BLB&G is proud to announce today that Robert "Rocky" Kravetz has joined our New York office as Trial Counsel. Having served as an Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of Appeals for the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Delaware for over thirteen years, Robert has substantial investigative, litigation, trial, and appellate experience involving a wide array of federal criminal offenses, including financial institution, securities, and health care fraud.
His extensive experience includes leading large-scale investigations of financial institutions and auditing firms, in concert with securities and banking regulators. He has tried multiple cases to verdict as lead counsel, including a recent securities fraud case involving a bank and its senior executives that yielded multiple guilty pleas and resulted in a trial verdict against the remaining defendants. As Chief of Appeals, Robert supervised the Office's written advocacy and conducted oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals. He has received the Executive Office of United States Attorneys Director’s Award, one of the Department of Justice’s highest honors, and he was previously named the Federal Bar Association’s Younger Attorney of the Year.
Before becoming an Assistant United States Attorney, Robert served as a law clerk to the Honorable D. Michael Fisher on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and to the Honorable Joy Flowers Conti on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining BLB&G, Robert served as an Assistant Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law for two years, teaching courses in advanced criminal law and investigations and torts. He will continue to serve as an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne.
Robert is the past president of the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and a recipient of the Caleb R. Layton III Service Award, chosen by the Judges of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.