Robert J. Zutz - K&L Gates

Robert J. Zutz

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 202-778-9059

Mr. Zutz is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of K&L Gates who has more than 30 years of experience as a securities lawyer. His practice focuses on the representation of investment companies, their independent directors and trustees, investment advisers and broker-dealers. Prior to joining K&L Gates in 1983, he was a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission staff for over five years, including service in the Division of Investment Management and as Legal Counsel to a Commissioner. He currently has primary responsibility for the day-to-day representation of numerous mutual funds and/or their Boards of Directors or Trustees, and he assists in the representation of various other funds and their managers. Mr. Zutz has been recognized as being among the nation’s leading investment management attorneys by several independent sources, including the seven most recent annual editions (2006-2012) of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Tufts UniversityBA New York University School of LawJ.D.

Client Comments

"Bob Zutz combines an astonishing knowledge of 40 Act law with razor-sharp analytical skills and a superb focus on client service. It is a delight to work with him and with others at K&L Gates."

-James Poterba
Chair, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee

"Bob Zutz is one of the very best in the investment company/mutual fund area. He is knowledgeable, practical, well-connected to current developments, and very responsive. It is hard to imagine a client could do better than have Bob as his counselor or advocate."

-J. Michael Parish
Forum Funds

"Robert Zutz is outstanding in every way. He is incredibly knowledgeable, focused and current. Mr. Zutz is one of the very best."

Office Location

1601 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-1600
United States

Practice Areas

Mutual Funds Law