Robert M. Linn - Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.

Robert M. Linn

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 412-297-4877

Bob is a senior Director with Cohen & Grigsby in Pittsburgh, where he served as the Chair of the Firm’s 45+ lawyer Litigation Group for five years. Bob is a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University’s School of Law and focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, banking and lender liability litigation, non-compete/trade secret issues, securities, antitrust, employment and intellectual property law. He is licensed in both Pennsylvania and California and has litigated extensively in the federal and state courts of those jurisdictions as well as in other courts across the country. Throughout his nearly 20-year career with Cohen & Grigsby, Bob has served on the Firm’s Management Committee and has chaired its Professionalism and Ethics Committee. He has consistently been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the areas of Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation and Employment Litigation and has routinely been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in each of those categories.

As a practicing attorney with nearly 30 years of experience, Bob has successfully litigated scores of cases across a broad spectrum of legal disciplines, handling matters ranging from preliminary injunction hearings to jury trials and class action lawsuits. He has represented corporate and individual clients in high stakes lawsuits involving allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty as well as complex questions of contract law. Bob has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including banking, securities, gaming, health care, manufacturing and computer technology. He has both prosecuted and defended cases involving the breach of restrictive covenants as well as the misuse of trade secrets and other competitive intelligence.

Throughout his career with Cohen & Grigsby, Bob has served on the Firm’s Management Committee and has chaired its Professionalism and Ethics Committee. He also presently serves on the Firm’s Evaluation and Promotion Panel as well as its Hiring Committee and Shareholders Council. He served as Chair of the Litigation Group from 2002 through 2007.

Additional Information

  • “Injunctive Relief in State and Federal Courts in Pennsylvania,” PBI
    Litigation Seminar, May 2010
  • “Rules and Procedures for Federal Court Success,” NBI Litigation
    Seminar, March 2010
  • “Building an Ethical Foundation,” NBI Human Resources Law Update, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2008
  • “Anatomy of a Lawsuit,” Attorney/Accountant Continuing Education
    Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA, January 2007
  • “Avoiding Data Destruction Disasters – How Failing to Manage Your
    Electronic Records Could Cost You Your Next Case,” Pittsburgh,
    PA, November 2006
  • “Enforcing Your Company’s Non-Compete Agreements and
    Protecting Its Trade Secrets,” Pittsburgh, PA, November 2004
  • “Non-Compete Agreements,” American Health Lawyers Association,
    Physicians and Physician Organizations Law Institute, Hollywood, FL, February 2004
Publications — Featured, “Non-Compete Agreements: The View from Both Sides,”
Oncology Times, January 25, 2005
Honors and Achievements
  • “AV” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, a certification that signifies his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence
  • Selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America
Brown UniversityBA 1980Columbia Law SchoolJ.D. 1985

Office Location

625 Liberty Avenue, Fifth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3152
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation (Labor and Employment)
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Labor and Employment