Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Legal 500 USA 2015 as among the nation's top firms in the area of Mass Tort and Class Action: Plaintiff Representation – Antitrust. Hollis Salzman, Co-chair of the practice group, is also named to the Guide’s List of Leading Lawyers in the same category.
Legal 500, which recommends law firms and attorneys in a variety of practice areas based solely on merit, noted that Robins Kaplan LLP is one of "the best plaintiffs' firms in the country." The guide highlighted the firm’s involvement in a high-profile case against air cargo shipping providers, litigation that has resulted in over $1 billion in settlements to date. Legal 500 also mentioned In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Class Action, in which Robins Kaplan LLP represented a class of end-payors who had purchased new vehicles containing various price-fixed automotive parts.
Hollis Salzman, Co-Chair of the firm's Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group and member of the firm's Executive Board, was named a Tier 1 leading lawyer in the practice area. She is one of just 23 attorneys to receive this recognition. Legal 500 describes Hollis as an "outstanding negotiator," referring to her work as "the gold standard."
Craig Wildfang is a partner and Co-Chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group. Both he and partner Thomas Hamlin are referred to as "world-class litigators" by Legal 500.
Kellie Lerner, a partner in the firm's New York office, was recognized as a "rising star of the antitrust plaintiffs' bar." She currently serves as Co-Lead Counsel in In re Keurig Green Mountain Single Serve Coffee Antitrust Litigation and In re Merck Mumps Vaccine Antitrust Class Action.
Legal 500 rankings are based on surveys and interviews with more than 250,000 corporate counsel worldwide, as well as Legal 500's own research. Law firm recommendations are based on national capabilities, regardless of location, and emphasize practice teams rather than individuals.