Robert Kartheiser is a partner in the Latin America practice and chair of the firm's Global Project Finance practice at Paul Hastings. Kartheiser has worked for 25 years—roughly equally for lenders and for borrowers—in financings, restructurings, and infrastructure development, including a significant focus on the emerging markets (particularly Latin America) and in the mining, infrastructure and energy sectors. He has done this both as a lawyer representing lenders and equity investors and as the head for six years of an independent power producer’s Latin American development group. Kartheiser earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton University, a J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law, and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.