Robert E. Bartkus

McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, P.C.
Florham Park, NJ

Robert E. Bartkus, of counsel to McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, P.C., has 40 years of experience in multiparty business and international arbitration and litigation. 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 for dispute resolution, on the New Jersey Super Lawyers© list.  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.
A 1976 graduate of Stanford Law School, Bob was articles co-editor, Stanford Law Review (1975-76), a winner of the 1976 Irving Hellman, Jr. Special Award; and a post- graduation teaching assistant . He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1968 (Honors), where he was an Open Scholar and a National Merit Scholar. He was an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1972, with service off Vietnam an in the Pentagon. He is admitted in New Jersey, New York and California (inactive).
His publications include: Is 'Proportionality' the Most Important Change in the 2015 Rule Amendments?" New Jersey Law Journal, Jan. 4, 2016; Co-editor and co-author, New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure, (ALM Media/N.J. Law Journal Books) (2007-present; editions updated annually); Editor and co-author, New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure, (N.J. Law Journal Books, 1999 and supplements 2000-2006);Editor and co-author, New Jersey Federal Civil Practice Handbook, (N.J. Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1992 and supplements 1993-1997);Numerous articles on federal practice, including recent developments in removal, the Class Action Fairness Act, jurisdiction, ERISA and e-discovery, in the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine and New Jersey Law Journal; Innovation Competition: Beyond Telex v. I.B.M.,” 28 Stanford Law Review 285, 1976.
Bob has served on the New Jersey Law Journal Editorial Board from 1992 to the present. He is a master and executive committee member of the John C. Lifland American Inn of Court (Intellectual Property), and a vice president and director of the Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

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