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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. (2012) with distinction
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D. (2015)


  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • Spanish (Intermediate)

Robert B. Kornweiss

 Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2966
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Robert B. Kornweiss is an associate in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm's Litigation Group. Robert's practice involves a variety of complex commercial litigation and counseling. His recent experience includes:

  • Representing an automotive technology company in litigation relating to trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, and business torts.
  • Representing defense contractors in trade secret and defamation litigations.
  • Representing an insurer in litigation relating to policy rescission.
  • Representing a major retailer in a commercial leasing dispute.
  • Counseling a major retailer regarding a corporate governance dispute.
  • Counseling an environmental services company in an internal investigation regarding the Anti-Kickback Act.
  • Representing a private university in a tort and contract litigation.
  • Representing Humana in a merger investigation and subsequent trial relating to its proposed sale to Aetna.
  • Representing victims of terrorism in litigation arising from attacks on the U.S. embassy and U.S. embassy annex in Beirut, Lebanon.

Robert maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes immigration, criminal-defense, and adoption matters. He is also a member of the committee revising the civil jury instructions for D.C. Superior Court.

Robert received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where he was a merit scholar, an executive editor of Law & Contemporary Problems, and a member of the Mock Trial Board and the Wrongful Convictions Clinic. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also studied Spanish and business administration. During his university studies, Robert was a member of the Student Attorney General’s Staff and the Carolina Mock Trial team. He also served as a volunteer tutor, orphanage staff member, and translator in Spanish-speaking communities in North Carolina and Argentina.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York


  • American Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Law Section, Trade Secrets and Interference with Contracts Committee


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