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Robert Carswell, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1952, California 1954.


Carswell, Robert was born on November 25, 1928 in Brooklyn. Son of William Brown and Charlotte Edna (Riegger) Carswell.


AB magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1949. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, Harvard University, 1952.


Worked at Shearman & Sterling (New York, NY) specializing in General Practice. Admitted to the bar, 1952, New York. 1954, California.

Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, 1977-1981.

(formerly Senior Partner). Shearman & Sterling, founded in 1873, has more than 600 lawyers in 15 offices throughout the world. The firm's practice encompasses most major areas of business law, including: Antitrust and Trade Regulation.

Banking; Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization. Compensation and Benefits. Environmental; Finance (including Corporate Finance, Domestic Private Finance, Financial Institutions, International Private Finance and Project Finance).

Individual Clients, Trusts and Estates. Insurance; International Trade and Government Relations. Litigation and Arbitration.

Mergers and Acquisitions. Oil and Gas; Privatizations. Real Estate; and Tax.

The Firm is also engaged in the practice of French, German and Hungarian law through its offices in France, Germany and Hungary.


Chairman board Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, since 1993. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1952-1955. Member American Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, California State Bar Association, American Law Institute, American Society International Law, Council Foreign Relations, Harvard University Law School Alumni Association New York (president 1985), St. Andrews Society New York, Phi Beta Kappa, Century Association, Links (New York City), Metropolitan Club (Washington).


Married Mary Killeen Wilde, December 28, 1957. Children: Kate, William.