(April 10, 2008) - Martin R. Lueck, Chairman of the Executive Board of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., has been inducted as a Fellow into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL).
Membership in the Academy is limited to 500 Fellows from the United States. According to the Academy, the qualifications for membership are very high and the consideration of nominees is very extensive and thorough. Outstanding skills and extensive experience as a trial lawyer, unimpeachable personal and professional character, integrity and honesty, are but a few of the necessary qualities of every nominee. Mr. Lueck has been evaluated by his/her colleagues and the judges in his/her jurisdiction and has been highly recommended by them as possessing these qualifications and characteristics.
Mr. Lueck is a trial lawyer with a focus in the areas of commercial litigation, patent, antitrust, and competition law. He was recognized as one of the country's top 10 litigators by the National Law Journal in 2004, was selected as one of Minnesota Lawyer's 15 "Attorneys of the Year" in 2003, and named a "Super Lawyer" by Minnesota Law & Politics in 2006. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Lueck joined the firm after graduating from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, cum laude, in 1984.
Mr. Lueck has been a tremendously inspiring force behind the firm's litigation department, and his string of results in the courtroom greatly contributed to the litigation department being named "IP Litigation Department of the Year" by The American Lawyer and IP Law & Business in January 2004. In 2003, Mr. Lueck and his trial teams secured two large jury awards for patent infringement lawsuits for his clients: $520.6 million for Eolas Technologies against Microsoft, and $30 million for Honeywell against JVC. The Eolas verdict was recognized as the third largest jury verdict of 2003, according to the National Law Journal, and the Honeywell verdict ranked #64 out of the top 100 for the year. In addition, he defended General Electric in a patent infringement action brought by General Motors in 2005, and defended UNOCAL against the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust allegations based on reformulated gasoline patents in 2003.
The International Academy of Trial Lawyers was chartered in 1954. In general, its purposes are to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the Administration of Justice, elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.
Being named to the list or receiving the award is not intended and should not be viewed as comparative to other lawyers or to create an expectation about results that might be achieved in a future matter.