A counsel in the Litigation Department, Robin Linsenmayer is a seasoned trial lawyer specializing in white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and SEC and other government investigations and enforcement matters.
Robin has extensive experience handling cases involving securities fraud, trade secrets theft and espionage, accounting fraud, insider trading, wire and mail fraud, antitrust offenses, health care fraud, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She also regularly advises clients on issues related to data privacy and child safety, including the development and implementation of privacy policies, compliance with the federal Stored Communications Act and state data privacy laws, data security breach and response protocols, compliance with child exploitation reporting laws, and privacy matters arising from law enforcement and national security investigations.
Robin previously served for five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. As a federal prosecutor, Robin investigated and prosecuted cases involving wire fraud and mail fraud, money laundering, organized crime, terrorism, child exploitation crimes, and narcotics violations. During her tenure, Robin conducted many successful federal criminal trials, and briefed and argued multiple criminal appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In recognition of her work at the Department of Justice, Robin has received professional commendations from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the New York FBI/NYPD Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.
In private practice, Robin’s white collar representations have included, among others, the former general counsel of Wells Fargo in an enforcement action brought by the OCC relating to sales practice misconduct, multiple senior corporate officers of Solyndra in a criminal investigation by the DOJ and United States Congress, the former CFO of a publicly traded Fortune 500 software company in a civil action brought by the SEC involving allegations of improper revenue recognition and earnings management, a senior executive of a Chinese agrochemical/biotechnology firm in a federal criminal proceeding brought by the DOJ alleging theft of trade secrets and economic espionage, a public utility in connection with a DOJ investigation of alleged Pipeline Safety Act violations arising out of the explosion of a natural gas transmission pipeline, an alcoholic beverage manufacturing company in investigations by state attorneys general regarding compliance with marketing and advertising regulations, senior employees of multiple biotechnology companies in connection with criminal investigations involving off-label promotion, and employees of Korean and Japanese technology companies in DOJ price-fixing investigations.
Robin also has extensive experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of companies, boards of directors and board committees. Among others, she has represented technology companies in multiple internal investigations involving allegations of securities fraud, tax fraud, insider trading, stock options backdating, violations of FCC regulations, fraudulent contracting, procurement fraud and other alleged misconduct, a public university system in an internal investigation involving allegations that a university chancellor engaged in misconduct, and a publicly traded financial services company in an internal investigation related to allegations of wrongful employee termination. Robin has also advised publicly traded multinational companies, their executives, and board committees in internal investigations and related litigation concerning alleged FCPA violations.