If you, like me, have been obsessing over profits-per-partner figures since the 1990s (sad, I know), the name of Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi should ring a bell. In the Am Law 100 rankings for 2000, based on 1999 revenue and profit figures, the Minneapolis-based firm boasted profits per partner of over $3 million — beating Cravath and all the other New York shops that year, except for Wachtell Lipton. RKMC earned a nine-figure fee for its work on a giant tobacco-industry settlement.
Since then, the firm has chugged along nicely. It remains in the NLJ 350, the nation’s 350 largest law firms based on size, and in the Am Law 200, the nation’s 200 top firms ranked by revenue.
Earlier this week, we received reports of Robins Kaplan planning to close its Atlanta office, which currently has around a dozen lawyers. One source told us that employees were notified well in advance of the actual closing so they would have time to look for new positions. We reached out to Robins Kaplan, which confirmed the news in this statement: