Gaffey, Robert W.

222 East 41st StreetNew York, NY 10017- 6702

Updated: 01/07/2014


Bob Gaffey has represented clients at the trial and appellate levels in federal and New York state courts and before arbitration tribunals in cases involving a range of subject areas, including banking, commercial fraud, securities, foreign exchange, product liability, shareholder and partnership disputes, and other commercial matters. Bob is co-leader of the Firm's Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice.

Bob is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried a number of...


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Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
  • Trial Practice
  • International Litigation & Arbitration
  • Securities Fraud Class Actions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation
  • Business and Tort Litigation (USA)
  • Global Disputes

Representative Cases

  • Asia Pulp & Paper obtains dismissal of common law fraud action
  • Asia Pulp & Paper resolves securities fraud class action
  • Asia Pulp ascertains U.S. implications of ICC arbitration arising from construction of plants in China and Indonesia and related letter of credit litigation in the U.S.
  • Bermuda Commercial Bank wins motion to dismiss "churning" claims by depositor
  • Cardinal Health defends against litigation arising under wholesale supply agreement
  • Citibank obtains dismissal of securities fraud action
  • Citibank resolves action alleging the unauthorized transfer of funds
  • Consorcio Ecuatoriano de Communicaciones resolves breach of credit agreement action , (2009)
  • Deutsche Bank defends securities fraud action , (2009)
  • Financial company executives obtain dismissal of arbitration claims relating to investments in auction-rate securities , (2010)
  • Former investor, officer and director involved in litigation regarding works of fine art
  • India Kiat Pulp & Paper resolves action seeking to enjoin IKPP from drawing down on letter of credit , (2009)
  • ING Barings prosecutes breach of contract and negligence claims arising from failure to properly process ballots in bankruptcy proceedings
  • International Trust Company seeks to enjoin NASD arbitration , (2009)
  • Lehman Brothers resolves action brought by Lebanese investors
  • Lehman Brothers resolves action brought by Saudi-based currency trader
  • Loewen Group defends litigation and inquiries arising from acquisition agreements
  • McLeodUSA defends securities fraud action
  • Mohawk Industries obtains dismissal of federal action and resolves arbitration
  • R.J. Reynolds defends class actions and purported class actions seeking reimbursement of health care expenses filed in New York


Bar Admissions

  • New York

Past Positions

  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chief Counsel to court-appointed Investigations Officer, 1989 - 1991
  • Southern District of New York, Civil Division, Assistant United States Attorney, 1985 - 1988


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, 1982
  • Oxford University, England, 1978
    Honors: With Honours in Jurisprudence


Published Works

  • Developments in U.S. Law Regarding a More Liberal Approach to Discovery Requests Made by Foreign Litigants Under 28 U.S.C. § 1782, 2009
  • The Antifraud Provisions of the U.S. Securities Laws: In Global Markets, Just How Far Can They Reach?, Practice Perspectives: Securities and Shareholder Litigation & SEC Enforcement, 2007

Office Information


222 East 41st StreetNew York, NY 10017- 6702


  • (212) 755-7306


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