Erika L. Robinson


Robinson, Erika L.

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, who joined the firm in 1995, is a member of the firm's Management Committee.


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.

Honors & Awards

  • Recommended in the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Legal 500 United States for finance, specifically in the areas of capital markets: debt offerings, capital markets: equity offerings, and M&A/corporate and commercial: corporate governance

Publications & News


April 18, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels PerkinElmer in €300M Bond Offering

On April 11, multinational human and environmental health corporation, PerkinElmer, Inc., announced the closing of a €300 million bond offering.

September 28, 2017

WilmerHale Represents CIRCOR in $855M Acquisition of Colfax’s Fluid Handling Business from Colfax Corp.

CIRCOR International, Inc.—a leading provider of flow control solutions and other highly engineered products for markets including oil & gas, aerospace, power, process and general industrial—announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Colfax Fluid Handling (CFH) from Colfax Corporation for approximately $855 million including cash, newly issued CIRCOR shares, and the assumption of pension plan liabilities linked to the CFH business.

August 3, 2017

Firm's Representation of Hilton is Honored as Global Finance Deal of the Year by The American Lawyer

For the past five years, The American Lawyer has hosted the Global Legal Awards to honor matters that demonstrate the industry's ability to navigate complex international legal issues.

June 9, 2017

The Legal 500 United States 2017 Recognizes 125 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 28 Practice Areas

The Legal 500 United States has released its 2017 rankings, recommending 125 WilmerHale lawyers—including 12 who are named to its elite “Leading Lawyers” list and two on its “Next Generation Lawyers” list—and 28 practice areas in its 11th edition.

April 26, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Medtronic in Senior Notes Offering

On March 28, 2017, Medtronic plc's wholly owned subsidiaries, Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic Global Holdings S.C.A., issued an aggregate principal amount of $2 billion of senior notes in concurrent SEC-registered underwritten public offerings.

April 24, 2017

Eaton Vance Corp. Completes Senior Notes Offering

Eaton Vance Corp. closed a public offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.500% notes due April 6, 2027. The public offering was made pursuant to an effective registration statement on file with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

November 9, 2016

WilmerHale Reps Hilton Special Committee in $6.5B Investment by HNA Group

The WilmerHale deal team was led by Partner Mark Borden and included Partners Jay Bothwick, Julie Hogan Rodgers, Bill Caporizzo, Erika Robinson, Jonathan Wolfman, Hartmut Schneider, Ben Powell, Jason Chipman; Counsel Eric Hanson; and Associate Cynthia Moon.

June 22, 2016

The Legal 500 United States 2016 Recognizes 111 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 30 Practice Areas

The guide's rankings are based on a series of criteria, including client feedback, interviews with private practice lawyers, and its own research.

June 2, 2016

WilmerHale Counsels State Street in $1.5B Debt Offering

State Street Corporation, one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading, recently announced a $1.5 billion debt offering.

December 11, 2015

New Crowdfunding Rules for Issuers: Opportunities or Landmines?

As directed by Congress under the JOBS Act of 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted final rules to permit equity "crowdfunding," characterized by the SEC as "a relatively new and evolving method of using the Internet to raise capital to support a wide range of ideas and ventures."

Recent Highlights

Ms. Robinson's recent corporate finance transactions include the following:

  • 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, 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


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JD, magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1994, Executive Editor, The Tax Lawyer

BA, Harvard University, 1989

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York

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