Robert Elkin is a Principal in McKool Smith’s Dallas office. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and strategic litigation planning in areas such as: antitrust, securities, consumer class actions, mergers and acquisitions, fraudulent transfers, and complex contract disputes. Mr. Elkin has obtained awards, court rulings, settlements, and business solutions worth billions of dollars. His clients include both plaintiffs and defendants from a broad range of industries, including information technology and telecommunications, energy, hedge funds, and financial institutions.
Mr. Elkin advises clients in high stakes, high profile disputes, and seeks to align litigation strategy with the clients’ business objectives. He appears regularly in state and federal courts around the country, and in arbitration proceedings. Most recently, he led a team in successfully defending Lennox, one of the world’s leading providers of climate control solutions, in a national class action in which the plaintiffs sought more than $1 billion in damages and injunctive relief. McKool Smith was named Lennox’s “Law Firm of the Year” for 2010 based on outstanding service and achievement in litigation.
Mr. Elkin is an author of Indirect Purchaser Standing in Antitrust Actions: Duplicative Liability in the Energy Industry, 11 ENERGY LAW JOURNAL 185 (1990).