Lathrop Gage’s Nancy Sher Cohen Named to Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation


Benchmark Litigation “the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” released its 2019 Top 250 Women in Litigation rankings and Lathrop Gage’s Nancy Sher Cohen made the list. Partner in Charge of the firm’s Los Angeles office and leader of the Insurance Recovery and Counseling practice team, Cohen has received this honor each year since 2012.

Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation list is compiled following an extensive research process, which encompasses six months of investigation into the individual litigators’ professional activities as well as client feedback surveys and individual interviews, culminating in the selection of the most distinguished women in the world of litigation. Cohen earned her place amongst the leading female litigators by participating in some of the most impactful litigation matters in recent history as well as by earning the hard-won respect of her peers and clients.

Cohen represents clients in some of the most prominent and complex insurance coverage matters – representing over 30 clients in environmental tort recovery claims against over 25 defendants, representing Aerojet Rocketdyne on insurance coverage related to an incident at the client’s New Mexico facility and in toxic tort litigation and related insurance matters, and representing a range of home-owners and real estate developers affected by the Thomas Fire, the largest fire in California's modern history, as well as those affected by the proceeding mudslides in the Montecito area that killed 17 people and destroyed dozens of homes.

In addition to her work on Insurance Recovery and Counseling matters, Cohen also practices in the areas of Environmental Law and Product Liability and Personal Injury, serving as lead counsel in the prosecution of many insurance coverage lawsuits related to life insurance claims and environmental and product liabilities, recovering more than $1.5 billion on behalf of her clients. Cohen also has extensive experience in state and federal courts handling mass tort and complex multijurisdictional tort actions and in serving as lead counsel in toxic tort cases. Additionally, Cohen represented a consumer electronics company in nationwide class action litigation, and advises, counsels and litigates cases for biotechnology companies in product liability and insurance matters arising from clinical trials of investigational new drugs.

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