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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Lori Cohen is an “extraordinarily experienced trial lawyer” according to impressed sources who regard her as “the best in the business”.


Lori G Cohen is Vice Chair of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, an international law firm with approximately 2,200 attorneys, and serves as co-chair of the firm’s Global Litigation Practice, leading a group of over 600 attorneys nationally and internationally. Lori is chair of the Trial Practice group, her “brain child,” which she created at GT. 

Lori also chairs GT’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Health Care Litigation Practice, a nationally renowned group of over 100 attorneys who represent life sciences companies in product liability litigation, including some of the most complex mass torts in history. The American Lawyer recognised Lori’s team as its 2018 Product Liability Litigation Department of the Year, as well as the 2018 Georgia Regional Litigation Department of the Year. Lori has served as national, regional, and trial counsel for medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, handling class actions, multidistrict litigation, trials, and other litigation nationally. Lori is known for her ability to “parachute in” to high stakes trial, especially in challenging cases and jurisdictions.

Lori is nationally recognised for her extraordinary trial record of 57 defence verdicts and has been called a “trial wizard” by Chambers USA, which also quotes her clients calling her “the best life sciences trial lawyer in the country right now," stating “She is just phenomenal. She is a good, strategic thinker and presents well to any judge.”

Recipient of Emory Law School’s Eléonore Raoul Trailblazer Award (2019), Lori uses her success to build the careers of young, women and other diverse attorneys around her. She is widely regarded for her ability to build strong, diverse, trial-ready teams of lawyers, nurses, consultants, paralegals, and legal assistants, who are “all hands on deck” up through trial. Lori is lauded by American Lawyer Media’s Daily Report, which recognized her as a “distinguished leader” (2020) and “best mentor” (2019) at its Georgia Legal Awards. Corporate Counsel’s Women, Influence, Power & Law Awards named her a “thought leader” (2020) in the legal profession. 

Named the 2020 “Life Sciences Attorney of the Year” by the Euromoney Legal Group and the 2019 “Product Liability Attorney of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation, Lori has been selected as a “national practice area star” (2020), “top 10 women litigator” (2020), “top 100 trial lawyer” (2021), “local litigation star” (2021) and “national litigation star” (2019) also by Benchmark Litigation. In 2018, Lori was recognized as “Product Liability Attorney of the Year” by LMG Life Sciences and inducted into the Life Sciences “hall of fame.” She has also been selected by Law360 as a “life sciences MVP” (2018), “trial MVP” (2016), “trial ace” (2015) and “top female trial attorney” (2012). Lori is listed in The Legal 500 United States “hall of fame” for pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. She is included in the 2010 to 2020 editions of Chambers USA’s national pharmaceutical industry products liability table. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Outstanding Lawyers in America, WWL (compendium edition), WWL: Product Liability Defence, Georgia Trend’s “legal elite,” and Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, including “top 10 Georgia Super Lawyers” (2020), “top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers” (2020) and “top 50 female Georgia Super Lawyers” (2020).

WWL Ranking: Recommended
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