- Corporate and Securities Attorney | Anderson Kill P.C.

Robert V. Cornish, Jr.

Washington, DC

Bob Cornish is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Anderson Kill.  He focuses his practice on assisting innovators in the global financial, immigration investment and digital assets markets in regulatory, compliance, corporate and litigation matters.  Bob is a member of the Cyber Insurance Recovery Practice Group.

Recognized as one of the Top 5 Litigators in the EB-5 arena by his peers and a thought leader on broker-dealer and investment adviser compliance in the EB-5 space, Bob counsels Regional Centers, real estate developers and financial intermediaries on a wide variety of corporate and litigation matters.  Bob is also 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 U.S. securities laws.

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Top 15 EB-5 Corporate & Securities Attorneys, EB-5 Investors Magazine, 2016-2018; Top 5 EB-5 Litigators, EB-5 Investors Magazine, 2019; AV-Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2018; Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers 2018 & 2019; Member, EB-5 Securities Roundtable; EB-5Investors.com, Verified Member.




Professional Memberships

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, Speaker’s Bureau (Hedge Fund Due Diligence), Certified Speaker; Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), Compliance & Legal Society; Bar Association of the District of Columbia; Memphis Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Tennessee Bar Association; Wyoming Bar Association; Wyoming Blockchain Coalition; IIUSA.

Board Memberships

Chairperson Trained Industry Arbitrator, FINRA and NFA; Arbitrator, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); Supreme Court of Tennessee, Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator; Mediator, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; Mediator, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee.

Speaks German

  • Representation of industry participants and others in litigation, SEC and FINRA enforcement and other regulatory matters related to the EB-5 Immigration Investment Visa Program.
  • Representation of digital assets industry participants in the U.S. and abroad in corporate, banking and securities compliance matters, including application of Wyoming’s blockchain laws and regulations.
  • Representation of family offices, hedge funds, mutual funds and investment advisors on state and federal securities-related compliance matters.
  • Representation of securities and commodities registrants in connection with enforcement and disciplinary proceedings before FINRA, NFA, CFTC, SEC and state securities regulators.
  • Representation of hedge fund, futures and digital assets managers in capital raising and capital formation matters.
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Custody Problems with Bitcoin and Other Crypto Assets
Corporate Counsel Business Journal (CCBJ) | September 30, 2020
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Litigation Funding – A Potential Solution for Injured Investors and Skilled Litigators
EB-5 Daily.com | June 26, 2018
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WYO 2020 Hackathon

University of Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Law Conference

September 26, 2020  |  Washington, District of Columbia
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Opportunity to Save EB-5 Loans

2020 Virtual EB-5 & Uglobal Immigration Expo

May 28, 2020  |  Washington, District of Columbia
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IP, Regulatory, and Legal Concerns in Blockchain

Gonzaga University School of Business

April 04, 2020  |  Spokane, WA
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Digital Asset Law

TF4 Blockchain Conference

November 14, 2019  |  Seattle, WA
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State Level Initiatives in Blockchain Legislative Solutions

Fordham University School of Law Blockchain Regulatory Symposium

November 11, 2019  |  New York, NY
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Wyoming Legislation Panel

Global Blockchain Summit

October 04, 2019  |  Westminster, CO
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Developments in Wyoming Blockchain Law

WYO 2019 Hackathon

September 21, 2019  |  Laramie, WY
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EB-5 on the Defense: Navigating Litigations, Suits and Claims

EB-5 Investors Magazine Annual Conference

July 19, 2019  |  Los Angeles, CA
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New Legislation in the Blockchain Space in Wyoming

Wyoming State Bar CLE Webinar

May 23, 2019  |  Cheyenne, WY
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Token Offerings

Kukhula-Tech Family Office Blockchain Conference

April 11, 2019  |  Zurich, Switzerland
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Emerging Blockchain Legislation in Crypto-Friendly Wyoming

Calibrate Blockchain Conference

January 24, 2019  |  Spokane, WA


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

Davidson College, B.A. (1989)


District of Columbia; New York; Arkansas; Tennessee; Wyoming


Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of International Trade; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court, District of Arkansas; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee; U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.