McKool Smith principals Robin Cohen, Gayle Klein, and Elizabeth Sherwin have been recognized among the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” by Benchmark Litigation. The Top 250 Women publication honors the accomplishments of the nation’s leading women litigators.
Robin Cohen is a seasoned trial lawyer with over 25 years’ experience trying and litigating many of the insurance industry’s most significant and cutting-edge coverage cases. As the head of McKool Smith’s insurance recovery practice, Robin leads an elite group of 17 trial lawyers across offices in New York and Los Angeles that has built an impressive national profile by handling and trying many of the country’s largest insurance recovery disputes. Robin has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America by The National Law Journal and an Insurance "MVP" by Law360 (2013-2015). She handles a broad range of insurance recovery disputes, including those involving asbestos, product liability, toxic tort, environmental, directors and officers, first-party, employee dishonesty, and employment coverage matters. In total, she has helped her clients obtain more than $5 billion in insurance assets. Robin is recognized as leading lawyer in all of the major legal directories and rankings including, Chambers USA, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, and Lawdragon, among others.
Gayle Klein focuses on business litigation, particularly including disputes over complex financial transactions, breaches of fiduciary duty, theft of trade secrets, and violations of non-competition agreements. She also has extensive experience defending against consumer class actions. Ms. Klein regularly litigates against financial institutions and high-profile companies and is Co-Chair of the firm's financial products team. She is ranked as a New York litigation star by Benchmark Litigation, and named among the “500 Best Lawyers in the United States” by Lawdragon. Ms. Klein is also recognized for commercial litigation in New York by Chambers USA.
Elizabeth A. Sherwin focuses her practice on the representation of policyholders in all types of insurance coverage litigation, including comprehensive liability insurance, products liability coverage, and first-party property coverage. Liz represents her clients , including Fortune 500 firms, small privately-owned companies, and individuals, in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as in numerous arbitration proceedings. Liz successfully has tried several insurance coverage cases to verdict, and has represented clients in numerous successful appeals involving issues of first impression defining the rights of policyholders. Liz also has obtained substantial settlements for clients/policyholders in insurance coverage disputes.She is recognized as a New York Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation.
With more than 180 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C., McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. Since 2006, the firm has secured nine nine-figure jury verdicts, and ten eight-figure jury verdicts. The firm has also won more VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal "Top 100 Verdicts" over the last ten years than any other law firm in the country. Courtroom successes like these have earned McKool Smith critical acclaim and helped the firm become what The Wall Street Journal describes as “one of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade.” McKool Smith represents clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense matters.