Nancy Sher Cohen Named to The Legal 500 for Seventh Time


Lathrop Gage Partner Nancy Sher Cohen has once again been selected by The Legal 500 United States, featured in its 2018 edition and marking her seventh appearance in the annual guide. The Legal 500 team consists of journalists and attorneys serving as experienced researchers who conduct in-depth research into the legal market – law firms, practice areas and lawyers – spending several months out of the year accessing probable firms and individual candidates for inclusion. The review team considers peer assessments, overall visibility and reputation in order to differentiate those providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.

Cohen is Partner in Charge of the firm’s Los Angeles office and leader of the Insurance Recovery and Counseling practice team. She practices in the areas of Environmental Law and Product Liability and Personal Injury and has served as lead counsel in the prosecution of many insurance coverage lawsuits related to life insurance claims and environmental and product liabilities. Cohen has recovered more than $1.5 billion on behalf of her clients which include Fortune 500 and similar companies. In addition, she represents clients in some of the most prominent and complex insurance coverage matters – currently advising a major Los Angeles-based university on insurance coverage issues relating to the high-profile investigation of a university physician accused of inappropriate behavior, 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.

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 advises, counsels and litigates cases for biotechnology companies in product liability and insurance matters arising from clinical trials of investigational new drugs.

The Legal 500’s noteworthy recognition adds to Cohen’s growing number of accolades including but not limited to: listed in Chambers USA since the ranking's inception in 2003; named among The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Insurance Law since 2006; named by Southern California Super Lawyers since 2004 and recognized among the Top 50 Women Southern California Super Lawyers since 2010. Most recently, Benchmark Litigation, “the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys,” listed Cohen in its annual “Top 250 Women in Litigation” list, an honor she has received each year since 2012, and in 2017, she was also named among Benchmark’s “Top 10 Insurance Stars in the U.S.”

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