I am pleased to announce that RWU Law alum Robert Coulter ’08, was named one of “40 under Forty” winners by the Providence Business News. This award acknowledges the achievements of young professionals based on their “career success and community involvement.” Rob is a graduate of the Naval Academy who came to RWU Law after earning two Masters Degrees from the University of Chicago, and he continued his stellar academic career by graduating #1 in his law class.
Rob is an associate at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, working in the firm’s private equity and venture capital practice group within the business law department. His career with Edwards Wildman also includes working with the firm’s litigation management department, assisting a Fortune 500 company in implementing an extensive FCPA compliance program, and being actively involved in the firm’s pro bono work. Rob’s community involvement includes serving on the Tiverton Town Council, sitting as the vice president of Families First RI, and serving as pro bono general counsel to The Greene School (a new Rhode Island public charter high school).
Rob’s service has led him to be named a “Pro Bono Superstar” by Edwards Wildman for three years running and was the Providence office’s Pro Bono Associate of the Year (2011). Rob says, “I've been fortunate that my firm strongly supports me, just like RWU Law trained me, to thrive in the best of both worlds: Practicing in a first-rate business law group while staying deeply committed to pro bono matters and community service. PBN's kind acknowledgment of this could not have happened otherwise.” He, along with the other honorees, will be recognized in a ceremony later this month at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport. Congratulations Rob!