Roberta “Robbie” Kaplan is the founding partner at Kaplan Hecker & Fink. A formidable litigator with decades of experience in both commercial and civil rights litigation, Robbie has been named one of the “Top 10 Female Litigators” in the country by Benchmark Litigation, “Most Innovative Lawyer of the Year” by The Financial Times, “Litigator of the Year” by The American Lawyer, and “Lawyer of the Year” by Above the Law, among other honors.
An expert in cutting-edge areas of law, Robbie’s practice also includes a wide range of commercial matters for clients like Airbnb, Uber, Columbia University, and Fitch Ratings. Robbie is perhaps best known for successfully arguing before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of her client Edith Windsor in United States v. Windsor. The Court’s landmark decision in the case struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and helped to pave the way towards marriage equality.