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Ideation Podcast is an on-the-go podcast designed to help you move your ideas forward through better implementation. In each episode, you’ll hear from thought leaders in multiple industries share about how they implement their ideas in order to make them remarkable (i.e., worth making a remark about).


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May 18, 2020

In this episode of the Ideation Podcast, Stephen Robinson, Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, shares his incredible journey from growing up in the projects in New York to becoming one of the most recognizable leaders in the legal profession. Judge Robinson openly shares about his childhood in poverty, the strength and wisdom of his mother, the pain of losing his wife to cancer, and his journey as a single father. In addition, he provides leadership insights learned from decades of leading teams through, solving complex problems, collaborating effectively with others, and making a difference in the world.
Judge Stephen Robinson has had a varied career serving in high profile roles in both the public and private sectors. Judge Robinson currently is a partner in the Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime group at Skadden in New York City. Prior to joining Skadden in 2010, Judge Robinson served as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was nominated for that position by President George W. Bush in 2003. In 1998, President Bill Clinton nominated Judge Robinson as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, where he served for three years.