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Jun 7, 2021

Robbin Itkin  

In this episode of Her Success Story, Ivy Slater chats with Robbin Itkin who is experienced in bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring. They talk about a variety of topics including building a book of business, growing a career, and changes in the industry

Experienced at representing a range of parties in the bankruptcy process, Robbin Itkin has protected the claims and interests of debtors, creditors’, equity and bondholders’ committees, purchasers, and trustees in corporate restructurings and bankruptcies. Her industry experience spans real estate, entertainment, sports, retail, transportation, manufacturing, and hospitality. Many of Robbin’s clients are high-profile individuals in entertainment, sports, and business. She discreetly guides them through out-of-court workouts and financial transactions, often advising at all stages of business growth and on early signs of distress.

Robbin has been involved in notable bankruptcy cases, including those involving Chrysler LLC, Lehman Brothers, the landmark Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, yoga guru Bikram Choudhury, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Additionally, she has represented leading talent in the Relativity Media and AOG Entertainment cases, among other matters.

Prior to joining Sklar Kirsh, Robbin was a partner with DLA Piper and with Liner LLP, where she served as chair of its Business Solutions and Financial Restructuring Group. She also led the West Coast business and financial restructuring team at Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Robbin received her undergraduate degree from University of California, Los Angeles and her law degree from University of Southern California. She often speaks at leading bankruptcy events on topical issues, including women in the bankruptcy profession.

Robbin’s excellence in complex matters has earned her recognition as a Chambers USA-ranked attorney in restructuring. Super Lawyers has featured her since 2005 and has named her among Southern California’s Top 50 Women lawyers and Top 100 lawyers. She also is recognized by Best Lawyers in Southern California and Martindale Hubbell. Robbin was the recipient in 2013 of the Century City Bar Association’s “Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year'' award and was featured on the inaugural list of LawDragon’s 2020 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers.

Robbin uses her spare time to fly fish with her husband, a banking and finance lawyer, and to enjoy her homes in the San Fernando Valley and Montana with their two Labrador retrievers.  Plug: Partner, Sklar Kirsh’s Bankruptcy practice group

Ivy Slater is a professionally certified business coach, speaker, best-selling author and podcast host. After owning and operating a 7-figure printing business, having been in the industry for 20 years, she started Slater Success which focuses on developing great leaders and facilitating business growth and expansion. Ivy holds masterminds and retreats with her private client base and corporate training on communication and strategic planning. She speaks nationwide on the topics of leadership, sustainable growth, relationships and sales.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The boy’s club
  • How to build a book of business
  • Taking the fresh approach to business
  • On loving challenges
  • Trends in business restructuring and bankruptcy since Covid
  • The hybrid workforce
  • The empowering energy that comes from a room full of smart women
  • How to connect with your team while working virtually
  • Tips for young lawyers growing their careers
  • Why pretending to be perfect hurts business credibility
  • How supporting other women helps you as a leader
  • The value of mentoring others
  • Fun facts about Robbin

Robbin Itkin


Ivy Slater

Best Selling Author of From the Barre to the Boardroom