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McKool Smith principal Robin Cohen has been recognized as a “Legend of the 500” by Lawdragon based on her inclusion in the Lawdragon 500 listing of the “Leading Lawyers in America” for 10 consecutive years.

Robin is a seasoned trial lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience trying and litigating many of the insurance industry’s most significant and cutting-edge coverage cases. In total, she has helped her clients obtain more than $5 billion in insurance assets.

As the head of McKool Smith’s insurance recovery practice, Robin Cohen leads an elite group of 35 trial lawyers across offices in New York, California, and Texas. Over the past year, she has served as lead counsel in several courtroom victories that have amounted to billions of dollars in coverage for her clients, including representing New Jersey Transit Corporation in securing a New Jersey state court victory allowing the transportation entity to access up to $400 million in insurance coverage for property repairs related to Superstorm Sandy. She also represented Givaudan Fragrances Corporation in a New Jersey Supreme Court victory that affirmed Givaudan's right to seek more than $500 million in insurance coverage for claims related to environmental damage. Ms. Cohen was recognized as the “Litigator of the Week" by AmLaw Litigation Daily following her success as lead counsel for Verizon in securing a Delaware Superior Court decision finding that Verizon’s insurers must provide coverage for tens of millions of dollars in legal fees and costs that the company incurred while successfully defending a $14 billion lawsuit filed in connection with the spin-off of certain of its directories businesses. 

The Lawdragon 500 covers all practice areas and geographic regions, including lawyers from private practices of all sizes, businesses, governments, law schools and public interest organizations. Selections are primarily based on Lawdragon’s own editorial research, though submissions from law firms and other organizations and votes through an online form are contributing factors as well. According to the publication, the Legends are “a dazzling array of law firm leaders, plaintiff icons, Supreme Court justices, corporate counsel and public interest attorneys.

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