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Robert Kaplan

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Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP.


Mr. Kaplan is widely recognized as a leading securities litigator and has led the prosecution of numerous securities fraud actions, recovering hundreds of billions of dollars for the victims of corporate wrongdoing. He was lead counsel for CalPERS in AOL Time Warner Cases I & II (Ca. Sup. Ct., L.A. Cty.), and was a lead in In re Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. Securities, Derivative & ERISA Litigation, In re Escala Securities Litigation and In re Bank of America Corp. Securities Litigation. He also has earned a reputation as a leading litigator in the antitrust arena. Mr. Kaplan has been with Kaplan Fox for more than 30 years, joining in 1971. Mr. Kaplan honed his litigation skills as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. There, he gained significant experience litigating both civil and criminal actions. He also served as law clerk to the Hon. Sylvester J. Ryan, then chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.


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National Association of Securities and Commercial Law Attorneys (past President) Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (past President) Advisory Group of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York American Bar Association Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Chairman, Commercial Litigation Section, 1985-86) Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Served on the Trade Regulation Committee; Committee on Federal Courts).


B.A., Williams College (1961) J.D., Columbia University Law School (1964).


Bicycyling, hiking, kayaking.

United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Leading lawyers

Robert Kaplan - Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, whose reputation in antitrust dates back more than 40 years, represents plaintiffs in class and non-class private actions. The firm is currently representing a number of large purchasers in private actions concerning price-fixing in the packaged seafood industry and, in 2016, a separate highlight (as co-counsel) involved reaching settlements with the remaining defendants in the Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation. Key partners are Robert Kaplan, Matthew McCahill - Gregory Arenson, Richard Kilsheimer, Elana Katcher and Hae Sung Nam. All named lawyers are based in New York.

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United States: Dispute resolution

Securities litigation: plaintiff

Within: Securities litigation: plaintiff

At Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, New York-based Robert Kaplan and Frederic Fox are seasoned trial lawyers. The firm’s securities class action against Arena Pharmaceuticals, which alleges the company concealed safety concerns about its weight loss drug lorcsaserin, was revived at the end of last year by the Ninth Circuit. The firm has a long track record of successes for institutional investors, including some of the world’s largest public pension funds.

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