Robert M. Schechter


Morristown, NJ | Trenton, NJ


Robert Schechter is a principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman and a member of the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Departments. With concentrations in organizational and financial structuring, business reorganization, bankruptcy, and corporate compliance, Robert approaches client needs from a global business strategy perspective. His practice involves the representation of parties with both domestic and cross-border interests and investments, including stakeholders in both in-court and out-of-court business finance, bankruptcy, data privacy and cybersecurity, and corporate compliance matters such as regional, national and international businesses, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, debtors and sellers and purchasers of assets.


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  • The Best Lawyers in America® - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (since 2017)
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®  (2022-2023)
  • New Jersey Rising Stars®  (2010 - 2015)


  • Media Financial Management Association

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Health Care Committee, Communications Manager
  • Monmouth Bar Association, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Committee, Chair
  • Monmouth Bar Association, Diversity Committee, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The New York Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • NY Institute of Credit
  • Turnaround Management Association - NY (TMA)


Speaking Engagements

  • "Senior Care: Financial Stressors in the Sector Across Borders," American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference, 12/02/2023
  • Cybersecurity & Data Privacy: Resilience, Management, Employee Engagement & Strategic Advantage in 2022, MFM Distance Learning Webinar, 11/16/2021
  • "Information Security 2021: Real Threats & Practical Preparedness," Monmouth Bar Association Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Committee Webinar, 3/04/2021
  • "Chapter 11 and Creditors' Committees Overview," MFM/BCCA Media Credit Committee, March 2021
  • "Best Practices With Respect To Data Privacy And Cybersecurity For Attorneys," Monmouth Bar Association Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Committee Seminar, 10/25/2018
  • "Best Practices In Managing Vendor Access To Confidential Data," Porzio Employment Law Forum, 10/03/2018
  • "Corporate Governance and Cross-Border Business: Bureau of Economic Analysis Reporting Requirements and Data Protection," Society for Corporate Governance Middle Atlantic Chapter 2017 Fall Conference, 10/03/2017
  • "2017 U.S. Department of Commerce Mandatory BEA Reporting Update," CFO Rising East Summit, 3/22/2017
  • "Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Certain New Foreign Direct Investments in the U.S. in 2016 Explored!" The Knowledge Group Webinar, 10/19/2016

Prior Relevant Experience

  • CNN, New York, New York, Associate Producer, 2000–2004
  • Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C., Morristown, New Jersey, Summer Associate, 2004
  • The Honorable William H. Pauley III, Unites States District Court for the Southern District of New York, New York, Judicial Intern, Fall 2004