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Announcement - New member of the Lawyer Network in Delaware

Published: 19 June 2014

The Lawyer Network is delighted to announce that Robert Katzenstein of 'Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP' has joined the Lawyer Network. Robert has joined the Lawyer Network as our exclusive Commercial Litigation member in Delaware.

Bob has over 35 years of litigation experience. His practice covers a range of subject areas, including:

Superior Court litigation, including contract cases, insurance coverage and liability cases.

Court of Chancery litigation, including contests over the control of corporations and partnerships, stockholder derivative actions, stock list cases, and contract cases.

Bob is an experienced arbitrator and mediator and is a member of the panel of commercial arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association.

Bob represents insurers in coverage cases involving toxic waste, asbestos, product liability and professional liability, claims arising from the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, and claims arising from Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities. Bob represented several insurance companies in nationally prominent environmental insurance coverage cases in Delaware's Superior Court, including North American Philips Corp., DuPont and Monsanto.

Bob began his career as a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he handled civil and criminal cases for several consumer protection agencies.

Bob has an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Delaware Super Lawyers® in business litigation, 2007-2014 and in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014.

Bar Admissions

- Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, 1976

- United States District Court for the District of Delaware

- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


- Yale College (B.A., cum laude, 1973)

- University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1976)

Professional Associations and Memberships

- American Arbitration Association, Member of Panel of Commercial Arbitrators

- Co-chair, Committee on Judicial Appointments, Delaware State Bar Association

- Board of Bar Examiners of the Delaware Supreme Court, 2004 - 2009

- Past President, Defense Counsel of Delaware

- Product Liability Advisory Council

- Bencher, Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court

- Delaware State Bar Association (Corporation Law Section and Litigation Section)

- International Association of Defense Counsel

Community Activities

- Past board member and past board chair, American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula

- Past board member and past board chair, Mass for the Homeless, Inc.

If you have a requirement in this area, please get in touch with Robert directly or with the Lawyer Network committee:

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We welcome Robert to the network and look forward to working with him on future transactions.

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