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Robert A. O’Hare Jr. leads OP’s litigation practice. He litigates securities, business, financial, insurance, and commercial matters before federal and state trial and appellate courts, and represents clients in securities and regulatory investigations, arbitrations, and enforcement actions. He represents New York-based businesses, multinationals, non-U.S. financial institutions and corporations, and individual officers and directors. Law firms throughout the country regularly call on Robert to advocate and defend their clients’ positions in New York state and federal courts knowing that his effectiveness and commitment match their own. Robert recently:
- Successfully defended a former officer of Lehman Brothers against claims exceeding $100 million involving multiple securities transactions as part of a reinsurance contract.
- Prevailed before New York’s Commercial Division and New York’s Appellate Division in obtaining dismissal of a $9.5 million lawsuit involving a failed pre-IPO sale of Facebook stock.
- Prevailed before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on a dismissal of securities fraud claims seeking more than $12 million against a Portuguese bank.
Robert is chair of “Current Developments in Commercial Division Practice,” held annually at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is the immediate past chair of the Litigation Committee of the City Bar and currently sits on its Judiciary Committee.
Before starting OP in 1999, he was a litigator at Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens (now Holland & Knight LLP) and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP where he handled securities, corporate, business, accounting, and insurance litigations, as well as investigations and regulatory matters. Robert clerked for Judge Collins J. Seitz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Before practicing law, Robert was a police officer and sergeant in the New York City Police Department in various enforcement, administrative, legal, and legislative assignments. In addition to his business and commercial practice, Robert has significant experience in representing clients in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases and, is especially focused on assisting injured police officers, first responders, and their families.