Rob is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on commercial litigation and government investigations, including False Claims Act and white collar defense. Prior to joining Dinsmore, he served as the 23rd presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, where he led an office responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases, enforcement of affirmative civil actions, and representation of the federal government’s interests in civil litigation and appellate matters.
Prior to becoming U.S. Attorney, Rob served as an assistant U.S. attorney for nearly 13 years, prosecuting a wide variety of cases including those involving complex drug trafficking and money laundering schemes, encompassing years-long investigations of significant criminal enterprises. Rob also prosecuted high-profile matters involving fraud, firearms offenses, and violent crime. This previous experience as a prosecutor and senior leader in government service enables him to counsel clients on a wide variety of issues. Rob seeks to provide value to clients through strategic advice and litigation strategy, and he is prepared to proceed to trial if a case cannot be settled.
He has substantial litigation experience in federal court, having tried more than 30 federal criminal jury trials, argued numerous complex motions, and successfully briefed and argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Early in his career, Rob served as a law clerk to Senior U.S. District Judge Henry R. Wilhoit, Jr., in Ashland, Kentucky.
Rob is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law in Lexington, and Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Robert (Rob) M. Duncan