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December 22, 2009 10:31 PM

More than a Dozen Lawyers Leaving Dickstein for Kasowitz

Posted by Zach Lowe

Things are going to get a little awkward at 1633 Broadway over the next few weeks, because one tenant--Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman--has lured away 15 attorneys from its building neighbor, Dickstein Shapiro, including Robin Cohen, the managing partner of Dickstein's New York office and a litigator with a book of business well into the millions, according to two sources familiar with the deal.

Cohen worked at Anderson Kill & Olick before moving to Dickstein, where she represents clients in disputes against insurance companies, according to her bio. The National Law Journal, one of our sibling publications, has named her one of the 50 most influential female lawyers in the U.S.

Dickstein has about 375 lawyers, according to its Web site.

Cohen was not immediately available for comment. Marc Kasowitz, the founder and managing partner of Kasowitz Benson, declined to comment when we reached him tonight and would not confirm that any lateral move was imminent.

The two sources we spoke to tell us Cohen informed Dickstein higher-ups about her plans today, and the sources expect Dickstein to try and convince the attorneys to stay.

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