Robert B. Calihan
Rob Calihan founded Calihan Law PLLC after almost three decades of practicing with large, full-service law firms. A graduate of Harvard College, Rob attended Cardozo Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Cardozo Law Review. After several years as an associate at Sullivan and Cromwell, Rob joined Nixon Peabody, where he was the head of their 160-lawyer commercial litigation practice before starting Calihan Law. His practice focuses on commercial and business disputes, international arbitration, and intellectual property matters as well as franchise law. He has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the country.
- Harvard College, B.A.
- Cardozo School of Law, Editor-in-Chief, Cardozo Law Review
- Sullivan & Cromwell, New York City, Associate
- Nixon Peabody LLP, New York City and Rochester, New York, Partner — Leader, Nixon Peabody Business Litigation Practice
Admitted to Practice
- United States Supreme Court
- Second Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States District Courts for all districts in New York State
- New York State Courts
- Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
- International Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- Monroe County Bar Association
The firm was founded in 2010, when Rob Calihan left his position as leader of the Business Litigation Practice Group at Nixon Peabody LLP to establish an alternative to traditional large law firms. The firm quickly expanded from a solo litigation practice to include additional attorneys and a New York City office.
The firm is founded on clear principles: smart lawyers and smart, creative, and ethical lawyering, combined with hard work and powerful advocacy, will yield the best results for our clients.