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Robert Salame Personifies Drive Robert Salame will graduate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in June 2014 with his JD. Robert finished his undergraduate degree from Baruch College in three years, while maintaining a full-time job and participating as the Chief of Staff in the Student Government.

At only 21 years old, Robert is a hard-worker dedicated

proud of his position as the MSA (Master Service

to growth. “Bobby,” as he is better known, is the kind

Agreement) Audit and Automation Director. In this

of candidate that any firm would be proud to call an

position, Robert went through every agreement,

associate. The associate title would only last so long

andprovided in-depth analysis and charting of

though,because with his drive and ambition, the title of

agreement rate compliance, and company health and

partner will surely follow.

profitability levels based on vendor, region, and product line. Further, he managed the development of forensic

Robert’s experience in politics is not restricted to the

software for automating the audit of annual invoices

classroom. Robert served as the Regulatory Affairs

totaling more than $80,000,000 dollars.

Manager, where he managed regulatory affairs for the post-merger dissolution of two acquired companies.

As a law student, Robert is involved in the Cardozo

He engaged the secretary of state offices and public

Cyber Law Society, the Real Estate Law Society, the

service commissions in thirty-two states to withdraw

Business Law Society, and he is the Treasurer of

a “Certificate of Authority for Foreign Corporation” to

Labor and Employment Law Society. As a first year

transact business in each state. Additionally, he was

lawstudent, Robert is interested in the Negotiations

responsible for maintaining “good standing” status

Team, and soon he hopes to join the other students.

standing in 49 states. Further, he negotiated taxes, assessments, and fees with all state regulators.

Recently, Robert studied International Business and Intellectual Property law in Hong Kong. Robert said

Even while attending the Zicklin School of Business,

the experience was an “eye opener.” “Although China

Robert took on a number of professional tasks and

has more written Intellectual Property laws than

continued to grow, learn, and thrive. For instance,

the US, each region of the country enforces these

while in school full-time, he was a Committee Member

laws differently.” Robert learned a great deal about

with the MetTelWireless Development team and

international agreements.

successfully integrated the division into the overall organization (contributing more than 1.5 million dollars

Despite Robert’s stellar experience and drive, he remains

in revenue). As a Committee Member, Robert wore

humble and loyal. “I want to continue to grow in every

a number of hats. He developed strategy for a new

sense. I see myself working for a firm that is committed

product rollout, coordinated with multiple divisions, and

to doing great work. I want to grow the firm, I want to

negotiated terms and conditions with wireless vendors

bring in business, and I want to produce quality work.”

and clients. Robert plans to learn as much as he can so that he As a corporate professional, Robert Salame is most


may contribute the maximum amount possible to the

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law.Robert plans to continue to work hard and gain

profit activities with a particular passion for helping

additional insight into Corporate Law, Intellectual

schools that offer special needs programs. He served

Property Law, Corporate Litigation, Energy Law, and

as a Special Event Committee Chairman with Yeshivah

Real Estate Law. Robert is excited and honored to be

of Manhattan Day School, where he organized an

working as a summer associate with Tarter Krinsky

event to raise money and awareness of a private

& Drogin LLP, a firm dedicated to providing superior

elementary school at the verge of closure. For another


organization, serving as an Auction Committee Member, he(among others), planned and executed a fundraiser

Three people Robert considers highly influential are his

targeting 5,000 to 10,000 participates. Most recently,

father, Justice Scalia, and Arthur Jacobson (Law School

he served, as Chairman of an event, which included a

Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

blood drive,

). When asked what he admired the most about his father, Theodore, Robert responded, “I try to model him

registered bone marrow donors for a leukemia

as much as possible in every aspect. He puts so much

foundation, and raised money for Gersher Yehuda

dedication into everything he does. He always acts with

(special needs school).

honesty and integrity. He starts something and he gets it done. He does everything he can for our family.�

When Robert can pull himself away from his projects, he hits the court for a little basketball or the field for a

In addition, Robert is involved in a number of non-


little hockey.

Robert Salame Personifies Drive  

Robert Salame, class of 2014 at Cardozo law school, is a multi-tasker who also does fundraising for various charities, especially those rela...

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