Robins Kaplan LLP Announces 2023 Partners

December 6, 2022

Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that Marc Betinsky, Derrick Carman, Elizabeth Fors, Peter Foundas, Geoffrey Kozen, Emily Niles, Manleen Singh, and Emily Tremblay have been promoted to partner, effective January 1, 2023.

“We are proud to welcome our newest class of partners,” said Ronald Schutz, Chair of the Executive Board. “This is an immensely talented group of attorneys who have provided world class service to our clients.”

Marc Betinsky (Minneapolis) represents individuals in Section 1983 civil-rights litigation against governmental actors. His cases typically allege violation of the Fourth or Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, including allegations of excessive force or deliberate indifference to an inmate’s serious medical needs. He has extensive exposure to federal-court practice, having spent more than 15 years as a law clerk for federal trial judges, including 11 with Judge Richard H. Kyle in the District of Minnesota. There, he served as the Judge’s chief advisor on a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation, including numerous cases alleging police misconduct and other civil-rights violations.

Derrick Carman (New York) helps clients assert their intellectual property rights and defend against allegations of intellectual property infringement. He focuses on patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation, representing clients in Federal Courts, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the International Trade Commission. His primary goal is to help IP owners turn their IP into revenue generating assets.

Elizabeth Fors (Minneapolis) focuses her practice on personal injury and medical malpractice. In August 2017, she and her co-counsel obtained the largest wrongful death case in Minnesota history and what is believed to be the third largest verdict in the United States for a wrongful death case for these types of damages. The verdict was listed among the Top 100 Verdicts of 2017 by The National Law Journal.

Peter Foundas (Boston) is a commercial litigator and transactional attorney. He helps business owners and decision makers solve complex disputes and close deals. Utilizing his background in accounting, Peter has successfully litigated complex financial fraud matters, partnership break-ups, trade secret matters, breach of contract cases, fiduciary disputes, professional malpractice, and insurance subrogation claims. Drawing on his business experience, Peter also has counseled clients on corporate governance issues and advised on major M&A and commercial real estate transactions.

Geoffrey Kozen (Minneapolis) is an antitrust litigator dedicated to helping ensure his clients are able to pursue their business and personal interests in a competitive marketplace. Geoff has represented both business and class clients in a wide array of high-stakes disputes on both the plaintiff and defense side, often with hundreds-of-millions or even billions of dollars at stake.

Emily Niles (Minneapolis) is a trial attorney who represents clients in high-stakes intellectual property and business disputes. She has litigated patent infringement, trade secret, business tort, personal injury, and breach of contract claims involving technology licenses, confidential and proprietary information, and non-competition and non-solicitations disputes. Emily is also a registered patent attorney with experience litigating before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Manleen Singh (Boston) advises businesses of all sizes on all facets of corporate transactional law, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial leasing, international transactions, contract drafting and negotiation, corporate formation, and general business counseling. Manleen represents clients in a variety of sectors, including retail, food and beverage, and manufacturing.

Emily Tremblay (Minneapolis) is a patent litigator dedicated to protecting and monetizing her clients’ intellectual property and technology, as well as helping them grow and protect their competitive positions in the markets where they operate. Emily represents clients in complex, multi-million-dollar patent litigation across technologies and the country. Her practice focuses on Hatch-Waxman and other pharmaceutical patent litigation and strategic counseling, and patent licensing and strategic enforcement in the computing and semiconductor space.

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