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Minneapolis, MN 55402
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With more than 225 attorneys in seven major cities, Robins Kaplan LLP is among the nation’s premier trial law firms. Our attorneys litigate, mediate, and arbitrate client disputes, always at the ready for an ultimate courtroom battle. When huge forces are at play, major money is at stake, or rights are being trampled, we help clients cut through complexity, get to the heart of the problem, and win what matters most.
Our attorneys are experienced in a wide range of litigation. A few key areas in which we practice include:
Antitrust and Trade Regulation: The Antitrust and Trade Regulation group is one of few national practices to have obtained landmark successes on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in major antitrust litigation and at trial, including in several of the most significant antitrust cases ever litigated. With nearly $10 billion in recoveries for antitrust plaintiffs in the past several years alone and a long history of successfully defending Fortune 100 companies in antitrust disputes, Robins Kaplan regularly ranks as one of the top firms in the United States for antitrust litigation.
On the plaintiffs’ side, Robins Kaplan antitrust attorneys represent businesses and individuals in classes and direct actions in courts throughout the country, where we have achieved historic recoveries in some of the largest antitrust cases in U.S. history. Our lawyers secured the first settlement between a state and Big Tobacco using an antitrust theory, and our plaintiff successes have forced critical structural reforms in many other industries. As court-appointed co-lead counsel, we recently reached the largest settlement of a private antitrust action in the 130-year history of the Sherman Act in In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation.
Robins Kaplan antitrust attorneys also have a proven track record of successfully defending clients in high stakes antitrust cases and government investigations. Among our notable defenses, we successfully represented UnitedHealth Group and PacifiCare in an antitrust lawsuit alleging price-fixing and fraud related to prescription drug reimbursement, with claimed damages in excess of $1 billion.
Intellectual Property and Technology: The Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation group has a long history of extraordinary courtroom victories in high-stakes intellectual property and technology disputes. Our lawyers have led multiple enforcement campaigns on behalf of IP rights holders where recoveries in each exceeded $100 million. We are known for zealously representing and sharing risk with a broad range of clients, including some of the world’s largest technology-oriented companies, and innovative emerging companies, as well as individual inventors, authors, and developers.
Robins Kaplan’s attorneys represent clients across a full range of intellectual property matters, including patent litigation, strategic IP monetization, Hatch-Waxman litigation, trade secret litigation, copyright litigation, trademark litigation, and more. We have litigated and monetized technologies as diverse as software, microprocessor design, telecommunications equipment, drug and other therapeutic technologies, and imaging hardware. We have an established record of winning in federal and state courts, the International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and both national and international arbitration forums.
Commercial Litigation: The commercial litigation attorneys are no strangers to high-stakes, mission-critical litigation. They know how to litigate and efficiently resolve cases with a view to the bottom line. Our clients include an enviable sampling of Fortune 500 companies along with multinationals, technology superstars (and iconoclasts), and mom-and-pop success stories. Agile across a wide range of business sectors, we have developed particular depth serving entertainment, financial, food and beverage, insurance, manufacturing, and retail industry members as well as a nationally recognized government and internal investigations practice.
Updated Sep 2023