Accolades

Our antitrust practice is consistently recognized by Chambers USA for our “trial capabilities and courtroom performances in large and complex industry-changing litigation” and by the National Law Journal for our “track record for litigating and negotiating complex cases resulting in verdicts and settlements worth hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars for their plaintiff clients.” Chambers USA has ranked us among the “first band” nationally for plaintiffs’ antitrust work in each of the last five years, and we have received similar honors from many other leading legal publications, including Benchmark Litigation, The National Law Journal, Law360, and Legal 500

In addition to achieving significant results on behalf of its clients, Robins Kaplan and the attorneys in the antitrust practice group have been recognized by leading legal-ranking publications for exceptional leadership and outstanding litigation performance. 



"They are simply amazing; they are forward-thinking, creative and very effective. They do a marvelous job."

"'[T]he team is outstanding: Very smart, effective and great to work with - they are top shelf,' notes a commentator."

"Hollis Salzman is a 'well-respected, creative and thoughtful consensus builder.'"

"Kellie Lerner is praised by her peers for her ability to 'get large teams of people to work effectively together.'"

"One peer describes Robins Kaplan as a 'great firm' that does 'brilliant plaintiff and defense' work."

"The 'excellent' Hollis Salzman offers impressive representation for plaintiff parties in cases alleging anticompetitive behavior. 'She is extraordinary in the sense that she works well and gets on with her clients while also getting on with the defense Bar,' comments one peer.

"Craig Wildfang is a 'great' lawyer with an impressive history of representing classes in antitrust litigation. He has also provided counsel in mergers and joint ventures and is well versed in a broad range of industries."

"Ryan Marth is 'an erudite antitrust lawyer' who has 'very good judgment.'"

"Craig Wildfang is 'really good at what he does' and 'knows how to advocate:  He's a lawyer's lawyer.'"

Chambers USA (2017, 2018)

Robins Kaplan stands out for successfully prosecuting and defending antitrust class actions, and noted that "only a handful of firms have a similar platform, capacity, resources, reputation and expertise on the plaintiff side."

Robins Kaplan is one of "the best plaintiffs' firms in the country."

Legal 500 (2015, 2016)

"Robins Kaplan prides itself on securing antitrust victories that affect entire industries."

"2017 was a good year for the firm, which recovered over US$300 million in settlements for purchasers of auto parts in multidistrict litigation stemming from the largest-ever US criminal antitrust investigation."

GCR noted Hollis' "performance over the past year has been particularly noteworthy."

"[Hollis] has achieved stunning successes in two separate and historically significant pieces of antitrust litigation."

GCR Antitrust Awards (2017, 2018)

"Robins Kaplan has again earned its spot on our list largely because of its antitrust work."

"Over the years, Robins Kaplan has built a reputation for backing David against Goliath."

"Robins Kaplan remains committed to representing underdogs against deep-pocketed defendants."

"Robins Kaplan…earned its reputation as a 'plaintiffs litigation giant' over decades of work in high-profile cases."

"Robins Kaplan LLP capped off a lengthy antitrust suit by finalizing $590.5 million in settlements with Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital and other private-equity juggernauts…adding another chapter to the firm's history of taking on powerful, well-funded defendants."

The firm has a "tried and true formula of grit and economy while taking on some of the largest firms and the biggest companies in the world."

"Robins Kaplan…has occupied a co-lead counsel role in some of the largest MDLs and class actions in the past year in several fields of law."

"The whole thing dramatically changed once Robins Kaplan took over," Mondelez Executive Vice President and General Counsel Gerd Pleuhs told Law360.

Law360 Most Feared Plaintiffs Firm (2014, 2015)

"The deep antitrust experience of the firm's attorneys, along with the patience of Robins Kaplan's other partners regarding lengthy antitrust cases, contributed to the practice group's success."

Law360: Practice Group of the Year, Competition (2015)

Kellie, Hollis, and Craig were each only one of 50 attorneys nationwide "who have moved the needle in antitrust law."

The National Law Journal's M&A and Antitrust Trailblazers: Kellie Lerner (2016), Hollis Salzman and K. Craig Wildfang (2015)

"Over the years, Robins Kaplan trial lawyers developed a track record for litigating and negotiating complex cases resulting in verdicts and settlements worth hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars for their plaintiff clients."

The National Law Journal's Plaintiffs Hot List (2015)