Robins Kaplan Announces New $100,000 Federal Law Clerk Bonus

September 2, 2020

Robins Kaplan is pleased to announce its new bonus program to recruit federal law clerks. Lawyers who join Robins Kaplan immediately upon completion of at least a one-year district court or appellate federal clerkship may now be eligible to receive a $100,000 bonus.* “This bonus program reflects our commitment to recruiting the best of the best,” says Partner and Recruiting Chair Patrick M. Arenz. “Those who want to become the next generation of elite trial lawyers: excellent writers, charismatic storytellers, and resilient advocates.” Robins Kaplan will also offer credit towards partnership consideration for eligible clerkships. 

The Next Generation of Trial Lawyers.

Robins Kaplan is in search of the next generation of trial lawyers who want to rewrite the odds for their clients. “We want lawyers who won’t settle for mediocrity and who strive for the extraordinary,” says Partner and Chair of the Executive Board Ronald J. Schutz. “The Firm believes that many federal law clerks have demonstrated a track record of success and accomplishment, and we want to invite them to apply to join our ranks if they want to become high-stakes trial lawyers.” In addition to experience as a federal clerk, successful candidates will possess initiative, ownership, and creativity; be comfortable taking strategic risks; maintain a strong work ethic; and stay resilient in the face of challenge and adversity.

The Robins Kaplan Advantage.

Robins Kaplan is a national powerhouse firm dedicated to high-stakes litigation and trial work. Its 80-year history includes landmark results and record verdicts. The Firm is a passionate defender of the right to trial by jury. And it has landed on the American Lawyer’s A-List on multiple occasions through its core values, unique characteristics, and exceptional results. Robins Kaplan is a rare elite firm that represents both sides of the “v”; has a varied client base that ranges from individuals to small companies to Fortune 100 corporations; and pioneered contingency-fee high-stakes litigation, recovering well in excess of $10 billion for such clients in the last 25 years alone. The Firm also has a nationally recognized pro bono program, and recently received the ABA’s prestigious Golden Hammer Award for its commitment to diversity.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here or contact Patrick Arenz for more information.

*Bonus eligibility is subject to determination that the candidate meets our bonus guidelines, and all other applicable requirements for employment.

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