NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- McKool Smith principal Robin Cohen, head of the firm's insurance recovery practice, has been recognized among the "Top 250 Women in Litigation" by Benchmark Litigation for the fifth consecutive year. The Top 250 Women publication honors the accomplishments of the nation's leading women litigators.
Most recently, Robin served as lead counsel for Warren Pumps LLC in a high-profile case seeking coverage from more than a dozen insurance companies for thousands of asbestos-related claims. She secured a decisive jury verdict worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and obtained a landmark decision In the Matter of Viking Pump, Inc. and Warren Pumps, LLC, Insurance Appeals from New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals, on an issue of first impression in New York. The decision held that standard form insurance policies containing "non-cumulation provisions" or "prior insurance provisions," present in thousands of policies nationwide, allow a policyholder to obtain coverage for its full liability from policies covering any policy year in which some injury took place. The Viking Pump decision topped Law360's recent report on the "Biggest Insurance Rulings So Far In 2016."
Robin is a seasoned trial lawyer with more than 25 years of experience trying and litigating many of the insurance industry's most significant and cutting-edge coverage cases. As the head of McKool Smith's insurance recovery practice, she leads an elite group of 17 trial lawyers across offices in New York and Los Angeles, who have built an impressive national profile by handling and trying many of the country's largest insurance recovery disputes, including cases involving asbestos, product liability, toxic tort, environmental, directors and officers, first-party, employee dishonesty, and employment coverage matters. To date, the group has obtained more than $8 billion in insurance-related recoveries for a wide range of corporate policyholders.
Robin has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America by The National Law Journal and an "Insurance MVP" by Law360 for three consecutive years. Her talents have also been recognized in numerous legal publications and directories, including Chambers USA, where she is ranked "Band 1" both nationally and in New York for insurance dispute resolution. The publication's 2016 edition describes Robin as "the real deal" when it comes to policyholder representation and notes that "she is widely renowned as an outstanding trial attorney who is highly skilled at securing large scale recovery and settlements on behalf of her clients." Robin has also been recognized by Lawdragon 500, who referred to her as "a top-flight advocate for insurance clients," and Benchmark Litigation, where she is ranked as both a national and local "litigation star." Robin is also ranked as a recommended lawyer in the United States for Insurance: Advice to Policyholders by The Legal 500.
With more than 180 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C., McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America's leading trial firms. Since 2006, the firm has secured nine nine-figure jury verdicts, and ten eight-figure jury verdicts. The firm has also won more VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal "Top 100 Verdicts" over the last ten years than any other law firm in the country. Courtroom successes like these have earned McKool Smith critical acclaim and helped the firm become what The Wall Street Journal describes as "one of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade." McKool Smith represents clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense matters.
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