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Cohen & Gresser LLP

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New York, Paris, Seoul, Washington DC

Mark Cohen

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Cohen & Gresser LLP

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Litigation & Arbitration / White Collar Defense & Regulation




Firm co-founder Mark Cohen is the managing partner of C&G’s New York office and is head of the firm's Litigation & Arbitration and White Collar Defense & Regulation groups. Mark’s litigation practice includes complex commercial disputes, real estate litigation, securities litigation, employment litigation, and antitrust litigation. He also represents companies, corporate boards and their committees, and individual clients in white collar criminal cases, federal and state regulatory proceedings, and corporate internal investigations. Mark 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

Recent developments for New York-headquartered boutique Cohen & Gresser LLP include expanding practices in Paris and London, which better enable the group to represent clients in a variety of transatlantic investigations and criminal enforcement matters. Highlights for co-founding partner and practice head Mark Cohen included representing Vanja Baros, a former analyst for Och-Ziff Capital Management's European subsidiary, in a case brought by the SEC charging him with violations of the FCPA and Investment Adviser's Act; Cohen's work led to the dismissal of the entire complaint. Other key individuals include Jonathan Abernethy, S Gale Dick and Jason Brown.

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General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

'Sophisticated and independent but collegial and cooperative at the same time’, Cohen & Gresser LLP operates from New York, Washington DC, Seoul and Paris and opened an additional office in London in 2018. Given its footprint, it has impressive cross-border capabilities and is often retained by clients in multi-jurisdictional disputes. The firm has maintained steady growth at both the partner and associate level, with recent hires including Jason Brown from the New York Attorney General’s Office. Lawrence Gresser and Mark Cohen are the firm's co-founders. Melissa Maxman is 'very lucid in her advice’; Nathaniel Read is a 'skilled tactician’; and Daniel Tabak is a 'ferocious advocate’.

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Securities litigation - defense

Within: Securities litigation - defense

In New York, Cohen & Gresser LLP is a smaller firm that punches above its weight in securities litigation and one clients remarks that it is 'fully on a par with, if not better than, its opponents in other firms'. Mark Cohen and Lawrence Gresser lead the practice, in which the partners are 'true litigators, focused and thoughtful - no stone is left unturned'. Together with S Gale Dick, they secured the dismissal of claims against a UK-based former analyst in Och-Ziff Capital Management’s European subsidiary in an SEC matter alleging FCPA and Investment Advisers Act violations. Gresser and Stephen Sinaiko (of whom clients remark that 'he is an expert who is fully committed to, and engaged in, cases and deals with all the issues promptly; he is clever and extremely responsive - a good man to have on your side') represented Airplanes Limited and Airplanes US Trust matters relating to contingent liabilities. C Evan Stewart, Nathaniel Read and Daniel Tabak are also recommended.

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