Dawson Robinson joined the firm following a clerkship with Judge Kevin Newsom of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Dawson has represented clients in a variety of disputes, including toxic tort, securities, trade secrets, and breach-of-contract actions.
Before graduating from Harvard Law School, Dawson attended the University of Notre Dame, where he was President of the undergraduate mock trial program. During the 2015 Collegiate Mock Trial National Championship, Dawson earned a perfect individual score and was named an All-American Attorney.
The Boeing Company v. Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation and Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International, Inc. (Harris Cty., Tex.)
Counsel for Defendants in contract dispute relating to certain parts and systems supplied for the CST-100 Starliner space vehicle, which is designed to take astronauts to the International Space Station.
Roundup® Litigation (Nationwide)
Trial counsel for Monsanto and Bayer defending the Roundup® products liability litigation. Plaintiffs allege personal injuries, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, caused by Roundup® herbicide.
- Evans v. Monsanto (St. Louis, MO) — Plaintiff asserted claims for strict liability design defect, strict liability failure to warn, and negligence. Case settled mid-trial after three days of testimony.
- Gordon v. Monsanto (St. Louis Cty., MO) — Plaintiff asserted claims for strict liability design defect, strict liability failure to warn, and negligence. After a six-week trial, the jury found in favor of Monsanto on all three claims for a complete defense verdict.
In re: January 2021 Short Squeeze Trading Litigation (MDL, S.D. Fla.)
Lead counsel for leading market-making firm in litigation arising from trading restrictions that on-line trading firms imposed on meme stocks. Motion to dismiss granted. Lead counsel in Eleventh Circuit appeal.
Allianz Structured Alpha Funds Litigation (S.D.N.Y.)
Lead counsel for several major institutional investors who collectively lost billions of dollars when the Structured Alpha hedge funds managed by Allianz Global Investors U.S. collapsed in March 2020. Bartlit Beck also served as co-liaison counsel for a group of twenty plaintiffs for purposes of coordinating discovery with Allianz. The cases filed by our clients were settled on confidential terms. See Reuters article here.
Adverio Pharma GmbH et al. v. Alembic Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. et al. (D. Del.)
Trial counsel for plaintiffs in Hatch-Waxman litigation relating to Bayer's Adempas® (riociguat) product. Case settled during trial.
Education & Honors
Harvard Law School, 2019, J.D., cum laude
Harvard Law Review, Notes Editor
University of Notre Dame, 2016, B.A., summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
President, Notre Dame Mock Trial Program
All-American Attorney, 2015 Collegiate Mock Trial National Championship
- Honorable Kevin C. Newsom, United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, 2019-2020
Judicial Extern for the Honorable James P. Hanlon, United States Court Southern District of Indiana, 2019