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.

Articles and News

Kellie Lerner, Teresa Fariss McClain Named Elite Women of the Plaintiff’s Bar
Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that Kellie Lerner and Teresa Fariss McClain were named “Elite Women of the Plaintiff’s Bar” by the National Law Journal.

Firm Awarded the ABA Golden Hammer Award
Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that it has received the ABA Law Practice Division’s Martha Fay Africa Golden Hammer Award.

Robins Kaplan Principal Brandon Vaughn Named to Lawyers of Color’s Nation’s Best List
Vaughn Named to Lawyers of Color’s Nation’s Best List.

New York Law Journal Recognizes Kellie Lerner as a Trailblazer
Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that Kellie Lerner has been named a New York Trailblazer by the New York Law Journal.

Robins Kaplan Shortlisted for Four Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards
Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that Kellie Lerner has been named a New York Trailblazer by the New York Law Journal.

Robins Kaplan Signs ABA Pledge for Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession
Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that it has signed the American Bar Association’s pledge to promote disability diversity in the legal profession.

Human Rights Campaign Names Robins Kaplan LLP a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” for the Ninth Consecutive Year
Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and has been recognized as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”

Chandra Kilgriff Receives Women in Business Award
Chief Talent and Diversity Officer Chandra Kilgriff selected as a recipient of the 2019 “Women in Business Award” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Robins Kaplan LLP Announces 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinder
Alexandria Reyes Selected as LCLD Fellow, Shui Li as Pathfinder.

Robins Kaplan Principal Brandon Vaughn Named a 2019 Diversity Leader by Profiles in Diversity Journal
Firm principal recognized for leadership in diversity.

Robins Kaplan LLP Announces Leadership Transitions in Diversity, Recruiting
Firm announces leadership committee leadership changes.

Robins Kaplan LLP Receives Compass Award from the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Robins Kaplan LLP Recognized for Diversity Initiatives.

Profiles in Diversity Journal 2018 Diversity Leader Award Human Rights Best Places to work 2019 2019 MWL Partner 2016 USA Chambers Winner CMCP 2017 Diversity and Inclusion SAVOY Leadership Council on Legal Diversity