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Bob has more than two decades of experience representing institutional investors in domestic and international alternative investments, including fund formation and a wide range of investment matters.

Bob co-chairs the firm's Investment Management practice. His deep investment experience includes private equity funds, hedge funds, investment management agreements, co-investments and secondary transactions. Bob regularly provides educational presentations to public pension funds and their boards regarding fiduciary, policy and other alternative investment matters. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences focused on alternative investments and related matters. Bob is an active member of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) and currently serves on its Model LPA Task Force. He is also a member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA).

Additionally, Bob counsels organizations of various types and sizes –  from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to non-profit and tax-exempt entities – on general corporate, business and other legal matters on an ongoing basis, with respect to their organization, capitalization, regulatory compliance, contract negotiation, licensing, marketing, liability, investments, and mergers and acquisitions.

Professional Activities

    • Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)
      • Member, Model LPA Task Force
    • International Bar Association
    • National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA)
    • Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW)

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Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances

  • Speaking Engagement
    Seattle, WA, 11.22.22
  • "Manager Due Diligence: What LPs can Learn from the SEC Private Fund Exam Program," Institutional Limited Partners Association, Virtual ILPA LCON 2021
    Speaking Engagement
    Austin, TX, 11.12.21
  • "Credit Facilities and Use of Leverage," Teacher Retirement System of Texas, 2021 Investments Legal Summit Speaking Engagement.
    Speaking Engagement
    Austin, TX, 11.1.21
  • "Confidentiality and Attorney Client Privilege," Teacher Retirement System of Texas, 2020 Investments Legal Summit.
    Speaking Engagement
    Austin, TX, 11.12.20
  • "Practical Application: The ILPA Model LPA and How it Can Help You Negotiate a Better Deal," National Association of Public Pension Attorneys 2020 Winter Seminar
    Speaking Engagement
    Tempe, AZ, 2.19.20
  • “Downside Risk: Why Fiduciary Duty Matters in an Economic Downturn,” Institutional Limited Partners Association First Annual Private Equity Legal Conference
    Speaking Engagement
    Arlington, VA, 4.3.19


  • Washington, 1999
  • Alaska, 2017
  • Arizona, 2017
  • New Mexico, 2018
  • New York, 2017
  • Texas, 2017


  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1999
    • Graduate and Professional School Senator, 1998-1999
    • Washington State Bar Association, Student Liaison, September 1999
  • B.S., Arizona State University (cum laude), Engineering, 1996
    • National Engineering Honor Society, President, 1996
    • National Civil Engineering Honor Society, Vice President and Editor, 1996
    • Academic Scholarship Recipient, 1994-1996

Honors & Recognition

  • Chambers Global (USA) Leading Individual, Investment Funds: Investor Representation, 2022-present
  • Chambers USA (Nationwide) Leading Individual, Investment Funds: Investor Representation, 2021-present
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