tax claims in bankruptcy, receivership and probate proceedings.
From 1995 to 1997, Robert served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York at Syracuse. In that position, he investigated and prosecuted affirmative civil enforcement cases on behalf of various federal agencies, primarily the Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services. Robert also coordinated and litigated the collection of civil debts and criminal impositions as Chief of the Financial Litigation Unit; defended the interests of the United States and its agencies and employees in various civil matters; and represented the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York.
From 1997 to 2012, Robert served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington at Seattle. He defended the interests of the United States and its agencies and employees in various civil matters, including actions under the Federal Tort Claims Act; represented the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies as creditors in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington and Washington State Superior Court; represented the United States in immigration-related litigation; and initiated various types of affirmative litigation.
Robert is admitted to practice law in the State of Washington, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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