Robert L. Sichel


599 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022-6030

United States of America

Robert Sichel is a partner in the firm’s New York office, where he is a member of the investment management practice group and oversees the ERISA fiduciary practice. Mr. Sichel helps financial institutions and retirement plan sponsors navigate the complexities of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. Mr. Sichel’s practice focuses on advising investment managers, consultants, and broker-dealers on the fiduciary responsibility and prohibited transaction rules of ERISA; assisting investment managers with drafting and implementing policies and procedures; providing training and compliance advice with respect to prohibited transaction exemptions; and drafting and negotiating investment management agreements, fund documents, side letters and trading-related agreements (e.g., ISDAs, clearing agreements, futures agreements, securities lending agreements and prime brokerage agreements) on behalf of financial institutions, investment managers and institutional investors. Mr. Sichel also counsels sponsors of defined benefit and defined contribution plans on investment matters, governance, de-risking and the handling of service providers.


  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law (1996)
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law (1998)


Bar of New Jersey, Bar of New York
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