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Patrick Arenz Named to Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under 40 List

Patrick Arenz

Minneapolis, MN—February 5, 2018—Robins Kaplan LLP® partner Patrick Arenz has been named to the 2018 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under 40 list. Each year, editors select 40 business and community leaders under the age of 40 throughout the Twin Cities who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements. This year, editors received more than 450 nominations.

Arenz was honored for his recent successes in high-stakes intellectual property cases and precedent-setting pro bono matters. As trial counsel, he secured a final judgment in 2017 of more than $6 million in favor of his client, Megdal Associates, in an IP license dispute with La-Z-Boy. While the case was pending on appeal, the parties settled the case, with La-Z-Boy paying Megdal Associates $13.5 million.

As chair of Robins Kaplan’s Pro Bono Committee, Arenz also recently secured a decisive $950,000 jury verdict in a federal lawsuit on behalf of a sex tourism victim who was found by the jury to have been sexually assaulted by a U.S. citizen in Laos when she was 14 years old. This was believed to be the first civil jury verdict ever in a sex tourism case.

Arenz, who was promoted to partner at Robins Kaplan at the beginning of the year, will be honored at a reception on March 22, and featured in a special section of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal on March 23.