COVINGTON, Ky. (April 2, 2018) – Robert K. McBride has joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP as a partner in corporate compliance and white collar criminal defense, the firm announced today. McBride will work out of Taft’s Northern Kentucky office.
McBride is a senior trial attorney with experience in prosecuting cases related to national security and critical infrastructure, complex financial frauds, income tax violations, money launderings, and violent crimes arising from narcotics trafficking, firearms violations and the exploitation of children. He also has experience in litigating various habeas actions and complex civil forfeiture matters, preparing briefs and arguing cases before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Taft Corporate Compliance and White Collar Defense Practice Chair Ralph Kohnen said, “Bob McBride is a great addition to Taft. His wealth of experience and his sterling reputation with the courts, law enforcement and legal counsel will truly benefit our clients. In everything from internal compliance matters, to criminal investigations, to jury trials, Bob’s talent will serve Taft clients well.”
“I am honored to join Taft and its exceptional team of professionals,” McBride said. “I am looking forward to expanding our corporate compliance and white collar criminal defense practice in Kentucky and serving our clients on both sides of the river.”
Prior to entering private practice in Kentucky, McBride was an attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky for 16 years, serving as criminal chief. He served as a national security prosecutor, anti-terrorism counsel coordinator and crisis management coordinator.
More recently, he served as a supervisory assistant U.S. attorney, where he supervised the day-to-day operations of that office and was involved in a number of high profile investigations and prosecutions. McBride is a mentor coordinator for the Northern Kentucky Veterans Treatment Center, is a member of the Disabled Veterans of America and the Navy League and has been nominated by the FBI for the Attorney General’s Award.
McBride earned his J.D. from University of Dayton School of Law and received his B.A. in political science from Miami University.