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David Cohen Brings National Mass Tort Litigation Experience to Baker Botts L.L.P.

New Partner Will Strengthen, Diversify Trial Practice in New York Office


NEW YORK, February 6, 2007 -- David M. Cohen, a litigator experienced in defending national mass tort actions, joined Baker Botts L.L.P. as a partner in the firm’s New York office effective February 1, 2007.

Cohen’s practice focuses on developing scientific evidence in defending national mass tort litigation. He has held significant national science counsel positions in major U.S. litigations involving claims brought against the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and dietary supplement industries. His practice will fit squarely into the existing national mass tort and pharmaceutical litigation practices at Baker Botts.

“David’s unique experience in mass tort litigation strengthens our ability to continue to provide clients the best representation possible in these critically important litigations,” said Walt Smith, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “The addition of David to our litigation team reflects our commitment to providing our clients access to the legal resources required to defend these cases successfully.”

Lee Charles, Partner in Charge of the firm’s New York office, said: “David Cohen is an exceptional lawyer with a loyal following of clients. He brings added depth and dimension to our national products liability practice and expands our litigation capabilities in the New York office.”

Cohen clerked for U.S. District Court Judge D. Brook Bartlett in the Western District of Missouri at Kansas City before entering private practice. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Fordham University School of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Union College (with honors) and spent one year at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was previously a partner at Bingham McCutchen, LLP in New York.

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