Robin E. Kaplan

Senior Counsel

Practice Focus

Professional Experience

Robin Kaplan has extensive experience in complex criminal and regulatory defense litigation involving white collar and antitrust matters, in state and federal courts in Florida and around the country. She has acted as lead trial lawyer in a variety of trials, most recently successfully obtaining an acquittal for an attorney in a complex mortgage fraud case in the Southern District of Florida. In addition, she co-tried a groundbreaking case in which the defense secured an acquittal of all 141 counts against a medical doctor.

Robin has handled cases involving complex tax, anti-trust, wire fraud, mail fraud, RICO, money laundering, Sarbanes-Oxley, drug trafficking, bank fraud, healthcare fraud; as well as alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FDA regulations, and the Arms Export Controls Act.

Before joining McDonald Hopkins, Robin was with Markus & Markus, a trial and appellate boutique firm.


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude (2004)
  • Florida State University, B.A. (2000)

State Admissions

  • Florida
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Southern District of Florida

Professional Associations

  • National Women’s White Collar Defense Group, South Florida Chairman
  • Federal Bar Association- South Florida Chapter Board Member, Women’s Committee Chair


  • Moderator, Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter Securities Litigation Seminar, March 2015
  • Panelist, McDonald Hopkins LLC's "Antitrust Do's and Don'ts: Staying out of the line of fire"
  • Moderator, Federal Bar Association’s “Having it All: A Forum on Balancing Life and the Ethical Practice of Law” featuring United States District Judge Cecilia Altonaga and United States Magistrate Judge Chris McAliley
  • Guest Speaker, Sentencing Mitigation, 2013 Federal Sentencing Guidelines Seminar
  • Guest Speaker, Bureau of Prisons Issues, 2013 Federal Sentencing Guidelines Seminar

Awards and Honors

  • South Florida Legal Guide: Top Lawyer, (2014 and 2015); Top Up and Comer (2009-2013)
  • Florida Super Lawyers: Rising Stars (2010-2013)
  • Daily Business Review’s Most Effective Lawyers Finalist (2009, 2012)
  • FACDL- Miami, Rodney Thaxton “Against All Odds” Award (2010)
  • 40 Under 40 Top Lawyers in Miami, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2009)
  • FACDL- Miami, President’s Service Award (2007, 2008, 2009)
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    Suite 2600
    Miami, FL 33131