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Richard S. Cohen

Principal
Phoenix

P 602-714-7044
F 602-714-7045
CohenR@jacksonlewis.com

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Biography

Richard S. Cohen is a Principal in the Phoenix, Arizona, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. For more than 35 years, he has represented employers in federal and state courts and before administrative law judges on a variety of litigation matters.

Mr. Cohen has successfully defended employers in several of the most significant private class actions in the Southwest. In addition, he has substantial experience defending lawsuits filed by the EEOC and state agencies on behalf of a class. He also litigates non-compete, non-solicitation and trade secrets misappropriation disputes. Mr. Cohen also has a substantial mediation and arbitration practice.

Mr. Cohen advises both private and public employers on day-to-day legal issues affecting the workplace, including employee discipline and terminations, sexual harassment and other employee misconduct, workplace privacy, disability accommodations and other human resources issues. Taking a proactive approach when advising clients, Mr. Cohen emphasizes creative solutions to employee relations problems and routinely counsels management about ways to prevent costly and protracted litigation. He teaches executives, managers and supervisors how to make sound human resources decisions, in order to minimize litigation risks. Before beginning in private practice, Mr. Cohen served in the General Counsel’s office of the EEOC from 1972 – 1976.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Law
Best Lawyers Award Badge

Chambers

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Employment Law Council
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Labor and Employment Law Committee Member

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Free Arts of Arizona, served six years on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors

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August 15, 2016
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America© 2017

August 15, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 – Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the... Read More

May 27, 2016
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Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Ranked in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

May 27, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 27, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, has been recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide which ranks leading law firms in the United States.  In addition to the firm’s national... Read More

August 17, 2015
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015)  Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective... Read More

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December 19, 2016

Class Action Trends Report Winter 2016

December 19, 2016

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Defending class discrimination claims Disparate treatment vs. disparate impact The legislation The case law Prevention pointer... Read More

September 28, 2016

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2016

September 28, 2016

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: “Class” claims, EEOC-style When private plaintiffs pile on The legislation The caselaw Regulatory roundup... Read More

June 28, 2016

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2016

June 28, 2016

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Your shield, their sword? Prevention pointer: Time to audit your arbitration agreement practices? Only in California? The caselaw... Read More

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