Robert J. Ernest

Bob is a Partner in the Logistics & Transportation practice in the Boston office.
Bob Ernest, Partner, Arent Fox LLP

Bob has over 20 years of experience in the logistics and transportation industry, both international and domestic, with an expertise in managing a diverse range of corporate and regulatory issues, including complex commercial agreements, labor and employment matters, global trade compliance and investigations, aviation and maritime regulatory matters, and traditional legal and insurance matters.

Previous Work

Before joining Arent Fox, Bob was general counsel of the Americas region of The Panalpina Group, a Swiss-based global transportation and logistics provider. As an executive team member at Panalpina, Bob was deeply involved in company strategy and provided legal, business, and risk management advice to C-level decision makers. In addition, Bob directed all phases of affirmative and defensive litigation matters at Panalpina, including multi-million dollar commercial disputes with customers and actions by individual claimants. Prior to his role at Panalpina, Bob served as Corporate Counsel – North America for Kuehne + Nagel Inc., another market leader in the international freight forwarding industry, and as an attorney for the Federal Aviation Administration. 

  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • Massachusetts Bar
    • Connecticut Bar
  • Education
    Suffolk University Law School
    cum laude
    University of Massachusetts
    magna cum laude