Robert E. Barnett is a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Barnett Sivon & Natter, P.C. He specializes in representing financial institutions before the U.S. Congress and federal regulatory agencies. He is a former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Prior to his service at the FDIC, he practiced first as a litigator with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City, and then as Counsel to the Governor of Nebraska before heading the Nebraska Constitution Revision Commission.

A graduate of Harvard University Law School, Mr. Barnett has been a director of a venture capital firm, and is the author of several books on the responsibilities and liabilities of directors of commercial banks, bank holding companies, and savings institutions.

Bob also serves as counsel in the international law firm of Squire Patton Boggs.

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