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Robinson, Eric S.
Of Counsel, Corporate
tel 212.403.1220
fax 212.403.2220

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Eric S. Robinson is of counsel in Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz's Corporate Department, focusing principally on corporate mergers and acquisitions.  His practice includes negotiated as well as hostile takeovers, spin-offs, proxy contests and advising boards of directors on takeover defense and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Robinson received an A.B. from Harvard College, a J.D. from Yale Law School and a M.B.A. from Yale School of Management.  He joined the firm in 1983, became partner in 1990 and of counsel in 2011.  He is the author of articles on takeover tactics, SEC rules regarding public offerings and tender offers, and audit committee guidelines that have been published in The Business Lawyer, World Securities Law Report, International Financial Law Review and other legal journals.

Mr. Robinson is a visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School, where he teaches a course on mergers and acquisitions, and has been a guest lecturer for courses on shareholder activism and mergers and acquisitions at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School and the Wharton School.  He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law and the Yale Law & Business Society Alumni Board.

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