Robert S. Landy
ROBERT S. LANDY
Robert S. Landy is an experienced litigator who regularly represents clients in connection with complex commercial litigation, arbitration, judgment enforcement, and internal and regulatory investigations. Robert advises clients on pre-litigation strategies and litigation avoidance, and serves as outside general counsel to certain of his clients, in addition to being their litigator of choice.
In recent matters, Robert served as lead counsel for a magazine publisher in an action to collect a $62 million judgment; served as lead counsel for a software company and its principal in defense of copyright, breach of contract and unfair competition claims; represented a group of more than 90 investors in three jointly-managed hedge funds in an action against the funds’ administrators, auditor and prime broker; represented a top-tier university and a member of its faculty in a defense of defamation and copyright claims brought by a former professor; served as lead counsel for a defendant clothing designer in a suit brought by a former consultant in connection with an alleged oral partnership agreement; represented a private investigation company and its principal in defense of privacy violation claims brought by the target of an investigation; represented an investment manager in defense of a petition for pre-action discovery; and served as lead counsel representing a small business in its efforts to enforce a restrictive covenant against a former independent contractor.
Robert has lectured and written on topics relating to hedge fund litigation and expert discovery under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Robert obtained his law degree from the New York University School of Law with the honors of magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. Robert was selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for litigation in the New York metro area in each of 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Prior to joining Ford O’Brien LLP, Robert practiced litigation for more than twelve years at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP and later as a sole practitioner.
Robert is a native New Yorker. He was raised on 25th Street on the east side of Manhattan and attended Hunter College Elementary and High School. He spent four years at the University of Wisconsin where he obtained a B.A. in political science. After graduation, Robert served in the United States Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan (a former Soviet republic).