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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).

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The New York Times
January 28, 2023
Re: Jody David Armour

Professor Jody Armour was interviewed by the New York Times about the recent policy brutality incident that led to the death of Tyre Nichols. “It’s not just a Black and white issue, but a Black and blue one. And when you put on that blue uniform, it often becomes the primary identity that drowns out any other identities that might compete with it," Armour said.

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