The Connecticut Law Tribune recognized Robinson+Cole lawyers Norman Roos, Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson, Dan Brody, Emily Deans, Choity Khan, Sandra Marin Lautier, Kathryn Mullin and Stephani Roman during the publication’s annual Connecticut Legal Awards on May 11. The awards honor those attorneys and judges who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession in Connecticut - whether in shaping the law, achieving outsized results for their clients, being an outstanding jurist or assisting those in need of legal services.
In addition, the Hartford Business Journal (HBJ) selected Keisha Palmer, Public Finance Group lawyer and Partner in Charge of Robinson+Cole’s Hartford, for inclusion in its 2022 “Women in Business” recognition. Honorees were profiled in a special section included in the April 11 edition of the HBJ and were recognized during the publication’s annual event on May 4.
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.
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.
Partner Arila Zhou and Associates Yang Xu and Tim Chen join in New York
The team handles capital markets and securities matters with an emphasis on special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC) transactions and initial public offerings of foreign issuers, particularly from Asia. Zhou, Xu and Chen, all native Mandarin speakers fluent in English, were previously with Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li in New York. The additions were recently highlighted in Law360.
“We are thrilled to welcome Arila, Yang and Tim to the firm,” said Mitchell L. Lampert, chair of Robinson+Cole’s Capital Markets group. “They are talented and well-known transactional lawyers. Their arrival has already added an important dimension to our practice by collaborating on client needs and enhancing efforts to grow our offerings.” Read more about the team in the press release.
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 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.