New York, NY (March 10, 2015) Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that partner Marla Butler has been selected as one of Savoy Magazine’s 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers. This list features the top partners from leading national law firms and corporate counsel from Fortune 1000 companies. The honorees were selected for their areas of expertise, annual billing, firm leadership, pro bono work, community service, and overall reputation.
As diversity and inclusion for legal professionals continues to grow, Savoy’s list is comprised of the “best of the best” of Black lawyers, and features a cross-section of legal professionals representing a diverse range of expertise with national and global responsibilities.
“Savoy is proud to congratulate those recognized within the 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers listing,” said L.P. Green, II, Publisher of Savoy Magazine. “This is the definitive and most comprehensive list of Black lawyers compiled within the last five years and we’re proud to share their impact with our readers.”
As a partner in Robins Kaplan’s intellectual property and technology litigation practice, Ms. Butler was recognized primarily for her legal expertise and strong leadership abilities. As a trial attorney, she has spent the last 17 years leading high-stakes IP and patent litigation trials, Markman hearings, mediations, and arbitrations.
Ms. Butler currently serves as the assistant managing partner for the firm’s New York office. She served on the Executive Board for three years and was previously chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. Ms. Butler is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a highly selective Trial Lawyer Honor Society, and a member of the Board of Directors of Lambda Legal.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Marla, and we are extremely proud to see her recognized by Savoy for her leadership and achievements,” said Martin Lueck, Chairman of Robins Kaplan’s Executive Board.
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