Robert Goldbaum Joins Paul Weiss

Robert Goldbaum has agreed to join Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP as a partner in the firm’s corporate department, with a focus on transactions in the investment management industry. He previously was a principal with HighView Investment Group.


Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Robert D.  Goldbaum will join the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department, focusing on mergers and acquisitions transactions in the  investment management industry.  He will be resident in the firm’s New York office.

“We are delighted that Rob will be joining Paul, Weiss,” said Brad S. Karp, chair of the firm.  “Rob’s diverse asset management transactions experience, and his unique combination of legal and business acumen, will make a significant contribution to our clients and the firm,” Mr. Karp continued.

Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, Mr. Goldbaum was a principal at HighView Investment Group, an investment management firm targeting acquisitions of minority interests in independent alternative asset managers.  Before that he was a senior vice president focusing on new investments at Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., an asset management holding company.

Robert B. Schumer, chair of Paul, Weiss’s Corporate Department and partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group, stated that “Rob is a significant player in asset management transactions, and his substantive and strategic skills will enhance our ability to serve our clients in this arena.  Rob has extraordinary depth and versatility, and has also handled leveraged buyout transactions for mega-buyout funds.”

“The addition of Rob will bolster our capabilities and augment the firm’s leading investment management transactional practice,” added Marco V. Masotti, deputy chair of Paul, Weiss’s Corporate Department and partner in the Investment Funds Group.  “His knowledge and expertise in asset management is a natural fit with the firm’s fund formation practice and roster of clients.”

Mr. Goldbaum previously was a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice group until the end of 2006, focusing primarily on transactions in the asset management industry, including acquisitions and divestitures of investment managers, minority investments in alternative asset management firms, and domestic and international asset management joint ventures.

“I look forward to working with my colleagues at Paul, Weiss and their clients, and believe the firm also offers the ideal platform for continuing to service my existing client relationships,” said Mr. Goldbaum. “Paul, Weiss’s reputation for world-class work as well as its impressive roster of premier financial institution clients, including asset managers of all types, made this an irresistible choice as I considered the next chapter of my career.”

Mr. Goldbaum received a B.A. with distinction from Cornell University in 1989, and a J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 1992.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York Bar Association and the California Bar Association.

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Paul, Weiss’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group consistently ranks among the world’s leading practices, and has been involved in some of the most highly publicized merger, acquisition, divestiture and takeover transactions across the globe.  The firm is well known for its creative and innovative solutions that reflect deep insight into the specialized demands of each transaction and decades of sophisticated experience. The firm regularly represents financial advisers in high-profile public mergers and acquisitions, both contested and negotiated.