Arthur D. Robinson

Arthur D. Robinson is the Global Head of the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice and former Chair of the Business Development Committee. He advises investment banking and corporate clients on a wide array of corporate finance transactions, particularly in the areas of high yield, initial public offerings and restructurings, as well as corporate governance issues.

Art is recognized among the leading capital markets lawyers in the United States and the world by several publications including Chambers and PLC Which Lawyer, and he has been described by clients and counterparts as “commercial and collaborative” and possessing a “useful background in accounting.”

Art joined Simpson Thacher in 1988 and became Partner in January 1997. In addition to currently serving as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and as former Chairman of the Business Development Committee, he has also been a member of the Firm’s New Partners, Finance and Opinion Committees. He received his B.S. (emphasis in accounting), summa cum laude, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1988, where he was awarded the school’s highest accolade, the Margaret G. Hyde Award. Art was Managing Editor of the Virginia Law Review.

Art was a member of the Law Alumni Council of the University of Virginia School of Law and remains very involved in the law school and Penn, his alma mater.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Capital Markets, 2) Initial Public Offerings, 3) High Yield, 4) Restructuring and Bankruptcy, 5) Leveraged Finance, 6) Corporate Governance, 7) Corporate and 8) Debt
Law School University of Virginia School of Law, (J.D.1988)
Education The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, (B.S.1983)
Bar Member / Association American Bar Association
Most recent firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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