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Lori G. Cohen, Greenberg Traurig

Lori G. Cohen

Lori G. Cohen

Firm Brief

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (gtlaw.com) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100.

Recognized for her extraordinary trial record of 57 defense verdicts, Lori G. Cohen is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Litigation Practice, leading a group of over 600 attorneys nationally and internationally. Cohen is chair of the Trial Practice Group, her “brain child,” which she created at Greenberg Traurig. She is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Cohen is chair of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Group, a nationally-renowned practice that she built upon joining Greenberg Traurig. Under Cohen’s leadership, this group has risen through the ranks and has grown to include over 100 attorneys in more than 30 offices in the U.S. and globally; in 2018, the group was named The American Lawyer’s “Product Liability Litigation Department of the Year.”

Referred to as a “trial wizard,” Cohen is often called upon to “parachute in” at the last minute before trial, especially in challenging cases and dangerous jurisdictions. She has served as national, regional, and trial counsel for numerous medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, handling all types of litigation, including class actions, multidistrict litigation, and trials nationally. Cohen and her team routinely take complex cases to trial and win, including some of the most complex mass torts in history.

Honored in 2019 with Emory Law School’s Eléonore Raoul Trailblazer Award, Cohen uses her success as an inspiring, supportive foundation to build the careers of attorneys around her, including many women and diverse attorneys. She creates opportunities for junior attorneys, promotes dedicated team members of all backgrounds, and helps forge the next generation of legal leaders. Cohen provides attorneys at every level with meaningful trial experience on active trial teams and mentors them about the importance of developing their own brand, honing their skills, and finding their own path.

Cohen was recently named 2019 “Product Liability Attorney of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation, which also selected her as a “National Litigation Star” (2019), “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” (2018-2019), and “Top 10 Women Litigator” (2018-2019). In 2018, Cohen was recognized as “Product Liability Attorney of the Year” by LMG Life Sciences and inducted into the Life Sciences Hall of Fame. She has been selected by Law360 as a 2018 “Life Sciences MVP,” 2016 “Trial MVP,” 2015 “Trial Ace,” and 2012 “Top Female Trial Attorney.”

Cohen has been profiled twice in “Winning Litigators,” a special report recognizing the top U.S. litigators in The National Law Journal, which also named her one of “The 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America” and declared two of her defense trial victories “Top Defense Wins.” Cohen is one of two attorneys in The Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” for product liability litigation involving pharmaceutical and medical devices, and she is one of a very small group of attorneys selected nationally for inclusion in the 2010-2019 editions of Chambers USA Guide’s National Pharmaceutical Industry Products Liability Table.

Cohen’s impressive recognitions are outdone only by her passion for diversity, inclusion, mentorship, and a 360-degree, visionary commitment to client