Roberta (Robbie) Kaplan, a litigation partner at Paul, Weiss LLP, has been described as a “powerhouse corporate litigator” and “pressure junkie” who “thrives on looking at the big picture” whether “in the gay-marriage legal fight or high-profile corporate scandals.” She has been selected as one of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers” in the United States, as a “Litigator of the Year” by The American Lawyer, and as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Above the Law.
In addition to representing clients like JPM Chase, the Minnesota Vikings, Columbia University and Airbnb, Robbie represented Edith Windsor in the landmark civil rights case of United States v. Windsor in which the United States Supreme Court ruled in June 2013 that a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA violated the U.S. Constitution inevitably leading to the Supreme Court mandating marriage equality nationwide two years later. She is also the author of the book “Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA” published by W.W. Norton, which was chosen by the L.A. Times as one of the top 10 books of 2015. President Bill Clinton has noted that “United States v. Windsor was a landmark ruling and the case’s architect, Roberta Kaplan, emerged as a true American hero. Then Comes Marriage is a riveting account of a watershed moment in our history, and the strategy, ingenuity, and humanity that made it happen.”