Robert Vitale

Legal & Compliance

Mr. Vitale is a Managing Director and EIG’s General Counsel and Secretary of the Executive Committee. Mr. Vitale has been actively involved in energy and infrastructure transactions for 30 years, having closed over 200 transactions in more than 25 countries.  Before joining EIG in 2008, Mr. Vitale chaired at various times during his career the New York-based Energy and Infrastructure Departments of three international law firms: Brown & Wood; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.  Mr. Vitale is a former chairman of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Project Finance.  He has been cited as one of the world’s leading energy and project finance attorneys by Chambers, the International Law Review, and Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directories, amongst other publications.  Mr. Vitale received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University and a J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was the Associate Editor of the American Bar Association’s publication The Tax Lawyer.  Mr. Vitale has published over 25 articles on energy and infrastructure topics.