Profile

Bob has devoted his legal career for more than four decades to large complex litigation, with a primary focus on antitrust and securities actions. Bob also has represented clients in significant civil and criminal environmental and government contract disputes, as well as sports-related contract disputes. In the 1990s, Bob led a team of three dozen lawyers, accountants, and engineers in the preparation and presentation of the claims of the Kuwait government against Iraq in the United Nations Compensation Commission for damages resulting from the first Gulf War. Much of Bob’s work since joining the firm in 2001 has focused on large complex litigation for DuPont, Starr International, and Maurice R. Greenberg.

Experience

The significant litigation matters of Bob’s career include:

  • Defense of New York Attorney General’s Martin Act action against Maurice R. Greenberg
  • Defense of securities class actions against Maurice R. Greenberg
  • Representation of Starr International and 270,000 AIG shareholders in Fifth Amendment illegal exaction class action against the United States
  • Representation of DuPont in multiple actions against INVISTA, arising from the sale of DuPont’s nylon business
  • Representation of DuPont in federal environmental grand jury investigation relating to PFOA
  • Representation of DuPont in antitrust criminal investigations and class actions
  • Outside counsel to the New York Junior League
  • Sports-related arbitrations and litigation involving professional and college teams
  • Representation of the Kuwait government in its United Nations Compensation Commission damages claims against Iraq
  • Defense of McDonnell Douglas and Emerson Electric in products liability actions
  • Representation of Emerson Electric in criminal and U.S. Department of Defense debarment proceedings
  • Representation of limited partners of The Securities Group in fraud and RICO claims
  • Representation of IBM in trade secret litigation
  • Defense of Peat Marwick in a securities fraud and accounting malpractice action
  • Defense of IBM in Section 2 antitrust actions brought by the United States and IBM’s competitors
  • Defense of General Motors in a Section 2 antitrust class action

Publications & Presentations

Learning from Kuwait: Applying Project Management Techniques to Big Legal Cases, PW Review (1995) (Co-author, Kuyk, Akashah and Dwyer)

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Amherst College, B.A., magna cum laude, History; Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

Bars

  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court: Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court: Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court: Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Awards and Associations

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Council