Jack L. Cohen

Jack L. Cohen

Special Counsel

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Jack L. Cohen is a proven trial attorney with nearly four decades of experience representing major corporations and professionals in the banking, realty, insurance, and other industries. He counsels and defends employers, financial advisors, accountants, board members of homeowner associations, architects and engineers, and other professionals in a range of general liability matters. Jack has successfully tried multiple cases involving accounting and finance, New York Labor Law, products liability, traumatic brain injuries, premises liability, personal injury, infectious disease, property damage arising from fire, and actions resulting from the interstate carriage of goods. His practice also includes litigating matters in the realms of professional liability, directors and officers (D&O) liability, accounting malpractice, fair housing, and employment discrimination.

A trusted authority within his areas of focus, Jack has published on the evolution of bad faith litigation and waiver of subrogation clauses in real estate and construction contracts, and regularly presents on anti-subrogation, arson litigation, New York State Labor Law, discrimination, retaliation, and reasonable accommodation in venues across New York.

Jack is recognized for his diverse and extensive experience handling traumatic brain injury litigation, and clients regularly call on him to serve as a consultant in related matters. He was a member of a major national insurer’s Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence, where he was awarded the Focus Award in 2002 and 2004.

Representative Matters
  • Successfully argued and won a housing discrimination matter under the Fair Housing Act in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a complex foodborne illness action against a demand of $8 million
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a claim by a property manager alleging traumatic brain injury
  • Resolved numerous claims against architects with no indemnity paid
  • Obtained a judgment of dismissal in favor of a construction client against a $1.5 million claim for property damage filed by an international general contracting firm
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a Labor Law claim brought on behalf of an ironworker alleging serious leg injuries
Honors
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence Focus Award, 2002 and 2004
Community Involvement
  • Member of the Board of Temple Micah, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Eighth Circuits
Education
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York, 1975