Robin Wolpert

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Robin Wolpert is an accomplished appellate practitioner, business litigator, and white-collar criminal defense attorney. With her unique blend of government, in-house, and private sector experience, Robin develops creative problem-solving strategies and, where necessary, manages litigation seamlessly from trial through appeal.

Robin handles a diverse mix of civil and criminal lawsuits and appeals, focusing on constitutional law, defamation, social media and misinformation campaigns, business fraud and misappropriation, and business compliance. She represents clients in litigation involving private parties or the government, including cases with parallel criminal and civil proceedings, civil and criminal appeals, and investigations. Robin has extensive experience in compliance with federal and international anti-bribery and anticorruption standards—including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, and anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism laws. In addition, she spent much of her career advising and litigating on behalf of state and local government as a prosecutor and outside counsel.

Always passionate about public service, Robin is a national leader and public speaker on democracy, ethics, lawyer well-being, implicit bias, and diversity, equity & inclusion. She serves as President of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, Treasurer of the Institute for Well Being in Law (IWIL), member of the ABA House of Delegates, member of the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism, special advisor to the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI), past chair of Minnesota’s Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, and past president of the Minnesota State Bar Association. She was Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law teaching constitutional criminal procedure in 2022.

  • Memberships/Affiliations

    Institute for Well-Being In Law (IWIL), Treasurer (2021-present)

     ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism (2021-present)

     ABA Rule of Law Initiative, Special Advisor (2023-present)

     ABA House of Delegates (2020-present)

     National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being (2019–2020)

     National Conference of Bar Presidents:

    • President (2023-present)
    • Executive Council (2017–present)
    • Secretary (2020–2021)
    • Treasurer (2021–2022)
    • President Elect (2022–23)

     Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board:

    • Chair (2017–2021)
    • Executive Committee (2015–2021)
    • Board of Directors (2013–2021)
    • Investigator (2007–12)

    Minnesota State Bar Association:

    • President (2016–2017)
    • President Elect (2015–2016)
    • Treasurer (2014–2015)
    • Secretary (2013–2014)

    Commission on Juvenile Sentencing For Heinous Crimes (2016–18)

    Minnesota State Bar Association Criminal Law Section Council, 2017–23

    Commission On Judicial Selection (10th Judicial District) (2011–16)

    Minnesota County Attorneys Association, appellate and best practices committees (2013- 15)

    Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society:

    • Chair (2015)
    • Vice-Chair (2014)
    • Secretary (2013)
    • Treasurer (2012)

    Minnesota State Bar Association Appellate Practice Section Council Chair (2011)

  • Professional Recognition

    Top Women Lawyers, 2017- 2023

    Named 2018 D & I Honoree by The Minnesota Lawyer click here

    SuperLawyers, 2017- 2023

    Named “2016 Attorney of the Year” by The Minnesota Lawyer, click here

    Named “2012 Attorney of the Year” by The Minnesota Lawyer, click here

    Named “Minnesota Rising Star,” by Minnesota Law & Politics (2011)

    Amicus Service Award, International Municipal Lawyers Association

    Lawsuit of the Year, Minnesota Law & Politics (2008)

    Minnesota Citizens Commission For The Preservation Of An Impartial Judiciary (Governor Al Quie, Chair), Reporter 2006-07


J.D., cum laude, Cornell Law School (2001)
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Chicago (1995) B.A., Colby College (1985)

Court Admissions

State of Minnesota
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit


Favorite Travel Spot: Langkawi, Malaysia

Favorite Sport: Downhill skiing

Theme Song: Mahler 5 (Previously) Little Known Fact: I am a former college professor and I love working with the next generation.

Favorite Part of Being a Lawyer: Empowering my clients to achieve their goals and partnering with them to create options for success both inside and outside the legal process.

Favorite Charity or Non-profit: Urban Ventures in Minneapolis Friends Describe You As: Creative and passionate about serving clients, the legal profession, and the public.