Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. Principal, Roy Alan Cohen, assumed the office of Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) at its Annual Meeting in New York City in August. Mr. Cohen served as Chair of the TIPS Long Range Planning Committee and Membership Committee over the last year, and in conjunction with the Chair-Elect responsibilities, he will preside over the newly formed Content Management and Member Services Committee. He will then become Chair of the Section in August 2018 and serve in that capacity until August of 2019.

TIPS is one of the largest sections in the ABA and brings together more than 17,000 lawyers, judges, law students and non-lawyers in the areas of tort law, trial practice, and insurance-related matters. It is the only organization of its kind, bringing together the nation’s top plaintiff and defense attorneys, corporate legal decision-makers and in-house counsel, the judiciary, government lawyers and many others with relevant interest. TIPS has long been known for its thought leadership and the presentation of leading national CLE programs in its areas of concentration, with highly regarding programs ranging from Aviation to Trucking, Motor Vehicle Product Liability, Toxic Torts, Fidelity & Surety Law, and Insurance Coverage to name a few. These programs and many more are presented through the 31 TIPS general substantive law committees. TIPS stature in the legal community has been well-known for almost 85 years.

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New Jersey Fellow Roy Alan Cohen is a senior trial lawyer with over 38 years of experience litigating and trying a wide variety of product liability, toxic tort, construction, environmental and groundwater contamination, professional liability, premises liability, automotive and trucking, class action, and business litigation matters.

He leads trial teams in New Jersey and New York, often working collaboratively with other lawyers around the country as a virtual law firm. He often serves as national, regional and local counsel to foreign and domestic clients and their lawyers and is outside general counsel to a number of companies. He is known as an assertive and professional advocate, and clients regularly cite to his strategic thinking, integrity, professionalism, and management skills as the reason for retaining the firm. Recently, he was described by a client as "the best attorney I work with in this country. He is highly ethical and cutting edge in case analysis and early resolution. In a word: Outstanding."