Robin Cohen, has been recognized as a 2019 “Insurance MVP” by Law360 based on her achievements in a series of high-profile insurance recovery disputes over the past year. This is the fifth time Ms. Cohen has received this distinguished honor.
Robin is a seasoned trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience trying and litigating many of the nation’s largest insurance recovery cases. Most recently, on July 23, 2019, Robin served as lead counsel in securing a critical decision for Pfizer before the Delaware Superior Court, which granted Pfizer’s motion for partial summary judgment and held that excess carriers Arch and U.S. Specialty cannot invoke certain specific exclusions in their policies to deny coverage for Pfizer’s costs of settling an underlying shareholder dispute. The decision allows Pfizer to continue pursuing recovery of its costs to defend and settle multidistrict litigation.
This achievement followed a December 2018 decision that Robin obtained before the Delaware Superior Court as lead counsel for AR Capital. Here, the Court ordered that insurers must pay in excess of $70 million in costs incurred defending and resolving underlying securities matters.
Robin is perennially recognized as a leading insurance litigator by all the major legal directories and industry publications. She has been named one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” and “Insurance Lawyer of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation. She is ranked in Band 1 (highest rating) both nationally and in New York for corporate policyholder insurance disputes by Chambers USA. Robin has also been recognized as a “Plaintiff Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal based on her track record of success for corporate policyholders.