Robinson+Cole is pleased to welcome the following law students as members of our 2021 summer associate class: Madeleine Laffitte (Northeastern University School of Law), Gianmarco Massameno (Georgetown University Law Center), Garrett Shaikh (Western New England University School of Law), Jonathan Vasquez (University of Connecticut School of Law) and Bryce Simmons (University of Connecticut School of Law).
In addition, the firm welcomes the following law students as legal interns: Erin Howard (University of Connecticut School of Law), Seraphin Tala (University of Connecticut School of Law) and Eden Yerby (Roger Williams University School of Law).
In furtherance of our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment we recently announced several initiatives including providing billable-hour credit for diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) activities, instituting the use of personal pronouns in email signatures and online bios and providing as an employee benefit access to a breast milk storage and delivery service for use when nursing mothers are traveling. In addition, we are hosting a second annual Town Hall program for Juneteenth to commemorate the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. The firm highlights inclusion as one of its core values, an outcome of our recent Strategic Plan that called for a continued commitment to DE&I activities.
“Fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in our community is integral to Robinson+Cole’s core values of collaboration, civility and inclusion,” said Rhonda J. Tobin, Managing Partner, Robinson+Cole. Read more in Law360 and in the press release.
In its 2021 edition, the legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized the following Robinson+Cole lawyers Linn F. Freedman, Natalie D. Ramsey, Rachel Jaffee Mauceri, Patricia J. Igoe, Eric M. Kogan, Megan E. Baroni, Robert S. Melvin, Earl W. Phillips, Jr., James P. Ray, Lisa M. Boyle, Theodore J. Tucci, Bruce B. Barth, Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Natale V. DiNatale, Bradford S. Babbitt, Jeffrey J. White, James A. Wade, Garry C. Berman and Steven L. Elbaum.
The firm also earned rankings in the following practice areas: 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.
Robinson+Cole is pleased to announce the addition of Benjamin M. Daniels as counsel in the Business Litigation Group in Hartford and New York. The firm also welcomes Deirdre M. Robinson, Amanda R. Phillips and Seth B. Orkand as partners in Boston. Deirdre joins the Real Estate + Development Group and Amanda and Seth are additions to the Business Litigation Group. In addition, the firm 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.
Nearly 500 current and former lawyers and staff, as well as several senior governmental officials and community leaders participated in a special virtual celebration commemorating Robinson+Cole’s 175th anniversary. The program featured remarks from Connecticut Governor Lamont and Massachusetts Governor Baker, as well as Connecticut Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden, and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin. Declarations from the New York and Connecticut legislatures recognizing the firm’s long-standing contributions to its communities were also presented. Videos, proclamations and other highlights from the event are commemorated HERE.
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.