Bachelor, Fordham University, 1965. Master of Business Administration, Cornell University, 1969. Juris Doctor, Cornell University, 1969.
Staff attorney Securities & Exchange Commission (Securities and Exchange Commission), Washington, 1969—1971. Associate Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, New York City, 1971—1975, partner, member management committee, 1977—1992. Director division trading and markets Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Washington, 1975—1977.
Vice chairman, chief legal officer, member executive committee Lehman Brothers Holdings, Incorporated, New York York City, 1993—2008. Senior counsel Patton Boggs LLP, 2009—2010. Executive vice president legal, compliance, regulatory affairs & government affairs, general counsel American International Group, Inc.
(American International Group), since 2010. Adjunct professor Columbia University Graduate School Business.
Member national board trustees March of Dimes, 1998—2009, member executive committee, 2001—2009. Chairman executive committee Institute International Education. Member of American Bar Association, Foreign Policy Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Association Bar City New York (chairman committee commodities regulations 1981-1982, chairman international law subcommittee of the committee on commodities regulation 1984-1985), Economic Club New York, Fellows of Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Son of Lucio F. and Tina (Iarossi) R.: m. Nancy Felipe, June 18, 1966 (divorced 1974). Married Janice Davis, June 10, 1977 (divorced 1979).
Married Marcy C. Appelbaum, June 16, 1985. Children: Morgan Danielle and Alexa Anne (twins), Tyler James.