Robert Knight is Senior Counsel at Pastore LLC.
Bob began his legal career upon graduation from Indiana University School of Law. He became Chief Lobbyist and Legislative Affairs Counsel for all municipalities and Mayors in Indiana.
Mr. Knight has a wide range of legal counsel. As a partner in the insurance defense law firm of Stewart & Irwin in Indianapolis, he established an employment law federal system precedent enabling a wrongfully discharged at-will employee to recover emotional damages and back pay for a discharge violative of statutory public policy. Bob was an elected official Municipal Judge serving two four-year terms. Indiana US Senator Richard Lugar, Mayor of Indianapolis, administered his Oath of Office on each occasion he was elected to office.
As Claim Counsel for Aetna Property and Casualty Company, Bob managed national litigation supervising hundreds of trial lawyers and thousands of lawsuits. Bob also as Federal Regulatory Affairs Counsel company spokesperson before federal agencies concerning matters of insurance. As Environmental Coverage Counsel for The Hartford Insurance Company, Bob assisted in structuring the settlement of two five billion dollar aquifer contamination claims. As General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of a public aerospace technology, Bob organized a legal department and managed its intellectual property claims suing for interference in the sale of a company patent. Bob was also Corporate Secretary of the company and managed its Board Compliance with the SEC. As General Counsel for the privately held industrial robotics company Cybotech, Bob negotiated Foreign Military Sales Act Contracts with The Israeli Ministry of Defense for the sale of robotics used in the automated sale of robotics used in the automated manufacture of Lavi Fighter Jets and Merkava Tanks. As Special Counsel to Abbott Labs, Bob worked with the principal scientist inventor of Humira documenting patent royalty agreements antecedent to a multibillion Humira patent royalty dispute with Cambridge Antigen Associates in England, co- developer of Humira.
Bob enjoys practicing yoga and riding his bike on country bike paths in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He is the father of three adult children and two grandchildren. Bob is a Hospice volunteer and has served as a volunteer “cuddler” of premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit of University of Connecticut Medical Center.
Indiana University School of Law