Robert Hertzberg is a partner with Mayer Brown LLP, a global law firm operating in major cities throughout the world. Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2002, he served as Speaker of the California State Assembly. He is Chairman of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Southern California Leadership Council, serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Public Policy Institute of California, and has twice served as Chairman of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. Hertzberg is also a member of the Board of Counselors for the University of Southern California School of Public Policy, a board member at the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, and an honorary member of the executive committee of the National Speakers’ Conference. He holds a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of Law.