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Robin Cohen, head of McKool Smith’s insurance recovery practice, is one of the nation’s preeminent insurance litigators and focuses on representing insured’s in complex insurance coverage matters. Ms. Cohen has been recognized as one of the "Top Ten" insurance litigators in the nation by Benchmark Litigation, and one of the "50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America" by The National Law Journal. She has also been named an "Insurance MVP" by Law360 each year since 2013. She was recently awarded a 2017 “Professional Excellence Award for Distinguished Leadership” by The New York Law Journal.
With more than 30 years of experience, Robin is a seasoned trial attorney who has tried and litigated many of the most significant and cutting-edge insurance coverage cases, including asbestos, product liability, toxic tort, environmental, directors and officers, first-party, employee dishonesty, and employment coverage matters. She has negotiated large insurance settlement recoveries for her policyholder clients, including recoveries of more than several hundred million dollars. In total, she has helped her clients obtain more than $5 billion in insurance assets.
Robin’s talents have 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 been recognized by Lawdragon 500, who referred to her as “a top-flight advocate for insurance clients,” and was selected by Business Insurance as one of the 2011 “Women to Watch.” She is recognized as both a national and local “litigation star” by Benchmark Plaintiff and Benchmark Litigation, who has ranked her among the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” for five consecutive years. Robin is also ranked as a recommended lawyer in the United States for Insurance: Advice to Policyholders by The Legal 500 (2011-2017).
In March 2017, Robin was recognized and profiled as "Litigator of The Week" by AmLaw Litigation Daily following a significant insurance recovery victory for Verizon. She also recently 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 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 “noncumulation 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 case topped Law360’s listing of the “Biggest Insurance Rulings So Far In 2016.”
Last Updated 12th September 2017