Robins Kaplan LLP Announces Leadership Changes
June 3, 2019
Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce leadership transitions for the firm’s Executive Board and New York office. Ronald J. Schutz has been elected Chair of the Executive Board and Anne Lockner has been chosen by her partners to serve as one of the Board’s seven elected members. Hollis Salzman will succeed Schutz as managing partner of the firm’s New York office.
Schutz, a 21-year member of the Executive Board, is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized by many legal organizations and publications as one of the top lawyers in the country, including The National Law Journal, which named him one of the “Top 10 Winning Litigators in the United States.” He has won a nine-figure and multiple eight-figure jury verdicts, and has secured victories against behemoths such as Apple, Clear Channel, Sony, and Canon.
Lockner is a partner in the firm's business litigation group and has extensive experience in a wide array of complex litigation areas, including healthcare, class action defense, internal and government investigations, and privacy and data breach matters. She currently represents healthcare plans in multi-million-dollar litigation with providers involving claims for improper billing, breach of contract, and fraud. She recently led a team in a complex federal lawsuit against a provider that resulted in a $32 million settlement for her client.
Salzman, a member of the firm’s Executive Board, co-chairs the firm’s antitrust and trade regulation group. Throughout her 20-plus-year career, Salzman has been appointed co-lead counsel on a number of the world’s largest antitrust cases, and has recovered more than $2 billion in settlements for victims of antitrust cartels. As co-lead counsel in In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Litigation, a class action against many of the world’s largest airlines, Salzman secured over $1.2 billion in settlements for purchasers of air freight services. She also serves as co-lead counsel in In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation and has recovered more than $1.1 billion for purchasers of car parts affected by price-fixing agreements to date.
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