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Robert L. Lindholm

Robert L. Lindholm

Partner

One Wells Fargo Center
301 South College Street
23rd Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
330 Madison Avenue
27th Floor
New York, NY 10017
robert.lindholm@nelsonmullins.com
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Rob focuses his practice on government investigations and white collar defense, high stakes business litigation and class action defense, and e-discovery and litigation readiness. He represents financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, hedge funds, and companies/individuals involved in the cryptocurrency industry in a wide array of internal/government investigations and commercial litigation.

Rob focuses his practice on government investigations and white collar defense, high stakes business litigation and class action defense, and e-discovery and litigation readiness. He represents financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, hedge funds, and companies/individuals involved in the cryptocurrency industry in a wide array of internal/government investigations and commercial litigation.

Robert L. Lindholm

Rob focuses his practice on government investigations and white collar defense, high stakes business litigation and class action defense, and e-discovery and litigation readiness. He represents financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, hedge funds, and companies/individuals involved in the cryptocurrency industry in a wide array of internal/government investigations and commercial litigation.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Representative Matters
Government and Internal Investigations

  • Conducted internal investigation for Fortune 100 company related to sales practices.
  • Represented cryptocurrency exchange (Poloniex, LLC) in settlement with the SEC regarding alleged violations of the Exchange Act.
  • Conducted internal investigations for Fortune 100 company related to whistleblower complaints.
  • Represented public entity in investigations by the SEC and DOJ.
  • Conducted internal investigation for public company regarding manufacturing defect reporting risks.
  • Conducted internal investigation for public company regarding sexual assault allegations.
  • Conducted internal investigation for private company regarding accounting discrepancies.
  • Represented companies, including financial institutions and FinTech/cryptocurrency companies, in regulatory investigations by federal and state regulators, including the SEC, DOJ, CFTC, OFAC, New York Attorney General, and Manhattan District Attorney.

Litigation

  • Represents former Adidas executive in RICO action filed by former Louisville basketball player.
  • Represents cryptocurrency exchange in putative class action in the Southern District of New York alleging manipulation of the cryptocurrency market and Antitrust, CEA, and RICO claims.
  • Represents FinTech and fantasy sports companies in consumer arbitrations.
  • Represented public entity in securities fraud class action related to disclosures made in municipal bond offerings.
  • Routinely advises clients on defensible approaches to the preservation, collection, and production of electronically stored information and helps develop strategies for clients to address electronic discovery challenges in litigation.

Previous Professional Experience

  • As a litigation associate in the New York office of Milbank LLP, was the lead associate and primary client contact representing large banks, hedge funds, and other Fortune 500 companies in an array of complex commercial litigation and white collar matters; defended clients in civil litigation matters and business disputes involving federal and state claims, including antitrust, CEA, RICO, and fraudulent transfers; and represented clients in white collar criminal and regulatory investigations by federal, state, and foreign regulators (2008–2017).
  • Secondee in Business Intelligence Group/Compliance Group in the New York office of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he assisted in the firm’s anti-bribery initiatives (2011).

Education

  • Albany Law School, JD, magna cum laude (2008)
    • Executive Board Member, Albany Law Review
    • Winner of Karen C. McGovern Senior Prize Trials Moot Court Competition
    • Runner-up in Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition
  • Union College, BA, Economics and History, magna cum laude (2002)

Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • North Carolina
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Practice Areas

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Legal 500 United States, Dispute resolution: E-Discovery (2022)

Founder and Chair, White Collar Crime/Government Investigations Section, Mecklenburg County Bar 

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