Mr. Robbins is of counsel with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; he has been affiliated with the law firm since 1968. He has also been the president and CEO of Sterling Capital Corporation, Highland Capital Corporation, and Marathon Securities Corporation, all of which were public closed-end investment companies, and a director of several public companies. Mr. Robbins served as a general partner of Gaymark Associates and Hopewell Partners, both private investment partnerships. Mr. Robbins has been a Trustee of Columbia University and a member of its Finance and Investment Committees, and is currently a trustee emeritus. He has been an officer, director and member of the executive committee of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and is a member of its investment committee. Mr. Robbins also serves as a trustee of the Town of Palm Beach United Way and is a member of the Council for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he is also a member of its investment committee. Mr. Robbins has recently become a trustee of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.