Mr. Butterly is the General Counsel and Director of Sustainability and Engagement for Boston Partners. He joined the firm in 2005 as Boston Partners' General Counsel, responsible for the firm's legal and compliance matters. Mr. Butterly has recently taken on the role of Director of Sustainability and Engagement, focusing on Boston Partners implementation of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. He has also previously served as the firm's Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Boston Partners, he served as Chief Compliance Officer at General Motors Asset Management. Mr. Butterly began his career with Shearman & Sterling in 1984 where he spent nine years as an Associate in the firm’s Compensation and Benefits Group, which focused on all aspects of ERISA and employment law, particularly prohibited transaction issues, employment law issues and M&A activity. After nine years with the firm, he spent seven years with Lazard Asset Management as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, with responsibility for development of compliance policies, compliance monitoring and GIPS® compliance, supervising a staff of 12. In 2000, he moved to Deutsche Asset Management Americas Institutional Group as General Counsel and a member of the firm’s Investment and New Product Committees, with significant involvement in compliance issues. Mr. Butterly holds a B.A. degree from Connecticut College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa on the basis of junior standing, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Stone Scholar. He has thirty-five years of industry experience.