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Robins Kaplan LLP Adds Veteran Department of Justice Trial Attorney to Firm’s National Antitrust Practice

Tai Milder

Tai S. Milder Joins the Firm’s Silicon Valley Office as Counsel

LOS ANGELES, CA—June 19, 2017—Robins Kaplan LLP® announced today that Tai S. Milder, a decorated trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, has joined the firm’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation group. He will work out of Robins Kaplan’s Silicon Valley office.

“Tai brings nearly a decade of experience in bringing federal criminal prosecutions, civil enforcement actions in high-stakes antitrust cases, and trial experience—experience that will greatly benefit our clients,” said Hollis Salzman, co-chair of Robins Kaplan’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation group in New York. “He is a tremendous addition to our growing West Coast presence, and to the firm as a whole.”

During eight years of service with the Department of Justice in San Francisco, Milder was twice given the Antitrust Division’s Award of Distinction. In 2014, he earned the acclaim for securing convictions in a multi-week trial over bid-rigging in real estate foreclosure auctions—one example of his extensive work investigating and prosecuting Sherman Act violations. He also worked on numerous negotiations and civil enforcement actions under the Clayton Act and the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act in cutting-edge matters that involved innovative verticals and acquisitions by private equity firms and hedge funds with complex holdings.

Milder was hired by the Department of Justice in 2009 through the U.S. Attorney General’s exclusive Honors Program. His time with the Antitrust Division was interrupted in 2014-15 for a thirteen-month appointment as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, during which he successfully prosecuted a bank fraud scheme targeting members of the U.S. military, among other matters.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join a firm that has litigated some of the nation’s most significant antitrust cases in recent years,” said Milder. “I have long admired Robins Kaplan’s willingness to take on the biggest challenges and its success in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide-range of antitrust matters. I look forward to assisting the continued growth of the firm’s antitrust practice on the West Coast.”

Milder received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2009, and graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 2002.