The Robert H. Mundheim Professor of Law and Business



The Robert H. Mundheim Professor of Law and Business

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law established the Robert H. Mundheim Professorship of Law and Business, an endowed chair to honor Robert H. Mundheim of Shearman & Sterling, which also serves the College of Law in as a business professor of Law & Finance.

“I greatly appreciate this honor, especially since it has been made possible by the many people I know personally and professionally,” Mundheim said. “I very much enjoy my time at Arizona University of Law, in large part because the students have been such thoughtful and active participants in my seminar and my faculty and staff colleagues have been so helpful to me. supported.”

During his career spanning more than six decades, Mundheim held many roles; he was a professor and dean at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, senior executive vice president and general counsel for Salomon Smith Barney Holdings Inc., general counsel for the U.S. Treasury Department, and special counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission .

In 2015, Mundheim received the Distinguished Service Award from ALI. “The American Law Institute is incredibly fortunate to have had more than 50 years of wisdom, guidance and leadership from Bob Mundheim,” said ALI President David F. Levi. “In addition to his role on the Board of ALI, he has acted as an advisor or consultant on drafts of the Federal Securities Code, Principles of Corporate Governance, Principles of Compliance and Enforcement and the restatement of the laws governing lawyers. He was also instrumental in ALI’s decision to launch the Restatement on Corporate Governance in 2018. In each of these roles, Bob demonstrated unwavering thought and institutional wit, with great acumen humor and a willingness to give and receive. the process of reaching consensus. He is a brilliant lawyer with a passion for law reform and heated debate. It is so fitting that the University of Arizona has established the Robert H. Mundheim Professorship in Law and Business.

The first Mundheim Chair in Law and Business was awarded to Barak Orbach of the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law, who is the founding director of the law school’s business law program. Orbach specializes in the area of ​​antitrust and regulation, with recent research on antitrust policy in the digital age.

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