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William R. Robinson

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Cheryl Baber
Phone: 919.838.2023


Will Robinson joined Smith Anderson in 2017. Will represents companies on general corporate matters, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), demonstrating his strong foundation in U.S. privacy laws and regulations and his understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to/from the U.S., the EU and other jurisdictions.

Will worked for Bloomberg in New York as a business journalist from 2011 to 2014. 

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



  • Advised a genome editing company that is developing product candidates in allogeneic CAR T immuno-oncology, in vivo gene correction, and food on its $145.4 million IPO underwritten by J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, and Barclays.
  • Advised a commercial drone, software and analytics company in an agreement to purchase the assets of a professional drone pilot network company.
  • Advised a private materials and recycling technology company in an agreement to acquire assets from a leading supplier of high performance catalysts for $27 million in cash plus potential additional amounts via an earnout.
  • 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.

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  • North Carolina


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

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

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