Zachariah A. Robert


Zach Robert is a founding partner of Cooley’s Chicago office. He concentrates his practice on the formation of private funds and the ongoing management and compliance activities associated with investment advisory businesses. Zach represents a wide range of sponsor organizations, including venture capital and buyout firms, and he is regularly involved in a variety of projects across the fundraising spectrum, from smaller first-time funds to multi-billion-dollar investment programs. He also has considerable experience advising institutional investors on private equity and similar investments.

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  • Harvard University
    JD, Submissions editor, Harvard Human Rights Journal; Articles editor, Negotiation Law Review; Teaching fellow, Harvard College, 2007

  • Oxford University
    MPhil, 2004

  • Middlebury College
    BA, magna cum laude, 2001

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