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 welcomes the following members of our fall class: Katherine R. Ballington (Fordham Law School), Joshua L. Coker (Cornell Law School), Katherine Dute (Temple University Beasley School of Law), Julia F. Fountain (Georgetown University Law Center) and Eric J. Rigoli (University of Notre Dame Law School), and congratulates them on their recent graduation.
65 Robinson+Cole lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022. Of the 65 lawyers from across the firm’s practice groups and offices named to the list, 49 are from Connecticut. The firm continues to have the highest number of recognized lawyers in the state.
Additionally, six lawyers were named the Best Lawyers® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Hartford, Connecticut and one in Providence, Rhode Island. The second edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch was also released, of which 17 total Robinson+Cole lawyers are listed in. Read more in the press release.
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.
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.
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.