Greenberg Traurig’s Lori Cohen is the 2019 Benchmark Litigation…

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Hard-hitting attorney Lori G. Cohen, co-chair of the Global Litigation Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was named ‘Product Liability Attorney of the Year’ by Benchmark Litigation at the publication’s seventh annual U.S. awards. The firm was also shortlisted for ‘Product Liability Firm of the Year’ and ‘Labor & Employment Texas Firm of the Year’; and Houston Shareholder Shira Yoshor was shortlisted for ‘Labor & Employment Texas Attorney of the Year.’

Cohen is no stranger to Benchmark Litigation honors, having been previously selected by the publication as follows: “National Litigation Star,” 2019; “Top 100 Trial Lawyers,” 2018-2019; “Top 10 Women Litigators,” 2018; and “Top 250 Women in Litigation,” 2015-2017.

During the Feb. 28 event at Essex House in New York City, the publication recognized the country’s most distinguished litigators and their firms for their work over the past 12 months. Photographs from the award ceremony are found here.

Cohen also serves as chair of the firm's Trial Practice Group as well as chair of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice, and as co-chair of the Atlanta Litigation Practice. Nationally recognized for her extraordinary trial record of 57 defense verdicts, Cohen and her team represent clients in some of the largest multi-district litigations and mass tort cases in the country, while defending some of the most dangerous single-plaintiff catastrophic injury cases in challenging, plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions.

Yoshor focuses her practice on labor and employment matters and a wide variety of complex commercial litigation. She is experienced in representing management in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law. She regularly counsels employers on managing workplace issues, drafts employment agreements, handbooks, and policies, drafts and litigates whistleblower claims, discrimination and retaliation claims, and claims involving all sorts of restrictive covenants. Yoshor also has broad experience in complex commercial cases. Yoshor is listed in The Legal 500 United States, 2016-2018; in Super Lawyers magazine’s Texas Super Lawyers, 2016-2018; and received the Rebecca and Max Nathan Award from the Houston American Jewish Committee in 2016. She is the immediate past president for Texas Executive Women; a board member of the Houston Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, of the Yeshiva University Board of Trustees, and of The General Counsel Forum Houston Chapter Board of Directors; and a member of the Dress for Success Houston Advisory Board.

Greenberg Traurig’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice is an integral part of the firm’s 600-plus member global Litigation Practice. The team is nationally recognized for its dynamic courtroom presence, responsiveness to clients, and deep subject matter knowledge. The team was The American Lawyer’s 2018 “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year.”

The firm’s Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group advises clients ranging from startups to large multinational public companies to leading research institutions. The group’s attorneys work closely with clients, providing innovative legal counsel to help them achieve their objectives – from discovery through commercialization and product marketing.

Greenberg Traurig’s Global Labor & Employment Practice serves clients from offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Members of the practice have had numerous trial wins and are frequently called upon to handle complex, bet-the-company, and large high-stake cases, including class and collective actions. On the labor side, a leading group of lawyers regularly represents management with labor-relations matters. Labor & Employment team members assist clients with complex employment issues, and design practical, proactive strategies that can be readily implemented by today’s human resources professionals. In addition, the practice is recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the areas of Labor and Employment Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, ERISA Litigation, Workplace & Employment Counseling, and Trade Secrets Litigation. Visit Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Blog for insights and analysis of the latest labor and employment developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, policies, and trends.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.

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