Robinson Bradshaw Elects Allen K. Robertson as New Managing Partner



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Sept. 14, 2015

As the firm celebrates its 55th anniversary this month, Robinson Bradshaw is pleased to announce that Allen K. Robertson has been elected to serve as managing partner, effective Monday, Sept. 14.

He succeeds Robert Griffin, who will step down after almost 20 years of service as Robinson Bradshaw’s first managing partner. The firm created the position of managing partner in 1996 to fulfill founder Russell Robinson’s desire to transition day-to-day leadership. Griffin will remain with the firm and continue to assist in meeting client needs.

“Robert Griffin has led us as our managing partner during two decades of substantial development,” Robinson said. “We are indebted to him for so much of the success we have achieved and are very pleased to have Allen Robertson succeed him.”

Robertson entered private practice when he joined Robinson Bradshaw in 1989. Beginning as a bankruptcy lawyer and litigator, he ultimately focused his practice on public finance. Robertson also assists clients with a range of other corporate law matters, particularly within the banking, health care and senior living industries. He will continue to serve the firm’s public finance and corporate clients while acting as managing partner.

“I could not be more excited about, and humbled by, being asked to serve as managing partner,” Robertson said. “I also am confident that, even in a rapidly changing legal market, the expertise and experience of our lawyers, and a culture that keeps our lawyers focused solely on delivering excellent service to our clients, means that we are well-positioned for continued future success.”

Robertson was a Morehead Scholar and received his Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honors in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 1988. Upon graduation from law school, Robertson served for one year as a law clerk to the Honorable James B. McMillan, U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

In 2013-14, Robertson served as president of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He has been recognized in numerous publications, including Chambers USA and Best Lawyers, as a public finance lawyer of regional and national distinction, and is a Fellow in the American College of Bond Counsel. He has served on the firm’s board of directors since 2012 and as a member of the firm’s recruiting, business development and inclusion committees.

To learn more about Robertson's transition to managing partner, read the Charlotte Business Journal's recent interview and blog post. A subscription is required to read the interview in its entirety.

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