Robert Dolehide

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Robert Dolehide is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office, where he is a member of the Firm's Corporate & Securities Practice Group. Prior to joining the Firm, he was a corporate associate at another international law firm in Chicago. Mr. Dolehide also served as a law clerk for three federal judges: the Honorable Margaret A. Ryan of the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; the Honorable Wilma A. Lewis, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the District of the Virgin Islands; and the Honorable Juan R. Torruella of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Dolehide held various roles in business development and operations at a major international industrial supply company in Chicago.

Practice Focus

Mr. Dolehide advises clients on international and domestic transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities regulations, cross-border transactions, and global corporate reorganizations.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised NYSE- and NASDAQ-listed public corporations in connection with SEC reporting obligations, compliance with exchange listing rules, and corporate governance matters.

  • Represented a NASDAQ-listed corporation in its USD26 billion spin-off from its global parent.

  • Defended an NYSE-listed automotive corporation in a proxy contest and unsolicited takeover attempt.

  • Represented a private company in its USD115 million acquisition of a subsidiary from an NYSE-listed industrial and technology company.

  • Advised an Illinois manufacturer in connection with its USD1 billion acquisition by a privately-held corporation.

  • Represented multiple public companies in proposed acquisitions of target businesses.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association - Member
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association - Member


  • Illinois~United States (2011)
  • Texas~United States (2010)


  • University of Texas (J.D.) (2010)
  • Georgetown University (Bachelor of Arts Government) (2002)


  • English
  • Spanish

News, Events & Publications 


Author, "A Comparative 'Hard Look' at Chevron: What the United Kingdom and Australia Reveal About American Administrative Law," Texas Law Review, May 2010


Speaker, "Enforcement of International Arbitration Awards," Texas Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium, March 2010


Texas Law Review, Editorial board and member, 2008 - 2010

Texas International Law Journal, 2008

Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, 2008