William T.. Robinson, Senior Program Advisor - Real Russia Project
Program Contributor - Real Russia Project
Bill Robinson directs William T. Robinson PLLC, a legal corporation that specializes in international business law, trade and investment in Russia, privatization, international dispute resolution, government relations, energy and technology protection. Since 1990, Mr. Robinson has worked with over 150 clients and projects in eight republics of the former Soviet Union and many regions of Russia. His firm advises clients on how to structure Russian business operations, and how to manage legal issues relating to trade and investment in Russia. The firm's practice is equally divided between representing Russian-owned companies, and Western or Asian companies doing business in Russia. He has also been instrumental in helping start Rotary Clubs in many of the Russian regions.

Mr. Robinson is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, a member of the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Seattle, a member of the Steering Committee of the Russian American Rule of Law Project, a Council Fellow of the World Affairs Council, and a Washington Council on International Trade. Among many other professional and vocational engagements, Mr. Robinson holds a Masters License of the United States Coast Guard, and is a Commercial Pilot with Multi-Engine, Instrument, Land and Sea Ratings. He received his B.A. (International Relations) from the Whitworth College in 1970 and his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 1973.

Bill and his wife Katia live on Mercer Island. They have a son and a daughter.