Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Is How We See.
It Isn't Just How We Look.®

At Robins Kaplan LLP, our commitment to diversity has been constantly renewed and revitalized since the founding of our firm in 1938. We recognize that the professionals we employ are our primary assets. Without skilled human resources, the legal advice and courtroom advocacy we provide to our clients is diminished. We are committed to advancing diversity by ensuring that fairness, respect and professional opportunity for everyone are integral to all of our recruiting, retention and promotion efforts. We believe that the diverse background of our people brings necessary and varied perspectives that enrich our practice of law. Those perspectives make us more than a diverse law firm; they make us a smart one.

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Articles and News

Brandon Vaughn Named Secretary of the Hennepin County Bar Association
Brandon Vaughn, principal and co-chair of Robins Kaplan LLP’s Diversity Committee, has been appointed secretary of the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA).

Robins Kaplan LLP Secures Necessary Health Care for Incarcerated Transgender Woman in Pro Bono Victory
The firm helped secure a significant pro bono victory after a federal district court struck down a Missouri Department of Correction policy as cruel and unusual punishment.

Lisa Beane and Katherine Barrett Wiik File Amicus Brief Encouraging Eighth Circuit to Hold that Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
The brief encourages the Eighth Circuit to conclude that Title VII’s prohibition against sex discrimination includes discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Katherine Barrett Wiik Appointed to Judicial Selection Panel
Katherine Barrett Wiik has been appointed to serve on a panel tasked with selecting candidates to become a United States Magistrate Judge.

Robins Kaplan LLP Announces 2018 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinder
Global Competition Review has recognized Robins Kaplan LLP and principal Meegan Hollywood as finalists for the 2018 Antitrust Awards.

Robins Kaplan LLP and Principal Meegan Hollywood Named Finalists for Global Competition Review’s 2018 Antitrust Awards
Global Competition Review has recognized Robins Kaplan LLP and principal Meegan Hollywood as finalists for the 2018 Antitrust Awards.

Law360 Names Tara Sutton a Product Liability MVP
Robins Kaplan LLP® is pleased to announce that Tara Sutton, chair of the firm’s Mass Tort Group and a member of its Executive Board, has been named a Law360 MVP for Product Liability.

Robins Kaplan Partner Kellie Lerner Named a 2018 Diversity Leader by Profiles in Diversity Journal
Robins Kaplan LLP announced today that Kellie Lerner has been named a 2018 Diversity Leader by Profiles in Diversity Journal

Tara Sutton Named a Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal
Robins Kaplan LLP® is pleased to announce that Tara Sutton has been named to The National Law Journal's list of Litigation Trailblazers.

Kate Jaycox Recognized as Minnesota Association for Justice Member of the Year
The Minnesota Association for Justice selected Kate Jaycox as their 2017 Member of the Year in recognition of her extraordinary leadership and devoted service to the organization.

Message from Martin R. Lueck, Chairman of the Executive Board

Martin R. Lueck, Chairman

Profiles in Diversity Journal 2018 Diversity Leader Award 2018 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2018 MWL Partner 2016 USA Chambers Winner CMCP 2017 SAVOY Leadership Council on Legal Diversity