Kathleen Flynn Peterson, a partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., received the Women Industry Leaders Award from the Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal at a luncheon on July 27, 2006. The award is given to twenty-five women who are at the "forefront of their industry." Kathleen began her career as a registered nurse, then entered law school and became a partner at the firm. She was also the first female to serve on the firm's executive board and is currently president-elect of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), which is a group that represents 60,000 lawyers throughout the country. Ms. Flynn Peterson practices in the area of medical malpractice.