Position: Vice-President and Corporate Counsel

Robert A. Fishbein, J.D., LL.M., is Vice-President and Corporate Counsel with Prudential Financial, Inc., Newark, NJ, where he leads the product tax and legislative functions in the Corporate Tax Department.  Responsibilities include providing tax law advisory and product tax compliance support with respect to the design, marketing, sale and administration of insurance, annuity, retirement and investment products, as well as supporting federal tax legislative and regulatory initiatives.  Mr. Fishbein is Chairman of the Committee of Annuity Insurers, a coalition of 31 life insurance companies representing more than 80% of the annuity business in the United States.  He is also Vice-Chair of the ACLI Product Tax Committee.

Prior to joining Prudential Mr. Fishbein was associated with McCarter & English, LLP, Newark, NJ and specialized in tax and estate planning matters. 

Mr. Fishbein received his A.B. in Philosophy from Vassar College in 1983, his J.D. from Washington University in 1986, and his LL.M. in taxation law from Georgetown University in 1987.  He is a member of the New Jersey, New York and District of Columbia Bars. 

Mr. Fishbein is a frequent speaker and author on tax, retirement and financial planning matters.