Robert Katzberg

Consulting Counsel
Robert Katzberg


Robert Katzberg is an attorney in Holland & Knight's New York office. For more than four decades, Mr. Katzberg has been a prominent member of the New York white collar criminal defense bar, representing clients in a multitude of high-profile criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Among Mr. Katzberg's most public courtroom victories was as co-counsel to Mark Belnick, who was acquitted of all charges in the Tyco/Dennis Kozlowski prosecution, and his successful defense of Goldman Sachs partner Patrick Murphy, a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) "specialist" accused of participating in a scheme to trade ahead of customer orders.

Since 2008, Mr. Katzberg has been heavily involved in multiple aspects of the international banking controversy between the United States and Switzerland concerning undeclared Swiss accounts maintained by U.S. taxpayers. He has successfully represented dozens of individuals in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Voluntary Disclosure Programs and negotiated non-prosecution agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice for nine U.S. taxpayers ineligible for voluntary disclosure. Mr. Katzberg also successfully represented six Swiss banks in the Justice Department's Swiss Bank Program.


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A.,
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Eastern District Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1989-2008
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, Faculty, 1983-2015
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Committee on Forfeiture, Co-Chairman, 1993-1997
  • Legal Aid Society Trial Advocacy Program, Faculty, 1990-1993
  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers, Member, Board of Directors, 1989-1991
  • U.S. Department of Justice Special Achievement Award, 1976
  • George Washington University Law Review, 1970-1971
Honors & Awards
  • The Independent Readers Discovery Gold Award, Non-Fiction Legal, The Vanishing Trial, Author, 2021
  • The Independent Publisher Silver Award, Legal and Political Events, The Vanishing Trial, Author, 2021
  • New York Super Lawyers magazine, White Collar Crimes
  • Best Lawyers in New York, New York Magazine
  • The International Who's Who of Business Defense Lawyers, White Collar Criminal
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated