Robins Kaplan LLP Announces 2022 Partners

December 6, 2021

Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that Timothy Billion, Charlie Gokey, Christina Lincoln, Benjamen Linden, and Tony Schrank have been promoted to partner, effective January 1, 2022.

“I’m proud to welcome this exceptional group of attorneys to the firm’s partnership,” said Ronald J. Schutz, Chair of the Executive Board. “They have done a remarkable job advocating for our clients and driving success at Robins Kaplan, and I look forward to seeing how they shape the future of our firm.”

Timothy Billion (Sioux Falls and Minneapolis) practices in the firm’s Business Litigation Group. He has represented clients in a wide variety of cases, including trust and fiduciary litigation, contract and fraud claims, earn-out disputes, class action lawsuits, personal injury claims, constitutional litigation, internal investigations, and criminal proceedings. Tim also advises tribes across the country.

Charlie C. Gokey (Minneapolis) represents companies and individuals in complex civil litigation. His practice focuses in significant part on the health care industry, and in particular litigation targeting large-scale fraud, often with tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in dispute. Charlie also maintains an active defamation practice, and has litigated significant First Amendment and other constitutional matters in state court and at all levels of the federal judiciary.

Christina M. Lincoln, MLIS (Los Angeles) is an advisor and experienced trial attorney with the firm’s Insurance and Catastrophic Loss Group and represents insurers from across the United States and abroad with first-party property claims involving complex, multi-million dollar catastrophic losses. As a Management Liability Insurance Specialist (MLIS), Christina also specializes in advising and representing insurance company clients with claims under different professional lines/management liability policy packages, with a particular emphasis on directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance. She is a member of the firm’s Women in Insurance industry group, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, and the Women of Robins Kaplan (WoRK) working group. 

Benjamen C. Linden (Minneapolis) is a commercial litigator focusing on high tech disputes involving information systems and computer technology. Ben has experience litigating and advising clients in a wide variety of areas including patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, licensing, outsourcing, breach of contract, and intellectual property monetization. He has experience in both patent monetization and patent litigation.

Tony Schrank (Minneapolis) is a personal injury and wrongful death trial attorney who helps clients that have been injured or lost a family member due to another party’s fault. Tony has worked his entire career in the personal injury/wrongful death field. He has handled approximately 100 depositions, argued dispositive and significant motions, first chaired arbitrations, been successful at mediations and tried cases to verdict.

Christina M. Lincoln, MLIS


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