Robinson+Cole is pleased to launch its Environmental Law + blog. The latest addition to the firm’s network of blogs is dedicated to providing a timely and thoughtful forum for discussion of developments in the environmental, health and safety (EH+S), and energy landscapes. The Environmental Law + blog is produced by Robinson+Cole’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, one of the largest and most diverse in the Northeast, with Jonathan H. Schaefer serving as editor. To receive updates from the Environmental Law + blog, please subscribe. Read more in the press release.
A total of 42 Robinson+Cole attorneys were named to Super Lawyers® lists in the States of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island for 2021. In addition, 29 attorneys at the firm were recognized as “Rising Stars.”
Bruce B. Barth and Jeffrey J. White were named to the Top 50: 2021 Connecticut Super Lawyers list. Linda L. Morkan appears on the Top 25: 2021 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers list and, similarly, Natalie D. Ramsey was included in the Top 50: 2021 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Read more in the press release.
Robinson+Cole was again ranked as a “highly recommended” firm in Connecticut in the 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation – the definitive guide to the world's leading litigation law firms and lawyers. The firm also received a “recommended” ranking in the area of labor & employment.
The following Robinson+Cole lawyers earned a star honor: Wystan M. Ackerman, Bradford S. Babbitt, Patrick W. Begos, Joseph L. Clasen, Gerald P. Dwyer Jr., Edward J. Heath, Linda L. Morkan, Rhonda J. Tobin, Theodore J. Tucci, James A. Wade and Jeffrey J. White. This past August, Robinson+Cole Managing Partner Rhonda Tobin was also named one of Benchmark Litigation‘s Top 250 Women in Litigation for 2021 for the eighth consecutive year. She was the only female litigator chosen in the state of Connecticut for 2021. In addition, Stephen W. Aronson and Rachel V. Kushel received the “Labor & Employment Star – Northeast” recognition from the fourth edition of Benchmark Labor & Employment. Read more in the press release.
Robinson+Cole was recognized as one of The Hartford Courant’s Top Workplace 2021 winners, as published in a special section on September 26, 2021. The firm was the only law firm to receive a recognition. In addition, earlier this year the firm received a New York City Top Workplaces 2021 award by Schneps Media Top Workplaces and is listed among the top 20 businesses across New York City as published by amNY.
“Robinson+Cole is truly a special law firm,” said Rhonda J. Tobin, Managing Partner, Robinson+Cole. “Our culture of collaboration, civility and inclusion ensures that every voice is heard, that people work together while developing individually, and that everyone feels they are part of something meaningful. We are highly focused on professional development and mentoring at all levels, and our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is reflected in our daily decisions. All of this enables us to provide the very best service to our clients and to our communities.” Read more 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.
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.