Name: Prof. Robert J.A. Zito
Title: Assistant Professor of Business Law
Office Location: Dyson 112G
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2558
Degrees Held:

Tulane University, B.A. (1978)

New York Law School, J.D.(1981)


Member of New York Bar (1983) and the following federal courts: United States Supreme Court, United States Circuit Courts of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits, United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States Tax Court.


Robert J.A. Zito, J.D. has practiced law for over three decades, handling a variety of business, corporate and securities matters around the country, most recently as a partner with the Wall Street law firm of Carter Ledyard & Milburn, LLP. Bob served as Chair of his firm's Financial Institutions Regulatory and Enforcement Practice Group. Bob also served as Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of a public bank. Bob has acted as counsel and trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies, private business clients, and high profile and high net worth individuals. Bob has extensive trial and appellate experience and is the only defense attorney in the United States to have tried to verdict a securities class action brought under Section 14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  In 2001, Bob was ordained deacon in The Episcopal Church and is the Canon Church Attorney for the Episcopal Diocese of New York. 


Bob lives in New Paltz with his wife Dana Sabin Cole and their two PBGVs, Clancy and Chowder.  Bob loves to cook and plays the guitar, and together, they enjoy hiking, biking, birding, tennis, golf, sailing, reading and charitable work.

Awards & Honors:

Martindale Hubbell (AV-Preeminent); Marquis' Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law; Super Lawyers; Knight of Justice of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (2016); Servant of Justice Award of the Episcopal Diocese of New York (2013).