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Cohen Milstein Names New Partners Brian E. Bowcut and Christina D. Saler

Cohen Milstein

January 1, 2021


WASHINGTON, DC – Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, one of the nation’s leading plaintiffs’ law firms, has named Mary J. Bortscheller, Brian E. Bowcut and Christina D. Saler as the firm’s newest partners, effective January 1, 2021.

Mary J. Bortscheller, as a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits practice group, represents employees in complex breach of fiduciary duty litigation under ERISA involving employer-sponsored defined benefit plans, 401(k) plans and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs). In 2019, she was named a Law360 “Rising Star,” recognizing lawyers under the age of 40 whose professional accomplishments transcend their age.

Ms. Bortscheller graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a B.A., cum laude, in Political Science, and received her J.D., cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law.

Brian E. Bowcut is a member of the firm’s Public Client practice group, where he represents state attorneys general and other public-sector clients as outside counsel in investigations and lawsuits involving deceptive and unfair trade practices. He has deep experience in government investigations and, among other matters, has represented several states in their efforts to hold to account the various companies responsible for the opioid crisis.

Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Mr. Bowcut was a Trial Attorney and Senior Trial Counsel in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Bowcut also practiced at a preeminent national law firm, where he specialized in pharmaceutical product liability and commercial litigation. He has argued cases in state and federal courts around the country. Mr. Bowcut attended Utah State University, graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science, and earned his J.D. from Duke Law School, graduating cum laude and Order of the Coif.

Christina D. Saler, a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice group, represents clients in a broad range of securities, shareholder rights and derivative actions, as well as other complex litigation. Ms. Saler serves as the Editor of Cohen Milstein’s Shareholder Advocate, a quarterly publication focused on issues relevant to the public retirement systems and institutional investor community.

Prior to joining Cohen Milstein in 2017, Ms. Saler was a securities class action litigator at a nationally recognized plaintiffs’ firm, where she distinguished herself as a trusted client counselor of public pension funds and other institutional investors. In 2016, Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania appointed Ms. Saler to the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council which, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, uses the humanities to foster civic engagement, education and community development. Ms. Saler earned her B.A. from Fairfield University and her J.D., with honors, from Rutgers University Law School.

“We’re excited to announce our newest partners, all of whom are integral members of the Cohen Milstein family,” said Cohen Milstein Managing Partner Steven J. Toll. “Mary, Brian and Christina are exceptional attorneys who have proven themselves to their colleagues and clients. Their work has been critical to furthering our ongoing quest for justice, and we look forward to seeing their continued success as partners.”

About Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is a national leader in plaintiff-side class action litigation. As one of the premier law firms in the country handling major complex lawsuits, Cohen Milstein, with more than 100 attorneys, has offices in Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and Raleigh, NC.