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Ron Krock is a litigator whose practice involves complex commercial, securities, and derivative litigations as well as investigations focusing on cybersecurity.
Ron has represented clients in litigations including large federal securities class action suits, adversarial proceedings under the Bankruptcy Code, and qui tam litigation under state and federal False Claims Acts. Among other things, Ron was part of the team that obtained dismissal of a $2.4 billion qui tam suit regarding Citigroup’s claims of net operating losses stemming from the 2008 financial crisis. See NY Judge Dismisses $2.4B Tax Dodging Suit Against Citigroup, Law360 (5/18/2017). Ron has also represented clients in internal investigations, advising on the complex (and increasingly international) scope of cybersecurity laws and regulations, developing tools to quickly assess clients’ state, federal, and international data breach notice obligations, and hosting symposia and webcasts on cybersecurity issues.
In his public interest practice, Ron has represented indigent criminal defendants, including as part of the team that obtained a ruling from the Southern District of New York that the procedures used by New York’s First Department for notifying indigent defendants of their rights to an appeal are unconstitutional; he was recently recognized by the Center for Appellate Litigation of New York City for this work. Ron also helped prepare the Brennan Center for Justice’s amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Williams v. Pennsylvania, asserting that Pennsylvania’s inadequate recusal procedures violated due process.
Ron earned his J.D. and an LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation Law from Georgetown University Law Center, where he graduated with distinction and served as an Articles Editor for the Georgetown Law Journal. He has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC since 2015 and has served as President of the Cardinal Young Alumni of New York, an organization supporting Stanford University alumni in the Tri-State Area. Ron is fluent in Portuguese and a dual citizen of the United States and Brazil.
Georgetown University Law Center
(LL.M., Securities & Financial Regulation, 2015)
Graduated with Distinction; Dean’s List
(J.D., May 2014)
Articles Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal; Exceptional Pro Bono Pledge Honoree; National Security Crisis Law Fellow
(B.A., History, 2010)
Bing Overseas Studies Program Fellowship (Oxford University)
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Center for Appellate Litigation of New York City Award
Avi Gesser & Ronald J. Krock, “Cyber Breach Disclosure Now Comes With Limited Privilege Waiver Protection, If You’re Careful,” Davis Polk Cyber Breach Center (2/6/ 2018)
Avi Gesser, Ronald J Krock, & Carolin Raspe, “Cybersecurity Whistleblowers – Another Thing to Consider Following a Breach,” Davis Polk Cyber Breach Center (1/17/ 2018)
State Bar of New York
District of Columbia Bar
United States Courts of Appeals: Second Circuit, D.C. Circuit
United States District Courts: Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York