Lori G. Cohen: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Lori G. Cohen

Chair, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice; Co-Chair, Atlanta Litigation Practice
Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone678.553.2385

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Practice Areas

  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technology
  • Health & FDA Business
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 678.553.2385
Fax: 678.553.2386
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Lori-G-Cohen
 
University Duke University, B.A., cum laude, 1987
 
Law SchoolEmory University School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1990
 
Admitted1990, Georgia; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement
•Chair, DRI Drug and Medical Device Annual Meeting, 2014
•Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Products Liability Committee
•Co-Chair, Class Action Committee, Pharmaceutical and Health Law Subcommittee, 2008-2010
•Editor for three national publications, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Product Liability Law & Strategy and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law Bulletin
•Board Member, Georgia Super Lawyers, Advisory Board, 2012
•Member, Litigation Counsel of America
•Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
•Former Vice Chair, Products Liability Committee
•Member, Product Liability Advisory Council
•Member, Defense Research Institute
•Chair, Drug and Device Annual Meeting, 2014
•Member, Drug and Device Steering Committee
•Member, Industry-Wide Liability Committee
•Member, Medical Liability Committee
•Member, Products Liability Committee
•Member, Atlanta Bar Association
•Participant and Lecturer, Food & Drug Law Institute (FDLI)
•Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)
•Instructor, Emory University, Trial Techniques Program
•Faculty Member, IADC's elite Trial Academy, 2000

 
LanguagesSpanish, Conversational
 
BornBoston, Massachusetts, 1965
 
Biography

Lori G. Cohen has a national litigation practice focusing on product liability litigation and specifically, medical device and pharmaceutical litigation. Lori is National Counsel for a medical device manufacturer, handling its litigation including class actions, multidistrict litigation, and trials nationally. She has served as both National Counsel and Regional Counsel for pharmaceutical and medical device companies and has expertise in mass tort, multidistrict and class action litigation. She also has vast experience in other products liability litigation and jury trials of all kinds. She has defended numerous health care providers, including physicians, hospitals and managed care entities nationwide.

Lori has obtained 56 defense verdicts at trial. During recent years, she obtained defense verdicts as a result of a two-month trial with $30 million in alleged damages involving a laser-resistant endotracheal tube against a medical device manufacturer; a three-month trial with $78 million in alleged damages against the world's leading manufacturer of pacemakers; a four-week trial with $20 million in alleged damages involving an implantable neurostimulation device; a four-week trial with $18 million in alleged damages involving three consolidated cases against the manufacturer of a continuous local anesthesia infusion drug pump; a three-week medical malpractice trial in which she represented OB/GYN clients; and a three-week medical malpractice trial for a hospital involving allegations of an overdose on a patient controlled analgesia (PCA) pump.

Lori has been profiled in Law360's 2012 Top Female Trial Attorneys, the Financial Times and The National Law Journal's Winning - Successful Strategies From Some of the Nation's Top Litigators, a special report recognizing ten attorneys from across the U.S. She has been recognized by The National Law Journal as one of The 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America. The National Law Journal has recognized two of her defense trial victories as Top Defense Wins in recent years, and she has been featured in The National Law Journal's Top 40 Under 40, which highlights the 40 most successful litigators under the age of 40 in the country. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 United States, The Legal 500 Leading Trial Lawyers, Chambers USA Guide, 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, including Top 10 Georgia Super Lawyers (2013-2014), Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers (2005-2014) and Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyers (2005-2014), and she is shortlisted in Euromoney Media Group's Americas Women in Business Awards as one of the Best in Life Sciences. Lori was one of a very small group of attorneys selected nationally for inclusion in the 2010-2014 editions of Chambers and Partners USA Guide's National Pharmaceutical Industry Products Liability Table.

Lori is highlighted for having a reputation 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.

Areas of Concentration
•Jury trials
•Products liability and toxic tort litigation
•Pharmaceutical and medical device litigation
•Mass torts and multidistrict litigation
•Class actions
•Medical malpractice litigation
•Automotive products liability

Associated News & Events
12.09.14 Greenberg Traurig Sponsors 2014 ACI Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference
10.29.14 Greenberg Traurig's Lori Cohen, Arthur Don, Carl Fornaris and Alan Sutin Participate as Speakers at Association of Corporate Counsel 2014 Annual Meeting
09.16.14 Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Named 'Life Science Stars'
09.02.14 18 Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America
07.22.14 Greenberg Traurig's Lori Cohen to Co-Chair ACI's Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law Conference
07.15.14 Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2014 Legal 500 United States Guide
06.13.14 Fourteen Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Attorneys Included in 2014 USA Chambers Guide
05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
03.27.14 Greenberg Traurig Has the Most Attorneys Listed in the Top 100 List of the 2014 Edition of Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine
01.14.14 Greenberg Traurig's Lori Cohen Added to 2013-2014 Lawdragon 500 'Leading Lawyers in America' List

Published Articles
05.01.14 Update on Implications of Recent U.S. Governmental Enforcement Activities on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Actions
01.05.13 The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Product Liability 2013 - Implications of Recent U.S. Governmental Enforcement Activities on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Actions
05.01.12 Implications of Recent U.S. Governmental Enforcement Activities on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Actions
05.01.12 In Re Propoxyphene Products Liability Litigation
02.06.12 Greenberg Adds Reed Smith Atty To Health Products Group
01.11.12 Product Liability Group of the Year: Greenberg Traurig
12.01.11 I wish I'd Known
05.02.11 Implications of Recent U.S. Governmental Enforcement Activities on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Actions
05.03.10 Implications of Recent U.S. Governmental Enforcement Activities on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Actions

Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2005-2015
•Lawyer of the Year, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Litigation, Atlanta, 2014
•Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice Law, Atlanta, 2012
•Listed, Euromoney's Expert Guides: Women in Business Law, Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, 2014
•Short-Listed, Best in Life Sciences, American Women in Business Law Awards, IFLR/Euromoney, 2014
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Litigation - Products Liability and Mass Tort Defense - Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, 2010-2014
•Listed, Leading Lawyers, 2012-2014
•Listed, Lawdragon 500, Leading Lawyers in America, 2013-2014
•Listed, LMG Life Sciences, Life Science Star, 2012-2014
•Listed, The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers, 2008-2014
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, National - Products Liability & Mass Torts Law, 2007-2014
•Spotlight Table, Nationwide, Products Liability: Pharmaceutical, 2010-2014
•Georgia, Litigation: General Commercial, 2009-2014
•Nationwide, Products Liability & Mass Torts, 2007-2014
•Listed, The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, 2003-2014
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2003-2014
•Top 10 Lawyers in Georgia, 2013-2014
•Top 50 Female Lawyers in Georgia, 2007-2014
•Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, 2007-2014
•Team Member, Fulton County Daily Report's Georgia Litigation Department of the Year, Products Liability & Mass Torts, 2013
•Shortlisted, Euromoney Legal Media Group's Americas Women in Business Law Awards, Best in Life Sciences, 2013
•Listed, Georgia Trend magazine Legal Elite, 2008-2013
•Listed, Expert Guides, Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Euromoney Institutional Investor, 2012
•Selected, a Law360 Top Female Trial Attorney , May 2012
•Recipient, The AmLaw Litigation Daily, Litigator of the Week , March 8, 2012
•Team Member, a Law360 Product Liability Practice Group of the Year, 2011
•Featured, The National Law Journal, Winning - Successful Strategies from Some of the Nation's Top Litigators, a special report recognizing ten attorneys across the nation, 2008
•Listed, Guide to the World's Leading Product Liability Lawyers, 2007-2008
•Listed, Who's Who Legal: Product Liability, Georgia, 2007
•Listed, Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, 2007
•Selected, The National Law Journal, 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America, 2007
•Listed, The Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2003-2007
•Listed, The National Law Journal, Top 40 Under 40, 2003
•Recognized, The National Law Journal, Top Defense Wins, for two defense trial victories, 1999-2000
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Articles
•Mentioned, The Biggest Product Liability Cases of 2014: Midyear Report, Law360, July 9, 2014
•Quoted, Want to Win Over Jurors? Drop That iPhone to Start, Law360, June 27, 2014
•Co-Author, Trial, Technology and Twitter, Who's Who Legal, June 2014
•Co-Author, Effective Jury Selection: Lessons Learned From Two Recent Medical Device Trials, Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor, May 12, 2014
•Featured, Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Greenberg Traurig's Lori Cohen, Law360, March 17, 2014
•Mentioned, Teva Prods High Court Amid Venue Fight in Painkiller Suit, Law360, March 10, 2014
•Mentioned, Product Liability Cases To Watch In 2014, Law360, January 1, 2014
•Mentioned, Medtronic Escapes Jury's $18M Surgical Fire Verdict, Law360, December 6, 2013
•Co-Author, Defending Medical Device Companies in an Era of Distrust, For The Defense, September 2013
•Co-Author, Implications of Recent U.S. Governmental Enforcement Activities on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Actions , The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Product Liability, 2013
•Featured, Maintaining a Winning Streak of Defense Verdicts , Daily Report, April 25, 2013
•Featured, Q&A With Greenberg Traurig's Lori Cohen, Law360, April 11, 2013
•Featured, Women in Law , Chambers USA Guide: Women in Law, 2012
•Featured, Sharing Her Success: An Interview with Lori Cohen, For the Defense, July 2012

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Representative Trials; Obtained a complete defense verdict following a four-week trial in October 2010 in a case involving the consolidation of three products liability cases pleading strict liability and negligence related to a continuous infusion pain pump manufactured by our client. Plaintiffs sought approximately $18 million in compensatory damages and punitive damages. Obtained a defense verdict as a result of a three-week trial in a multimillion-dollar action brought by the husband and estate of the patient who had suffered severe brain damage as a result of a sudden respiratory arrest following orthopedic surgery. Plaintiff claimed that the patient's respiratory arrest was caused by the negligence of the nurse and the orthopedic surgeon in allegedly overmedicating the patient and failing to monitor the patient appropriately while the patient was on a morphine Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) pump. Obtained a defense verdict as a result of a three-month, $78 million trial against the world's leading manufacturer of implantable defibrillators. The action was filed as a result of severe neurological injuries sustained by a 14-year-old girl that were allegedly caused by a company sales representative's statements to a physician. The case involved novel legal issues related to sales representative liability in the context of learned intermediary and failure to warn claims. Obtained a defense verdict as a result of a three-week trial, representing OB/GYN clients in a medical malpractice action. The action involved the birth of a brain damaged baby who was determined to have suffered an infection, transmitted from the mother, that left the child suffering from cerebral palsy. Additional Significant Representations; National counsel for worldwide medical device manufacturer related to a variety of medical devices, including defibrillators, pacemakers, infusion pumps, insulin pumps, neurological stimulation products and orthopedic implants. National counsel for global manufacturer of orthopedic medical devices in various products liability cases involving spinal implant devices. National and local counsel in products liability action involving a prescription antibiotic that allegedly resulted in Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and associated complications. National trial counsel for medical device manufacturer defending products liability claims across the country related to continuous infusion pain pump medical devices. National counsel for a medical device manufacturer defending products liability claims across the country related to the company's medical devices, including endometrial ablation systems and bone densitometers. National counsel for a medical device manufacturer handling product liability claims in jurisdictions throughout the country related to medical products, including endovascular stents, surgical mesh devices and sutures. National counsel for a pharmaceutical company in more than 25 cases nationwide involving alleged Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis injuries associated with a prescription anti-convulsant medication. Preferred provider for two Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies. National counsel for a Fortune 100 multinational pharmaceutical company in products liability, regulatory, and government investigations matters related to a major prescription pharmaceutical product. This representation includes selection as trial counsel in multiple existing products liability actions involving this product and advising on regulatory and pre-litigation matters regarding the products.
 
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Lori G. Cohen

3333 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 2500
AtlantaGA 30305




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