Robin co-leads the firm's associate-focused initiative – the Work Allocation Monitoring System – to support equitable access to career-enhancing work experiences and to empower associates to own their professional development.

Overview

As part of this effort, Robin meets quarterly with each litigation-focused associate to discuss self-assessments, review progress on core competencies, and brainstorm professional and business development needs and opportunities. Where appropriate, she assists associates with developing an action plan to accelerate skill development based on their tenure and practice area. To better support associates and internal attorneys assigning work, she participates in the annual review process and division meetings. To facilitate the implementation and adoption of the Work Allocation Monitoring System, Robin also collaborates with multiple internal teams, including the pro bono committee, the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and the Director of Well-Being.

Robin also serves as the Practice Division Chair for the Litigation Associates Group.

Experience

Prior to leading this associate-focused initiative as a practice development partner, Robin litigated a broad spectrum of commercial disputes. She has experience in employment, insurance and product liability litigation.

Clients have turned to her when faced with putative class action cases involving alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act related to background checks, employment discrimination, confidentiality and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, defamation, banking disputes and trademark matters.

She has appeared in trial and appellate courts in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa, as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Confidentiality – Duty to Warn – Mandated Reporters for Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corp., March 28, 2022

Applying Emotional Intelligence Skills to Enhance Well-Being, May 6, 2021

Title IX Training, Fall 2020

Recognitions

Recognitions

Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America©, 2020 - 2023

Named a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2011 - 2012

Named a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer, 2014 - 2021

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

National Association for Law Placement (NALP)

Professional Development Consortium

Hogan Preparatory Academy, Board, 2019-present

Si Jak NFP, Inc., Board of Directors, 2015-present

Gillis Center, Board of Directors, 2010-2015

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2014 Fellow

Stinson Morrison Hecker United Way Campaign, Co-Chair, 2008

The Missouri Bar

Kansas Bar Association

American Bar Association

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Admissions

  • Kansas, 2004
  • Missouri, 2005
  • Nebraska, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, 2004 
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2018

Education

Washburn University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2004

  • Washburn Law Journal, Editor-In-Chief

Pittsburg State University, Ed.S. School Psychology, 1990

Pittsburg State University, M.S., Psychology, 1989

Hastings College, B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude, 1987

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