Our team is made up of outstanding and highly experienced litigators, trial lawyers, and staff, including five former federal prosecutors, three former public defenders, and lawyers who have clerked for judges at all levels in state and federal court. Kaplan Hecker was recognized as both the 2020 and 2021 Boutique Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. In the fall of 2019, Benchmark Litigation also recognized Kaplan Hecker as one of the 10 “Top Boutique Firms” in the country, just two years after the firm’s founding. The publication also gave the firm its highest rating as a “Highly Recommended Law Firm – New York,” making Kaplan Hecker one of the very few litigation boutiques – and the only firm founded by women – to achieve that top designation. Kaplan Hecker has also been recognized by Chambers and The Legal 500 as having one of the country’s top white-collar defense practices, and our commercial litigation practice has been similarly ranked by Chambers. In its profile, Chambers has noted that the firm is “increasingly recognized for its excellence across an array of litigation-related matters” and is “respected by the market for its ‘deep bench of heavy hitters with different backgrounds who are leaders in this area, and are smart, collaborative people.” Our lawyers have tried and won dozens of cases in state and federal courts across the country.
One anonymous peer noted that Kaplan Hecker’s lawyers “are unwaveringly committed to staring down injustice without blinking, and their work proves that. They are ambitious, feisty and fearless, especially tailor-made for these tumultuous times.” Another noted that “they are all pretty young, and are already superstars, so really, if they keep that model and all wind up staying together, the sky is the limit.”
Kaplan Hecker lawyers have consistently been recognized as among the leading litigators in the country and founding partner Roberta "Robbie" Kaplan was named the 2020 "Attorney of the Year" by the New York Law Journal. Our lawyers win numerous awards from legal media and professional organizations, play significant leadership roles in public service, and are widely published on their individual areas of expertise.