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Robin L Cohen

Litigation Attorney at New York, NY

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 35 years
    New Jersey - NJ 36 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 37 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1989
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America by The National Law Journal and a 2014 and 2013 Insurance MVP by Law360, Robin Cohen, head of the firm’s insurance recovery group, is one of the nation’s preeminent insurance litigators, focusing her practice on representing insureds in complex insurance coverage matters.  With more than 25 years of experience, Ms. Cohen 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 publications, including 2015 Chambers USA, 2014 Chambers USA, 2013 Chambers USA (“outstanding in all aspects), 2012 Chambers USA (“a real standout – innovative and fabulous all-around attorney”), 2011 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (“spectacular and confidence-inspiring” and “she always knows how to resolve matters, whether to settle or fight”), 2010 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (“an outstanding oral advocate and strategic thinker”), 2009 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (“is always thinking three to five steps ahead on each issue”), 2008 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ("is always strategic and very thorough in her approach—she is someone you can trust for the truly large matters") and Lawdragon 500 (“a top-flight advocate for insurance clients”). Robin was selected by Business Insurance as one the 2011 "Women to Watch" and was recognized as both a national and local "litigation star" in Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Plaintiff, as well as named as one of the "Top 250 Women in Litigation" by Benchmark for three consecutive years.  Robin is noted as a "Leading Lawyer" in The Legal 500’s guide to outstanding attorneys nationwide for Insurance: Advice to Policyholders and has been consistently named as one of the Top 500 “Leading Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon 500.  Robin was featured as a “winning” litigator by The National Law Journal in 2013; only one of five attorneys selected nationally for overcoming tough odds in a case with high financial stakes.


Before joining Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP in January 2010, she was managing partner of the NY office at Dickstein Shapiro LLP.


Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, LLP
1633 Broadway
New York, NY, 10019-6708

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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
  • 2010 - Present
  • Managing Partner of New York
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • 1996 - 2010


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD
  • N/A
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Major Accounting Firm
  • Successfully negotiated settlements with various insurance companies for defense and judgment of the underlying suit
  • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Successfully convinced the trial court to issue an order temporarily staying arbitration and providing the Port Authority with an opportunity to conduct discovery regarding the terms and conditions of the subject policy
  • Philips Lighting Company
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment requiring the carriers to provide a complete defense to Philips, after which all aspects of the coverage claim were fully and very favorably resolved for tens of millions of dollars
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Honors and Awards

  • Mentoring Lawyer of the Year (Private Practice)
  • Chambers USA
  • 2015
  • Band 1: Nationwide and NY: Insurance: Policyholder
  • Chambers USA
  • 2015
  • Top 500 “Leading Lawyers in America”
  • Lawdragon
  • 2015
  • National and Local “Litigation Star”
  • Benchmark Litigation
  • 2015
  • Top 250 Women in Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation
  • 2015
  • Leading Lawyer
  • The Legal 500
  • 2015
  • Rated Av-Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Best in Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Euromoney Guide
  • 2014
  • MVP: Insurance Sector
  • Law 360
  • 2014
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Featured as a Winning Litigator
  • The National Law Journal
  • 2013
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • International Who's Who Legal
  • 2013
  • Leading Woman in Business Law
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law
  • 2013
  • 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America
  • The National Law Journal
  • 2007
  • “New Stars, New Worlds” Attorney
  • Lawdragon
  • 2006
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  • Corporate Counsel Magazine
  • Insurance Coverage For Invasion of Privacy Claims
  • 2013
  • Business Insurance
  • PERSPECTIVES: Damage Claims from Sandy Highlight Business' Insurance Struggles
  • 2013
  • The Glass Hammer
  • Voice of Experience: Robin Cohen, Partner, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman
  • 2013
  • New York Law Journal
  • Recovering Consequential Damages in Insurance Actions
  • 2010
  • New York Law Journal
  • Policyholders' Rights to Recover Attorney's Fees From Insurers
  • 2009
  • New York Law Journal
  • Designing a Women's Initiative That Works
  • 2007
  • New York Law Journal
  • Do Your Due Diligence
  • 2006
  • Bloomberg Corporate Law Journal
  • Women Leaders and the Bottom Line
  • 2006
  • Barron's
  • Women Leaders Boost Profit
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Women in Law Seminar
  • Women in Law
  • 2015
  • Perrin Conferences
  • Emerging Insurance Coverage & Allocations Issues
  • 2011
  • Executive Briefing and Networking Event
  • Women and the Bottom Line: How Supporting Diversity Offers a Competitive Business Advantage
  • 2007
  • Executive Briefing Breakfast
  • Women and the Bottom Line: How Supporting Diversity Offers a Competitive Business Advantage
  • 2006
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting
  • Annual Meeting
  • 2005
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New York Litigation Lawyer Robin L Cohen
Robin L Cohen
Litigation Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 37 years