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