Lori G.

Cohen

Vice Chair
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Lori G. Cohen is Vice Chair of Greenberg Traurig and serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Litigation Practice, leading a group of over 700 attorneys nationally and internationally. Lori is Co-Chair of the Trial Practice Group, her “brain child” which she created at GT. Upon joining GT, she also built the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Health Care Litigation Practice. Under Lori’s leadership, this practice rose through the ranks and grew to include over 100 attorneys across more than 30 offices in the United States and globally; in 2018, the group was named The American Lawyer’s “Product Liability Litigation Department of the Year.”


Nationally recognized for her extraordinary trial record of 58 defense verdicts, Lori leads a global practice that focuses on complex litigation of all types including products liability and pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care litigation. Lori has served as national, regional, and trial counsel for numerous medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, handling all types of litigation, including class actions, multidistrict litigation, and trials nationally. Lori and her team routinely take complex cases to trial and win, including some of the most complex mass torts in history. Well known for her ability to win high-stakes trials, Lori is often called upon to “parachute in” at the last minute before trial, especially in challenging cases in dangerous jurisdictions. Lori is Board Certified in Complex Litigation by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.


Referred to by her clients in Chambers USA as a “Trial Wizard,” Lori has been lauded for “using creative approaches to explain to lay jurors complex evidence.” In addition to her vast trial experience, she has significant Daubert and scientific expertise with a number of her victories captured in published opinions.

She has worked extensively on and lectured nationally regarding the use of technology in courtroom presentations of complex medical, scientific and other catastrophic injury cases. Lori is a high-energy, high-profile leader among trial attorneys, and an effective, passionate mentor. In an industry where two thirds of attorneys in civil cases are men, and women represent only a quarter of lead or trial counsel, Lori stands out as a female leader and a champion of developing the next generation of attorneys, particularly diverse attorneys. She is widely regarded for her ability to build strong, diverse, trial-ready teams made up of not just lawyers but nurses, in-house graphics/demonstratives designers, technology consultants, paralegals and legal assistants, who are “all hands on deck” up to and through trial.

Lori was named as the 2020 “Life Sciences Attorney of the Year” by the Euromoney Legal Group, and honored as 2022 and 2019 “Product Liability Attorney of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation, which has also selected her as a “National Practice Area Star” (2020-2024), “Litigation Star” (2019-2024), “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” (2018-2024), and “Top 10 Woman Litigator” (2018-2023). 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 been selected by Law360 as a 2018 “Life Sciences MVP,” 2016 “Trial MVP,” 2015 “Trial Ace,” and 2012 “Top Female Trial Attorney.”


Lori has been profiled twice in “Winning Litigators,” a special report recognizing the top U.S. litigators in The National Law Journal, which also named her one of “The 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America” and declared two of her defense trial victories “Top Defense Wins.” Courtroom View Network recognized her team’s victory in a pelvic mesh trial in state court in Missouri as the “Top Defense Verdict of 2016.” The American Lawyer recognized Lori’s team as their 2018 “Product Liability Litigation Department of the Year,” as well as the 2018 and 2021 “Regional Litigation Department of the Year for Georgia.”


Lori is one of twelve attorneys listed in The Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” for product liability litigation involving pharmaceutical and medical devices and has been recognized five times on their “Leading Trial Lawyers” list. Lori is one of a very small group of attorneys selected nationally for inclusion in Chambers USA’s National Pharmaceutical Industry Products Liability table (2010-2023). She is also ranked on Chambers USA’s Star Individuals list for Litigation: Trial Lawyers (2022-2023). Lori is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Outstanding Lawyers in America, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Life Science Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Products Liability Defense Lawyers, Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite,” and Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, including “Top 10 Georgia Super Lawyers” (2013-2023), “Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers” (2009-2023) and “Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyers” (2006-2023). Lori serves as a member of the Emory Law School Advisory Board, as well as the Advisory Board for the Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims. She is a member of the board for the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC) and the steering committee for the AdvaMed Legal Defense Academy. Lori is also a board member for the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the National Board of Complex Litigation. She has served as an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and the Emory Law School Trial Techniques Program, and she has served as a faculty member of the International Association of Defense Council’s (IADC) elite Trial Academy.

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May 2
7:00-10:00pm

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May 2
9:00 am - 5:30pm

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12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

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May 2
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

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Apr 30
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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9:30 AM

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May 1
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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May 2
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

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May 1
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Apr 30
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Welcome Cocktail Reception - Hosted by JBSL

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Richard
Arsenault

Attorney

Neblett, Beard & Arsenault

Carlos R.
Baralt-Suárez

Of Counsel
Delgado & Fernández, LLC

Dr. Charles
Bennett

Professor

University of South Carolina

James
Bergener

Founder

The Bergener Firm

Robby H.
Birnbaum

Partner
Greenspoon Marder LLP

Tony
Clayton

Lawyer
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Chris
Coffin

Partner

Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P.

Jonathan
Cohen

Partner
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Greg
Coleman

Senior Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Amy
Collins

Attorney

Amy L. Collins, PC

Jayne
Conroy

Shareholder

Simmons Hanly Conroy LLP

Mildred
Conroy

Associate
Simmons Hanly Conroy LLP

Erin
Copeland

Partner

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Katherine
Cornell

Partner
Pulaski Kherkher

Grant L.
Davis

Attorney
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Jim
DeMay

Partner

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Diandra “Fu”
Debrosse Zimmermann

Partner

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Sharon
Desh

Partner
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Robert J.
Drakulich

Partner
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Nicholas J.
Drakulich

Founding Partner
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John
Driscoll

Attorney
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Patrick J.
Driscoll

Attorney
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

Paul
Farrell Jr.

Principal
Farrell & Fuller Law

Yvonne
Flaherty

Partner
Lockridge Grindal Nauen

Lee
Floyd

Partner
Breit Biniazan

Michael
Fuller

Principal

Farrell & Fuller Law

Dr. Manuel
Gonzalez-Brito

CMO

MSP Recovery Law Firm

Robin
Greenwald

Attorney
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Marc D.
Grossman

Senior Partner

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Jake
Grossman

J.D. Candidate at the
University of Michigan Law School

Stacy
Hauer

Attorney
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Aaron
Heckaman

Partner
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Eric
Holland

President

Holland Law Firm

Bradley D.
Honnold

Founding Partner
Goza Honnold Trial Lawyers

Evan M.
Janush

Managing Attorney
The Lanier Law Firm

Rhon
Jones

Principal
Beasley Allen Law Firm

Ashley
Keller

Partner
Keller Postman LLC

Rayna
Kessler

Partner

Robins Kaplan LLP

Gary
Klinger

Partner

Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman

Douglass A.
Kreis

Founding Partner
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Ari
Kresch

Founder & Chief Visionary Officer

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Mark
Lanier

Attorney & Founder

Lanier Law Firm

Rachel
Lanier

Senior Attorney
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Adam
Levitt

Partner
Dicello Levitt

Patrick
Luff

Founding Partner
Luff Law Firm

Victoria
Maniatis

Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Tobi
Millrood

Partner
Kline & Specter PC

Mike
Morgan

Attorney
Morgan & Morgan, P.A

Majed
Nachawati

Managing Partner

Nachawati Law Group

Marie
Napoli

Founding Member, Partner

Napoli Shkolnik Law

Paul
Napoli

Founding Member, Partner

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Hon. Glenn A.
Norton (Ret.)

Missouri Court of Appeals

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Orent

Attorney

Motley Rice LCC

Sara
Papantonio

Attorney
Levin Papantonio Rafferty

Gale
Pearson

Attorney
Nachawati Law Group

William G.
Pintas

Founding Member, Partner

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Christopher M.
Placitella

Shareholder
Cohen, Placitella & Roth

Scott
Powell

Trial Lawyer
Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton LLP

Troy
Rafferty

Shareholder

Levin, Papantonio, Rafferty

John M.
Restaino, Jr.

Senior Partner
Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, LLC

Joseph F.
Rice

Attorney
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Christopher
Schnieders

Partner
Napoli Shkolnik Law

John K.
Sherk

Partner
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Hunter
Shkolnik

Founding Member, Partner

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Sims

Senior Counsel

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Singleton

Managing Partner

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Lana K.
Varney

Partner
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Aimee H.
Wagstaff

Attorney
Partner, Andrus Wagstaff

Alexandra
Walsh

Founder
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Watts

Capital Partner

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R. Brent
Wisner

Managing Partner

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May 04 - 06, 2022
May 04 - 06, 2022
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