Robinson+Cole Formally Establishes CT Government Relations Subsidiary

Robinson+Cole is pleased to announce that its Government Relations Group will operate as the CT Government Relations Group of Robinson+Cole LLC (CTGRG-RC)—a subsidiary of the law firm. The entity will continue to be led by long-time Robinson+Cole team members Susan J. Halpin and Brooks C. Campion, who will serve as co-principals of the new subsidiary.

“For more than three decades Susan and Brooks have been helping  clients advance, shape and defend positions in a myriad of critical public policy areas, including some of the most high profile  health, energy, taxation, employment and environmental protection legislative initiatives and agency regulations,” said Robinson+Cole Managing Partner Rhonda J. Tobin. “We are excited to formalize the CTGRG-RC entity with Susan and Brooks continuing to lead the team in Connecticut.” Read more in the press release.


Robinson+Cole Once Again Named A Best Place to Work in Connecticut

Robinson+Cole received a second-place ranking among 16 large employer finalists selected for the Hartford Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Connecticut recognition. The designation honors companies who were identified as “doing the right things to keep employees interested, engaged and balanced” as determined by a survey administered by third-party research firm, Workforce Research Group. Robinson+Cole was the highest rated law firm honored during the annual Best Places to Work Awards presented on March 2, 2023, in Plantsville, CT. This is the second consecutive year and ninth time the firm has been named a “Best Place to Work in Connecticut.”

“To once again be named a Best Place to Work in Connecticut is a tremendous honor and reflects our special community filled with people who bring their best and work as a team each and every day,” said Rhonda J. Tobin, Managing Partner, Robinson+Cole. “Our R+C family is dedicated to preserving our core values of collaboration, civility and inclusion. Everyone understands the importance of belonging, well-being, mentoring, and professional development, and by investing in one another, we are able to provide outstanding service to our clients and our communities. We are lucky to work with such talented and dedicated people who make it a pleasure to work together.” Read more in the press release.


Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners and Counsel

Robinson+Cole is pleased to announce the election of Benjamin M. Daniels, Andrew A. DePeau, Sandra Marin Lautier, Kathryn M. Rattigan and Evan J. Seeman as partners as well as the promotion of Lisa B. Andrzejewski to counsel, effective January 1, 2023. These elevations reflect Robinson+Cole’s continued strategic growth in key areas, including business and bankruptcy litigation, data privacy and security, construction and real estate and development.

“Congratulations to this outstanding group of lawyers on their well-deserved promotion,” said Rhonda J. Tobin, Managing Partner of Robinson+Cole. “They exemplify the excellent talent driving our firm’s sustained growth and are strong contributors to our clients, firm, and communities.”

Robinson+Cole Continues Significant Strategic Expansion with New Office in Washington, DC

Robinson+Cole is pleased to the announce the opening of an office in Washington, DC and welcomes four attorneys and a patent agent. William E. Bradley joins Robinson+Cole as a partner, along with other intellectual property attorneys including Kyle G. Hepner and David W. Leibovitch as counsel, and Daniel J. Lass as a Patent Agent. Jennifer Driscoll, an anti-trust and government investigations attorney who has spent over fifteen years working at prominent firms in Washington DC, recently joined the firm as counsel. The new office is located at 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

“Continuing to enhance our intellectual property and business litigation practices is another step in the execution of our strategic plan, which focused on expanding in major commercial centers,” said Rhonda J. Tobin, Managing Partner, Robinson+Cole. “We are excited to have added this talented group of professionals in a location that is meaningful for many clients who are expanding operations in the Washington metropolitan area.” Read more in the press release.

Robinson+Cole Bolsters Intellectual Property Practice 

Robinson+Cole is pleased to announce the addition of John H. Mutchler as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property + Technology Group. He is joined by Patent Agent Joseph R. Conte III and Intellectual Property Specialists Christina A. Engel and Noelle T. Melnik. John has a global practice advising clients on their intellectual property rights with specific experience in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, patent appeals before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and intellectual property litigation. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in Connecticut. Read more in the press release.

Robinson+Cole Achieves Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification

For the third consecutive year, Robinson+Cole has achieved Mansfield Rule Certification after completing a year-long process that began in July 2021. Robinson+Cole is one of only 165 law firms to receive Mansfield Rule 5.0 certification. The certification is developed and facilitated by Diversity Lab in an effort to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership positions by broadening the pool of women, lawyers of color, lawyers with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ lawyers who are considered for significant governance roles, partner promotions, lateral partner and senior associate hiring and inclusion in business development initiatives.

“Fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment is integral to Robinson+Cole’s core values of collaboration, civility, and inclusion,” said Robinson+Cole Managing Partner Rhonda Tobin. “Our continued participation in Mansfield Rule certification provides us with measurable benchmarks to ensure we are diversifying the leaders of our firm in accordance with those core values.”

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Robinson+Cole Among 2023 Best Law Firms to Work For

Robinson+Cole ranked #25 in the 2023 Best Law Firms to Work For category as part of the annual Vault Law Firm Rankings. The results of the rankings are derived from Vault’s Annual Associate Survey in which nearly 20,000 associates rated and commented on various aspects of their work lives.

Vault’s Law Firm Quality of Life Rankings include 15 subcategories. In addition to ranking in the 2023 Best 50 Law Firms to Work For category, Robinson+Cole received top 10 recognitions in the Integrations of Laterals & Clerks category, Technology & Innovation category and Wellness category. Learn more.


Welcome to Robinson+Cole, an AmLaw 200 law firm established over 178 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 250-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.