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Member Profile: Robert E. Bartkus

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McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, PC
210 Park Avenue, Suite 301
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Email: Click for email

Tel: (973) 635-6300
Fax: (973) 635-6363

NJ Chapter:

Additional Offices: New York, NY

Robert E. Bartkus regularly travels out of state to District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Discovery Referee; Special Master


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Calendar Last Updated: 9 Dec 18
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Robert E. Bartkus has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Bob has more than 40 years of experience in multiparty business and international arbitration and litigation. He handles matters at all levels of the state and federal judiciary, and has numerous reported cases.

His clients have included major U.S. financial institutions; foreign governments and trading companies; and Fortune 100 consumer goods, industrial, insurance/reinsurance, insurance brokerage, medical/dental device, pharmaceutical and chemical companies. He also has represented partnerships and closely held businesses. His leading roles in billion-dollar, front-page litigation have included trial counsel in the Southern District of New York Iranian Assets Litigation, up through the U.S. Supreme Court, and one of only two known nullifications of a long-term supply contract on the basis of “frustration of purpose.”

In his alternative dispute resolution practice, Bob has served as sole arbitrator and panel member/chair in a wide range of American Arbitration Association and International Centre for Dispute Resolution matters, most recently including computer/IT, closely held businesses, and insurance/reinsurance disputes. He also has been a sole arbitrator in construction, consumer and securities matters, including at the NASD. He serves as a U.S. District Court arbitrator and mediator, including in Superstorm Sandy cases.

Bob was selected in 2012-2015 and 2005-2010 for business litigation, and in 2016-2018 for dispute resolution, on the New Jersey Super Lawyers© list, lawyers who with a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. From Martindale-Hubbell, Bob has an AV Preeminent™ rating of 5 out of 5 as determined by peers who have ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence. In addition, he has been listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law. In 2016, Bob was elected a fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. The college, made up of nationally and internationally recognized arbitrators, promotes high standards of conduct, develops best practices, and provides peer training and professional development in the field of complex arbitration.


  • Swarthmore College (BA, Honors-1968)
  • Stanford University (JD-1976)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (admitted April 2016);
  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section; ADR Section; Intellectual Property Section);
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Federal Practice Committee, Past Chair;
  • International Law Section, Past Vice Chair);
  • US District Court Historical Society (Vice President)
  • New York State Bar Association (ADR Section; Commercial and Federal Practice Section);
  • California State Bar Association; New Jersey Law Journal (Board of Editors);
  • John C. Lifland Intellectual Property Inns of Court (Master);
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (Federal Procedure Lecturer);
  • Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey;
  • U.S. District Court Historical Society (Vice President);
  • House of the Good Shepherd (Member, Board of Trustees);
  • St. John Baptist Convent (Member, Board of Trustees).


Please call for details for hourly or daily hearing rates


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Robert E. Bartkus is a member of our NJ chapter, The New Jersey Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The NJAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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