Robert A. Atkins - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Robert A. Atkins

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 212-373-3183

A litigator at Paul, Weiss for 29 years, Bob Atkins is the Chairman of the firm’s legal ethics committee and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He has tried cases in state and federal courts, most recently an antitrust trial in the Eastern District of Texas. Bob has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Lawyers” in the U.S. in Antitrust Litigation.

Additional Information

Experience — Bob also defends product liability and negligence suits involving allegations of unsafe products, defective medical devices and the transmission of infectious diseases. His representations include: Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in investigations and litigations related to allegedly defective airbags. Boeing against design defect claims in the multi-billion dollar property damage lawsuits arising from the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11. Becton Dickinson in product defect class actions and individual suits claiming fatal injuries to healthcare workers. Take-Two Interactive in dismissing wrongful death and strict liability claims against the creator of the Grand Theft Auto video game.
Columbia CollegeBA 1982New York UniversityJ.D. 1987

Client Comments

"We have worked with Bob Atkins for many years and believe there to be no finer all around litigator and counselor. He is a trusted advisor to our entire management team due to the deep understanding of our company that he has developed. In my view, his dedication and commitment cannot be surpassed. "

Office Location

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
United States


Practice Areas

Litigation - Antitrust