PAUL L. ROBINSON


Paul Robinson has over twenty-five years of experience representing organizations and individuals in transactional matters and in a variety of commercial disputes. Mr. Robinson represents hedge funds, private equity funds and private and public companies on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, SEC compliance, corporate governance, employment matters, internal investigations, and commercial disputes, including securities, class actions, white collar, employment, intellectual property, and banking litigation.

 

Private Practice Experience


  • Litigated complex commercial cases and counseled clients on a variety of litigation and corporate matters, including general commercial, contract, corporate, securities, international and white collar criminal investigations and arbitrations. Extensive pre‐trial and motion practice in federal and state courts. Conducted and defended depositions, interviewed and prepared witnesses for trial and arbitration hearings, negotiated complex settlement agreements and drafted pleadings, affidavits, legal memoranda and discovery requests and responses.

In-House Experience


  • Directed, supervised and managed the worldwide legal operations for several NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies with a diverse array of operating subsidiaries across seven primary reportable segments, including Construction, Marine Services, Energy, Telecommunications, Life Sciences, and Insurance. Areas of focus included mergers and acquisition transactions, debt and equity financings, SEC compliance, corporate governance, litigation, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, and employment matters. Substantial involvement in strategic and operational planning.

  • Provided counsel regarding securities, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisition transactions, intellectual property, litigation, employment matters, and operational and strategic planning. Formed a Special Committee of the Board of Directors to investigate the Company’s stock option and accounting practices, and management of response to investigations by the SEC and the Department of Justice. Supervised and managed in‐house legal departments and outside legal counsel worldwide.

Government Experience


  • Counsel to the majority for the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, under Chairman Senator Fred Thompson, for its special investigation into illegal and improper campaign fund‐raising activities during the 1996 federal election cycle. Conceived and implemented the discovery and hearing phases of the investigation. Deposed and interviewed numerous individuals, including senior White House officials and hearing witnesses. Briefed and prepared senators and staff for hearings.

Professional & Civil Activities & Membership


  • Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for HC2 Holdings, Inc. (2016-2017)

  • Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary for Seacor Holdings Inc. (2007-2016)

  • Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Era Group Inc. (2007-2013)

  • Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Associate General Counsel for Comverse Technology, Inc. (1999-2007)

  • Director of Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNT) (2002-2007)

  • Director of Ulticom, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULCM) (2004 –2007)

  • Counsel, Special Investigation for United States Senate, Committee on Governmental Affairs (1997)

Bar Admissions


  • New Jersey, 1992

  • New York, 1993

  • District of Columbia, 1995

Court Admissions


  • New York Bar Association

  • New Jersey Bar Association

Background


  • Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Behrens Investment Group, LLC

  • Founder of TGR International LLC (2014-present)

  • Founder of Paul L. Robinson, Esq. LLC (2018-present)

  • Director of Miso Robotics (September 2018-August 2019)

  • Director of Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNT) (2002-2007)

  • Director of Ulticom, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULCM) (2004 –2007)

Education


  • Boston University School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude (May 1992)

  • State University Of New York At Binghamton, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, (May 1989)

Languages


  • English