January 01, 2020


WASHINGTON, DC – Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, one of the nation’s leading plaintiffs’ firms, has named Robert A. Braun, Shaylyn Cochran and Michael Dolce as the firm’s newest partners, effective January 1, 2020. 

Robert A. Braun specializes in cutting-edge and high-profile antitrust and class action litigation on behalf of individuals and small businesses harmed by price-fixing and other illegal corporate behavior.  He recently helped obtain more than $50 million in settlements in In re Resistors Antitrust Litigation, and has also played significant roles in cases involving anticompetitive behavior in the real estate services industry, LIBOR manipulation, price-fixing by manufacturers of metal pipes and fittings, and “pay-for-delay” and other practices by pharmaceutical companies to limit access to cheaper generic drugs.  Mr. Braun also has extensive experience in international claims litigation, including representing the victims of state-sponsored terrorism in suits amounting to nearly $1 billion in judgments.

Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Mr. Braun served as a law clerk for the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and for the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He earned his J.D. at Yale Law School and attended Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude.

Shaylyn Cochran is a member of the firm’s Civil Rights & Employment practice, where she focuses on civil rights and employment class actions involving age, gender, race, and disability discrimination claims. As a result of her work, Ms. Cochran was named a 2019 Rising Star by The Legal 500 and has consistently been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2017 through 2019. Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Cochran was a Relman Civil Rights Fellow, litigating federal fair housing and employment discrimination matters.

Ms. Cochran earned her B.S. and B.A. from Ohio University, graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Valedictorian, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she received the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership. While a law student, Ms. Cochran served as a litigation intern at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the Disability Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. For two years during law school, Ms. Cochran also was a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, where she represented indigent clients on family law matters. She also served as president of the Harvard Black Law Students Association.

Michael Dolce is a member of the firm’s Complex Tort Litigation practice and leads the firm’s Sexual Abuse, Sex Trafficking, and Domestic Abuse team. A highly regarded trial lawyer and political activist, Mr. Dolce’s practice is dedicated to representing survivors of sexual crimes, including child and adult victims, and adult survivors of child sexual abuse. His team represents clients from initial disclosure to law enforcement, to police investigations, criminal prosecutions, injunction proceedings and civil lawsuits against individual criminals and any institution that gave them safe harbor to commit their crimes. 

In litigation, he has achieved multiple multi-million-dollar trial verdicts for his clients, as well as numerous substantial settlements. Among many awards that he has received for his work is his selection by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2019, Mr. Dolce was named to Lawdragon’s list of 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, which recognizes “the best of the U.S. plaintiffs’ bar” who specialize in representing individuals who have suffered injuries, including injuries related to sexual abuse, sex trafficking and domestic violence. Mr. Dolce also received the Daily Business Review’s 2019 “Innovative Practice Areas” award.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Robby, Shaylyn and Michael to the partnership,” said Cohen Milstein Managing Partner Steven J. Toll. “All three have been powerful advocates for their clients and valued members of the Cohen Milstein team. I look forward to their continued success and positive contributions to the firm and to the important work we undertake.”

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. For more information about the firm, please visit http://www.cohenmilstein.com or call (202) 408-4600.

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