Robert V Cornish Jr., Lawyer
  • Lawyer
  • Securities and Investment Fraud · Litigation

Robert V Cornish Jr.

4.8 4

  • Titles & Designations: …

  • First Admitted: 1994

  • Position: Of Counsel

  • Born in: …

Areas of Practice

Securities and Investment Fraud

I handle prosecution and defense of securities and commodities fraud matters before courts and regulators, and also assist industry participants in compliance related matters. Most recently, my practice has handled litigation and enforcement matters in the EB-5 immigration visa arena.
Percent of cases
30%

Litigation

I routinely handle litigation in the securities and commodities area, including arbitration.
Percent of cases
20%

Business

I routinely handle customary business matters such as contracts, corporate formation and dispositions of corporate entities.
Percent of cases
15%

Securities Offerings

I assist securities clients in fund formation and compliance related matters. I also handle commodity pool (CPO) and commodity trading advisor (CTA) matters as well. Clients also retain me to work in tandem with overseas counsel on the formation of fund structures, as well as marketing related matters.
Percent of cases
15%

White Collar Crime

I have defended SEC and DOJ litigation on behalf of others.
Percent of cases
5%

Immigration

My practice handles securities law compliance in EB-5 matters for both project sponsors and investors
Percent of cases
5%

Financial Markets and Services

If not covered in litigation and white collar, I also handle regulatory enforcement work with the SEC, FINRA and state securities regulators.
Percent of cases
5%

Expungement

In connection with securities litigation matters, I also work with financial advisors on expungement and disclosure matters on U4s and U5s
Percent of cases
5%

About

  • No Misconduct

Licenses & Admissions

License

Tennessee

1994

Active

License

Arkansas

1995

Active

License

Wyoming

2005

Active

License

New York

2009

Due to reregister within 30 days of birthday

License

District of Columbia

2005

Active

Admission

2012, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Admission

2011, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and U.S. Supreme Court

Admission

2010, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Admission

2009, New York

Admission

2005, Wyoming and District of Columbia

Admission

2004, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit and U.S. Tax Court

Admission

1995, Arkansas and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

Admission

1994, Tennessee and U.S. Court of International Trade

Languages

German

About Robert V Cornish Jr.

Unspecified

Education

Samford University, Cumberland School of Law

Law

Juris Doctor

1993

Davidson College

Political Science

A.B.

1989

Davidson College, B.A., 1989

University

Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1993

Law School

Experience

Attorney

Phillips Lytle

2014 - Present

Attorney

Dilworth Paxson

2009 - 2014

Attorney

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz

2007 - 2009

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer

Bolton Investment Group

2003 - 2007

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer

Pacific Income Advisers

1998 - 2003

Cases

Securities litigation and arbitration
Hedge fund formation

Memberships & Associations

SIFMA

Member

1996 - Present

Awards

Top 15 Securities attorneys in USA

EB-5 Investors Magazine

2016

AV Rated

Martindale-Hubbell

2015

AV Preeminent

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Knowledge Group Seminar

2016

Hobbies & Interests

Unspecified

Associated Firms

Dilworth Paxson LLP

Law Firm

Ratings & Reviews

Average Rating

Based on 4 reviews

4.8

Robert V Cornish Jr.

4.8 4