Anne W. Robinson

  • Partner
  • Eanne.robinson@lw.com
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
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Profile

Anne Robinson, partner in the White Collar Defense & Investigations and Complex Commercial Litigation Practices, counsels clients on government contracts and litigation, as well as white collar and government investigations.

Ms. Robinson represents government contractors in high-stakes enforcement matters in federal court and before federal regulatory agencies. She has particular knowledge in allegations involving the False Claims Act, and has in-depth experience advising clients in the defense, technology, healthcare, and financial services industries in False Claims Act investigations and litigation.

She combines deep regulatory knowledge with extensive experience in all phases of False Claims Act investigations and litigation to secure successful resolutions for her clients. She pursues creative legal solutions to help resolve matters at the earliest possible stage.

Ms. Robinson regularly advises companies on compliance with government contracts requirements and regulations, including mandatory disclosure obligations. She helps clients successfully navigate voluntary and mandatory disclosures, as well as suspension and debarment proceedings.

Ms. Robinson has litigated dozens of bid protest cases involving procurements of most every size and industry.

Ms. Robinson is the firm’s Global Pro Bono Chair, managing one of the largest pro bono legal services providers in the world.

Prior to joining Latham, she served as a law clerk to Judge Edith Brown Clement of the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Experience

Ms. Robinson’s representative engagements include:

  • Obtaining the voluntary dismissal of a qui tam FCA case related to Trade Agreements Act compliance on behalf of a pharmaceutical company
  • Negotiating a favorable resolution of an FCA case filed against a large IT company based on its GSA Schedule contract price disclosures
  • Obtaining a highly favorable resolution of a multi-pronged litigation matter for Tenet Healthcare and its subsidiary
  • Securing the dismissal of a qui tam FCA case filed against an Omnicom Group company related to its Air Force contract
  • Obtaining the dismissal of a qui tam FCA case filed against Navistar Defense related to its DoD Contract
  • Securing the successful resolution of a qui tam FCA alleging bid rigging on DoD fuel contracts
  • Negotiating a favorable resolution for a defense contractor in an FCA litigation related to the pricing of a DoD contract
  • Representing Microsoft Corporation in the bid protest of a US$10 billion DoD could services contract
  • Counseling clients regarding mandatory disclosure obligations
  • Representing clients in suspension and debarment proceedings

Thought Leadership

  • Seventh Circuit Deepens Circuit Split Over FCA Dismissal Authority  -  August 25, 2020
  • Caring for the CARES Act: The New Oversight and Investigations Landscape for COVID-19 Relief Programs -  April 20, 2020
  • Key Aspects Of DOJ's Government Procurement Antitrust Initiative -  November 21, 2019
  • 11th Circuit: Difference in Opinion Not Enough for FCA Liability  -  September 13, 2019
  • D.C. Circuit: No FCA Liability for Unassessed Regulatory Penalties -  August 12, 2019
  • Private Equity Firm Faces FCA Liability for Portfolio Company’s Alleged Misconduct -  May 11, 2018
  • Government Gatekeeper? DOJ Memo Encourages Dismissal -  February 01, 2018
  • Tax Act Changes Deductibility of False Claims Act Payments -  January 22, 2018
  • Fourth Circuit Declines to Address Use of Statistical Sampling in False Claims Act Cases -  February 23, 2017
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Dismissal Not Mandatory for False Claims Act Seal Violation -  February 01, 2017
  • SCOTUS Upholds Implied Certification for Some Cases But Imposes “Rigorous Materiality Requirement” for FCA Liability  -  June 21, 2016
  • SCOTUS Oral Argument Suggests FCA Implied Certification Theory Is Here to Stay – But Perhaps with Limits  -  April 21, 2016
  • AseraCare Ruling: FCA Is Not For Differing Medical Opinions -  April 05, 2016
  • AseraCare Is Now a Key Case for FCA Defendants -  November 12, 2015
  • Fourth Circuit May Address Use of Statistical Sampling in False Claims Act Actions -  July 21, 2015
  • What Every Contractor Should Know About the Tax Implications of Settling a False Claims Act Case -  December 01, 2014
  • Certifications Under the Trade Agreements Act: 10 Tips to Avoid TAA Traps for the Unwary -  October 29, 2014
  • First Circuit Liberalizes Tax Deductibility Standard of False Claims Act Settlements  -  October 01, 2014
  • Discharging False Claims Liability in Bankruptcy, Section 1141(D)(6)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code: An Incentive To Settle FCA Cases? -  October 2010
  • Significant False Claims Act Amendments Enacted as Part of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009 -  July 29, 2009
  • Significant False Claims Act Amendments Enacted as Part of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009 -  June 8, 2009

"Super responsive and smart”
“Offers clients high-quality advice with regard to bid protests before federal agencies and allegations made under the False Claims Act"

Chambers USA 2021
Bar Qualification
  • District of Columbia
Education
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2004
  • BA, Duke University, 2000
    summa cum laude
Industries
  • Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
Practices
  • Litigation & Trial Practice
  • False Claims Act
  • Government Contracts
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations