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Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Washington and Lee University, 1971, magna cum laude; Law Review, Editor in Chief; Order of the Coif

B.S., Economics, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, 1964

Bar Admissions

Texas

Profile

Robin has had an extensive and varied trial practice for over 30 years. He has been engaged in complex litigation running the gamut from government investigations to complex business litigation. His practice has involved representation of corporations and individuals faced with a wide spectrum of business and governmental claims. Robin is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory.

Military

  • United States Army, Captain, 1966-1968

Professional and Community Activities

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Chair, Antitrust Section, State Bar of Texas
  • International Association of Defense Counsel 

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America - Woodward/White, Inc., in Antitrust Law (2011), Commercial Litigation (2009, 2011), Corporate Law (2011-2015), and Litigation - Antitrust (2012-2015) Litigation - Securities (2013-2015)
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer - Antitrust Litigation, Thomson Reuters (2009-2011)

Recognition

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America 2015

Best Lawyers in America®, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has once again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers. This year, 56 of the firm's practices were listed in the guide.


Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2014

Selected Client Representations

  • Represents companies and boards of directors in internal investigations, corporate governance issues and a variety of white collar crime claims.
  • Represents major law firm in defending a variety of claims.
  • Represented the largest hospital bed manufacturer in defending federal monopolization claims.
  • Represented Vice President Richard B. Cheney in the 2000 Election litigation in Texas; successfully argued the Twelfth Amendment case in the Fifth Circuit which upheld the trial court’s dismissal.
  • Represented an international telecommunications company in a five-year Securities Exchange Commission investigation; the case was closed in 2001 without action, following a Wells Submission.
  • Lead counsel and argued a landmark mandamus case decided by the Texas Supreme Court whereby over 60,000 claimants were found to lack jurisdiction over a major Australian company. CSR Ltd. v. Link, 925 S.W.2d 591 (Tex. 1996)
  • Lead counsel In Re Drill Bits Litigation, representing Dresser Industries, the only company in its industry not indicted which also achieved most favorable settlement terms during trial.
  • Represented a major law firm defending class action securities litigation; case was favorably concluded as a result of pretrial rulings.

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