Robert Laplaca

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  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1993)
  • Columbia College, Columbia University (B.A., 1989)


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Rob has a diverse practice that focuses on two primary areas: commercial litigation and advertising, promotion and marketing law. The set of skills particular to each of these areas of law combines to allow Rob to provide a holistic approach to meeting a client’s needs. Litigation clients benefit from the practical, real-world advice common in advertising law, while promotion clients benefit from an outlook that tries to avoid litigation.

Commercial litigation

Rob has been litigating for 25 years and has practiced in many courts, including the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of Connecticut, the District of Massachusetts, the Northern District of Illinois, the District of Minnesota, and the Middle District of Florida, as well as state courts in New York, Connecticut and Delaware. He has also arbitrated claims in Connecticut, New York and before the International Chamber of Commerce. He has tried cases before juries in both federal and state courts. Cases have included a wide-range of commercial actions, including contracts, employment issues, intellectual property, commercial lending and other corporate disputes.

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Advertising, Promotions and Marketing

Rob represents promotional marketing agencies and major brands, including food and beverage, retail, entertainment, personal care, and professional and consumer products in a variety of nationwide marketing activities from traditional promotions and offers to social media, in-app and other on-line programs. Rob also has unique experience representing companies engaged in cause-related marketing, including commercial co-ventures, advising clients from concept through implementation of programs in this highly-regulated area.

Rob maintains an interesting and informative blog covering newsworthy topics in advertising, promotions and marketing at

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Public Service

2005 - Present: State-Certified Firefighter for the Weston (CT) Volunteer Fire Department


American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association


  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1993)
  • Columbia College, Columbia University (B.A., 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under 
    Business Litigation (2013-2016)