Seasoned Litigator Joins Robins Kaplan

December 07, 2020

Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that John Childs has joined the firm as a partner in the Business Litigation Group.

Mr. Childs joins the firm after leading the litigation team of a large, international forest products company for the past 15 years. In that role, he oversaw hundreds of litigation matters and dozens of attorneys. His notable casework includes leading a team that successfully defended a Superfund allocation case related to the clean-up of the contaminated sediments of the Fox River in Wisconsin. At the same time, he prosecuted a CERCLA cost recovery action, seeking contribution from third parties for the PCB contamination of the Kalamazoo River in Michigan.

Before recruited to go in-house, Mr. Childs served as a partner at several national law firms where he litigated multi-party, multi-jurisdictional products liability, toxic tort, and environmental matters. His casework includes complicated scientific matters related to chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), lead, metals, and solvents.

“John comes to us with a proven track record of handling high-profile, multifaceted litigation for large corporate clients,” says Jason Pfeiffer, Chair of the Business Litigation Group. “His extensive regulatory compliance and risk management experience will be an asset to our team and we are glad to have him at the firm.”  

“Robins Kaplan has always been my go-to outside counsel when I needed trial lawyers who could find the ‘winning way’ in tough cases,” says Mr. Childs. “I could not be more pleased to be joining such a talented team of attorneys.” 


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