Robert Mundheim Receives Honorary Degree from UArizona Law

Robert Mundheim Receives Honorary Degree from UArizona Law

During the Commencement ceremony for the University of Arizona, Robert H. Mundheim of Shearman and Sterling was presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

From the announcement:

Mundheim has been a leader across the worlds of law and business building an astonishing career that spans more than six decades. Among his many influential roles, he has served as the University Professor of Law and Finance and Dean at the University of Pennsylvania Law School; as general counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department, where he played a lead role in successfully negotiating the release of the U.S. hostages in Iran; as special counsel to the Securities and Exchange Commission; as the Vice Chair of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.; and as executive vice president and general counsel for Salomon Inc. Since 1999, he has been of counsel to the global law firm of Shearman & Sterling.

Deeply committed to education and advancing the legal profession, he has influenced countless law students and legal peers as a professor, Dean and colleague. Throughout his career he also organized and participated in numerous continuing legal education programs and symposia that helped to advance the understanding of complex topics in the field of business law and provided essential instruction to the profession.

Mundheim joined the faculty of UArizona Law as a professor of corporate law and finance in 2011, where he teaches an annual seminar on corporate governance. In 2022, colleagues at UArizona Law helped to establish the Robert H. Mundheim Professorship of Law and Business to commemorate his commitment to education. In 2015, Mundheim was a recipient of the ALI’s Distinguished Service Award.

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