Robert C. Hinkley is an accomplished US corporate attorney and a dual Australian-American citizen. He has over 20 years’ experience advising large companies and investment banks in US securities offerings. From 1989-2001 he built and managed Skadden Arps’ US legal practice in Australia.
He is the author of the book ‘Time to Change Corporations: Closing the Citizenship Gap’ (2011) in which he introduces the Code for Corporate Citizenship, an amendment to the duty of directors in the corporate law, designed to make corporations better citizens.
In 2009, he led the investigation at the U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission which first identified the massive fraud in the residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) market that precipitated the global financial crisis of 2008. From 2012-2020, he was a key advisor to the working group established by the US Department of Justice to investigate illegal behavior in the RMBS market. These investigations collectively recovered settlements totalling more than US$65 billion.
He is a graduate of both Fordham University College of Business Administration (BS Finance) and Fordham Law School (JD).
→ Robert Hinkley publishes a blog on the Code for Corporate Citizenship which can be found at: www.codeforcorporatecitizenship.com