Bob Mahler's practice emphasizes white-collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations, regulatory defense, and complex civil litigation. For over 30 years he has represented clients in a wide variety of matters, including securities litigation, antitrust litigation, bank fraud, healthcare fraud, and allegations of criminal environmental contamination. His clients regularly include business entities as well as directors, chief executives, and other officers of public and closely held companies. Chambers U.S.A. placed Bob in Band One, its top rank, in the field of white-collar criminal defense and government investigations. Washington Law and Politics magazine recognized Bob as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Washington and a “superstar” of white collar criminal defense. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the publication Best Lawyers in America.
Bob began practicing law in North Carolina in 1981. From 1986 until moving to Washington in 1991, he was the Executive Director of the North Carolina Death Penalty Resource Center, where he represented death row inmates and individuals accused of capital crimes. Bob was a Visiting Lecturer in Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for five years and a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for more than ten years.