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Robin P. Hartmann

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.


  • 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, 2011-2018; Litigation - Antitrust, 2012-2018; and Litigation - Securities, 2013-2018
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer - Antitrust Litigation, Thomson Reuters, 2009-2011
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  • 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.


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

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



Press Release
Haynes and Boone Featured in Best Lawyers in America 2018
August 16, 2017

Best Lawyers® in America 2018, published by Woodward/White, Inc., an annual referral guide listing outstanding attorneys throughout the U.S., has recognized 107 Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers across 56 practice areas. Lawyers are selected based on detailed peer-review evaluations. The guide honored firm lawyers in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Houston, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, San [...]