Title: Corporate / Business Litigation


Robert J. Kipnees



Robert Kipnees

Firm: Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Address:1251 Avenue of the Americas
(between 49th and 50th Street)
New York, New York 10020
United States of America
Fax:+212 262 7402
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Local Time:Tue. 20:22
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When people or entities are under criminal scrutiny or facing potentially devastating financial consequences, they know that they can turn to Rob Kipnees as a trusted advisor and tireless advocate to fight on their behalf. Rob is recognized as a top white collar criminal defense attorney, having tried countless numbers of criminal and civil trials from all vantage points. And although he tries cases when necessary, he is a firm believer in working closely with his clients to achieve resolutions short of trial whenever appropriate. Rob also brings to his clients his extensive experience as a successful appellate advocate, having argued matters in federal circuit courts as well as state supreme and appellate courts.

Rob's areas of practice include various aspects of white collar criminal law, such as fraud, criminal antitrust, insurance fraud, criminal tax, securities fraud and public corruption cases. He also handles civil tax matters; securities matters; civil fraud and civil RICO matters, which often have criminal components; and criminal and civil appeals.

Rob has been teaching white collar criminal defense as an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School since 1993. He has authored seven editions of the book Criminal Trial Practice for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and lectures frequently on criminal matters for NJICLE and the New York City Bar Association. Rob is particularly proud of his experience routinely handling sophisticated appeals on a pro bono basis for the New Jersey Public Defender's Appellate Section.


Areas of Practice


  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Corporate Investigations & Integrity
  • Global Financial Crisis Group
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • White Collar
  • White Collar Criminal Defense


Professional Career


Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association

    • Sections of Litigation and Criminal Justice

  • Association of the Bar of the State of New York
  • The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Criminal Law Section)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


    Business Tax Counseling & Structuring Alert - IRS Extends Filing Deadlines for Some FBARs, June 2011
    Client Alert: New Opportunity for Disclosure of Offshore Accounts, February 11, 2011
    Court Re-evaluates Meaning of Noncooperation, September 25, 2006
    Criminal Trial Preparation, November 2008, 2010
    Fair Trade Or Foul Play? The Antagonism Between The Antidumping And Antitrust Laws, May 1997
    Fall-Out from the Financial Crisis: Criminal Enforcement, October 2008
    IRS Announces Revisions to Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, June 20, 2014
    'Padilla v. Kentucky' and the Hidden Costs of Criminal Conviction, August 2, 2011
    Physician Sunshine Act: Transparency Could be Costly, September 2013
    The Hidden Costs of a Criminal Conviction, May 31, 2011
    The Investigation and Prosecution of Business Organizations, October 2008
    The Third Time's The Charm – IRS Announces Third Opportunity For Voluntary Disclosure Of Offshore Accounts, January 10, 2012
    Think Your Tax Secrets Are Safe In Foreign Bank Accounts? Think Again, July 2008
    Un-Confidential Agreements: Another Brush Off An Attorney's Palette, October 2013
    Victims May Collude to Contest Dumping, March 31, 1997


Since 1993, he has been an adjunct professor of law at Seton Hall Law School, where he teaches a course on White Collar Criminal Practice. Mr. Kipnees is also the author of "Criminal Trial Preparation," published by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and has also lectured frequently for that organization on the subject of criminal law. Mr. Kipnees is also the recipient of the U.S. Department of Justice Special Achievement Award (1985).

Bar Admission

    New York, 1981
    New Jersey, 1981
Court Admissions
    1981, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    1981, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    1981, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
    1992, U.S. Supreme Court
    1995, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
    2000, U.S. Tax Court
    2011, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit



    Harvard Law School (J.D. , 1980 ), cum laude
    Cornell University (B.A. , 1977 ), cum laude, with distinction