National Law Journal Names Robins Kaplan to Plaintiffs' Hot List

MINNEAPOLIS (March 2015) – Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce its inclusion on The National Law Journal’s 2015 Plaintiffs’ Hot List. The list, which was released on March 2, recognizes firms in the United States for their “exemplary, cutting-edge work” on behalf of plaintiffs.     

The National Law Journal highlighted Robins Kaplan’s “track record for ­litigating and negotiating complex cases resulting in verdicts and ­settlements worth hundreds of millions or even ­billions of dollars for their plaintiff ­clients.” It also noted some of the firm’s most recent and prominent victories in antitrust and mass tort cases, including a $590.5 million cash settlement in Dahl v. Bain Capital Partners and a $1.4 billion global settlement in the consolidated Stryker Corp. litigation that involved defective hip implants.

Robins Kaplan Partners Tara Sutton and K. Craig Wildfang were featured in The National Law Journal’s profile of the firm.

Ms. Sutton, who negotiated the Stryker Corp. litigation settlement and serves as Chair of the firm’s Mass Tort Group, said that “the odds are stacked against ordinary people in mass tort litigation,” but Robins Kaplan positions itself for a leadership role when its attorneys take on a mass tort case.

The firm was also recognized for its notable results in cases of international scope involving air freight services and auto parts. Hollis Salzman, Co-Chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group, is litigating two of the largest global price-fixing conspiracies in U.S. history.

In In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, Ms. Salzman has secured nearly $1 billion to date for businesses that purchased airfreight services directly from a group of defendants that originally included 50 airlines operating across six continents. In multidistrict litigation stemming from the largest criminal antitrust investigation conducted by the Department of Justice in U.S. history, Ms. Salzman’s team has defeated motions to dismiss in the first six of 29 separate but coordinated civil cases in In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, bringing total recoveries for the plaintiffs to over $100 million.

Firms nominated for the 2015 Plaintiffs’ Hot List were only considered if they had at least one significant plaintiffs win between Feb. 1, 2014, and Jan. 31, 2015. Hot List firms must also devote at least 50 percent of their litigation resources to plaintiffs work.