Law Firm Steptoe’s Itkin Receives Two Prestigious Honors

(September 11, 2007, Los Angeles, CA) – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – Robbin L. Itkin, a partner residing in the Century City office of international law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP, and member of the firm’s Business Solutions Group, is the 2007 recipient of two highly competitive awards. She was recently named to the prestigious Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of “Who’s Who in L.A. Law” for 2007, and just days later earned coveted recognition as one of the Century City Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 Women of Achievement.

“Robbin is an amazing and dynamic attorney,” said Roger Warin, Steptoe’s Chairman. “Her successful performance not only earns her heartfelt accolades from her clients and peers at the firm but her work is also consistently recognized by external organizations as outstanding in every way. We congratulate her on earning these two additional and exceptionally well-deserved awards for her high-level practice skills and consistent community contributions.”

Ms. Itkin is one of just 12 attorneys selected for this year’s Transactions and Corporate Law category by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and one of only seven chosen as a “Woman of Achievement” by the Chamber of Commerce. The two newest honors follow on the heels of her recent selection as a Top 50 Southern California Women Attorney for 2007 by Los Angeles Magazine, and her selection as a 2007 Southern California Super Lawyer by the same publication; the third consecutive year she has earned this distinctive recognition.

Ms. Itkin is a member of Steptoe’s restructuring group, an interdisciplinary team involved in litigation, restructuring and insolvency matters arising from all industries, including the subprime lending meltdown and softening real estate market. Her practice includes representation of debtors, creditors’, equity and bondholders’ committees, purchasers and trustees in corporate restructurings and bankruptcies in a wide variety of industries, including entertainment, retail, transportation, and hospitality, and advises high profile individuals and corporations in out-of-court workouts and financial transactions.

A 1984 graduate of the University of Southern California Law School, Ms. Itkin is extensively involved in a range of pro bono and community activities. In June 2007, she was named Director Emeritus after a decade of service on the Board of the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute. She has been a member of the Board and served as President of the City of Hope Inner Circle, as well as serving on the Boards of the Women’s Leadership Council and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. Ms. Itkin is a former recipient of the B’nai Zion Foundation’s Women of Accomplishment award.

Now serving as Vice-Chair for the Lawyers’ Representative Coordinating Committee for the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, just completing her service as Co-Chair of the Central District of California Lawyer Representatives, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Ms. Itkin also serves as a mediator for the Central District of California Bankruptcy Court, and publishes and presents regularly to professional audiences.

The list of attorneys recognized as “Who’s Who In L.A. Law” for 2007 was published in the August 20 edition of the Los Angeles Business Journal. Ms. Itkin will be honored by the Century City Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council at the 2007 Women of Achievement awards presentation on October 17, 2007, at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

About Steptoe & Johnson LLP

With more than 450 attorneys, Steptoe & Johnson LLP provides counsel and representation in a wide range of legal fields. In more than 60 years of practice, the firm has gained a national and international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in guiding business transactions. The firm has offices in Washington, New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Century City, London and Brussels.

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