Julie Robinson, Of Counsel

Julie M. Robinson is Of Counsel in the Cooley Business department. She joined the Firm in 1993 and served as Partner until 2010. She is resident in the San Diego office.

Ms. Robinson specializes in corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on the representation of emerging and public technology companies. Ms. Robinson advises clients on a broad range of general corporate and securities laws matters, including general corporate governance issues, disclosure issues and reporting requirements, equity incentives, employee compensation and benefits and the formation of new businesses. Ms. Robinson has extensive experience representing clients in public and private equity and debt financings, including initial public offerings and follow-on public offerings, public and private company mergers and acquisitions, venture financings and joint ventures.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Robinson was a corporate associate in the Los Angeles office of O'Melveny & Myers.

Ms. Robinson graduated valedictorian of Pepperdine University School of Law. Ms. Robinson also served as a summer extern to the Hon. Dorothy Nelson, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Ms. Robinson received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester.

Prior to attending law school Ms. Robinson was employed for several years as a consultant and analyst for an international insurance brokerage. Subsequent to that, Ms. Robinson was in the yacht chartering business in Marina del Rey, California, where she both started her own company chartering luxury yachts for business and pleasure and managed an established yacht chartering company.

Ms. Robinson is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association and the San Diego County Bar Association.  Ms. Robinson is a co-author of "Venture Capital and Public Offering Negotiation" Aspen Law and Business, Inc., Chapters 6 through 14.


  • Pepperdine University School of Law
    JD, Valedictorian
  • University of Rochester
    BA Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • American Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
San Diego
4401 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, California 92121-1909

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