Robin M Bergen is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Her practice focuses on securities investigations and regulatory enforcement matters, structured finance and private investment funds. She also has extensive experience in the regulation of investment companies and investment advisers.
Ms Bergen represents corporate clients and individuals in a broad range of investigations involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and state regulators. She also advises boards of directors and audit committees on corporate governance matters and internal investigations. With a background in structured finance, she is uniquely experienced in advising financial services firms in a broad range of enforcement matters relating to complex structured products (eg, subprime mortgage matters).
Ms Bergen is distinguished as a “star white-collar lawyer” by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys and is named one of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation. She has also been internationally recognised by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US, The Legal Media Group’s Banking Finance and Transactional Expert Guide, and IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms. Ms. Bergen is a member of the ALI-ABA Advisery Panel on Securities Law, and she previously served as Vice Chair of the International Securities Law Committee of the DC Bar Association’s Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section.
Ms Bergen received a JD degree from New York University School of Law and a BS degree from the University of Virginia.