Recognition, Awards, and Accolades

The Robins Kaplan Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group is consistently recognized by Chambers USA for “trial capabilities and courtroom performances in large and complex industry-changing litigation.” The National Law Journal recognizes us for our “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.”

Chambers USA has ranked the Robins Kaplan Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group among “first band” plaintiff firms nationally, as well as in New York and Minnesota, for the last seven consecutive years. We have received similar honors from many other leading legal publications, including Benchmark Litigation, BTI, Global Competition Review, Law360, The Legal 500, and The National Law Journal.

Benchmark Litigation 2020

Benchmark Litigation 2020

The National Law Journal's Plaintiffs Hot List (2015)

Chambers USA 2019

"Hollis Salzman is a 'well-respected, creative and thoughtful consensus builder.'"

"Kellie Lerner is praised by her peers for her ability to 'get large teams of people to work effectively together.'"

"'[T]he team is outstanding: Very smart, effective and great to work with - they are top shelf,' notes a commentator."

"One peer describes Robins Kaplan as a 'great firm' that does 'brilliant plaintiff and defense' work."

"The 'excellent' Hollis Salzman offers impressive representation for plaintiff parties in cases alleging anticompetitive behavior. 'She is extraordinary in the sense that she works well and gets on with her clients while also getting on with the defense Bar,' comments one peer.

"Craig Wildfang is a 'great' lawyer with an impressive history of representing classes in antitrust litigation. He has also provided counsel in mergers and joint ventures and is well versed in a broad range of industries."

"Ryan Marth is 'an erudite antitrust lawyer' who has 'very good judgment.'"

"The firm provides straight talking and strong advocacy for its clients; it's a pleasure to work with."

"Craig Wildfang is 'really good at what he does' and 'knows how to advocate: He's a lawyer's lawyer.'"

"Hollis Salzman is highly regarded for managing sophisticated multidistrict litigation and large class actions."

The New York Antitrust Group is "a team of premier antitrust litigators and trial lawyers who focus on plaintiff-side representation...," "Highly reputed for its work in trials against large corporate conspiracies," and "Additionally capable of providing excellent antitrust defense counsel."

Hollis Salzman is "definitely in the pantheon of the top plaintiffs' lawyers. She's knowledgeable, aggressive and absolutely someone you want to work with."

The firm's "members are very realistic in their approach and they deliver what they promise."

The firm "has incredibly successful results and represents its clients well."

Craig Wildfang is considered a market-leading practitioner in antitrust litigation. "He is very energetic and a diligent worker," comments a peer, adding: "He is very knowledgeable and has a lot of trial experience which is so helpful for his clients."

"2017 was a good year for the firm, which recovered over US$300 million in settlements for purchasers of auto parts in multidistrict litigation stemming from the largest-ever US criminal antitrust investigation."

"Robins Kaplan prides itself on securing antitrust victories that affect entire industries."

GCR noted Hollis' "performance over the past year has been particularly noteworthy."

"[Hollis] has achieved stunning successes in two separate and historically significant pieces of antitrust litigation."

Robins Kaplan stands out for successfully prosecuting and defending antitrust class actions, and noted that "only a handful of firms have a similar platform, capacity, resources, reputation and expertise on the plaintiff side."

Robins Kaplan is one of "the best plaintiffs' firms in the country."

"Robins Kaplan has again earned its spot on our list largely because of its antitrust work."

"Over the years, Robins Kaplan has built a reputation for backing David against Goliath."

"Robins Kaplan remains committed to representing underdogs against deep-pocketed defendants."

"Robins Kaplan…earned its reputation as a 'plaintiffs litigation giant' over decades of work in high-profile cases."

"Robins Kaplan LLP capped off a lengthy antitrust suit by finalizing $590.5 million in settlements with Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital and other private-equity juggernauts…adding another chapter to the firm's history of taking on powerful, well-funded defendants."

"Robins Kaplan…has occupied a co-lead counsel role in some of the largest MDLs and class actions in the past year in several fields of law."

"The whole thing dramatically changed once Robins Kaplan took over," Mondelez Executive Vice President and General Counsel Gerd Pleuhs told Law360.

The firm has a "tried and true formula of grit and economy while taking on some of the largest firms and the biggest companies in the world."

"Over the years, Robins Kaplan trial lawyers developed a 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."

Kellie Lerner


Co-Chair, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group;
Pronouns: she/her

K. Craig Wildfang


Co-Chair, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group

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