Andrea Robinson is a vice chair of the firm's Securities Department, a partner in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group. She is also vice chair of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Working Group, a member of the firm's Management Committee and a member of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Working Group. She joined the firm in 1990. Ms. Robinson's practice focuses on securities, financial services and other commercial litigation, including SEC, FINRA and other regulatory enforcement matters.
Ms. Robinson has extensive experience defending individual, derivative and class actions, including numerous cases involving alleged misstatements, accounting improprieties, insider trading, market manipulation and sales practice misconduct. Her regulatory and enforcement practice has encompassed wide-ranging matters, including those relating to alleged insider trading, options backdating, accounting improprieties, revenue sharing, market timing, late trading, 12b-1 fees, failures to supervise, disclosure, sales practice and suitability issues. In addition, she has conducted internal investigations, counseled corporate clients regarding litigation avoidance strategies and compliance programs, and advised boards of directors regarding their fiduciary and other obligations.
In 1994, Ms. Robinson served as a special assistant district attorney for Middlesex County, prosecuting criminal cases for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.