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March 4, 2024 2024 Power 50

2024 Power 50: 37. Rhonda Tobin

HBJ PHOTO | GARY LEWIS Rhonda Tobin is the managing partner of law firm Robinson+Cole’s Hartford office, which will be relocating to One State Street.

Attorney Rhonda Tobin in 2021 became the first woman to be named managing partner of Hartford law firm Robinson+Cole.

Since then, she’s helped make the law firm one of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut. The firm ranked No. 2 in Hartford Business Journal’s 2023 Best Places to Work competition in the large employer category. Among other things, the firm was recognized for its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Tobin also led a key decision to keep Robinson+Cole in Hartford. She announced in 2022 the firm would be relocating from its current home at 280 Trumbull St., to the historic Hartford Steam Boiler building at One State St.

The new site will be the sixth Hartford location in the law firm’s 177-year history.

Robinson+Cole has been making other moves. It opened an office in Washington, D.C., with an intellectual property team, and launched a new subsidiary to formalize its government relations group.

The CT Government Relations Group of Robinson+Cole is led by lobbyists Susan Halpin and Brooks Campion.

Tobin’s practice focuses on the litigation, arbitration and mediation of complex disputes involving insurance and reinsurance coverage. She has been involved in high-profile coverage litigation, including cases arising out of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, sexual abuse claims involving the Catholic Church and academic institutions, and coverage issues stemming from the #MeToo movement and COVID-19 pandemic.

She has been a member of Robinson+Cole’s managing committee since 2009, and co-chaired the firm’s litigation section from 2007 to 2021.

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