Vedder Price

Robert J. Stucker

Chairman Emeritus

Robert J. Stucker is Chairman Emeritus of Vedder Price. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits group.

Mr. Stucker’s practice includes advising corporations and financial institutions with respect to executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and governance matters. His corporate engagements have included acting as advisor to compensation, audit, governance, and other special committees of the boards of directors of public corporations.

Mr. Stucker is also recognized for his representation of corporations, compensation committees and executives regarding the recruitment of and employment arrangements for chief executive officers. His assignments in this area have included the new CEO compensation and employment arrangements at Albertson’s, Aon, Boeing, Cable & Wireless, Campbell’s Soup, Chubb, Clorox, Cooper Tire, Delta Air Lines, Electronic Data Systems, The Gap, Hershey Foods, Hertz, Hewitt, Home Depot, Honeywell International, J.C. Penney, Kraft Foods, Levi Strauss, Liz Claiborne, Mattel, 3M, Nike, Nortel, Office Depot, Pharmacia, Quaker Oats, R.R. Donnelley, Tyco, TXU, and SPX Corporation. He has also lectured and written on executive compensation and governance issues, and has been the subject of feature articles on these matters in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and the Chicago Tribune.

As a current or former member of the Board of Directors for a number of private and public companies and financial institutions, Mr. Stucker served from time to time as the Chairman or a member of the Compensation Committees for several of those companies.

Mr. Stucker was selected by his peers from 2005 to 2017 for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. He is also listed in Illinois Leading Lawyers and has been recognized by his peers as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Illinois. From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Stucker has been consistently ranked by Chambers USA in the Illinois Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Compensation category and the Nationwide Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation category. Mr. Stucker was selected for inclusion from 2005 to 2016 in Illinois Super Lawyers. In addition, he received an "AV Preeminent" Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell. Legal 500 United States recognized Mr. Stucker in the Labor and Employment—Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation category.

Robert J. Stucker

Chairman Emeritus

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1970
  • Georgetown University, B.A., 1967, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Robert J. Stucker

Chairman Emeritus

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1970

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1970

Affiliations

  • Director, Northwestern Memorial Foundation
  • Trustee, John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • Former Advisory Board Member, Alexis de Tocqueville Society (United Way Campaign)
  • Past Chairman of the Board, Chicago Chapter of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
  • Past Chairman of the Board, Illinois Crusade– American Cancer Society
  • Former Trustee, Glenwood School for Boys
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, The Economic Club of Chicago
  • Member, The Commercial Club

Robert J. Stucker

Chairman Emeritus

Robert J. Stucker

Chairman Emeritus