Washington, D.C. (August 12, 2019) -- Anderson Kill is pleased to announce that Bob Cornish, a veteran securities attorney with extensive experience in alternative and digital investments, has joined the firm's Washington D.C. office as a partner. He will work in the firm's Corporate and Commercial Litigation Group, as well as in its Blockchain and Virtual Currency Group. He comes to Anderson Kill from an Am Law 200 firm based in Washington, D.C.
Bob Cornish focuses his practice on litigation, arbitration, regulatory and compliance matters pertaining to alternative and digital investment products on behalf of broker-dealers, investment advisers, hedge funds, commodity firms, institutional investors and family offices in the United States and abroad. He previously served as chief legal and compliance officer and in-house counsel for prominent investment firms.
Bob is leading securities attorney in the EB-5 arena. EB-5 investment funds are formed under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program, which enables immigrant investors to become lawful permanent U.S. residents by investing at least $500,000 ($900,000 after November 21, 2019) to finance a business that will employ at least 10 American workers.
Recognized as one of the Top 15 Corporate & Securities Attorneys in the EB-5 arena by his peers, Bob is a member of the EB-5 Securities Roundtable, a group of leading EB-5 securities attorneys organized to facilitate best practices in the offerings of EB-5 securities and to urge harmonization of the EB-5 program with the securities laws. He has provided counsel on securities matters for various EB-5 regional centers, broker-dealers and investment advisers.
Bob has also represented cutting-edge technology firms and investors in the U.S. and abroad, and has been instrumental in continued efforts to promote, draft and pass blockchain and banking legislation in Wyoming. In addition, Bob has worked on investment-related matters for Alaska Native Corporations and Native Nations in the continental U.S.
Bob is a Chairperson-trained arbitrator for FINRA, NFA and the London Court of International Arbitration, and a Rule 31 Mediator with the Tennessee Supreme Court. He represents clients on FINRA and NFA arbitrations and court proceedings, and securities and commodities registrants in connection with enforcement and disciplinary proceedings before FINRA, NFA, CFTC, SEC and state securities regulators.
Rhonda D. Orin, managing partner of Anderson Kill's Washington, D.C. office, commented, " "Bob is a terrific addition to our office. Now that we have two of the leading legal experts in the developing areas of blockchain and virtual currency -- Bob and Stephen Palley -- we're excited to see where this goes."
Robert M. Horkovich, Anderson Kill's managing shareholder, said, "Bob is a highly accomplished securities lawyer with great depth of experience and a broad range of interests and competencies. We are delighted to welcome him to Anderson Kill."
Bob is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New York, Tennessee, Wyoming and Arkansas. His court admissions include the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Tax Court, and eleven U.S. District Courts. He holds a J.D. from Samford University Cumberland School of Law and a B.A. from Davidson College.