Chalyse Robinson

As a highly regarded and seasoned practitioner, Chalyse Robinson guides public and private companies and private equity sponsors through all aspects of their debt financing transactions. Ms. Robinson has built a distinguished practice over the years, with a broad range of experience representing national and international companies and private equity funds active across a diverse range of industries, including energy and natural resources, oil and gas, mining, financial services, technology, entertainment, retail, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing and real estate. With her invaluable practice experience and wide industry knowledge, Ms. Robinson is able to provide comprehensive and exceptional service for her clients. 

Ms. Robinson’s experience includes acquisition financings, particularly for private equity sponsors, handling credit facilities for other public and private companies and financings for investment grade and non-investment grade issuers, as well as handling asset and reserve-based lending transactions. In addition, she structures, negotiates and closes US and cross-border secured and unsecured debt financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, asset-based financing, venture capital, and mezzanine and subordinated debt financings. She has also counseled clients on other corporate-related matters, including compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial transactions.

Ms. Robinson is a member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association and New York Bar Association. She was recently appointed to Law360’s Private Equity Editorial Advisory Board.

Before joining WilmerHale, Ms. Robinson was a partner at another large international law firm, splitting her time between Colorado and New York to represent clients in various bank financing transactions. Previously, she was a business and corporate finance lawyer with another law firm in Denver, CO and an associate focusing on capital markets at a firm in London, UK.


  • Recognized as a "Top Woman in Law" by Law Week Colorado for her innovative and pioneering work in the area of corporate law, as well as her deep commitment to a wide range of volunteer and pro bono efforts in the Denver community.
  • Recognized as a leader in banking and finance law in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. One commentator says, "she brings an excellent command of market terms and is ambitious about fighting for favorable provisions in credit documents, but still very commercial."
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of the Best Lawyers in America for her corporate law practice.

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  • Education

    • JD, Columbia Law School, 2003

      James Kent Scholar

      Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

      Executive Editor, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law

    • BA, University of Utah, 1998

      Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • Colorado

    • New York