An "unbelievable negotiator" and "top-notch lawyer, who is crazy smart and knows the business
Chambers USA

Robert Zahler has structured outsourcing projects totaling more than $450 billion for corporations and governments worldwide. 

Recognized as an outsourcing authority by Chambers and Best Lawyers (published by BL Rankings LLC) (2008—present), Bob counsels on and negotiates large-scale, on- and offshore facilities management,  information technology and business process outsourcing (BPO) arrangements. In addition, he regularly restructures and renegotiates contract renewals and extensions that address new business requirements, performance issues or disputes between parties. Bob’s practice also encompasses telecommunications and managed network services transactions, systems integration and custom system contracts, intellectual property protection and licensing of computer software.


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1975
    cum laude

    S.B., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972


  • District of Columbia


  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals

    U.S. Supreme Court

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

    U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia