Title: Lawyer (Retired)
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Robert P. Feyer, Retired Lawyer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in family law.
In the late 1960s, Mr. Feyer had the honor of taking an undergraduate seminar from Ralph Nader, whose advocacy revealed what lawyers can accomplish to influence society. Inspired to pursue the field, Mr. Feyer subsequently earned a Bachelor of Arts in public policy, magna cum laude, from Princeton University in 1968, followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1971. Soon thereafter, he was admitted to practice law by the State Bar of California.
Now retired from legal work, Mr. Feyer formerly served Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as a senior counsel from 2013 to 2018. He continues to provide guidance as a financial security advisor for the firm. Prior to these appointments, he served as partner with the firm from 1980 to 2013 and a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator John Tunney from 1973 to 1975. Notably, Mr. Feyer was the lead bond counsel in the state of California for 32 years.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Feyer has held the role of outside counsel for California Humanities since 2014, having previously acted as a board member from 2007 to 2014. In addition, he provides pro bono services representing low income individuals who need to obtain guardianship of children, which he considers to be among the highlights of his career. He was previously lead bond counsel of the California Pollution Control Financing Authority with the California State Treasurer’s Office and a member of the Harvard Law Review and Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.
A leading voice in the industry, Mr. Feyer maintains affiliation with the American College of Bond Counsel, Inc., and the National Association of Bond Lawyers, where he previously served on the securities law committee. A featured profile in The Bond Buyer in 2018, Mr. Feyer has been honored several times for his contributions to the legal field, including with the James P. Preovolos Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Services in Family Law from the Justice and Diversity Center at the Bar Association of San Francisco in 2015. He was additionally the recipient of the Attorney of the Year Award from California Lawyer in 2004 and the Dealmaker of the Year Award from The American Lawyer in 2003.
The proud father of three sons, Mr. Feyer enjoys reading, watching movies and the theater, traveling, and being with his family in his spare time. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran with experience as a captain in the early 1970s. Looking toward the future, he intends to continue providing counsel for the benefit of his former colleagues.
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