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William R. Robinson

Attorney
AA Contact Info

Cheryl Baber
Phone: 919.838.2023
cbaber@smithlaw.com

Overview

Will focuses his practice on corporate law, data use, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to law school, Will worked for Bloomberg in New York as a business journalist covering mergers and acquisitions. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), demonstrating his strong foundation in U.S. privacy laws and international data transfers.

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Executive Articles Editor, Alaska Law Review
  • Editor in Chief, The Duke Chronicle

Experience

Experience

  • Represented a leading genome editing company dedicated to improving life in its $145.4 million initial public offering of 9,085,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $16.00 per share.

  • Advised a commercial drone, software and analytics company in an agreement to purchase the assets of a professional drone pilot network company.
  • Advised a leading provider of financial software and information products to U.S. financial institutions in a reverse triangular merger with a private equity-backed company.
  • Advised a protein bar manufacturer in a definitive agreement to be acquired by a global wellness products company.
  • Advised a leading contract research organization in a definitive agreement to acquire a provider of contract research, clinical and regulatory and other consulting services.

News & Publications

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Events

  • Co-Presenter, "Preparing for the Upcoming 10-K and Proxy Season," Securities Law Breakfast Series, N.C. Biotechnology Center, Durham, N.C. and Smith Anderson Offices, Raleigh, N.C.
    11.28.2018

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina

Education

Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2017

Duke University, B.A., Public Policy Studies, 2011

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