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Robert J. Lane, Jr.

Partner, Securities/Directors & Officers Litigation Practice Leader, Professional Services Industry Leader
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  • New York
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Second, Third, and District of Columbia Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of New York; Western District of Pennsylvania; Eastern District of Michigan; and District of Colorado
  • U.S. Tax Court

Cornell University, B.A.

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude

Bob is the leader of the Firm's Securities/Directors & Officers Litigation Practice.

Bob practices in the area of commercial and business-related litigation, with a focus on securities litigation and intellectual property litigation. His securities litigation practice includes the representation of issuers and shareholder groups in corporate governance disputes and merger and proxy contests, and public corporations and partnerships in derivative litigation. He has represented broker-dealers in court and arbitration proceedings, as well as in proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has also conducted internal corporate investigations involving allegations of accounting improprieties and has represented issuers in investigations by the SEC and the U.S. Attorney. He represents accounting firms in malpractice actions and in professional conduct proceedings before the SEC.

Bob’s intellectual property litigation experience includes patent infringement matters involving both utility and design patents, trademark and Lanham Act disputes, and litigation involving trade secrets and the misappropriation of ideas and concepts. Bob has argued patent appeals before the Federal Circuit and has tried patent infringement, trade secret, and misappropriation of idea cases.

Bob has extensive appellate experience, both in the federal and state court systems. In addition, he is on the board of arbitrators for both the American Arbitration Association and FINRA.


  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Litigation-Patent, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Securities and Commercial Litigation) 2005 - 2021
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, (Business Litigation) 2007 - 2020
  • Listed, Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's Legal Elite of Western New York, 2014, 2019
  • Former editor in chief, Buffalo Law Review
  • Carlos C. Alden Award for contribution to the Buffalo Law Review
  • Robert Connelly Award for excellence in trial practice
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017 - 2020

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Bob is a member of the Patrick P. Lee Foundation board of directors. He has served as trustee of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (WNY Chapter) and as a board member of the University at Buffalo School of Law Alumni Association and the Erie County Bar Foundation.