Bob Van Kirk serves as Co-Chair of Williams & Connolly’s Complex Commercial Litigation and its Securities Litigation and Enforcement practice groups. He has argued successfully at every level of the federal judicial system, including the United States Supreme Court, and has appeared in appellate and trial courts across the country representing both corporate and individual clients in complex commercial litigation, internal and government investigations, and congressional inquiries.
Bob has served as first chair in trials, appeals, arbitrations, and evidentiary hearings, developing a wide-range of substantive experience in securities, consumer and other class actions, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and RICO cases. He has served as lead counsel in matters litigated in the United States and around the world, including Europe, Asia, North America, South America, the Middle East and various off-shore jurisdictions.
Recognized in Benchmark Litigation as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in America for each of the last five years, and named in Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and Super Lawyers in the areas of General Commercial Litigation, Appellate, and Securities Litigation, Mr. Van Kirk has been described in these publications as “a tenacious fighter who really knows his stuff” in the courtroom and “a stellar trial lawyer” who brings a “creative and proactive approach” along with a “tireless work ethic” to his cases. In 2017, he was shortlisted by Benchmark for the national Commercial Litigator of the Year and in 2018, Chambers USA ranked him as one of the leading lawyers in Washington, D.C. in the category of General Commercial Litigation. In 2019, he was identified as a leading lawyer nationally in securities litigation by The Legal 500.
Last updated Oct 2019