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 federal and state appellate and trial courts across the country representing 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.
Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and Super Lawyers named him in the areas of General Commercial Litigation, Appellate, and Securities Litigation, Bob 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 2019, The Legal 500 named him a leading lawyer nationally in securities litigation.