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Benchmark Litigation Names Carrie Cohen and Deanne Maynard Top Women in Litigation

20 Jul 2018

Benchmark Litigation named New York partner Carrie Cohen and Washington, D.C. partner Deanne Maynard to its 2018 list of Top 250 Women in Litigation. The annual list recognizes “the most distinguished women in the world of litigation.” 

Based on client and peer feedback and six months of extensive research, the list honors the accomplishments of leading female trial lawyers in the United States. 

Carrie Cohen has a notable record of success in the courtroom, handling high-stakes litigation— with a particular focus on white-collar and securities cases—and has significant experience handling internal and government investigations. 

Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Carrie was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. She also previously served as a state prosecutor and Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General for the State of New York where she was chief of the public integrity unit in the criminal division and was awarded the Louis J. Lefkowitz Award for outstanding service. 

Deanne Maynard, co-chair of the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice, has briefed and argued significant appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals across the country for more than 20 years. She has argued 14 cases before the Supreme Court and filed more than 100 briefs in that Court. 

She previously served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and is a two-time law clerk on the Supreme Court. Deanne serves on the Board of Trustees of the Supreme Court Historical Society. She also is a Master in, and past president of, the Coke Appellate Inn of Court.

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