Robert Berness joined the Office of the General Counsel in 2007. He provides advice in various areas including development and charitable giving, not-for-profit law, tax, finance and treasury, endowment, investments, related organizations, and governance. Mr. Berness also supervises litigation arising in these substantive practice areas, including insurance, and provides advice and counsel on related regulatory and compliance concerns. He is actively involved in the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and currently serves on NACUA’s Committee on Finance and Audit. Prior to becoming University Counsel at Princeton, Mr. Berness was an associate in the Trusts and Estates Group at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Rutgers School of Law-Newark, where he was Research Editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif, and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Rutgers College.
Alumni, Development, Endowment, Finance and Treasury, and Tax.
Tel: (609) 258-7604
Fax: (609) 258-2502
Assistant: Evann Gleeson - firstname.lastname@example.org; (609) 258-2507