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Robert Robertson
USC Gould School of Law

Robert Robertson

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: November 12, 2020




Robert A. Robertson is managing partner of Dechert’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.

Robertson served as an attorney with the U.S. 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; George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal; Investment Lawyer; Journal of Investment Compliance; Law360; Stanford Journal of Business, Law & FinanceReview of Securities & Commodities Regulation; the National Law Journal; and The Washington Post.

Prior to joining Dechert, 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.

Robertson is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College (BA), Loyola Marymount University (MBA) and UCLA School of Law (JD).

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Volokh Conspiracy
October 1, 2022
Re: Robin Craig

Robin Craig was cited in an article about Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, in which the Sacketts are challenging the EPA's authority to regulate the use of their land under the Clean Water Act. Even if a given parcel (such as the Sackett's property) is not part of the "waters of the United States," activities on that parcel that result in pollution reaching regulated waters could be sufficient to subject such activities to federal regulation, she said. Please note this is a citation of a blog post by Craig on the American College of Environmental Lawyers website.

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"Taking Bets: The Supreme Court Is Just About to Split NPDES and Section 404 Permitting Under the Clean Water Act," American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) Blog (Sept. 30, 2022).

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"Taking Cost-Benefit Analysis Seriously in Consumer Data Regulation," Truth on the Market Symposium: FTC Rulemaking on Unfair Methods of Competition (Sept. 12, 2022).