Robert Mundheim

Professor, Corporate Law and Finance

Robert Mundheim portrait

Robert Mundheim has been a leader across the worlds of law, business and politics. He served as a professor and Dean at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, as General Counsel at the U.S. Treasury Department, where he played a substantial role in negotiating the release of the U.S. hostages in Iran, as Special Counsel to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Salomon Inc. Professor Mundheim chaired the ABA's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and served on the Council of the ALI for nearly 30 years. He is Of Counsel to the firm of Shearman & Sterling in New York.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • M.A. University of Pennsylvania
    1971
    Graduated with Honors.
  • LL.B. Harvard Law School
    1957
    Graduated magna cum laude.
  • B.A. Harvard College
    1954
    Graduated magna cum laude.

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
    Shearman & Sterling, New York, NY
    1999 - present
  • Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel
    Salomon Smith Barney Holdings Inc.
    1997 - 1998
  • Executive Vice President and General Counsel
    Salomon, Inc.
    1992 - 1997
  • Managing Director and Member of the Management Board
    Salomon Brothers Inc.
    1992 - 1997
  • Co-Chairman
    Fried Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, New York NY
    1990 - 1992
  • University Professor of Law and Finance
    University of Pennsylvania
    1980 - 1992
  • Dean
    University of Pennsylvania
    1982 - 1989
  • General Counsel
    U.S. Treasury Department
    1977 - 1980
  • Fred Carr Professor of Law and Financial Institutions
    University of Pennsylvania
    1970 - 1980
  • Visiting Professor
    Harvard Law School
    1968 - 1969
  • Professor of Law
    University of Pennsylvania
    1965 - 1970
  • Visiting Professor
    Duke Law School
    1964
  • Special Counsel
    Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.
    1962 - 1963
  • Attorney
    Sherman & Sterling, New York, NY
    1958 - 1961