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Constance K. Robinson

Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Constance K. Robinson
Partner

Connie Robinson is a partner in the Litigation Group, head of the Antitrust Practice Group and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. She focuses her practice on domestic and international issues involving the antitrust laws and the Robinson Patman Act, including counseling, agency representations and litigation. She is recognized internationally as an antitrust expert and named as one of the top 100 women in the world practicing antitrust. She joined the Firm in September 2003 after a distinguished 27-year career at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, where she held the highest career positions as Director of Operations and Director of Civil Enforcement, as well as Chief of the Communications and Finance Section and Director of the AT&T Judgment Enforcement Task Force. This experience gives her unique knowledge about how government enforcers, both in the United States and abroad, approach competition issues and conduct investigations and litigation and develop policies. Connie has substantial experience analyzing mergers and handling merger investigations and cases for a wide range of regulated and unregulated industries, including fashioning remedies to permit a transaction to be closed while mitigating competitive concerns. She also has substantial experience with civil conduct antitrust investigations and related matters, such as companies’ failure to abide by merger regulations and enforcement of government injunctions, and with criminal investigations.  She represents clients in antitrust litigation, including class action cases. She appears before the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and other antitrust enforcement agencies.

Selected Experience
Representative Government Criminal Experience

- U.S. v. US West (contempt of AT&T decree)
- U.S. v. Allen’s Moving and Storage (Sherman Act § 1, bid rigging on military contracts)
- U.S. v. Templeton (Sherman Act § 1, bid rigging on highway construction projects)

PRACTICES
Litigation; Antitrust

EDUCATION
American University, J.D. (1976)
Northeastern University, B.S. (1970)

STATE ADMISSIONS
District of Columbia (1976)

COURT ADMISSIONS
U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (1980)

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