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Greenberg Traurig’s Johnine Barnes and Lori Cohen Recognized in Lawdragon’s ‘500 Leading Lawyers in America’

NEW YORK – April 14, 2020 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholder Johnine P. Barnes and Vice Chair Lori G. Cohen were included in Lawdragon’s 2020 guide for500 Leading Lawyers in America.”

In its 15th edition, this guide compiles honorees through editorial research, submissions, and nominations to highlight the top legal professionals across the industry. Published in late March 2020, the publisher notes for this particular edition, “it features lawyers whose necessary voices are already beginning to define a coherent path forward, advising financial institutions and corporations as well as hospitals and healthcare providers and, yes, filing the tip of the iceberg of what is sure to be litigation on a scale the world has never seen.”

Barnes, who is recognized as one of the Nation’s 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys by Human Resource Executive, practices Labor and Employment law.  She has wide-ranging experience litigating, including first chairing jury trials, and defending claims of harassment, retaliation, discrimination, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract.  Barnes is nationally noted as recommended for her counselling and compliance practice as well. Her practice focuses on client compliance with federal and state statutes governing employment and labor laws on bet the company issues. She has counseled and represented companies ranging in size from Fortune 10 to small family businesses, government agencies, and associations. In addition to her labor and employment practice, Barnes handles non-compete agreements disputes, contract disputes, trade secret matters, and international disputes.

Cohen, who serves as co-chair of the firms’ global Litigation Practice, has been recognized in Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Lawyers in America” for eight years in a row, since 2013. Cohen is also chair of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice and chair of the Trial Practice Group. Nationally recognized for her extraordinary trial record of 57 defense verdicts, Cohen leads a global practice that focuses on complex litigation of all types, including products liability and pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care litigation. Cohen 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. Cohen 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 record of winning high-stakes trials, Cohen is often called up to “parachute in” at the last minute before trial, especially in challenging cases in dangerous jurisdictions.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.