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Anne W. Robinson

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Anne Robinson, partner in the Washington, D.C. office, focuses her practice on government contracts counseling and litigation and white collar and government investigations. She has represented clients in a variety of government contract matters in state and federal courts and before the US Government Accountability Office and federal regulatory agencies.




United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Latham & Watkins LLP has an impressive record in domestic and multi-jurisdictional investigations and white-collar criminal defense. The group is jointly chaired by Steven Bauer in San Francisco, Kathryn Ruemmler in Washington DC and New York's Benjamin Naftalis. Alongside Alice Fisher and Anne Robinson (both in Washington DC), Bauer represented Dow Chemical in a multibillion-dollar FCA suit, successfully obtaining a motion to dismiss from the District Court for the District of Columbia. In another highlight, Ruemmler is representing Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications in a New York Attorney General investigation into its alleged misrepresentation of broadband performance to consumers. In terms of individual representations, New York's Chris Clark was retained by Elon Musk, following fraud charges filed by the SEC in relation to the client's misleading tweet about taking Tesla private; the matter culminated in a quick settlement, which involved improvements to corporate governance and the payment of a monetary penalty. White-collar defense and securities litigator Eric Swibel and former federal prosecutor and white-collar specialist Terra Reynolds were appointed joint heads of litigation for the Chicago office in early 2019. Also of note, Elizabeth Prewitt, who focuses on international cartel matters, investigations and litigation, joined the team from Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.

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United States: Government

Government contracts

Within: Government contracts

Based in Washington DC, Latham & Watkins LLP's practice handles a variety of matters in the government contracts space, from bid protests, contract disputes and False Claim Act matters to general counseling and transactional work, supporting the firm’s corporate and banking and finance departments. The firm acts for clients in the aerospace and defense, healthcare, technology and IT sector. Under the lead of practice head David Hazelton, the team successfully represented Cerner Corporation, a supplier of health information technology solutions, before the Court of Federal Claims and the Federal Circuit Court as an intervenor defendant in a bid protest relating to a contract awarded to it by the Veterans Affairs for electronic health record services. In the False Claim Act arena, partnering with the firm’s environmental group, Anne Robinson represented Dow Chemical in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit. Counsel Kyle Jefcoat and associate Dean Baxtresser are the other key team members.

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