Timothy Robinson

Timothy Robinson

Timothy Robinson

Throughout his professional career, Timothy Robinson has worked as both an attorney and a government policy advisor. Before becoming Senior Policy Counsel and Legislative Director for Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), Robinson served as Congressman Rush’s Senior Counsel on the US House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade & Consumer Protection. Before that, Robinson worked in private practice representing a number of information technology, financial, engineering services, and pharmaceuticals clients. From 2000-2002, Mr. Robinson served as General Counsel of the DC Public Service Commission. Before 2000, Robinson was both Legislative Counsel and Executive Director – Constituency Relations for SBC Communications and Ameritech. Mr. Robinson’s first federal government position was as a Senior Attorney-Advisor for the National Telecommunications & Information Administration within the US Department of Commerce, where he worked on the 1996 Telecommunications Act, early development of US privacy policy in relation to e-commerce, analog broadcast transition to high definition television, and assisted in designing the nation’s first commercial spectrum auctions. Robinson started his legal career as a communications associate in the Washington, DC office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Robinson graduated from University of Virginia School of Law in 1991, and he completed his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Brown University in 1988.

He is a long-time resident of Washington, DC, and is actively involved in civic and community affairs, serving two terms as Chairman of the Local Business Opportunity Commission, appointed by former Mayor Anthony Williams, and on the Board of Directors and as a volunteer to several non-profit organizations, including For Love of Children and Project 2000, Inc., which foster increased educational opportunities and support for “at-risk” District of Columbia youth.

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