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Robert S. Silverblatt

Rob Silverblatt is a partner in the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group. A former Department of Justice trial attorney, Rob has substantial experience serving as lead counsel on legally and factually complex cases.

Rob represents companies and individuals in matters involving a variety of regulatory and enforcement agencies, including the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Rob also has an active congressional investigations practice and assists clients with preparation for hearings and briefings and with responses to requests for documents and information. Additionally, drawing upon his experience as a litigator at the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice, Rob represents clients in an array of tax controversies, including Internal Revenue Service investigations and tax litigation. 

Rob’s experience includes:

  • Litigating against the government in federal court and Tax Court on issues including wire fraud, securities fraud, and tax deductions. 
  • Assisting public and private company CEOs and other executives in preparing for interviews and testimony, including in front of Congress and grand juries. 
  • Conducting internal investigations for companies and assisting them with identification and remediation of legal and reputational risks. 

Rob began his career in 2013 as an associate in the firm's Government Enforcement practice group. He represented individuals and companies in front of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Between 2015 and 2016, Rob clerked for Judge Thomas L. Ambro on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Between 2016 and 2021, Rob was a trial attorney at the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice. While there, Rob litigated cases in federal district and bankruptcy courts, with subjects including tax shelters, fraudulent transfers, undisclosed foreign bank accounts, injunctive relief against tax return preparers, and alter ego liability. Rob handled all aspects of litigation, including depositions, trials, and evidentiary hearings.

Rob received Outstanding Attorney awards from the Department of Justice in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

  • Civic Director, Council for Court Excellence
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Panelist, ABA May Tax Meeting, 2023
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