Robert Pietrzak is co-head of Litigation in Sidley’s New York office and global co-head of the firm’s securities and shareholder litigation practice. His practice primarily involves the litigation in US courts of civil and governmental disputes for global financial institutions, including the defence of securities class actions and large contract actions. Robert has been counsel in regulatory proceedings and civil actions involving securities industry practices, bonds, public offerings and investment companies. He has represented defendants in some of the largest litigations in the US and has represented major Chinese corporations and institutions.
Robert’s numerous affiliations outside the firm include being on the editorial advisory board of both the Review of Securities and Commodities Regulation and Fordham International Law Journal. Robert is also a member of the New York City Bar Association. He is a former chair and member of the futures and derivatives regulation committee, and former member of the securities litigation committee, the securities regulation committee and the retail financial services committee.
Robert has lectured extensively and been a contributor to academic and professional programmes on the representation of major Chinese clients. He is also a co-chair of the advisory board of the New York University centre for global affairs, a member of the board of directors of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and a member of the US-China Business Council.
Robert received his BA (cum laude in cursu honor) from Fordham University and JD from Columbia University School of Law.
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