Bob Heckart, Treasurer & Board Member, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation, Harvard University

During 2013 and 2014, Bob was Senior Counsel for US Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) working on implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and the Volker Rule, tax reform legislation, abuse of corporate tax loopholes, securities markets regulation and other financial policy issues.  During 2011 and 2012, Bob was Senior Adviser for Economic and Financial Policy for US Senator Kirsten Gilibrand (D-NY) and her liaison with Wall Street.

Bob was a partner in Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP from 1973 to 2010 working on complex international and domestic financing transactions, including rescheduling the sovereign debts of Turkey, Poland and several South American countries, leveraged buyouts, cross-border acquisitions, global note issuances and other securities offerings, the bankruptcy of Delta Airlines and Frontier Airlines and the restructuring of AIG as counsel for the US Treasury Department and the New York Federal Reserve Bank in 2008 to 2010.

Bob is a graduate of Harvard Law School in 1973 and Yale University and Yale’s Army ROTC program in 1970.  As an officer in the Air Defense Artillery Branch, he was in active reserve status until honorably discharged as a Captain in 1978.