Robert A. Skinner | Ropes & Gray
Rob Skinner is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s securities litigation group, where he represents investment advisers and other financial services firms in securities litigation and other complex business disputes. A recognized industry leader in investment management litigation, Rob has been at the forefront of many of the key challenges facing the mutual fund and ETF industry in recent years, including excessive fee claims, prospectus liability, closed-end fund activism and ESG investing. He obtained a US Supreme Court victory for a mutual fund adviser in Jones v. Harris Associates, the seminal decision establishing the liability standard for excessive fee claims under Section 36(b) of the 1940 Act. In addition to handling active litigation matters, he frequently advises investment managers and other clients in their dealings with state and federal regulators. Rob is a regular speaker and commentator on litigation and risk management issues facing asset managers. He also has substantial experience in litigating major insurance coverage disputes on behalf of insurers, including trial and appellate victories in the 9/11 World Trade Center coverage dispute.