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Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP

  • Designation: Minneapolis
  • Head Count: 224
  • Gross Revenues: $280,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,250,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,075,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 44

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi is a Minneapolis-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi has 224 attorneys and is the 186th largest firm in the United States.  With $280,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 113th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2000 Global 100 survey, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi ranked as the 62nd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MN, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 113 44 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 186 -14 Lawyer head count
The A-List 14 41 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 11 -4 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 84 -12 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 6 6 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 41 44 Summer programs

In the News

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Robins Kaplan Opens Valley Office

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 14, 2015

The 220-lawyer Minneapolis firm is transplanting a three-lawer team led by a patent litigator.

Manufacturing, IP and the 3-D Printing Disruption

Bryan J. Vogel : The Corporate Counselor : April 08, 2015

The manufacturing industry looks to be first in line to feel the transformative impact of 3-D printing, and unrelated changes in intellectual property law will impact the coming disruption.

Elliot Kaplan

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

Robins Kaplan handles most of Best Buy Co. Inc.'s commercial litigation, and Minneapolis partner Elliot Kaplan is a central force in that relationship.

Counsel to Counsel in the Twin Cities

: The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

The National Law Journal this week highlights lawyers who serve as outside counsel to some of the top in-house legal teams at companies based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Companies Should Rethink Their European Patent Strategy

Jake M. Holdreith, Alyssa N. Lawson and Li Zhu : Corporate Counsel : March 31, 2015

The new consolidated system raises the stakes of litigation. A continent-wide injunction can jeopardize a company's entire European market.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 23, 2015

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Robins Kaplan's New Dakota Offices to Serve American Indian Tribes

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

The firm has opened an office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with plans to open another in Bismarck, North Dakota. The Minneapolis-based firm's newest outposts will be led by the former U.S. attorneys for South Dakota and North Dakota, Brendan Johnson and Timothy Purdon, respectively.

Miami Class Action Takes Aim at Contract Lens Pricing

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : March 16, 2015

The lawsuit says five companies conspired to undermine competition by coordinating price floors, causing an escalation in the price of contact lenses over the past two years.

Antitrust Suits Pile Up as Firms Eye Contact Lens- Makers

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 09, 2015

With 40 million customers and $4 billion in annual sales, Johnson & Johnson and other major contact lens manufacturers are looking to some like a class action litigation bonanza.

Baker Donelson Adds, Loses Partners Seeking Greener Pastures

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 03, 2015

Securities litigator Scott Sherman has left Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz for a partnership at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, but Baker Donelson has added a partner, Ron Bingham II (above), to its bankruptcy practice from Stites & Harbison.

Benchmarks and Billions: The Plaintiffs' Hot List

: The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

This week we toast the nation's plaintiffs bar, singling out firms that scored at least one significant win between Feb. 1, 2014, and Jan. 31, 2015 — meaning that they prevailed in a bench or jury trial in which a lot of money or a principle was on the line or the outcome set an important benchmark.

Robins Kaplan

Laura Castro : The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Morning Wrap: Two Western U.S. Attorneys to Join Firm | John Paul Stevens Writes to the NYT

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : February 19, 2015

News about the resignations of South Dakota's and North Dakota's U.S attorneys, and the letter retired Justice John Paul Stevens wrote to The New York Times: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Best Buy Co. Inc.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015

Handling the legal side of the nat­ion's largest electronics retailer is a big job, especially if you're also cutting departmental costs, implementing an innovative compliance program and focusing on diversity and pro bono work.

On The Move: Lisa Wren Joins Clark Hill

: New Jersey Law Journal : February 13, 2015

The law firm of Clark Hill welcomes Lisa Wren, who joins the banking and finance practice group as partner, and other lateral moves from around New Jersey.

The Internet of (Legal) Things

Andrea L. Gothing and Seth A. Northrop and Li Zhu : Internet Law & Strategy : February 06, 2015

If a general counsel's wearable device does not keep her awake at night, the prospect of billions of devices sensing everything about her customers and employees during an era of cyberinsecurity probably will.

Locke Lord Lures Boies Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Polsinelli's Super Bowl Shuffle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2015

Polsinelli, one of the Am Law 100's fastest-growing firms, churns through its partnership; Alston & Bird adds eight in Dallas; Freshfields hires again in New York; a Skadden practice leader goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Recognitions

: New York Law Journal : January 29, 2015

John Mendez, a partner at Latham & Watkins, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the newest chairman of the board of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, among other announcements and honors.

Star Litigators Depart, Plus (Many) More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

An array of high-profile litigators from Irell & Manella and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi are starting their own firms as January's annual “running of the laterals” begins. Also, Hinshaw & Culbertson hires Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel; a Bingham McCutchen partner and ex-Cadwalader leader find new homes; Blank Rome opens in Pittsburgh; Greenberg Traurig goes to Tokyo; Quinn Emanuel heads to Seattle; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Robins Kaplan Name Partner to Start Own Firm

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

Michael Ciresi, name partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, announced he would be splitting off to establish his own firm—to be called Ciresi & Conlin—effective Feb. 1. Joining him are Robins Kaplan partners Jan Conlin and Katie Crosby Lehmann.

Litigators of the Week: A Look (Way) Back

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : December 29, 2014

In five years of Litigator of the Week features, a handful of partners and their law firms managed to stand out from their competitors.

Cargill to Settle Suit Over Truvia Marketing

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : December 03, 2014

Cargill will pay $6.1 million to settle a class action targeting its marketing of Truvia sweeteners as “natural,” but the company will still be permitted to use that adjective on labels and advertising to describe the products.

State Bar Replaces Its General Counsel

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : November 21, 2014

Bar confirms Larry Yee is now acting GC, but won't say what happened to Thomas Miller, who had been hired on Joe Dunn's watch.

NLJ Awards Honor the Country's Elite Plaintiffs Attorneys

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 14, 2014

Fifty of the nation's leading plaintiffs firms were honored at The National Law Journal's Elite Trial Lawyers awards ceremony on Thursday.

Litigation

: New York Law Journal : November 03, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Analyzing Advertiser Liability for Blogger Reviews," "Should Old Subpoena Compliance Rules Apply in the Digital Age?," "Into the Heart of Darkness on Wall Street" and "Law on Insider Trading Misappropriation Theory Remains Unsettled."

$1B Settlement Reached in Stryker Hip Implant Mass Tort

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : November 03, 2014

Thousands of plaintiffs in New Jersey and around the country who had surgery to remove failed hip implants settled their claims on Nov. 3 in a deal that is expected to pay out more than $1 billion.

Judge Sounds Skeptical of Voting Group's Claims

Greg Land : Daily Report : October 24, 2014

The judge overseeing a lawsuit claiming that Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and the elections boards of three Georgia counties have failed to properly register thousands of voters sounded skeptical of the action's claims Friday

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Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi is an USA-based law firm.  

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Robins Kaplan Opens Valley Office

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 14, 2015

The 220-lawyer Minneapolis firm is transplanting a three-lawer team led by a patent litigator.

Manufacturing, IP and the 3-D Printing Disruption

Bryan J. Vogel : The Corporate Counselor : April 08, 2015

The manufacturing industry looks to be first in line to feel the transformative impact of 3-D printing, and unrelated changes in intellectual property law will impact the coming disruption.

Elliot Kaplan

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

Robins Kaplan handles most of Best Buy Co. Inc.'s commercial litigation, and Minneapolis partner Elliot Kaplan is a central force in that relationship.

Counsel to Counsel in the Twin Cities

: The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

The National Law Journal this week highlights lawyers who serve as outside counsel to some of the top in-house legal teams at companies based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Companies Should Rethink Their European Patent Strategy

Jake M. Holdreith, Alyssa N. Lawson and Li Zhu : Corporate Counsel : March 31, 2015

The new consolidated system raises the stakes of litigation. A continent-wide injunction can jeopardize a company's entire European market.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 23, 2015

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Robins Kaplan's New Dakota Offices to Serve American Indian Tribes

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

The firm has opened an office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with plans to open another in Bismarck, North Dakota. The Minneapolis-based firm's newest outposts will be led by the former U.S. attorneys for South Dakota and North Dakota, Brendan Johnson and Timothy Purdon, respectively.

Miami Class Action Takes Aim at Contract Lens Pricing

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : March 16, 2015

The lawsuit says five companies conspired to undermine competition by coordinating price floors, causing an escalation in the price of contact lenses over the past two years.

Antitrust Suits Pile Up as Firms Eye Contact Lens- Makers

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 09, 2015

With 40 million customers and $4 billion in annual sales, Johnson & Johnson and other major contact lens manufacturers are looking to some like a class action litigation bonanza.

Baker Donelson Adds, Loses Partners Seeking Greener Pastures

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 03, 2015

Securities litigator Scott Sherman has left Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz for a partnership at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, but Baker Donelson has added a partner, Ron Bingham II (above), to its bankruptcy practice from Stites & Harbison.

Benchmarks and Billions: The Plaintiffs' Hot List

: The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

This week we toast the nation's plaintiffs bar, singling out firms that scored at least one significant win between Feb. 1, 2014, and Jan. 31, 2015 — meaning that they prevailed in a bench or jury trial in which a lot of money or a principle was on the line or the outcome set an important benchmark.

Robins Kaplan

Laura Castro : The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Morning Wrap: Two Western U.S. Attorneys to Join Firm | John Paul Stevens Writes to the NYT

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : February 19, 2015

News about the resignations of South Dakota's and North Dakota's U.S attorneys, and the letter retired Justice John Paul Stevens wrote to The New York Times: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Best Buy Co. Inc.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015

Handling the legal side of the nat­ion's largest electronics retailer is a big job, especially if you're also cutting departmental costs, implementing an innovative compliance program and focusing on diversity and pro bono work.

On The Move: Lisa Wren Joins Clark Hill

: New Jersey Law Journal : February 13, 2015

The law firm of Clark Hill welcomes Lisa Wren, who joins the banking and finance practice group as partner, and other lateral moves from around New Jersey.

The Internet of (Legal) Things

Andrea L. Gothing and Seth A. Northrop and Li Zhu : Internet Law & Strategy : February 06, 2015

If a general counsel's wearable device does not keep her awake at night, the prospect of billions of devices sensing everything about her customers and employees during an era of cyberinsecurity probably will.

Locke Lord Lures Boies Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Polsinelli's Super Bowl Shuffle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2015

Polsinelli, one of the Am Law 100's fastest-growing firms, churns through its partnership; Alston & Bird adds eight in Dallas; Freshfields hires again in New York; a Skadden practice leader goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Recognitions

: New York Law Journal : January 29, 2015

John Mendez, a partner at Latham & Watkins, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the newest chairman of the board of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, among other announcements and honors.

Star Litigators Depart, Plus (Many) More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

An array of high-profile litigators from Irell & Manella and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi are starting their own firms as January's annual “running of the laterals” begins. Also, Hinshaw & Culbertson hires Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel; a Bingham McCutchen partner and ex-Cadwalader leader find new homes; Blank Rome opens in Pittsburgh; Greenberg Traurig goes to Tokyo; Quinn Emanuel heads to Seattle; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Robins Kaplan Name Partner to Start Own Firm

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

Michael Ciresi, name partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, announced he would be splitting off to establish his own firm—to be called Ciresi & Conlin—effective Feb. 1. Joining him are Robins Kaplan partners Jan Conlin and Katie Crosby Lehmann.

Litigators of the Week: A Look (Way) Back

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : December 29, 2014

In five years of Litigator of the Week features, a handful of partners and their law firms managed to stand out from their competitors.

Cargill to Settle Suit Over Truvia Marketing

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : December 03, 2014

Cargill will pay $6.1 million to settle a class action targeting its marketing of Truvia sweeteners as “natural,” but the company will still be permitted to use that adjective on labels and advertising to describe the products.

State Bar Replaces Its General Counsel

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : November 21, 2014

Bar confirms Larry Yee is now acting GC, but won't say what happened to Thomas Miller, who had been hired on Joe Dunn's watch.

NLJ Awards Honor the Country's Elite Plaintiffs Attorneys

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 14, 2014

Fifty of the nation's leading plaintiffs firms were honored at The National Law Journal's Elite Trial Lawyers awards ceremony on Thursday.

Litigation

: New York Law Journal : November 03, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Analyzing Advertiser Liability for Blogger Reviews," "Should Old Subpoena Compliance Rules Apply in the Digital Age?," "Into the Heart of Darkness on Wall Street" and "Law on Insider Trading Misappropriation Theory Remains Unsettled."

$1B Settlement Reached in Stryker Hip Implant Mass Tort

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : November 03, 2014

Thousands of plaintiffs in New Jersey and around the country who had surgery to remove failed hip implants settled their claims on Nov. 3 in a deal that is expected to pay out more than $1 billion.

Judge Sounds Skeptical of Voting Group's Claims

Greg Land : Daily Report : October 24, 2014

The judge overseeing a lawsuit claiming that Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and the elections boards of three Georgia counties have failed to properly register thousands of voters sounded skeptical of the action's claims Friday