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Robins Kaplan Partners Kathleen Flynn Peterson and Hollis Salzman Named to Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation List

New York, NY—July 10, 2018—Robins Kaplan LLP® partners Kathleen Flynn Peterson and Hollis Salzman have been named two of the Top 250 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation. The list is considered the definitive guide to the country’s leading female litigators.

For nearly 40 years, Flynn Peterson has been a constant champion for victims of injustice, often women and children, in the health care system. A registered nurse turned lawyer, she worked the night shift at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center while earning her J.D. Despite the institutional resistance of juries and policymakers to see fault in medical professionals, she has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, many of them record-setting, to secure justice for individuals and families who have experienced injury or death as a result of medical negligence.

Formerly president of the American Association for Justice (then the Association of Trial Lawyers for America), Flynn Peterson lobbied Congress extensively to resist caps on non-economic damages in medical negligence claims, which discriminated against women and children, and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work. She was named a Plaintiffs’ Trial Trailblazer by The National Law Journal earlier this year.

Salzman is co-chair of the firm’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation practice, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and assistant managing partner of the firm’s New York office. Two decades into her career, Salzman has served as court appointed co-lead counsel on a number of the world’s largest antitrust litigation matters, recovering more than $2 billion for victims of anticompetitive conduct. She has been named to Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation list since 2016.

Notably, as co-lead counsel in the massive In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Litigation, a class action against many of the world’s largest airlines, Salzman secured more than $1.2 billion in settlements for purchasers of airfreight services. Her groundbreaking work also includes her role as co-lead counsel in In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation—stemming from what the government calls the largest price-fixing conspiracy in U.S. history—in which she has recovered more than $1.07 billion for purchasers of car parts affected by price-fixing agreements to date. 

Benchmark Litigation’s extensive research process includes investigation into the individual litigators’ professional activities, as well as client feedback surveys and individual interviews. The complete 2018 guide can be accessed here.