Erika L. Robinson


  • Co-Chair, Capital Markets

Erika Robinson is a partner in the Transactional and Securities Departments. Ms. Robinson serves as co-chair of the firm's Capital Markets Group and is a member of the FinTech Group. Her corporate and securities practice focuses on public company counseling, capital markets transactions and commercial finance. Ms. Robinson joined the firm in 1995.


Ms. Robinson manages a wide range of capital markets transactions, including public and private equity and debt offerings (representing issuers and underwriters), tender and exchange offers, and other corporate restructurings. She handles various other commercial finance and restructuring transactions, such as credit facilities and commercial paper programs. She also advises public companies and broker-dealers on SEC compliance and reporting, as well as corporate governance matters and internal investigations.


  • Recent corporate finance transactions

    • Numerous underwriter securities offerings, private placements and PIPE transactions, including common stock, preferred stock, senior and subordinated notes, Eurobonds, second lien secured notes, as well as related restructuring transactions for Akamai Technologies, Analog Devices, Casella Waste Systems, Danaher Corporation, Dean Foods Company, Discovery Communications, Eaton Vance, Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac), Fortive Corporation, Hasbro, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Lending Club Corporation, Medtronic, Morgan Stanley, Perkin Elmer, Red Hat, Staples, State Street Corporation and State Street Bank and Trust Company, and Thermo Fisher Scientific
    • Initial public offerings representing MaxPoint Interactive (underwriters) and The WhiteWave Foods Company
    • Acquisition financing for CIRCOR International, Thermo Fisher International and others
    • Convertible debt investments in early-stage medical device companies representing strategic investor
    • Other strategic transactions including spin-offs, tender offers, and mergers and acquisitions for Hilton Worldwide (sale of equity interest by controlling stockholder), Dean Foods Company (dividend recapitalization transaction and spin-off of WhiteWave), Staples (sale to private equity sponsor) and others


  • Recommended in the The Legal 500 United States for finance, specifically in the areas of capital markets: debt - advice to issuers (2016–2019), capital markets: equity offerings (2016–2018), and M&A/corporate and commercial: corporate governance (2016–2017)

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  • Education

    • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1994

      magna cum laude Executive Editor, The Tax Lawyer
    • BA, Harvard University, 1989

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York