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Cohen & Gresser LLP

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Mark Cohen

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Cohen & Gresser LLP

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Litigation and Arbitration/ White Collar Defense


Mark Cohen is a co-founder of Cohen & Gresser LLP and chair of the firm's Litigation & Arbitration and White Collar Defense groups.  Mr. Cohen maintains an active trial practice of both civil and criminal cases and has tried numerous cases to verdict.  He also appeared numerous times before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  His litigation practice includes complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, and real estate litigation.  He also represents companies, financial institutions, and individual clients in white collar criminal cases, federal and state regulatory proceedings, proceedings before self-regulatory organizations, and corproate internal investigations and advises corporate boards and board committees. Mr. Cohen is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.




New York State Bar; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1987; B.A., Cornell University, 1984

United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

First-rate litigation boutiqueCohen & Gresser LLP fields ‘an excellent group of sophisticated lawyers’ with a particular strength in the financial industry, including recent representations in rate setting and OFAC cases. The ‘bright and highly skilledMark Cohen in New York is representing a former analyst for Och-Ziff Capital Management’s European subsidiary in a high-profile FCPA case brought by the SEC. Also recommended are ‘effective trial lawyer’ Stephen Sinaiko, Jonathan Abernethy, and Melissa Maxman, who is the managing partner of the Washington DC office and has significant expertise in environmental criminal law and white-collar defense.

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General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Excellent commercial litigation boutiqueCohen & Gresser LLP is ‘easily a match for the big firms’ and has a ‘business model which enables it to take on a variety of matters in a cost-effective manner’. Nathaniel Read ‘rolls his sleeves up and gets fully involved while keeping his eye firmly on the bigger picture’; Daniel Tabak is ‘a tenacious advocate but also an able negotiator’. The ‘superb’ Melissa Maxman is highly recommended; Maxman is the managing partner of the Washington DC office, which handles a range of antitrust and commercial litigation. Lawrence Gresser and Mark Cohen are the co-founders of the firm. Named attorneys are based in New York except where otherwise indicated.

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Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Cohen & Gresser LLP in New York is ‘one of the top small firms in this area’ and ‘has a very strong practice that grasps both the financial details and the complex legal issues, and has the ability to explain complex structures in plain English’. The ‘extremely smartMark Cohen has ‘excellent judgment’ and leads the practice. Stephen Sinaiko, who is ‘excellent in every respect, very responsive and attentive’, Lawrence Gresser and Daniel Tabak are highly recommended by clients. Also noteworthy are Nathaniel Read, who focuses on matters involving structured finance and other complex financial products; C. Evan Stewart, who has expertise in the financial services industry; and Gale Dick, who with Cohen and Gresser advised a former analyst for Och-Ziff Capital Management on an SEC civil suit. Gresser and Sinaiko represented Airplanes Limited and Airplanes US Trust in matters arising from aircraft securitization deals.

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