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About Robert Cornish

As a corporate and securities attorney and partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Phillips Lytle LLP, Robert Cornish dedicates his practice to arbitration, litigation, compliance, and regulatory matters. His clients include investment advisers, broker/dealers, commodity firms, hedge funds, U.S. and foreign family offices, and institutional investors, and he has represented clients on NFA and FINRA court proceedings and arbitrations. Attorney Cornish additionally has experience representing commodities and securities registrants before the SEC, state securities regulators, FINRA, NFA, and others.

Attorney Cornish has provided counsel on securities matters for various EB-5 regional centers and EB-5 investments across the country. He has also assisted on broker/dealer and investment adviser matters, and in the preparation of offering memoranda and securities registration filings as they relate to the EB-5 visa program. Attorney Cornish previously served as chief legal and compliance officer and in-house counsel for prominent investment firms, where he acquired valuable expertise in handling complex business management and marketing matters for investment management clients.

Attorney Cornish is admitted to practice before multiple courts, including, but not limited to the: U.S. Supreme Court, Arkansas Supreme Court, New York State Supreme Court, Tennessee Supreme Court, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Wyoming, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of International Trade. He is also an active member of a number of professional associations, such as the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the Wyoming State Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and more.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson College, Attorney Cornish earned his Juris Doctor from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. He is actively engaged in the law community, serving as a Certified Speaker for the CFA Institute Speaker’s Bureau on Hedge Fund Due Diligence, as a member of the SIFMA Legal and Compliance Division, and as an industry arbitrator for National Futures Association and FINRA.

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