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William R. Robinson

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Cheryl Baber
Phone: 919.838.2023


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.

  •  M&A Editorial Advisory Board, Law360 (2022)

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)
    • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers®, "Ones to Watch," Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2022)
  • Executive Articles Editor, Alaska Law Review
  • Editor in Chief, The Duke Chronicle



  • Represented the largest privately-held U.S. manufacturer, seller and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages on its acquisition of a soft drink distribution and sales business.
  • Represented a North Carolina bank and its parent on an approximately $220 million merger with another bank, which offered a higher price than the bank’s existing merger agreement with another company.
  • 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 provider of workforce solutions on the sale of a business division for $500,000.

  • Advised a global contract research organization and drug development services company in a definitive agreement to acquire a provider of decentralized and traditional clinical trial-related services.
  • 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


Speaking Engagements


  • Co-Presenter, "Law School for the CFO," CFO Leadership Council Roundtable and Happy Hour, Raleigh, N.C.
  • 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.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina


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

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

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