Robert M. Duffy
Robert Duffy is a founding shareholder of the firm. With more than three decades of experience, Bob has handled federal and state court trial and arbitration litigation throughout the United States.
His diverse and complex business litigation and trial practice includes a focus on intellectual property — including patent and ERP software — as well as construction, fiduciary, shareholder, M&A, and health care. His clients range from financial services companies to physician groups and healthcare systems to technology companies to manufacturing and distribution companies.
Recognized for his counseling as much as for his trial work, Bob routinely advises business owners, chief executives and boards of directors on business litigation avoidance and strategy. He regularly counsels corporations and shareholders on fiduciary duty matters. He has successfully counseled and litigated matters involving ERP implementations and SAP ECC functionality and ASAP methodology.
In the healthcare arena, he has helped clients with matters of credentialing, captive insurance, physician and system agreements, general employment, and corporate and shareholder transactions.
Bob is certified as an arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association. He is an adjunct professor for the Providence College School of Business where he teaches “Legal Environment for Business II.”
Bob continues to be recognized by numerous lawyer-ranking and other rating organizations. He is consistently included as a Best Lawyer in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Intellectual Property, M&A Litigation and Securities Litigation. He was recognized by Best Lawyers as the sole 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Intellectual Property Litigation in the Providence metro region.
He has consistently been named a Super Lawyer and was also included in the Super Lawyers’ Top Ten List for Rhode Island. He continues to be recognized annually by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Guide for Business for Commercial Litigation. He was selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a “Top 100” trial lawyer and has been named a Litigation Star for Benchmark Litigation and an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.
Robert Duffy has an excellent reputation in the market for his practice in complex business litigation, which focuses particularly on IP matters. He specializes in cases involving ERP software. He also frequently advises clients on product liability and fiduciary duty disputes. Market commentators describe him as “unflappable” and “nimble in court,” as well as highlighting his “complete grasp of facts and strategies.” | Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
“Robert Duffy garners praise from his clients who say that he’s smart on litigation and any kind of dispute, and knows how to manage the litigation process …” | Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business