Managing Partner, Robins Kaplan LLP


Before becoming Managing Partner, Steven Schumeister’s practice areas included commercial real estate and corporate finance. He has been named a Best Lawyer in America and a Minnesota Super Lawyer. Steven is also a part of the firm’s diversity committee.

Robins Kaplan LLP’s diversity initiatives include recruiting minority lawyers through its summer associate program and partnerships with Twin Cities Diversity in Practice and other organizations. The firm works on retaining and promoting its diverse lawyers with diversity work groups, training programs, mentoring, and pro bono activites. Robins Kaplan won a Diversity Leader Award from Diversity Journal in 2013.

Joined LCLD 2010

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2012)
Fellows nominated:
2018: Christine Yun Sauer; 2017: Brandon Vaughn; 2016: Melissa M. D'Alelio; 2015: Andrea Lynn Gothing; 2014: Sharon E. Roberg-Perez; 2013: Jennifer M. Robbins; 2012: Matthew B. McFarlane; 2011: Annie Huang

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2017: Ami ElShareif

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2017: Abou Amara, Dorea Batte, Brent Phillips, Deanna Thompson; 2016: Omotunde Okesanya, Ronnie Santana, Vanessa Uko

Annual Meeting (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)


Member: Steven Schumeister

Diversity Professionals: Chandra Kilgriff, Alexis Smith

Communications: Leah Radtke