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Robert A. Wittie

Partner
+1.202.778.9066
Fax +1.202.778.9100
Bob Wittie is a partner in the K&L Gates finance and investment management practices, concentrating on securities-based financial transactions and the regulation of financial institutions.  He represents financial services clients in connection with a wide range of matters, including secured credit, swaps, repurchase agreements and other derivatives transactions, equity and structured finance, regulatory compliance, documentation issues, electronic commerce, and legislative matters.

Professional Background

Mr. Wittie is a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and has written and lectured on a variety of legal financial services topics. He has served on the special drafting committees for the revisions to Article 8 (Investment Securities) and Article 9 (Secured Transactions) of the Uniform Commercial Code and for several other Uniform State Laws.  He also actively participated in the development of the federal E-SIGN legislation.  He has served as chairman of the UCC-Investment Securities Subcommittee of the American Bar Association's Business Section, and he remains active on that and other ABA committees.

Achievements

  • Named a Best Lawyer in America by Best Lawyers, Mutual Funds Law, 2012-2016

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Uniform Commercial Code Committee
    • Former-chairman, Investment Securities Subcommittee
    • Derivatives and Futures Law Committee
    • Federal Regulation of Securities Committee
    • Commercial Financial Services Committee
  • District of Columbia Bar Association