Chelsea A. Walcker



Chelsea Walcker represents health care companies, financial institutions, domestic and foreign corporations, and individuals in a variety of complex business litigation and arbitration matters. Chelsea has significant experience in health care and financial fraud matters, as well as cases arising under federal securities and privacy laws and state breach of contract, business tort, and breach of fiduciary duty laws. Chelsea also has experience representing clients in internal investigations and enforcement proceedings involving a broad array of substantive issues. In addition, Chelsea maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in matters involving civil rights, domestic violence, and environmental issues. In all cases, Chelsea seeks to provide her clients with thoughtful and effective advice and representation centered on her client’s needs and objectives.

Chelsea joined Robins Kaplan LLP after clerking for the Honorable Donovan W. Frank of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Chelsea received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as Executive Editor of the Georgetown Law Review.  She received her B.A. cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University.

United States v. Bryant: Key member of the appellate team representing former U.S. Attorneys who submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court. The U.S. Attorneys supported the federal government’s position relating to the Violence Against Women Act’s (“VAWA”) treatment of Native American tribal court convictions as predicate domestic violence convictions. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Ninth Circuit’s decision and validated the position advocated by amici that prior tribal court convictions are properly considered predicate offenses under VAWA. By affirming the Ninth Circuit’s decision, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed prosecutors to address escalating violence with escalating legal consequences in VAWA prosecutions.

  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2015-2018)
  • Barnard College, Columbia University Alumnae Association, Co-President of Class of 2010 (2015-present)
  • Infinity Project, Board Member (2016-2018)
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Foundation, Board Member (2016-2018, 2019-present)
  • Animal Haven, Volunteer Dog Walker (2018-2019)
  • Animal Humane Society, Volunteer Dog Walker (2014-2016)

Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2014); Georgetown Law Review, Executive Editor (2013-2014)
  • Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A., cum laude (2010)
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association

  • Employment Barriers and Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
    CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 30, 2019)
  • Cryptocurrencies Blockchain and ICOs
    HCBA, New York, NY (February 19, 2019)
  • Access to Justice for Individuals with Disabilities
    Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 12, 2016)
  • What the Constitution Means to Me
    Minnesota Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates, St. Paul, Minnesota (December 11, 2015)


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