Bob Kaufman’s vast experience in the public and private sectors, and his forty years of legal practice with Proskauer, have given him special depth in the areas of health and hospital law, the law of not-for-profit corporations, multinational corporate law and personal representation.
As a member of the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, followed by several years in the United States Senate as Legislative Assistant to Senator Javits and as a Senior Economist for the State of New York, Bob brings a broad public policy perspective to Proskauer. He has helped to change the face of health and hospital law by his work on the restructuring of New York not-for-profit hospital groups and on the legislative development of the New York hospital reimbursement system. He also spearheaded the first large hospital law department in a New York general practice firm.
Bob has been a strategist in major corporate acquisitions in the United States and Canada by the Pirelli Group and was Chairman of the Board of the Pirelli Group’s United States companies in the cable and tire industries. He also is Chairman of the Board of Old Westbury Funds, Inc., a mutual fund group advised by Bessemer Trust Company.
In addition, Bob has represented family groups and their personal holding companies for three generations. He is also active in the representation of foundations and other not-for-profit organizations.
Bob is the author of various Bar Committee publications and co-editor of the widely praised four-volume Health Care Law Treatise, which was published by Matthew Bender in August, 1991.
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1957
New York University, M.A., 1954
Brooklyn College, B.A., 1951