Robert B. Stebbins, head of Willkie’s Corporate Governance practice, has been appointed to the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance at New York University School of Law.
Comprised of leaders in the legal and business communities, the Board of Advisors supports and informs the Institute’s work to address emerging issues in corporate governance and finance and to examine developments in corporate law, financial regulation and capital markets.
Bob rejoined Willkie in September 2021 after serving as General Counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As the SEC’s chief legal officer and head of its Office of the General Counsel, Bob led a 150-person team responsible for, among other things, advising on rulemaking matters and enforcement actions, and preparing Commission opinions in adjudications. Prior to joining the SEC in 2017, he worked at Willkie for 24 years, first as an associate and beginning in 2001 as a partner.
As head of Willkie’s Corporate Governance practice, Bob focuses on SEC compliance and enforcement issues, corporate governance matters, internal and governmental investigations, and advising boards of directors. He also has extensive experience as a transactional attorney, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital matters, investment funds, and capital markets transactions.