Robin Alexander is an associate in the Denver office of Lewis Brisbois and her practice focuses on antitrust and competition, securities, corporate, and commercial law. Robin represents public and private companies in a wide range of matters, including government and internal investigations, compliance, and civil litigation. Robin has experience conducting interviews, assessing alleged violations, drafting investigation reports, and developing and implementing compliance programs. Robin is also an Adjunct Professor of Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.

Robin earned her J.D. in 2014 from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she served as a contributor to the Race to the Bottom, a blog analyzing the laws that govern today’s corporations. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and while pursuing her law degree, Robin was a Program Manager for a professional services firm delivering human resources and procurement support to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. While there she supervised a 30-member team and directed the firm’s process improvement program. Robin received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Washington in 2008, where she competed in NCAA Division I soccer. 

Antitrust and Competition Law
Robin provides litigation and compliance advice to general counsels and corporate executives to simplify the complexities of the U.S. antitrust laws. Robin advises companies on matters involving federal and state antitrust issues including: antitrust compliance programs; trade association compliance; resale pricing programs; advertised pricing programs; price discrimination compliance; competitor collaborations; joint ventures; and information exchanges. Robin also represents companies in federal and state antitrust law matters involving: monopolization; price-fixing; bid-rigging; market divisions; product and customer allocations; and tying.

Corporate and Commercial Law
Robin advises companies on a wide range of general corporate law matters, including formation, financing activities, and contract negotiation.

Securities Law
Robin represents companies as well as individuals facing investigation and civil litigation related to the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. She also advises clients on  related compliance matters and assists companies in implementing compliance processes and procedures. 

Representative Cases

Antitrust and Competition Law

  • Advised numerous U.S. and international companies on resale pricing and advertised pricing programs, including MSRP, MAP, and Colgate policies. 
  • Advised various U.S. and international manufacturers on the applicable U.S. and state antitrust law risks associated with terminating distributors. 
  • Advised numerous U.S. manufacturers on the contours of price discrimination under the Robinson-Patman Act and its exceptions.
  • Developed and instituted comprehensive records and personnel audit to assess legality of client's business practices with respect to horizontal competitors, leading to revision and enhancement of company antitrust compliance protocols.
  • Represented a client in the wireless accessory market in a federal antitrust lawsuit alleging a hub-and-spoke conspiracy under Section 1 of the Sherman Act.
  • Represented a client in the electric power transmission market in a federal antitrust lawsuit alleging monopolization and attempted monopolization under Section 2 of the Sherman Act.

Securities Law

  • Advised several U.S. companies on federal and state securities law compliance when conducting offerings exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933.
  • Advised a U.S. food manufacturer regarding the applicability of the Dodd-Frank regulatory framework to commodity swaps and forward contracts.
  • Defended a client investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission for alleged violations of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Analyzed related information to respond to numerous subpoenas and advised the client on adopting a securities law compliance policy.  Participated in related discussions with regulators.

Professional Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, “Top Antitrust Cases and Trends in 2016,” Colorado Bar Association, Business Law Institute, September 2016
  • Co-Presenter, Woodman’s Food Market, Inc. v. Clorox Co. – Renewed Focus on the Robinson-Patman Act (Price Discrimination), Antitrust Subsection, Colorado Bar Association, June 2016
  • Co-Presenter, “The Antitrust Laws Impacting United States Manufacturers,” Western Industry Credit Organization, Denver, Colorado, January 2016

Admissions

Colorado

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Education

Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver

Juris Doctor, 2014

University of Washington

Bachelor of Arts, Communications, cum laude, 2008

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