Anne Robinson, partner in the Washington, D.C. office, focuses her practice on government contracts counseling and litigation, as well as white collar and government investigations. She has represented clients in a variety of government contract matters in state and federal courts and before the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) and federal regulatory agencies.
She has particular experience in allegations involving the False Claims Act (FCA) and other allegations of fraudulent conduct. She has represented corporations and individual clients in all phases of False Claims Act Department of Justice investigations and litigation. Ms. Robinson has authored or contributed to numerous US Court of Appeals and Supreme Court briefs.
Ms. Robinson's representative engagements include:
- Securing the dismissal of a qui tam FCA case filed against an Omnicom Group company related to its Air Force contract
- Negotiating the favorable settlement of an FCA matter on behalf of a large IT company
- Defending a military healthcare provider in a GAO protest of a US$16 billion managed care service contract
- Counseling clients regarding identification and resolution of organizational conflicts of interest and mandatory disclosure obligations
Ms. Robinson’s pro bono work includes a successful challenge in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to a denial of benefits by the Social Security Administration and the representation of an asylum applicant before the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Robinson served as a law clerk to Judge Edith Brown Clement of the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
- “D.C. Circuit: No FCA Liability for Unassessed Regulatory Penalties” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (August 2019)
- “Private Equity Firm Faces FCA Liability for Portfolio Company’s Alleged Misconduct,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (May 2018)
- “Tax Act Changes Deductibility of False Claims Act Payments,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (January 2018)
- “US Supreme Court: Dismissal Not Mandatory for False Claims Act Seal Violation,” Pratt's Government Contracting Law Report, Vol. 3, No. 2 (February 2017)
- “Fourth Circuit Declines to Address Use of Statistical Sampling in False Claims Act Cases,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (February 2017)
- “SCOTUS Upholds Implied Certification for Some Cases But Imposes ‘Rigorous Materiality Requirement’ for FCA Liability,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (June 2016)
- “What Every Contractor Should Know About the Tax Implications of Settling a False Claims Act Case,” Contract Management (December 2014)
- “False Claims Litigation 2010 - The Enforceability of False Claims Act Releases: Balancing Competing Interests,” Practising Law Institute, Ch. 8 (November 2010)
- “Discharging False Claims Liability in Bankruptcy: Section 1141(d)(6)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code: An Incentive to Settle FCA Cases?,” ABA Journal (October 2010)
- “Significant False Claims Act Amendments Enacted as Part of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009,” The Lawyer’s Brief, Vol. 39, No. 14 (July 2009)