Global Chief Operating Officer | Global Chief Financial Officer
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Rob Otty is the firm's Global Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer and is based in London. Prior to his current role, Rob was responsible for Norton Rose Fulbright's global business integration after acting as managing director of our South African practice from 2011 to 2016.
As global COO and CFO, Rob focuses on coordinating the firm's financial and operational strategy, planning and performance. He leads the financial analysis and reporting of firm investment strategies, as well as procurement and vendor management. Rob is also responsible for global information security.
By background, Rob is a litigation lawyer specializing in insurance law, professional indemnity insurance litigation, as well as in engineering and all construction-related litigation. In the course of his career, he was involved in a number of large audit-related professional indemnity matters including claims arising out of the collapse of the LeisureNet group. He also assisted insurers in a number of large commercial fire claims, including a claim in excess of US$56m arising from the destruction of an industrial building.
Rob was awarded his LLB degree by Wits University in 1990.