Fifteen Robbins Russell attorneys—40% of the firm—were recognized this year by Super Lawyers, an annual Thomson Reuters publication recognizing outstanding lawyers. Congratulations to Lawrence Robbins, Roy Englert, Gary Orseck, Alan Untereiner, Richard Sauber, Barry Pollack, Philip Sechler, Mark Stancil, Alan Strasser, Michael Waldman, and Jennifer Windom for being recognized as “Super Lawyers,” and to Joshua Bolian, Lee Turner Friedman, Matthew Madden, and William Trunk for being named “Rising Stars.”
Dick Sauber and Jen Windom were each named Super Lawyers after their favorable settlement, just days into trial, of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Las Vegas Sands, Inc. Mike Waldman, also named a Super Lawyer, worked with Dick and Jen to resolve a major Department of Justice investigation into criminal and civil false claims allegations against former hospital company Health Management Associates.
Larry Robbins received his Super Lawyer accolade, and Bill Trunk was named a Rising Star, not long after they took bet-the-company litigation to trial, and won a $300 million judgment against Windstream Services on behalf of Aurelius Capital Management, LP.
Gary Orseck and Mark Stancil likewise took Super Lawyers honors during their representation, with Larry Robbins, of Puerto Rico’s general obligation bondholders in the Commonwealth’s high-stakes, bankruptcy-style litigation. Gary is also lead counsel defending two different healthcare companies in ten and nine-figure securities cases, joined by Bill Trunk and Matt Madden, who was also named a Rising Star. Mark is also lead counsel for the Administrative Agent for PetSmart Term Loan Lenders.
Super Lawyers again recognized Roy Englert as one of Washington D.C.’s “Top 10” lawyers in any practice area. This year, among other accomplishments, Roy argued and won a Second Circuit appeal on behalf of the trustee of Bernard Madoff’s now-defunct investment firm, allowing the trustee to pursue claims against major investors that placed money with Madoff through off-shore funds.
Barry Pollack earned his 12th consecutive Super Lawyer recognition after a year when he and others obtained a $10 million settlement for a man who was wrongly imprisoned for nearly 18 years. Phil Sechler was named a Super Lawyer while serving as lead counsel defending Mylan in its EpiPen® antitrust litigation brought by competitor Sanofi, joined by Lee Turner Friedman, another Rising Star. Alan Strasser earned Super Lawyer honors while representing clients in DOJ antitrust investigations and, with Lee, defending a company against breach-of-contract litigation. And Alan Untereiner, who received Super Lawyer honors for his many contributions to the firm’s appellate and trial matters, continues to work on such matters as a pro bono representation of opponents of President Trump’s border wall with Mexico.
Finally, Josh Bolian joined the Rising Star ranks this year after he argued and won a pro bono appeal in the Third Circuit and made valuable contributions to the Puerto Rico bankruptcy and PetSmart cases.
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