Nancy Sher Cohen is Partner in Charge of the Lathrop GPM Los Angeles office, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and a leader of the firm’s Insurance Recovery & Counseling Practice Group. She also practices in the areas of Environmental Law and Product Liability & Tort Litigation. Serving several Fortune 500 and similar companies, Nancy handles matters related to insurance coverage, product liability, toxic and mass tort, class actions and general commercial litigation.
Nancy serves as lead counsel in the prosecution of many insurance coverage lawsuits related to life insurance claims and environmental and product liabilities, recovering more than $1.5 billion on behalf of her clients. Nancy’s standout work over the past year includes advising and counseling business clients — and the nonprofits with whom she serves — on insurance coverage matters related to COVID-19 business interruption claims. Her clients include one of Los Angeles’ largest real estate developers and a well-known association seeking insurance recovery for the cancellation of the client’s annual nationally televised event. Reputable for her representation of high-profile clients in some of the most significant and complex modern-day insurance coverage matters, Nancy recently obtained a noteworthy appellate victory for a large, prominent plaintiff group, subjects of a complex environmental case, seeking CERCLA relief while faced with a potential $100 million-plus exposure. She also represents several homeowners and real estate developers affected by the Thomas Fire, the largest fire in California’s modern history, as well as those affected by the proceeding mudslides in the Montecito area that killed 17 people and destroyed dozens of homes. Additionally, Nancy served as lead counsel for the lender on the World Trade Center in prosecuting insurance coverage claims following the attack on the twin towers, and she advised on insurance issues related to Los Angeles’ successful bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Nancy also maintains extensive experience in state and federal courts handling mass tort and complex multijurisdictional tort actions and as lead counsel in toxic tort cases. Her industry knowledge extends across a plethora of sectors, including defense, automotive, life sciences and real estate.
Nancy has received numerous accolades including but not limited to: listed in Chambers USA since the ranking’s inception in 2003; named among The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Insurance Law since 2006; listed in The Legal 500 United States, 2011-2014, 2016, 2018; named by Southern California Super Lawyers since 2004 and recognized among the Top 50 Women Southern California Super Lawyers since 2010; named among the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” by Benchmark Litigation since 2012 and to the publication’s “Top 10 Insurance Stars in the U.S.” list in 2017; and named among Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders in the Law” last year.
Nancy is a Fellow and Board of Directors member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; a Litigation Counsel of America Senior Fellow; an American College of Coverage Counsel Fellow; and a member and former President of Bet Tzedek Legal Services. She is also deeply invested in the work of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles and sits on its Board of Directors.
Updated Sep 2021