is an integral part of the firm’s Business Compliance &
Integrity Monitorships team that regularly advises major corporations on
governance best-practices; conducts high-profile internal
investigations; counsels Boards of Directors; creates world-class
compliance programs; and represents individuals and corporations with
matters before Main Justice and US Attorney Offices around the country.
Rob has served as a prosecutor for over two decades, beginning his
career in 1996 at the New York County District Attorney’s Office under
the legendary Robert M. Morgenthau.
In 2003, Rob joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the
Eastern District of New York, where as a line and supervisory prosecutor
he led a number of complex investigations and prosecutions involving a
wide range of crimes, such as racketeering, international money
laundering, and public corruption.
He also tried and second-chaired to verdict more than two dozen criminal
trials, including serving as co-lead counsel on the jury trial and
conviction of a then sitting New York State Assemblyman for engaging in
complex bribery and extortion schemes and the theft of government funds,
which resulted in the longest sentence for a sitting New York State
politician in recent history.
Rob’s character, stellar career as a prosecutor, and commitment to
public service brought him to the attention of President Barack Obama,
who nominated Rob in October 2015 to serve as the United States Attorney
for the Eastern District of New York. He was then confirmed by the US
Senate in December 2015.