Robert L. Plotz, New York City litigator, has spent his career at the highest levels of the legal profession.

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University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • J.D. magna cum laude - May 1980
  • Order of the Coif
  • Executive Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut

  • B.A. cum laude – May 1977
  • Varsity squash team


Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Edward Weinfeld (S.D.N.Y) – 1980-81

Law clerk to pre-eminent federal district judge.

Bar Admissions

New York State (May 1981)

U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (May 1982)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (June 1984)


Robert L. Plotz

Bob Plotz has spent his career as a litigator at the highest levels of the legal profession. An experienced trial lawyer, he has litigated disputes in state and federal courts across the country and argued many appeals. Combining extensive experience developing litigation and settlement strategies with strong courtroom skills, Bob has been extremely successful in obtaining positive results for his clients.

Bob's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, securities litigation and regulatory defense, government investigations, trusts and estates litigation, health care litigation, employment disputes and white-collar criminal defense. His civil cases have run the gamut of complex disputes, including cases under the Lanham Act, securities laws, employment-related disputes, takings cases and civil fraud. He has often litigated in the bankruptcy courts, including a major fraudulent conveyance dispute on behalf of a debtor that had been the subject of a leveraged buyout. He regularly handles cases in the Surrogate's Courts, on behalf of both charitable beneficiaries and individuals, and recently argued a will case before the New York Court of Appeals. He has represented many individuals, including chief executive officers of public companies and lawyers, in criminal and regulatory investigations. As a prosecutor, Bob tried the seminal case U.S. v. Chestman, which was the first criminal prosecution in the country under SEC Rule 14e-3, the tender-offer insider-trading rule. He also prosecuted David Bloom, the so-called "Wall Street whiz kid," for operating a Ponzi scheme.

Prior to starting his own practice, Bob spent 20 years as a partner at one of New York's leading litigation boutiques, Orans, Elsen, Lupert & Brown LLP. Before that, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the criminal division of the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York (including more than two years in the securities and commodities fraud unit) and a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York. Immediately after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Bob served as a law clerk to the legendary federal district judge, Edward Weinfeld, in the Southern District of New York.