I think my strong strategic sense separates me from the pack, and clients say they value my ability to take a very complex situation, simplify it and craft a first-of-its-kind approach to address and resolve it to their advantage. I truly enjoy tackling cutting-edge issues that set precedents and using my trial prowess to maximize dollars for those I represent.
The recipient of numerous awards by prominent organizations and recognized as one of the very best insurance coverage lawyers in the world, leading litigator Robin Cohen has recovered more than $10 billion in assets for her clients during her more than 30-year career. Robin counsels an exclusive policyholder client base spanning industries and countries, astutely advocating for them in cases involving asbestos, directors and officers issues, employee coverage, employee dishonesty, environmental, first-party, product liability, toxic tort, and other claims.
Her excellent courtroom skills and trial success bring her recognition as one of the National Journal’s “50 Most Influential Women Lawyers” in America, a recipient of the 2020 Legal 500 “Advice to Policyholders” Hall of Fame honor, and Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in America.
Robin’s talents have also been recognized in numerous publications, including 2017 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016 Chambers USA, 2015 Chambers USA, 2014 Chambers USA, 2013 Chambers USA (“outstanding in all aspects”), 2012 Chambers USA (“a real standout—innovative and fabulous all-around attorney”), 2011 Chambers USA (“spectacular and confidence-inspiring” and “she always knows how to resolve matters, whether to settle or fight”), 2010 Chambers USA (“an outstanding oral advocate and strategic thinker”), 2009 Chambers USA (“is always thinking three to five steps ahead on each issue”), 2008 Chambers USA (“is always strategic and very thorough in her approach—she is someone you can trust for the truly large matters”) and Lawdragon 500 (“a top-flight advocate for insurance clients”). Robin was selected by Business Insurance as one the 2011 “Women to Watch” and was recognized as both a national and local “litigation star” in Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Plaintiff, as well as named as one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” by Benchmark for six consecutive years. Robin is noted as a “Leading Lawyer” in The Legal 500’s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide for Insurance: Advice to Policyholders and has been consistently named as one of the Top 500 “Leading Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon. Robin was featured as a “winning litigator” in 2013, where she was one of only five lawyers recognized nationally for overcoming tough odds in a case with high financial stakes.
As lead counsel in groundbreaking cases before many of the highest courts in the United States, Robin routinely negotiates settlements in the multi-hundred million dollar range. Her dynamic trial presence, agile and quick-to-pivot thinking, excellent listening skills, and refreshingly direct and often humorous delivery gain the respect and admiration of judges, juries, and adverse lawyers alike.
Outside the courtroom Robin focuses on tackling bet-the-company insurance issues that materially impact the bottom line for companies and developing a strategy that solves the clients’ problems and utilizes the team’s trial prowess to maximize settlements against the insurance industry. Organizations rely on her to help them address a range of concerns, including coverage questions about losses stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, fallout from governmental investigations, securities litigation against directors and officers, impacts from the ever-changing regulatory landscape, and exposure problems brought by computer system breaches.
Prior experience working in the litigation department of a Fortune 500 company gave Robin valuable insight into her clients’ perspectives, such as their appreciation for brief, clear, cut-to-the-chase analysis and guidance. This background enhances her ability to serve policyholder clients.