Robin Sampson provides her clients with antitrust counseling in connection with business transactions. She helps clients evaluate the competitive impact of proposed transactions, counsels clients on communications between or among competitors, and provides guidance to clients on antitrust “gun-jumping.” Robin has extensive experience in analyzing whether a transaction must be reported to the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission under the Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, and has prepared more than 300 such notifications in industries as diverse as financial services, health care, insurance, automotive, materials manufacturing, retail, rail terminals, computers, and internet infrastructure technology. Robin has also worked with local counsel in Europe, Asia, and South America to coordinate filings under the antitrust and competition laws of at least two dozen other countries.
Robin possesses exceptional transactional skills in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private placements, joint ventures (for both startups and mature entities) and other complex business transactions. She works with a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in areas as diverse as formation, finance, restructuring, corporate counseling, and winding up and dissolution. She provides general corporate and antitrust advice to both for-profit and nonprofit health care entities.
Robin’s earlier career was in higher education and finance, working for Harvard University for several years. Later, she worked in Washington, D.C. for the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance and the Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education.
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1992, cum laude
- Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.Ed., 1987
- Minnesota State University, Mankato, B.A., 1980, summa cum laude
- American Bar Association, Antitrust Section