The senseless killing of Asian Americans in Atlanta and the rise in hate crimes and attacks against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community are tragic reminders that we need a more inclusive culture in our country. Robinson+Cole condemns racism and all forms of hate, bias, and discrimination. Since the pandemic began, there have been nearly 3,800 reported incidents of anti-APPI prejudice and violence. That represents an increase of such incidents of 149 percent in 2020 from 2019, according to a study published by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. The horrendous killings in Atlanta amplify the anxiety, terror, and grief for us all – particularly among those in the AAPI community. Robinson+Cole stands in solidarity with the AAPI community in condemning these racist attacks and will continue to work toward a more inclusive and just society.
Robinson+Cole is pleased to announce the additions of Deirdre M. Robinson, Amanda R. Phillips and Seth B. Orkand as partners in the Boston office. Deirdre joins the firm's Real Estate + Development Group and Amanda and Seth are additions to the Business Litigation Group. The firm also welcomes Katherine M. Katchen to its Managed Care + Employee Benefit Litigation Group and Rachel Jaffe Mauceri to the Bankruptcy + Reorganizations Group. Both lawyers are counsel in the Philadelphia office. Read more about the lawyers in the latest press release.
Robinson+Cole’s partnership has elected Rhonda J. Tobin as its next Managing Partner, effective March 1. Tobin will be the first woman to lead the 175-year old AmLaw 200 firm, and will succeed Stephen E. Goldman, who has led the firm since the beginning of 2016. Read more in the press release and in an article by Law360.
Robinson+Cole announces the expansion of its New York office with the addition of two partners, John F. McCarrick and Erica J. Kerstein, as well as two counsel, Phyllis A. Ingram and Sedgwick M. Jeanite, and four associates, Meryl E. Breeden, Joseph A. Finelli, Dmitriy Gelfand and Andrew G. Lipton. The group has an industry-leading national practice that concentrates on the financial lines sector of the insurance industry, which includes directors and officers liability (D&O), errors and omissions, and representation and warranty insurance. Read more in the press release.
Robinson+Cole was among the law firms listed in the 2021 Best 50 Law Firms to Work For category as part of Vault’s Law Firm Quality of Life Rankings. In addition, the firm received top 10 recognition in the Integrations of Laterals & Clerks category and the #22 designation in the Business Outlook category. Read more in the press release.
The rapidly evolving impact of the coronavirus outbreak around the world and its characterization as a pandemic risk is overwhelming business leaders, human resource professionals and rank-and-file employees. Robinson+Cole’s dedicated Coronavirus Response Team (www.rc.com/coronavirus) stands ready to help businesses navigate the complex legal, financial and regulatory impacts caused by this unprecedented challenge.
Welcome to Robinson+Cole, an AmLaw 200 law firm established over 175 years ago, with a deeply-rooted culture of collaboration, civility and inclusion. Serving regional, national, and international clients from offices throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Florida, and California, our 220-plus lawyers and other professionals share a simple, common goal: We’ll work hard to know you, your industry, and your business so that we can provide the service and representation that best fits your needs.