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Author: Roberta A. "Robbie" Kaplan

Roberta A. "Robbie" Kaplan Roberta A. "Robbie" Kaplan is the founding partner of Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP in New York City. She has decades of experience in both commercial and civil rights litigation. She’s perhaps best known for successfully arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of her client, Edith Windsor, in United States v. Windsor, in which the court held that prohibitions on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional.

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I Wish I'd Known: Roberta A. Kaplan

March 01, 2021

When I graduated Columbia Law School in 1991, women made up 21 percent of the legal profession. As I entered the profession, it was common for a male attorney to have never worked with a female colleague. As a result, I often wondered: Could I