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Prior to joining Calfee, Rob spent four years as a trial attorney in the Cleveland office of an international law firm. He has handled many aspects of litigation from the initial discovery phase through post-trial briefing. Rob also has experience representing clients in government and internal investigations.

Rob earned his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 2017, where he served as Executive Editor for Business for the Albany Law Review.     

He joined Calfee as an Associate in 2022.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation (2024)


J.D., Salutatorian, Albany Law School of Union University, Executive Editor for Business, Albany Law Review, 2017

B.S., Finance, State University of New York at New Paltz, 2013



Representative Insurance Coverage Matters

  • Calfee is serving as lead policyholder insurance coverage counsel regarding claims resulting from a fire at a chemical manufacturer client's facility in Europe. The publicly traded, Fortune 100 company client seeks insurance coverage from certain of its general liability insurers for alleged bodily injury and property damage resulting from a fire at the facility in Western Europe. This matter is important because it involves novel questions of the interpretation and application of certain key provisions appearing in typical general liability insurance policies.
  • Calfee’s client, a global, privately held manufacturer of consumer and commercial products, has faced a series of national class actions by municipalities and individual consumers alleging that one of their products has damaged drains and public sewer systems. Calfee has served as lead insurance coverage counsel, designing and implementing a coverage strategy to secure defense and indemnification for the underlying lawsuits. This matter is important due to the high reputational and financial risks it poses to the client, and insurance coverage is an integral part of the client's related risk-mitigation strategies. The coverage matter involves novel considerations of the scope of CGL coverage grants, including with respect to coverage for consequential damages.

Representative Business, Corporate, and Commercial Litigation Matters

  • Calfee is serving as lead counsel to an American publicly traded, Fortune 1000, multinational company in a contract and trade secret dispute arising from a previous commercial relationship between the client and a manufacturer based in the Northwest U.S., involving one of the client’s products. The client filed a complaint against the defendant in United States District Court asserting claims for declaratory judgment and breach of the implied duty of good faith and fair dealing. A few weeks later, the defendant filed its answer including counterclaims for breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets under state law. After discovery commenced, it became clear that the defendant had fraudulently induced and/or breached the contract in a myriad of respects resulting in the client amending its Complaint on two separate occasions to reflect the defendant’s wrongdoing.
  • Calfee is serving as lead counsel in a litigation matter involving the prosecution, on behalf of the client, of fraud, civil conspiracy, fiduciary duty, derivative claim, promissory estoppel, and unjust enrichment against the Defendants.

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Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
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