Mitchell S. Cohen
Co-Managing Partner
 
17 State Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone (212) 847-7918
Facsimile (212) 847-7955
VCARD
mcohen@wechco.com

Practices:
Arbitration, Litigation, and Mediation
Insurance and Reinsurance
Employment Law
Municipal, Zoning, and Land Use Planning Law

Professional Profile:
Mitch Cohen is a co-Managing Partner of the firm. With nearly thirty years’ experience, he litigates, arbitrates, and mediates insurance, reinsurance, employment, and general commercial disputes. His practice includes substantial and complex matters arising from insurance/reinsurance programs and issues involving first and third-party claims, a variety of disputes involving agents, intermediaries, and brokers, allocation issues among insurers, numerous coverage issues arising from industrial, environmental, and contamination losses, and significant premises liability and products liability claims. His experience includes jury trials, arbitrations, appeals, and a variety of matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and various state and municipal human rights agencies. Mr. Cohen has litigated in federal and state courts throughout the United States. In addition, he counsels numerous significant commercial clients regarding employment law, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment programs and practices, licensing agreements, and a range of business issues. Mr. Cohen also serves as counsel to municipal zoning and planning boards and as municipal litigation counsel.

Associations:
New York State Bar Association

Admissions:
New York, 1985
U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
U.S Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit 1997
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1987
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1987

Publications:
Mr. Cohen frequently lectures on a variety of insurance law topics and advanced litigation techniques. His lectures have been presented under the auspices of the Continuing Legal Education Department of the New York State Bar Association, Lorman Education Services (a division of Lorman Business Center, Inc.) and the New York Chapter of the American Corporate Counsel Association. Mr. Cohen’s articles have appeared in Mealey’s Litigation Reports.

Distinctions:
Mr. Cohen has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s™ AV Preeminent® peer review rating. He served for three years on the Executive Committee for Torts, Insurance and Compensation Section of the New York State Bar Association and has co-chaired programs presented by the Section on various topics involving insurance, emerging liability trends, and liability arising from employment relationships.

Education:
Boston University School of Law, 1984 J.D.

State University of New York at Albany, 1981 B.A. cum laude