Leading by Example: How Robbins Geller Is a Force for Good

Rightly or wrongly, law firms are judged by the outcomes of the high-profile cases they take on. Robbins Geller knows this better than anyone: over the past 15 years, the Firm has achieved successful judgments, settlements and recoveries in immediately recognizable actions, including Enron (the largest class action settlement in history, at $7.3 billion) and UnitedHealth (which recovered $925 million in shareholder funds, including $30 million in cash from the former CEO himself). Robbins Geller has also notched precedent-setting judgments in consumer protection and insurance cases likeKwikset Corp. v. Superior Court and Troyk v. Farmers Group.

While Robbins Geller’s hardworking, tenacious attorneys appreciate the respect and recognition that come with such outcomes, they’re just as proud of the work that doesn’t attract front-page headlines or leading evening news reports. In fact, the Firm’s attorneys devote substantial time, energy and resources to good works, from pro bono casework to financial support for community organizations across the country.

A socially responsible approach to the law

Robbins Geller’s attorneys are cognizant of their privilege. Though they work tirelessly as advocates for those who can’t always stand up for themselves, they understand their duty to better their community in ways not directly related to their professional calling.

As such, Robbins Geller, its attorneys and valued support staff proudly devote significant amounts of free time and monetary resources to worthy organizations and causes across the country. Some of the organizations that have recently drawn support from Robbins Geller include:

  • Elderhelp of San Diego
  • The American Cancer Society
  • Family Health Centers of San Diego
  • The Ronald McDonald House
  • United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego
  • Rady Children’s Hospital

Making a difference in the fight against a wily adversary

Robbins Geller is particularly proud of the work it’s done in the fight against the most wiliest adversary of all: cancer. The Firm recently received the Circle of Hope Award from the San Diego chapter of the American Cancer Society for its tireless fundraising on the organization’s behalf. In two years, the Firm raised more than $41,000 for the Society across a combination of initiatives, including Relay for Life, Daffodil Days, and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Robbins Geller pro bono work: changing lives for the better

In terms of attorney hours, Robbins Geller is one of California’s single largest practitioners of pro bono work. The Firm has tackled numerous pro bono cases in recent years, securing favorable outcomes in many:

  • On behalf of 19 local children, successfully secured reinstatement for autism spectrum treatment funding that had been discontinued by the San Diego Regional Center
  • Secured the reversal of a Board of Immigration Appeals decision that would have deported a law-abiding immigrant family in violation of precedent, resolving a key point of legal dispute and setting an important precedent in the process
  • Represented a Somali immigrant family seeking asylum; the family had faced years of persecution in its home country

Robbins Geller’s pro bono work, community engagement and social responsibility policies won’t change the world on their own. But they help remind the Firm’s attorneys, clients and adversaries, not to mention members of the general public, that there’s more to life than professional accolades and public recognition. Here’s to keeping our priorities straight.