Beyond the Law

Beyond the Law

TalksOnLaw’s “Beyond the Law” series highlights lawyers who achieve success both as lawyers and outside of the law world.  In a profession that requires intense commitment and focus, we salute the overachievers amongst us who find remarkable achievements beyond the law...

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Beyond the Law: The Fighter

There are hard-hitting lawyers and there are hard hitting lawyers. For Julie Cohen, a litigation partner at Skadden, Arps, the combat takes place both in the courtroom and in the ring. When Cohen isn’t busy fighting for her clients, she’s training as an A-Class Muay Thai fighter at her home gym, Five Points Academy, in New York City. Having taken up the sport just three years ago, Julie has gone from beginner to elite, fighting at prestigious tournaments and promotions around the country in the process. We sat down with Julie to learn more about how a full-time litigator at one of the nation's most demanding firms could also become one of the top female Muay Thai fighters in the...

Published: September 3, 2019