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Ms. Ann R. Robinson

Spectrum Medical Group
Regular Member
324 Gannett Drive
South Portland, ME 04106

Phone: (207) 482-7800

Law School: University of Maine School of Law (1988)
Foreign Languages: Greek

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Since joining the firm in 1988, Ann R. Robinson has been a member of the Legislative, Regulatory & Government Services Practice Group and now serves as its Vice Chair as well as on the firmís Management Committee. From her office in Augusta, she specializes in legislative and regulatory law and has extensive experience in health, environmental, insurance and professional regulation issues. Ann routinely represents clients before the Maine Legislature and before various State boards and commissions on licensing, permitting and enforcement matters, such as the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and the Maine Department of Human Services. Her clients include the pharmaceutical industry, financial institutions, nonprofit biomedical research facilities, among others. She also represents clients in litigation arising out of administrative agency decisions. Ms. Robinson previously served as local co-counsel to the pharmaceutical industry in a constitutional challenge to a state price-regulation statute. She has assisted numerous insurance companies before the Maine Bureau of Insurance in obtaining licenses to transact business in Maine. She has also successfully defended clients before the Bureau in disciplinary proceedings and on statutory compliance issues. Ann is one of Maine's foremost authorities on underground oil storage tank (UST) laws and regulations. She was one of the principal participants in the legislative effort that established a pollution liability fund for UST operators in 1990. Ann's experience with USTs has also included representation of clients before the Board of Environmental Protection, where she has participated in UST rulemaking proceedings, assisted clients with fund claims and negotiated consent agreements for tank operators cited for violations. Born in Lewiston, Maine, Ann graduated from Brown University and earned her law degree in 1988 at the University of Maine School of Law, where she received the American Jurisprudence Award in Torts. She joined Preti Flaherty in 1983 as a paralegal/lobbyist, became an attorney with the firm in 1988 and attained Membership status in 1996. Ann was appointed by the Bush Administration to serve as a Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston. She is a former member of the Maine Human Rights Commission, a gubernatorial appointment. Ann also served as a regular panelist on the weekly television program Mainely Issues, offering political commentary on issues affecting Maine and its citizens. She is active in state and national Republican organizations and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Maine Republican Party. She previously served as state counsel to the Bush-Cheney presidential reelection campaign and was the Maine Republicans' nominee for Maine Attorney General in 1996. She is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Lewiston and is a former Parish Council President.

EDUCATION B.A, Brown University, 1983
J.D., University of Maine School of Law, 1988

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