Affirmative Recovery

Company executives and their in-house lawyers have, for good reasons, viewed the trial process as a costly draw on human and financial resources. In some situations, however, trial can be a valuable source of revenue.

Robins Kaplan is helping CEOs and legal departments recognize the assets and potential revenue they have in affirmative recoveries. With the same gusto that companies use to look into their intellectual property attics for untapped value, organizations must examine claims against third parties that were never brought, mainly because of litigation-averse perspectives.

We are here to uncover those claims, show you how recovery can be pursued and revenues created for your group - and how that can be achieved without substantial expense to you through our Affirmative Recovery Fee Agreements or Litigation Financing.

Moreover, pursuing these affirmative recoveries can show your board of directors and investors that you are determined to bring out the full value of investments for the stakeholders if not also potentially fulfill a duty to them.

We are unequalled in our ability to detail and recover that value. In one landmark case, we spearheaded arbitrations for breach of a long-term contract that resulted in $2.7 billion awarded. Other matters we’ve handled span a wide range of legal practices, from intellectual property claims to financial instrument litigation to healthcare litigation. For more than 80 years, we’ve made a history of recoveries that show how we change the odds.


Ronald J. Schutz


Immediate Past Chairman
Member of Executive Board

Michael A. Collyard


Member of Executive Board
Chair, Banking and Financial Fraud Litigation
Chair, Ediscovery Group

Christopher K. Larus


Chair, National IP and Technology Litigation Group

Jeffrey S. Gleason


Co-Chair, Health Care Litigation Group

Melissa M. D'Alelio


Member of Executive Board
Chair, Insurance and Catastrophic Loss Group

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