Clint Robinson is a partner with Capitol Counsel LLC and has 25 years of experience in government and government relations. Most recently, he spent nine years as vice president of government relations at BlackBerry where he built and managed the company’s U.S. and Latin American government relations teams. At BlackBerry, Robinson developed and executed the company’s public policy agenda, which included extensive work on issues related to intellectual property, trade, cybersecurity, privacy and federal procurement. His work frequently took him to Latin America, where he was deeply involved in growing BlackBerry’s business in the region.
Prior to BlackBerry, Robinson was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the associate administrator of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), where he served as primary liaison between the agency and Congress, as well as state governments and other executive branch agencies. As part of GSA’s senior management team, Robinson provided strategic direction for the agency on legislative matters which included technology, telecommunications and appropriations, and worked with members of Congress to implement the administration’s federal procurement policies and the President’s management agenda.
Earlier in his career Robinson was head of the congressional affairs office at Covad Communications and spent several years as a senior policy adviser at MCI. At both companies, Robinson worked on issues related to the implementation of the 1996 Telecommunications Act and building their respective federal government businesses.
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.
Robinson has served on the executive committee of the board of directors at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) and on the board of directors at the Business-Government Relations Council.
Robinson has a B.A. in politics from Washington and Lee University and an M.B.A with a finance concentration from Johns Hopkins University.