Bob Curley practices securities and general corporate law and advises clients dealing with issues such as SEC reporting, proxy, and trading questions and miscellaneous corporate matters.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 1965, Bob practiced in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, in Washington, DC (1961–1965). Previously, he served as Law Clerk to the Illinois Appellate Court (1959 and 1960–1961).

Spoken Languages

  • English


  • 1991

    SEC Section 16 Rules


  • 1990

    Rule 144A: Changes in the Private Placement Market

    Continental Bank Insurance Conference

  • 1987

    International Securities Markets

    Chicago Bar Association Securities Law Committee


Georgetown University, LLM

University of Notre Dame Law School, LLB, Law Review

Northwestern University, BS


  • Illinois


  • Vice Chair Emeritus, Josephinum Academy
  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law; Member, Subcommittee on Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Section 16; past Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Securities Activities of Banks and Fiduciaries of Federal Regulation of Securities Committee
  • Chicago Bar Association, Securities Committee (past Chairman)