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Robert joined Levi Lubarsky & Feigenbaum as counsel in December 2003. His practice is concentrated in the areas of accountants' liability, securities, and complex fraud litigation. Prior to joining LLF, Robert was a partner at Thacher Proffitt & Wood.
Robert has worked on a number of high profile cases arising out of financial misrepresentations and misappropriation of corporate assets. He represented the British Government in its action in state and federal court in New York against a major accounting firm arising out of the misappropriation of funds invested in the DeLorean sports car project. He also represented the Bankruptcy Trustee of Martech U.S.A., Inc. in an action against the company's auditors based on Martech's recognition of income through use of the percentage of completion accounting method. He has also represented the New Jersey State Department of Banking and Insurance in an action against the officers and directors of a failed HMO and its outside auditors and actuaries. Robert has defended officers and directors in actions alleging securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty brought by investors and shareholders, including representing the outside directors of Tacoma Boatbuilding Company in an action alleging improper revenue recognition.
Over the past twenty years, Robert has worked on a wide variety of commercial litigation involving breach of contract, the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws, banking, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty and RICO. Rob has written extensively about securities law and the responsibility of auditors for detecting and reporting corporate fraud. His articles include "Standing to Sue Under Rule 10b-5: A Fresh Look at the New Investment Doctrine," with John D. Finnerty, Securities Law Regulation Journal, Summer 2001; "The Independent Auditor's Consideration of Fraud Following the Reform Act," Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter, Jan, Feb. 1997; and "The Auditor's Duty to Blow the Whistle Under the Litigation Reform Act," Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter, May 1996. He has been a member of the Board of Advisors of the Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter.
Robert received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1979, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1982, where he was managing editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association