Highly Regarded Broker-Dealer Lawyer Jeffrey L. Robins Joins Debevoise

18 June 2018

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that Jeffrey L. Robins, a leading broker-dealer and derivatives regulatory lawyer, has joined the firm’s Corporate Department as a partner and member of the Banking Group. Mr. Robins’ practice will focus on representing broker-dealers, swap dealers, banks, securities exchanges, industry associations and buy-side institutions in regulatory and transactional matters. He will be resident in the firm’s New York office.

“We are excited to welcome Jeff to Debevoise,” said Michael W. Blair, the firm’s Presiding Partner. “His in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry, particularly the regulatory environment facing broker-dealers, will prove invaluable as we guide our clients through a complex regulatory landscape and a changing marketplace.”

“Jeff’s expertise and experience, when integrated with our core Bank, Funds, M&A and Enforcement Defense practices, will ensure the full-service, multidisciplinary offering that banks, broker dealers and other financial institutions require,” said Gregory J. Lyons, partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group.

Mr. Robins has built a reputation as a leader in the broker-dealer and derivatives space. He is adept at helping clients navigate regulatory classification issues, margin rules, cross-border issues, and the intricacies of swap transactions.

“I’m very pleased to be joining Debevoise—a firm known for its preeminent Banking Group and for its collaborative, client service-oriented culture,” said Mr. Robins. “Today, financial services organizations across the globe are facing increasingly complex issues that require multidisciplinary solutions, making the ability to quickly gain access to a full spectrum of perspectives more important than ever.”

Mr. Robins received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and earned an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies and a B.A. with distinction from Stanford University. He also served as a clerk for the Honorable Cynthia Holcomb Hall of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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