Katherine Barrett Wiik and Meegan Hollywood Recognized as Women Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal

The Women Worth Watching list recognizes women pioneers who are making a difference in their workplaces and communities.

June 27, 2018

Minneapolis, MN—June 27, 2018—Profiles in Diversity Journal has named Robins Kaplan LLP® principals Katherine S. Barrett Wiik and Meegan Hollywood to its 2018 Women Worth Watching list, which recognizes women pioneers across the globe who are making a difference in their workplaces and communities. They will be featured in the publication’s August issue.

A former Sixth Circuit law clerk and Harvard Law School graduate, Barrett Wiik focuses her practice on appellate advocacy and strategic motions. She has been the lead appellate lawyer in a number of high-stakes appeals in federal and state courts. She recently argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court in the first case in which that court will interpret the Minnesota False Claims Act. She also recently co-authored an amicus brief to the Eighth Circuit advocating that Title VII prohibits sexual orientation discrimination. Additionally, she was lead counsel on a groundbreaking civil rights case, securing a landmark federal court ruling that the Affordable Care Act protects transgender patients from discrimination in accessing healthcare.

Barrett Wiik serves on the Executive Board of the ABA’s Council of Appellate Lawyers and is the incoming chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section Council. She helped develop a unique “Appeals Self-Help Clinic,” which provides guidance to pro se appellants at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She also serves on the Executive Board of the FBA’s Minnesota Chapter. In 2016, Barrett Wiik received Robins Kaplan’s Mentoring Award in recognition of her leadership and support of attorneys in the early stages of their careers.

Previously named an On the Rise: Top 40 Young Lawyer by the American Bar Association, a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal, and a Top Woman in Investigations by Global Investigations Review, Hollywood has helped recover more than $1.5 billion for victims of anticompetitive conduct. She has worked on some of the most historical pieces of antitrust litigation, including a global conspiracy among air carriers to unlawfully inflate prices charged to ship goods by air. Among other matters, she currently acts as co-lead counsel in an antitrust action against the dominant suppliers of IV saline solution, a vital medical supply.

Hollywood serves as the Young Lawyer Representative for the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section, Global Private Litigation Committee. She launched and continues to spearhead the Committee’s “blogging project,” designed to give young lawyers the opportunity to explore developments relevant to global private litigation. She is the pro bono coordinator for the firm’s New York office, and has dedicated her pro bono practice to KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), where she assists unaccompanied refugee children seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in the U.S.

Barrett Wiik and Hollywood are both members of Robins Kaplan’s Gender Diversity Working Group. Since 2011, eight additional Robins Kaplan lawyers have been recognized as Women Worth Watching.

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