Robert A. Robertson is resident in and managing partner of the firm’s Orange County office. With 30 years of legal experience, he represents clients in the areas of investment management, corporate and securities law, regulatory investigations and SEC defense. He regularly counsels investment advisers, mutual funds, closed-end funds, boards of directors, broker-dealers, insurance companies and institutional investors.
Mr. Robertson served as an attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1990 through 1997, where his most recent position was counselor to Commissioner Isaac C. Hunt, Jr. He is a frequent lecturer and has written a treatise on fund governance and numerous articles on securities law topics. His articles have been published in: Business Law TODAY; the Business Lawyer; the George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal; the Investment Lawyer; the Journal of Investment Compliance; Law360; the Stanford Journal of Business, Law & Finance; the Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation; the National Law Journal; and the Washington Post. Mr. Robertson is also a Lecturer-in-Law at the USC Gould School of Law, where he teaches securities regulation.
Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Robertson was in private practice in New York City. He also served as an attorney with the Office of the Counsel to the President at The White House during the George H.W. Bush Administration.
- Claremont McKenna College, B.A., 1981
- Loyola Marymount University, MBA, 1983
- UCLA School of Law, J.D., 1987
- New York