On January 26, 2024, a federal jury ordered Donald Trump to pay more than $83 million in damages for defaming writer, and Kaplan Hecker & Fink client, E. Jean Carroll.

"This is a great victory for every woman who stands up when she’s been knocked down, and a huge defeat for every bully who has tried to keep a woman down. This win is because of Roberta Kaplan and her dazzling team at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.” – E. Jean Carroll

“Today’s verdict proves that the law applies to everyone in our country, even the rich, even the famous, even former presidents. There is a way to stand up to someone like Donald Trump who cares more about wealth, fame, and power than respecting the law. Standing up to a bully takes courage and bravery; it takes someone like E. Jean Carroll. We thank the jury for standing up for E. Jean and the rule of law.” – Roberta Kaplan, Partner, Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP

The Kaplan Hecker & Fink trial team includes Roberta Kaplan, Shawn Crowley, Joshua Matz, Matthew Craig, Trevor Morrison, Kate Harris, Emma DeCourcy, Helen Andrews, Katherine Kromer, and Ali Hurst.

The Wall Street Journal covered the judgement in “Jury Orders Trump to Pay E. Jean Carroll $83 Million for Defamation.” Read the article here.