Rob Duggins

Adjunct Professor of Law

(919) 821-6762

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Law


Rob Duggins served as a guest lecturer in Dean Brinkley’s Mergers & Acquisitions class from 2018 to 2020 and teaches Life Cycle of an M&A Deal in the Spring semester. Rob leads Smith Anderson’s Mergers & Acquisitions group and practices corporate law. He has advised public and private buyers and sellers in a variety of industries, notably pharmaceutical services, technology and electronics, and regularly advises boards of directors on related matters of corporate governance. His recent experience includes both domestic and cross-border work in acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. Rob also advises sell-side clients on strategic planning and preparations in advance of potential acquisitions and has worked with and advised multiple buy-side clients on developing systematic programs to leverage efficiencies across multiple acquisitions and to integrate and harmonize execution between in-house legal departments and transaction lawyers from the firm. In addition to his M&A practice, Rob is the partner in charge of Smith Anderson’s Knowledge Management program and the firm’s corporate partner in charge of pricing and client service.


  • University of North Carolina, J.D., with honors, 1990
  • North Carolina State University, B.S., Computer Science, 1987