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Erika L. Robinson

Partner

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. 

Practice

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

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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."

May 8, 2015

SEC Proposes Dodd-Frank Pay-Versus-Performance Disclosure Rules

On April 29, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3-2 to propose new rules requiring companies to disclose the relationship between executive compensation “actually paid” and the company’s “financial performance.”

May 1, 2015

SEC Adopts Rules to Implement Regulation A+, Providing New Avenue for Capital Formation

On March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to Regulation A pursuant to Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act for offers and sales of up to $50 million of securities annually. Regulation A+ creates two tiers of offerings that are exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933.

Recent Highlights

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

  • Numerous securities offerings, including common stock, preferred stock, senior and subordinated notes, 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, Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac), Fortive Corporation, Hasbro, Lending Club Corporation, Perkin Elmer, Red Hat, Staples, State Street Corporation and State Street Bank and Trust Company, and Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Representing the underwriters in offerings by Corporación Andina de Fomento
  • Initial public offerings representing MaxPoint Interactive (underwriters) and The WhiteWave Foods Company
  • Other strategic transactions including spin-offs, tender offers, and mergers and acquisitions for Hilton Worldwide (sale of equity interest to affiliates of Blackstone), Dean Foods Company (dividend recapitalization transaction and spin-off of WhiteWave) and others

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Education

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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