Joe Sellers Honored with Elite Trial Lawyers Lifetime Achievement Award, Ali Deich & Dan Sutter Named Rising Stars

National Law Journal

May 23, 2023

Two named Rising Stars, the firm is a finalist in multiple categories including Plaintiffs Firm of the Year

Washington, DC – Cohen Milstein is pleased to announce that Joseph M. Sellers has been selected by The National Law Journal for a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of its 2023 Elite Trial Lawyers awards. In addition, Alison Deich and Daniel R. Sutter have been named Rising Stars.

Joseph M. Sellers, co-chair of the firm’s Civil Rights and Employment practice, is widely recognized as a civil rights and employment law visionary and innovator. With a career spanning more than four decades, his work is expansive. He helped draft the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act of 2009. In effect, he has helped lay the cornerstones of today’s employment and civil rights laws. He continues to lead many of the nation’s most important employment and civil rights lawsuits.

Alison (Ali) Deich, a newly minted Antitrust partner with a distinguished judicial clerkship background, is highly regarded for her legal analysis, writing, and work with economic experts. Ali is helping lead some of the largest, groundbreaking litigation in the U.S. in not only competition, but civil rights law.

Daniel R. Sutter, an associate in the Employee Benefits/ERISA practice, helps spearhead many of the firm’s high-profile ERISA class actions against the likes of BlackRock, Nationwide, and other fiduciaries that oversee employee pension and retirement plans.

Cohen Milstein has also been named a finalist for Plaintiffs Firm of the Year, the Diversity Initiative Award, and Practice of the Year in Antitrust, Civil Rights, Employment Rights, and Securities Litigation/Shareholder Rights.

Winners will be named at the Elite Trial Lawyers award ceremony on July 13, 2023.

About The National Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyers Awards

Winners and finalists are selected by editors and reporters from The National Law Journal and the ALM organization, who review hundreds of submissions. The individual attorneys and firms selected as finalists “have demonstrated repeated success in cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs over the last 18 months” and “possess a solid track record of client wins over the past three to five years.”

About Cohen Milstein

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is a premier U.S. plaintiffs’ law firm, handling high-profile and often precedent-setting litigation. With over 100 attorneys across the country, Cohen Milstein has offices in Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, New York, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Philadelphia, PA, Raleigh, NC, Boston, MA and Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit or call 202.408.4600.