After graduating from Penn State, Robert earned his master of law degree from George Washington University National Law Center. Since 1983—virtually his whole career—Robert has been a partner at Venable LLP, a firm of advisors serving businesses, organizations, and individuals in many of the most important aspects of their work. He has also served as an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School and Georgetown Law School. A member of the American College of Real Estate lawyers, Gottlieb and his wife, Lois, used their philanthropy to establish a director’s fund in the Paterno Fellows Program. As an undergraduate, he worked as a guidance counselor for first- and second-year students.