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Robins Kaplan LLP

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Chair of the Executive Board: Ronald J. Schutz
Managing Partner: Steven A. Schumeister
Number of lawyers: 250

Firm Overview:
Robins Kaplan LLP is among the nation’s premier trial law firms, with more than 250 attorneys in eight major cities. The 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.

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Business Litigation:
Celador International, Ltd v. The Walt Disney Company: Represented Celador International, Ltd in a dispute over profits from “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” Resulted in a $320 million jury verdict and judgment in favor of Celador.
In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation: As Court-appointed Co-Lead Counsel, Robins Kaplan represented businesses that purchased airfreight services directly from defendants. The plaintiffs’ cumulative recoveries in decade-long litigation surpassed $1.2 billion.
In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation: Court-appointed Co-Lead Counsel on behalf of proposed classes of businesses and consumers who purchased or leased new vehicles containing various price-fixed automotive parts. Partial settlements to date in the case have now surpassed $1 billion.
State of Minnesota and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota v. Philip Morris Inc. et al.: Robins Kaplan represented the State of Minnesota and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota in a groundbreaking antitrust and consumer fraud lawsuit against cigarette manufacturers. Robins Kaplan secured a historic multi-billion-dollar settlement.
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.: Served as counsel to the Official Committee of Student Creditors of Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the nation’s largest for-profit college systems before its closure.

Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation:
Eolas v. Microsoft Corporation: Represented Eolas Technologies, Inc. and the Regents of the University of California in action for patent infringement of web browser technology. Jury verdict for $520.6 million.
Intergraph v. Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Gateway, and others: Represented computer chip manufacturer in industry-wide patent litigation on microprocessor system design in a trial and recovered over $500 million in settlements.
Advanced Micro Devices v. Samsung: Successfully resolved multiple-patent litigation for Advanced Micro Devices against Samsung involving technologies in memory architecture, processor micro-architecture, MOS-transistor fabrication and design, and user interface design for consumer products. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals v. Upsher-Smith Laboratories: Lead defense counsel for Upsher-Smith Laboratories in a Hatch-Waxman patent infringement case in which we obtained a summary judgment of non-infringement of ten patents claiming a transdermal testosterone gel.

Insurance & Catastrophic Loss:
Robins Kaplan’s insurance attorneys represent leading US and international commercial property, liability, and fidelity/surety insurance companies in matters spanning wide range of coverage issues, including:
■Admiralty and Maritime
■Appraisal and Reference
■Catastrophic Losses
■Commercial Liability Coverage
■Commercial Property Coverage
■Investigative Services

Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice:
$20.6 million jury verdict for the family of a 30-year-old woman who died of sepsis three days after giving birth to her first child. This was the largest wrongful death verdict of any kind in Minnesota state history.
$15.4 million settlement for a 32-year-old male who suffered an industrial accident that left him with third-degree burns over 70 percent of his body.
$9.5 million settlement for a 51-year-old woman who suffered a catastrophic brain injury following a failed tracheostomy procedure.
$9.1 million jury verdict for a man who was paralyzed from the waist down following surgery.