Robinson+Cole Welcomes Summer Associates and Legal Interns

Robinson+Cole is pleased to welcome the following law students as members of our 2022 summer associate class: Lauren Elia (University of Connecticut School of Law), Lauren Klobutcher (University of Connecticut School of Law), Theresa Lane (Northeastern University School of Law), Jessica Pinto (Western New England University School of Law), Ileana Polanco Cavazos (Penn State Law, University Park), Bryce Simmons (University of Connecticut School of Law), and Eden Yerby (Roger Williams University School of Law). In addition, the firm welcomes the following law students as legal interns: Jesse Manning (Roger Williams University School of Law) and Esangubong Udoh (University of Connecticut School of Law).

Chambers USA Recognizes 19 Robinson+Cole Lawyers in 10 Practice Areas

In its 2022 edition, the legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized the following Robinson+Cole lawyers Linn F. FreedmanNatalie D. RamseyRachel Jaffe MauceriPatricia J. IgoeEric M. KoganMegan E. Baroni, Robert S. Melvin, Earl W. Phillips, Jr.James P. Ray, Emilee Mooney ScottLisa M. BoyleTheodore J. TucciBritt-Marie K. Cole-JohnsonNatale V. DiNataleBradford S. BabbittJeffrey J. WhiteJames A. WadeGarry C. Berman and Steven L. Elbaum.

The firm also earned rankings in the following practice areas: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Environment, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations and Real Estate. Read more in the press release.

Leaders in the Law

Congratulations to the following Robinson+Cole lawyers on their 2022 recognitions:

William M. Daley - Up & Coming Lawyer, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly
Melissa (Lisa) Thompson - Massachusetts Go To Lawyer, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Stephen J. Boyajian - Professional Excellence in Law, Rhode Island Monthly
Dana M. Horton - Professional Excellence in Law, Rhode Island Monthly
Keisha Palmer - 2022 “Women in Business,” Hartford Business Journal
Norman Roos - Lifetime Achievement, Connecticut Law Tribune
Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson - “40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates,” National Bar Association / 100 Women of Color / Distinguished Leader, Connecticut Law Tribune 
Dan Brody - Diveristy Initiative Winner, Connecticut Law Tribune
Emily Deans - New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune 
Choity Khan - New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune 
Sandra Marin Lautier - New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune 
Kathryn Mullin - New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune 
Stephani Roman - New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune

Robinson+Cole Continues Growth in Boston with the Addition of Partners in Health Care and Insurance

Robinson+Cole announces the addition of Kathleen G. Healy in its Health Law Group and Health Care Industry Team, and Matthew M. Burke in the firm’s Insurance + Reinsurance Group. Healy joins from Verrill Dana LLP and Burke joins from Robins Kaplan LLP. Both are partners resident in Robinson+Cole’s Boston office.

“We are excited to welcome Kate and Matt to Robinson+Cole,” said Rhonda J. Tobin, Robinson+Cole’s Managing Partner. “They are talented and successful lawyers who bring significant experience, expertise and depth to some of our most strategic practices. They are natural fits for our strong health care and insurance teams. Adding Kate and Matt furthers our strategic plan by continuing our growth in large commercial centers and in some of our most high-profile practices.” Read more in the press release and in articles published in the Boston Business Journal and Law360.

Robinson+Cole Recognized as a 2022 Best Place to Work

Hartford Business Journal Honors Firm for High Employee Satisfaction

Robinson+Cole is among the organizations selected for recognition by the Hartford Business Journal as 2022 Best Places to Work in Connecticut. The designation honors companies who rank highest in employee satisfaction as determined by a survey administered by third-party research firm, Best Companies Group. Robinson+Cole was honored during the annual Best Places to Work Awards presented on March 24, 2022, in Farmington, CT.  

“Being recognized among the Best Places to Work in Connecticut is a reflection of the special community we’ve cultivated at the firm,” said Rhonda J. Tobin, Managing Partner, Robinson+Cole. “With our core values of collaboration, civility, and inclusion as our foundation, the firm focuses on supporting our employees through professional development, technology, and continuous communication. All of that, coupled with our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture enables us to provide the very best service to our clients and to our communities. But what really makes this the Best Place to Work is our people, who bring their best and work as a team each and every day.” Read more in the press release.



Robinson+Cole Achieves Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification

For the second consecutive year, Robinson+Cole has achieved Mansfield Rule Certification after completing a year-long process that began in July 2020. Robinson+Cole is one of only 118 law firms to receive Mansfield Rule 4.0 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. Read more in the press release.


Robinson+Cole Ranked #12 in 2022 Best Law Firms to Work For

Robinson+Cole was ranked #12 among 50 law firms listed in the 2022 Best Law Firms to Work For category as part of Vault’s Law Firm Quality of Life Rankings. 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. In addition to the Best Law Firms to Work For category, Robinson+Cole was ranked #1 for Integration of Laterals & Clerks, #2 for Technology & Innovation, #4 for Wellness, and #5 for Firm Culture and for Associate/Partner Relations. In addition, the firm ranked #6 in Vault’s 2022 Best Law Firms For Diversity. Firm highlights from those rankings include #5 designations for Diversity for Individuals with Disabilities and for Diversity for Women as well as #8 for Diversity for LGBTQ+ Individuals and for Racial & Ethnic Diversity. Read more in the press release.


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 230-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.