Professor, Corporate Law and Finance
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Biographical Information

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.


University of Pennsylvania

Graduated with Honors.

Harvard Law School

Graduated magna cum laude.

Harvard College

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
Fried Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, New York NY
1990 - 1992
University Professor of Law and Finance
University of Pennsylvania
1980 - 1992
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
Special Counsel
Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.
1962 - 1963
Sherman & Sterling, New York, NY
1958 - 1961