Robert C. Gottlieb is the founding member of Gottlieb and Janey LLP and serves as its managing partner. He is a well-known and highly experienced criminal trial attorney who has tried countless criminal and white collar cases, including appeals, in both federal and state courts throughout the country over his 40 years in practice. Many of his cases are highly publicized in the local and national media.
Mr. Gottlieb has represented both individuals and corporations charged with the most serious federal crimes including wire/ mail fraud, securities and bank fraud, money laundering, violations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Medicare and insurance fraud and federal tax violations. In state courts throughout the country, Mr. Gottlieb has represented clients charged with murder, rape, child pornography and violent assaults. In addition to representing clients at trial, Mr. Gottlieb and his firm have been retained by companies and organizations to conduct complex internal investigations in connection with allegations of FCPA violations, fraud, money laundering and theft. Mr. Gottlieb not only is highly sought after as a trial attorney, but he also is a highly regarded appellate counsel.
Mr. Gottlieb ran for Suffolk County, New York District Attorney in 1989. He is a frequent lecturer on criminal law issues for state and national bar associations and is a frequent contributor of articles covering a wide range of relevant and timely legal issues in legal periodicals and the New York Law Journal. In 2008, Mr. Gottlieb was appointed to the New York State Bar Association's Task Force on Wrongful Convictions to investigate the causes of wrongful convictions and to recommend changes in the criminal justice system to prevent such convictions from occurring in the future. He has also served as an adjunct professor in Trial Practice at Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Huntington, New York and has been on the faculty for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. He was selected for membership in the International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF), an international organization of preeminent international lawyers. Mr. Gottlieb is a member of the New York State and National Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Federal Bar Council and the New York State Bar Association. He is a member of the bar of New York State and is admitted to practice in the federal courts of the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, United States Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Gottlieb received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in 1972 and a Juris Doctor from New York University Law School in 1975. He served as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan under the legendary Robert Morgenthau from 1975 through 1979 and in 1983 established his own law firm concentrating on state and federal criminal law and has continued to concentrate his practice in criminal and white collar law in his expanding firm, Gottlieb and Janey LLP.
Mr. Gottlieb has held United States Department of Justice Top Secret Security Clearance.
He is an expert in criminal law, who is often sought after by the media for his legal analysis. He has appeared on the CBS Morning News, Good Morning America, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox Newand CourtTV as an expert in criminal law.
Mr. Gottlieb has authored and published numerous articles on complex and important criminal law issues, including search and seizure and abuse of the government’s authority to obtain wiretaps.
He is recognized as a tireless advocate for every client no matter who he or she may be, whether the client is an individual or a corporation and no matter what the investigation or criminal charge might be.
Finally, Mr. Gottlieb has been a Super Lawyers selectee for the years 2015, 2016, and 2017 and 2018. , He was named by the National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in 2017 and 2018.”