Robert S. “Bob” Gans

Corporate & Securities
General Counsel Services


San Diego, CA

Bob is a highly experienced public company general counsel who brings a unique perspective to the role, having spent much of his career “on the other side” prosecuting securities fraud, accountants’ liability, and corporate fiduciary actions on behalf of large, sophisticated investors.  His extensive experience as a complex litigator and trial lawyer includes obtaining one of the few class action securities fraud verdicts on behalf of plaintiffs since the passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, which the trial court described as “the best tried case I’ve witnessed in my years on the bench.”  Bob’s experience as a successful trial attorney capitalizing on mistakes made in the C-suites and board rooms of his adversaries gives him an enhanced ability to identify potential red flags and minimize litigation risk when negotiating and advising on corporate transactions, which includes overseeing over $150 million in public offerings and private placements over the past several years.  Bob’s expertise in securities fraud, accountants’ liability and corporate governance also allows him to engage as a peer with auditors and other outside professionals regarding materiality and disclosure matters, further enhancing his effectiveness as a general counsel. 

Areas of Expertise

Outside General Counsel
Capital Markets
Mergers & Acquisitions
SEC Compliance
Accountants’ Liability
Corporate Governance
Investor Rights
Complex Litigation

Prior Associations

ShiftPixy, Inc.
Industrial Human Capital, Inc.
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP


Dartmouth College
New York University School of Law

Bar Admission

New York