- Acumen Powered by Robins Kaplan LLP®
- Affirmative Recovery
- American Indian Law and Policy
- Antitrust and Trade Regulation
- Appellate Advocacy and Guidance
- Business Litigation
- Civil Rights and Police Misconduct
- Class Action Litigation
- Commercial/Project Finance and Real Estate
- Corporate Governance and Special Situations
- Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy
- Domestic and International Arbitration
- Health Care Litigation
- Insurance and Catastrophic Loss
- Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation
- Mass Tort Attorneys
- Medical Malpractice Attorneys
- Personal Injury Attorneys
- Telecommunications Litigation and Arbitration
- Wealth Planning, Administration, and Fiduciary Disputes
Acumen Powered by Robins Kaplan LLP®
Ediscovery, Applied Science and Economics, and Litigation Support Solutions
March 16, 2023Second Circuit Affirms Record $5.6 Billion Recovery in Antitrust Case
March 10, 2023Robins Kaplan Announces $28 Million Settlement in Case Against For-Profit College’s Directors & Officers
March 9, 2023Robins Kaplan LLP Launches New Professional Development Program
March 19-22, 2023PLRB 2023 Claims Conference
March 29-30, 2023ACI Managed Care Disputes and Litigation
April 3, 2023Conference of Tribal Lending Commissioners
March 13, 2023The Antitrust Case that Could Reshape Professional Golf
February 22, 2023A World Without Noncompetes: Protecting Confidential Information and Trade Secrets
February 7, 2023When Monkey Business Slips Into Trademark Infringement
September 16, 2022Uber Company Systems Compromised by Widespread Cyber Hack
September 15, 2022US Averts Rail Workers Strike With Last-Minute Tentative Deal
September 14, 2022Hotter-Than-Expected August Inflation Prompts Massive Wall Street Selloff
Find additional firm contact information for press inquiries.
Find resources to help navigate legal and business complexities.
Robins Kaplan Named to The National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Hot List for Third Time
May 7, 2019
Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that it has been named to The National Law Journal’s 2019 Pro Bono Hot List for its work representing a wide range of clients on a number of significant pro bono cases, including providing assistance to an immigrant seeking asylum, a transgender woman seeking treatment, and the State of Illinois seeking reform in the Chicago Police Department. This is the third year that the firm has been named to the list.
In 2018, the firm helped to secure asylum for Ms. N-A, a citizen of Cameroon who had endured arrest, torture, and rape for her support of the Southern Cameroons National Council (“SCNC”), a banned Anglophone political party. The court granted Ms. N-A asylum based upon the overwhelming evidence the firm submitted that she would have faced violence, rape, and possibly even death if she were forced to return to Cameroon. Attorney Jim Menton was honored with Human Rights First’s Pro Bono Star for his work on this case.
The firm also helped secure a significant pro bono victory on behalf of Jessica Hicklin, a transgender woman incarcerated at the Potosi Correctional Center, who was allegedly denied necessary health care for the treatment of her gender dysphoria. Working with Lambda Legal, the firm helped secure a ruling that the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) and its contracted healthcare provider, Corizon LLC, had to provide Ms. Hicklin with the medically necessary, doctor-recommended treatment. The ruling also barred MDOC and Corizon from enforcing Missouri’s “freeze-frame” policy—a blanket ban on providing hormone treatment to any transgender person who was not receiving such treatment prior to incarceration.
Most recently, the firm was involved in a pro bono case involving the Chicago Police Department. In February of this year, a judge approved a consent decree that will require wide-ranging and enforceable reforms of the Chicago Police Department (CPD). The consent decree is the result of a historic lawsuit brought by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and Robins Kaplan against the City of Chicago, a suit which sought to implement reforms to CPD practices that were recommended by the U.S. Department of Justice following its civil rights investigation of the CPD. Robins Kaplan attorneys have represented the State of Illinois on a pro bono basis since the suit was filed in August 2017.
In 2016, the firm was named to the Pro Bono Hot List in part for its work securing a significant court ruling clarifying that the Affordable Care Act’s civil rights protections extend to transgender individuals seeking medical care. And in 2017, the firm made the list for it efforts on behalf of Tribal communities, including fighting for access to health care for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
If you are interested in having us represent you, you should call us so we can determine whether the matter is one for which we are willing or able to accept professional responsibility. We will not make this determination by e-mail communication. The telephone numbers and addresses for our offices are listed on this page. We reserve the right to decline any representation. We may be required to decline representation if it would create a conflict of interest with our other clients.
By accepting these terms, you are confirming that you have read and understood this important notice.