Robert M. CottenMr. Cotton was former Assistant General Counsel of Hughes Electronics Corporation in Los Angeles, California. He was responsible for the international legal affairs of Hughes Electronics (and its predecessor Hughes Aircraft Company), including joint ventures, acquisitions, divestitures, regulatory and export control issues, sales representatives, consultants and formation of new wholly owned subsidiaries.
In recent years Mr. Cotton has focused on helping hi tech startups and enterprises restructure to improve overall operating performance and shareholder value.
Mr. Cotten received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Political Science from UCLA. Mr. Cotten received his Juris Doctor Degree from the Harvard Law School. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Cotten worked as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles, a Staff Assistant at the White House in Washington, D.C., and as an Attorney-Advisor for the Agency of International Development at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Mr. Cotten joined Hughes Aircraft Company in 1980.
Mr. Cotten is a member of the California State Bar and the John M. Langston Bar Association. Mr. Cotten serves on the board of directors of the International Rescue Committee, the board of directors of the Los Angeles Library Foundation, and the Western NIS Enterprise Fund, a venture capital fund covering Ukraine and Moldova.. Mr. Cotten formerly served as a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association International Law Section Executive Committee and as a member of the California State Bar International Law Section Executive Committee.