Justice Robert Bromwich was appointed a Part-Time Commissioner to the Inquiry on Corporate Crime on 10 April 2019 for a term ending on 30 April 2020.
Justice Bromwich is judge of the Federal Court of Australia.
Justice Bromwich commenced legal practice in January 1985, joining the year-old Sydney Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) later that year.
At the CDPP, Justice Bromwich practiced across a wide range of federal criminal law with a particular focus on white-collar crime. He assisted, while on secondment, in setting up the NSW ICAC and was later appointed an Assistant Director and a trial advocate at the CDPP. In 1998, he went to the NSW Bar and in 2009 was appointed Senior Counsel. He had a wide-ranging civil, criminal and public law practice at the Bar.
In December 2012, Justice Bromwich was appointed Director of the CDPP. As Director, he implemented and led wide-ranging organisational reform, including changing the CDPP from its historic regional model to a practice group model with national leaders. As Director, he also appeared frequently in intermediate appeal courts and in the High Court.
On 5 September 2016, Justice Bromwich was appointed as an additional judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory. He sits in the ACT Supreme Court and ACT Court of Appeal for a total of up to two weeks of the year, mostly in criminal matters.