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  • Law clerk to the Honorable Antonin Scalia, United States Supreme Court
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Alex Kozinski, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Honors & Awards
  • 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2019
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Washington D.C. Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • Yale Law School, J.D.
  • Executive Editor, Yale Law Journal
  • Lead Article Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation
  • First place team, oralist, and brief, Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals
  • Co-chair, Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals
  • Queen’s University, Canada, B. Comm.
Bar and Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, D.C., and Federal Circuits
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, District of Maryland, and Southern District of New York
Professional Affiliations
  • Barrister, Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court
  • Honorary Overseas Member, COMBAR

Robert K. Kry

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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 more than 40 Supreme Court briefs and has argued numerous matters in trial and appellate courts. His practice covers a broad array of subject matters, including sovereign immunity, arbitration, enforcement of arbitral awards, constitutional law, business litigation, securities fraud, criminal law, and intellectual property.

Before joining MoloLamken, 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

  • Obtained enforcement of an ICSID arbitral award against the Kyrgyz Republic for a Turkish construction company (Sistem Mühendislik Inşaat Sanayi Ve Ticaret, A.Ş. v. Kyrgyz Republic, 741 F. App'x 832 (2d Cir. 2018))
  • Obtained enforcement of a Permanent Court of Arbitration award against the Republic of Ghana for an English energy company (Balkan Energy Ltd. v. Republic of Ghana, 302 F. Supp. 3d 144 (D.D.C. 2018))
  • Represented a foreign sovereign in a Supreme Court case over the seizure of ancient Persian artifacts from museums to satisfy default judgments (Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran, 138 S. Ct. 816 (2018))
  • Obtained reversal of a judgment dismissing securities fraud claims against Alibaba Group arising out of its IPO (Christine Asia Co. v. Ma, 718 F. App’x 20 (2d Cir. 2017))
  • Overturned a judgment enforcing a foreign investor’s arbitral award against the Lao Government (Thai-Lao Lignite (Thailand) Co. v. Gov't of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 864 F.3d 172 (2d Cir. 2017))
  • Represented a global pharmaceutical company in a fraud suit over a $2.3 billion corporate acquisition in Mexico (Representaciones e Investigaciones Médicas, S.A. de C.V. v. Espinosa, No. 655112/2016 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. filed Sept. 27, 2016))
  • Represented a foreign central bank in a separation of powers challenge to a statute directing the outcome of a specific pending case (Bank Markazi v. Peterson, 136 S. Ct. 1310 (2016))
  • Represented a foreign biotechnology company in a 13-day merits hearing in a confidential arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (2016)
  • Represented a Chicago taxi medallion financing company in litigation against a bank over an $80 million credit facility (Transit Funding Assocs. LLC v. Capital One Equip. Fin. Corp., No. 652346/2015 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. filed June 30, 2015))
  • Defense on appeal of a ruling that discovery is not available in inter partes reexaminations before the Patent and Trademark Office (Abbott Labs. 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 Elecs. 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 Am. Fin. 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 an adverse judgment in service-station franchise litigation under the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (Mac’s Shell Serv., Inc. v. Shell Oil Prods. 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 Mktg., LLC v. Maine Pub. Utils. Comm’n, 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 Enter. Fund v. Pub. Co. Accounting Oversight Bd., 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))



  • Practical Strategies in the Arbitration of International Disputes Involving State‐Owned Entities, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Apr. 3, 2018
  • Sovereign Immunity and Civil Terrorism Claims in U.S. Courts, Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, Feb. 28, 2018
  • Buyer Beware of Chinese Companies, Council of Institutional Investors, Feb. 1, 2018
  • Procedural Obstacles to Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in U.S. Courts, Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, Mar. 2, 2017
  • Recent Developments in Securities Class Action Litigation, Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, Mar. 9, 2016
  • Jurisdiction over Foreign Companies in United States Courts, Union Internationale des Avocats Winter Seminar, Feb. 25, 2015
  • 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

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