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Greenberg Traurig Sponsors NAWL’s 11th Annual General Counsel Institute

NEW YORK – Nov. 5, 2015  – International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is sponsoring the National Association of Women Lawyers’ (NAWL) 11th Annual General Counsel Institute, taking place at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, Nov. 5-6. Lori G. Cohen, chair of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice, and Greenberg Traurig’s Chief Pricing Officer Matthew Beekhuizen will be speaking on a panel Thursday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m.

Cohen and Beekhuizen will be participating in a panel, “Law Department Management: How to Efficiently Manage Costs and Significant Matters by Partnering with Outside Counsel.” Jennifer Benenson, Vice President and North American General Counsel of Ispen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and Jennifer G. Swanton, Discovery Counsel and Discovery Team Lead of Medtronic, PLC, are also on the panel. Anne C. Weisberg, Senior Vice President for Strategy for the Families and Work Institute, will moderate the discussion. The panel will discuss how General Counsels can leverage relationships with outside counsel to increase efficiency, identify internal and external cost-savings, and accomplish high-quality work at a value.

NAWL’s 11th Annual General Counsel Institute is open to senior in-house counsel of public, private, large and small companies, nonprofits, government, and educational entities. The annual conference offers attendees educational panels, substantive legal workshops, and ample networking opportunities to help General Counsels stay relevant in the evolving legal and business environments. According to NAWL’s website, the organization’s mission to provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for the equality of women under the law. Since 1899, NAWL has been empowering women in the legal profession, cultivating a diverse membership dedicated to equality, mutual support, and collective success.

Cohen has a national litigation practice focusing on product liability litigation and specifically, medical device and pharmaceutical litigation. She is widely recognized for her trial skills, having received 56 defense verdicts at trial. She was profiled in Law360’s 2015 “Trial Aces,” 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 10 attorneys from across the United States. The National Law Journal recognized Cohen as one of "The 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America” and recognized two of her defense trial victories as “Top Defense Wins” in recent years. Cohen has also been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers magazine as one of its "Top 10 Georgia Super Lawyers" for the last three years, and one of the "Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers" and "Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyers" for the last 11 years. In addition, she is one of a very small group of attorneys selected nationally for inclusion in the 2010-2015 editions of Chambers and Partners USA Guide's national Pharmaceutical Industry Products Liability Table.