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Lauren R. Cohen


Areas of Concentration

  • Commercial Litigation: Contract Disputes, Shareholder Disputes, Business Separation, Securities Fraud
  • Tort: Products Liability, Food/Beverage Law, Admiralty/Maritime
  • Intellectual Property: False Advertising, Trademark, Copyright

Experience at Work

Lauren is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property practice groups.  She serves as a trusted advisor to businesses and individuals, helping them to effectively resolve disputes and to minimize potential liability before a claim would arise.

Lauren has represented companies and individuals ranging from sole proprietorship to Fortune 500 in a wide variety of state and federal commercial matters, including contract disputes, shareholder disputes, business separations, fraud, and securities fraud.

Lauren has defended product liability claims in several states, including Illinois, California, Pennsylvania and Ohio.  Additionally, she has developed an expertise in food and beverage law.  Her interest in this expanding area of the law is a natural extension of her own love for food and her desire to assist companies in complying with increasing industry regulations and to protect their interests when litigation is unavoidable.

Lauren’s intellectual property expertise includes litigating high-profile false advertising, copyright infringement, trademark infringement and other related disputes in the federal courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Lauren successfully has represented local, regional and national clients in state and federal admiralty and maritime matters, including disputes arising from vessel collisions/allisions, breakaways, sinkings and groundings, cargo damage, interpretation of bills of lading, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death.

Lauren believes the most effective way to protect a client’s interest is to have a deep and ongoing understanding of its business model, people, goals and risks.  She values the longstanding relationship she has developed with many clients and appreciates that clients continue to put their trust in her to fiercely protect their interests.

Lauren is co-chair of the Capes Sokol Women’s Initiative.

In the Community

Lauren is active in the community and currently serves on the board of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in St. Louis, and chairs its Staenberg Fellows Program for young professionals.  In 2013-2014, she chaired the ADL’s Glass Leadership Institute Program for young professionals.

She is a member of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Cardozo Society, and serves on the Advisory Committee for Professional Societies.  Previously, Lauren served on the board of the Young Professionals’ Division (YPD) of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

Memberships and Associations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St Louis (BAMSL)
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers

Awards & Designations


  • A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions, Second Ed., 2017.
  • “Recent Developments in Admiralty Law” Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Vol. 49-1 (2014);
  • Presentations for annual Maritime Law Seminar hosted by BAMSL (2009, 2012 and 2014).


Licensed to Practice

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Courts of Appeal: Fifth Circuit and Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts: Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and Southern District of Illinois


  • J.D., Washington University School of Law (2009)
  • B.S., Washington University (2006)
Cohen to Present at 2018 HerTomorrow Conference
Cohen and Sarachan to Present at Manufacturing Law Seminar
Nine Capes Sokol Attorneys Selected for 2016 Super Lawyers