James M. (Buddy) Robinson IV is Senior Vice President – General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Business Development. He is responsible for the Legal Department, Internal Audit, Labor Relations and Business Development globally. Robinson joined Kohler Co. in 2012.
Prior to joining Kohler Co., Robinson held general counsel positions at Milwaukee-based Bucyrus International (now part of Caterpillar Inc.) and New York-based Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC. He held in-house legal positions focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance at AT&T Inc. and Eckerd Corporation. He also served as a judicial clerk for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Robinson received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and French.