Robin A. Linsenmayer

Of Counsel
White Collar & Corporate Investigations

Robin Linsenmayer, an of counsel in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Litigation division. Ms. Linsenmayer focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and SEC and other government investigations and enforcement matters.  She has extensive experience in cases involving wire fraud and mail fraud, securities fraud, antitrust offenses, health care fraud, theft of trade secrets, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Ms. Linsenmayer also regularly advises clients on issues related to data privacy, including the development and implementation of online privacy policies, compliance with the federal Stored Communications Act and state privacy laws, privacy matters arising from law enforcement and national security investigations, data security breach protocols, data breach notification requirements under state laws, and state attorney general investigations.

Prior to joining Orrick, Ms. Linsenmayer served for five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. At the U.S. Attorney's Office, Ms. Linsenmayer investigated and prosecuted numerous cases involving wire fraud and mail fraud, as well as cases involving money laundering, organized crime, terrorism, child exploitation crimes and narcotics violations. During her tenure there, Ms. Linsenmayer conducted many federal criminal trials, and briefed and argued numerous criminal appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

For her work at the Department of Justice, Ms. Linsenmayer 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.

Ms. Linsenmayer's notable representations at Orrick include the following:

  • Representation of senior corporate officers of Solyndra, Inc., in connection with a criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Representation of the former CFO of a publicly traded Fortune 500 software company in a civil action brought by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission involving allegations of improper revenue recognition and earnings management.
  • Representation of senior employees of various biotechnology companies in connection with federal civil false claims and criminal investigations involving alleged off-label promotion.
  • Representation of publicly traded multinational company in connection with global investigations related to alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Representation of publicly traded technology company in connection with federal investigation involving alleged insider trading.
  • Representation of publicly traded technology company in connection with government federal criminal investigation regarding government contracting and procurement fraud.
  • Representation of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of a medical device manufacturing company in connection with the internal investigation of alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Representation of large social networking company in successful appeal before California Court of Appeal related to customer privacy and data disclosure issues.
  • Representation of employees of Korean and Japanese technology companies in connection with price fixing investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.
  • Representation of the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of a large public technology company in connection with internal investigations involving stock options backdating allegations.
  • Representation of a technology company in connection with the internal investigation of alleged violations by the company's CEO of U.S. Federal Communications Commission regulations.
  • Representation of publicly traded financial services company in connection with internal investigation related to allegations of wrongful employee termination.
  • Representation of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of a telecommunications company in connection with the internal investigation of alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Representation of alcoholic beverage manufacturing company in connection with investigation by state attorneys general regarding compliance with marketing and advertising regulations.
Robin Linsenmayer
Admitted In
  • California
  • New York
Court Admissions
United States Court of Appeals
  • Second Circuit
United States District Court
  • Southern District of New York
  • Northern District of California
  • Central District of California

Education
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1999
  • M.A., Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 1994
  • M.A., Stanford University, 1992
  • B.A., with distinction, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989
Honors
  • James Kent Scholar, Columbia Law School, 1996-1999
  • Pauline Berman Heller Prize, Columbia Law School
  • Managing Editor, "Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual," Columbia Human Rights Law Review, 1998-1999
  • Milton Handler Fellowship, Columbia Law School, 1999
Clerkships
  • Hon. Lewis A. Kaplan, United States District Court, Southern District of New York

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