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Robert K. Kry

Robert Kry's practice focuses on trial and appellate litigation. He represents clients before the United States Supreme Court, the federal courts of appeals, and other federal and state courts. He has authored approximately 20 Supreme Court briefs and has argued numerous matters in trial and appellate courts. His practice covers a broad array of subject matters, including constitutional law, sovereign immunity, business litigation, securities fraud, criminal law, and intellectual property.

Before joining Molo Lamken, Mr. Kry was an associate with Baker Botts LLP. Before that, Mr. Kry served as a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court and to Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Representative Matters

  • Represented the Lao Government in obtaining vacatur of a judgment enforcing a foreign arbitral award (Thai-Lao Lignite (Thailand) Co., Ltd. v. Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, No. 10–cv–5256, 2014 WL 476239 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 6, 2014))
  • Defense on appeal of a ruling that discovery is not available in inter partes reexaminations before the Patent and Trademark Office (Abbott Laboratories v. Cordis Corp., 710 F.3d 1318 (Fed. Cir. 2013))
  • Appeal of an order denying comity to German law in cross-border insolvency proceedings (Jaffe v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., 737 F.3d 14 (4th Cir. 2013))
  • Obtained dismissal of Supreme Court review of a constitutional challenge to standing under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards, 132 S. Ct. 2536 (2012))
  • Defense on appeal of the denial of an injunction against foreclosure in a commercial property dispute (Broadway 500 West Monroe Mezz II LLC v. Transwestern Mezzanine Realty Partners II, LLC, 80 A.D.3d 483 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dep’t 2011))
  • Obtained Supreme Court review and reversal of a judgment in service-station franchise litigation under the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (Mac’s Shell Service, Inc. v. Shell Oil Products Co., 130 S. Ct. 1251 (2010))
  • Obtained Supreme Court review and reversal of a decision setting aside a provision of a New England wholesale energy market settlement (NRG Power Marketing, LLC v. Maine Public Utilities Commission, 130 S. Ct. 693 (2010))
  • Defense in the Supreme Court of a constitutional challenge to the entity created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to oversee audits of public companies (Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, 130 S. Ct. 3138 (2010))
  • Appeal of a dismissal of a commercial suit on jurisdictional grounds (CP Solutions PTE, Ltd. v. General Electric Co., 553 F.3d 156 (2d Cir. 2009))
  • Appeal of a copyright infringement judgment against a Remote Storage Digital Video Recorder (Cartoon Network LP v. CSC Holdings, Inc., 536 F.3d 121 (2d Cir. 2008))
  • Appeal of a billion-dollar securities fraud verdict (Morgan Stanley & Co. v. Coleman (Parent) Holdings Inc., 955 So. 2d 1124 (Fla. App. 2007))

Publications

Presentations

  • The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act - What’s Next?, Knowledge Group, Oct. 22, 2014
  • Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2014, PLI, July 14, 2014
  • What Does Aereo’s Supreme Court Death Sentence Mean for Internet Startups?, Congressional Internet Caucus, June 27, 2014
  • Aereo, Fordham Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference, Apr. 25, 2014
  • Copyright Policy and the Future of Television, University of Colorado, May 13, 2014
  • Execution of Judgments Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, D.C. Bar, Mar. 31, 2014
  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in the United States, Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, Feb. 27, 2014
  • Online Television in the Balance: The Courts and Aereo, Multichannel News Webinar, Jan. 30, 2014
  • The Confrontation Clause, Lewis & Clark Law School Symposium, 2009
  • Crawford and Beyond, Brooklyn Law School Symposium, 2006

News & Appearances

Professional Affiliations

  • Barrister, Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court