Brian Robison is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Dallas office. He is a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition, Class Actions, and White Collar Defense and Investigations practice groups.
Mr. Robison has experience in a wide range of business litigation and antitrust matters in both state and federal courts. He also has counseled clients on the antitrust implications of proposed business transactions, and he has represented clients in antitrust investigations conducted by both state and federal authorities. In business litigation matters, Brian has represented: one of the nation’s largest professional associations, the nation’s largest shell egg producer, the nation’s largest video retailer, the nation’s largest workers’ compensation insurance carrier, and a large investment brokerage firm in large antitrust cases; one of the world’s largest companies in an international arbitration; a large wireless communications company in an injunction action; a large telecommunications company in ERISA benefits actions; and the directors and officers of insolvent companies in bankruptcy adversary proceedings.
Mr. Robison has taken both civil and criminal cases to trial, served as a prosecutor for Dallas County, and argued before state courts of appeals. He has been recognized by numerous publications for his work including Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Antitrust law from 2009-2013. Mr. Robison was named as one of The Best Lawyers in America® (2012-2015) for commercial and antitrust litigation. He was also named as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas under the Age of 40” in D Magazine in 2002 and 2004 and was named a “Texas Rising Star” in Texas Monthly in 2004-2006, and 2008-2010.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn in 2011, Mr. Robison was a Partner at Vinson & Elkins and served as co-leader of that firm’s Antitrust Practice Group. He previously served as a judicial clerk to The Honorable John Cornyn of the Supreme Court of Texas from 1995-1996 and served as an Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County, Texas in the “Lawyer-on-Loan” program from 1999-2000.
Mr. Robison is a member of several professional organizations, including a Member of the American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association and Sherman Act Section 1 Committee, Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association. He is also on the Council of the Antitrust & Business Litigation Section of the Texas Bar Association and the Council of the Antitrust & Trade Regulation Section of the Dallas Bar Association.
Mr. Robison received his law degree in 1995 with honors from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of Order of the Coif and served as Notes Editor of theTexas Law Review. He also holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Kansas, where he graduated in 1991 with highest distinction and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.
Mr. Robison is admitted to practice in the state of Texas and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court for Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas.