Clint Robinson
Partner
B.A., Washington and Lee University; M.B.A, Johns Hopkins University

Capitol Counsel Staff

Clint Robinson is a partner with Capitol Counsel, LLC and has extensive experience in the public and private sectors having worked in the information and communications technology industry and in government affairs. His experience includes helping businesses build their government relations teams, including BlackBerry and MCI. He also has extensive experience with federal procurement procedures having served as an Associate Administrator at the U.S. General Services Administration. He brings to clients expertise in issues such as technology, telecommunications, intellectual property, trade, cybersecurity, privacy and federal procurement.

EDUCATION:

  • Johns Hopkins University – M.B.A.
  • Washington and Lee University – B.A.

POSITIONS HELD:

  • BlackBerry, Washington, D.C. – Vice President of Government Relations. Built and managed the company’s U.S. and Latin American government relations teams. Developed and executed the company’s public policy agenda. Responsible for helping grow BlackBerry’s business in Latin America.
  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Washington, D.C. – Associate Administrator of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, as appointed by President George W. Bush. Served as primary liaison between the agency and Congress, as well as state governments and other executive branch agencies.
  • Covad Communications, Washington, D.C. – Director, Congressional Affairs office. Worked on issues related to the implementation of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
    MCI, Washington, D.C. – Senior Policy Adviser. Served as senior lobbyist, representing the company’s interests on Capitol Hill and working with the federal sales team cultivating its government business.
  • Robinson started his career on Capitol Hill spending seven years as staff to two members of Congress, which included serving as senior staff to a member of the House Republican leadership. On the Hill, Robinson worked on issues related to communications, technology, defense, tax and trade.

SUCCESSES:
Robinson has helped companies navigate crises in Washington, including: the WorldCom bankruptcy and potential debarment; BlackBerry’s successful defense of its U.S. business against patent litigation; and BlackBerry’s preservation of its substantial government contracts.