Prior to joining the firm, Robert participated in the Cozen O'Connor Summer Associate Program, where he researched and drafted memoranda on a number of topics, including insurance, liability, and labor and employment.
Robert earned his law degree, with high honors, from The University of Chicago Law School, his master's degree in Economics from The University of Pennsylvania, and his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Binghamton University. He is also a member of the Order of the Coif.
During law school, Robert also worked as a research assistant for two of his professors and as an intern for the Center for Disability and Elder Law in Chicago, Illinois. He took an active role in many student organizations, including roles as the founding executive articles editor of The University of Chicago Business Law Review and vice president of the Hinton Moot Court Board. For his efforts, he earned multiple honors, including Pro Bono Honors for serving over 250 hours, the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, and the Mark C. Mamolen '77 Prize in Business.