Bret A. Cohen: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Bret A. Cohen

Phone617.348.3089

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Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • Labor & Benefits
  • Israel Business Group
  • Defense of Employment Discrimination & Harassment Claims
  • International
  • Employee Mobility
  • Noncompetes & Trade Secrets
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.3089
Fax: 617-542-2241
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

http://www.mintz.com/professionals/detail/name/bret-a-cohen
 
University University of Illinois, B.A.
 
Law SchoolSaint Louis University, J.D.
 
Admitted1993, Illinois; 1994, Missouri; 1997, Massachusetts; 2004, New Hampshire; 2006, District of Columbia; 2009, New York; State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial; Trial Bar for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois; United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Former chair, Joint Bar Committee for Judicial Appointments

•Chair, American Bar Association Subcommittee on Employment Litigation (2003 - 2009)

•Former president, Board of Directors of the Natick Montessori School

 
Biography

Bret is Co-chair of the firm's Employee Mobility, Noncompetes & Trade Secrets Practice. His practice includes representing employers in labor and employment litigation, including claims arising under FLSA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 151B, Massachusetts Wage Act, as well as state common law, breach of contract, wrongful termination, and defamation claims. Bret has extensive experience litigating noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements and executive compensation agreements.

He frequently lectures on practice before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and on practice before the state and federal courts. Bret writes and lectures extensively on employment law issues, and has served as a contributing author for the Employment Litigation chapter of the Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, American Bar Association for a number of years.

Bret's commitment to pro bono activities is exemplified by his representation of abused women through Mintz Levin's nationally recognized Domestic Violence Project.

Newsroom

• Fifty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2014 Guide , ( 05.23.2014 )

• Quoted in Worcester DA Hires Veteran Homicide Prosecutor , Worcester Telegram ( 04.04.2014 )

• Quoted in Former ADA Accuses Boss of Firing Him for Not Contributing to Campaign , Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly ( 12.05.2013 )

• Seventy-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars , ( 10.21.2013 )

• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2013 Guide , ( 05.24.2013 )

• Seventy-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars , ( 10.22.2012 )

• Forty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2012 Guide , ( 06.07.2012 )

• Quoted in Noncompete Litigation Picks Up as the Economy Improves , Boston Business Journal ( 12.23.2011 )

• Fifty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , ( 10.21.2011 )

• Thirty Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2011 Guide , ( 03.21.2011 )

• Forty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , ( 10.19.2010 )

• Mintz Levin Adds Six Attorneys to Chambers USA 2010 Guide , ( 03.23.2010 )

• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , ( 10.27.2009 )

• Chambers USA Names 22 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in Their Fields for 2009 , ( 06.12.2009 )

• Featured in Layoffs and Lawsuits , In House Legal on LegalTalkNetwork ( 01.26.2009 )

• Forty-Six Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , ( 10.29.2008 )

• Chambers USA Names 20 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in their Fields for 2008 , ( 06.18.2008 )

• Forty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , ( 10.25.2007 )

• Chambers USA Names 19 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in Their Fields for 2007 , ( 06.15.2007 )

• Quoted in Fighting Back Against 'Bullying' in the Workplace , Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly ( 01.05.2007 )

Awards & Recognitions

•fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: Top Five Up-and-Coming Lawyers in the Commonwealth (2000)

Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Employment & Labor (2007 - 2013)

Super Lawyers United States Corporate Counsel Edition (2010)

Chambers USA: Massachusetts - Labor and Employment (2004 - 2014)

•American Jurisprudence Award

•Everett E. Hullverson Award

Publications

• Co-author, FTC Does Not Embrace Dentist Board's Anticompetitive Activity , Health Care Antitrust Alert ( 12.13.2011 )

• Author, The HR-Legal Partnership , Human Resource Executive ( 09.02.2011 )

• Co-author, Two Recent Massachusetts Cases Support an Employer's Ability to Enforce Noncompete Agreements , Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert ( 07.06.2011 )

• Editor, Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation , American Bar Association ( 2011 )

• FTC Orders Roanoke Hospital To Divest Recently Acquired Outpatient Clinics To Restore Competition , Health Care Antitrust Alert ( 10.08.2009 )

Speaking Engagements

• Panelist, How to Draft Effective Restrictive Covenants, Do's and Don'ts: How to Draft Effective Restrictive Covenants & Avoid Traps for the Unwary , Mintz Levin, Webinar (05.28.2014)

• Moderator, The 2014 Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, 2014 Business Law Section Spring Meeting , American Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA (04.10.2014)

• Speaker, Winning Post-Employment Covenant Claims Before the Lawsuit: A Proactive Approach to Noncompetes , Mintz Levin, Webinar (09.17.2013)

• Panelist, Perspectives from the Bench: Protecting Trade Secrets and Proprietary Information of Companies with Multi-State Operations Amidst Onboarding and Exiting of Employees, ABA Annual Meeting , American Bar Association, San Francisco, CA (08.09.2013)

• Speaker, 2013 Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL (05.16.2013)

• Co-chair, Traps for the Unwary: Drafting Non-Competes and Other Post-Employment Restrictions , Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA (03.21.2013)

• Moderator, The 2012 Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, ABA Business Law Spring Meeting , American Bar Association, Las Vegas, NV (03.22.2012)

• Speaker, US Visa and Green Card Options for Dentists, Yankee Dental Congress 2012 , Boston, MA (01.26.2012)

• Panelist, The 2011 Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation - Bret Cohen, Chair; Steve Ganis, Panelist, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting , ABA, Boston, MA (04.14.2011)

• Chair, 2011 Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting , American Bar Association, Boston, MA (04.14.2011)

• Speaker, Labor & Employment: Legislation Year in Review and What Is to Come , Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA (11.09.2010)

• Speaker, Top 5 Employment Law Trends It Pays to Know, MCLE (09.23.2010)

• Speaker, The 2010 Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting , American Bar Association (04.22.2010)

• Speaker, Employment Law Practice, Labor & Employment Class , Boston College (04.20.2010)

• Speaker, Harassment and Discrimination, SES Seminar (01.29.2009)

• Panelist, Damages in Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Cases , Boston Bar Association (01.12.2009)

• Speaker, Layoffs and Lawsuits, In House Legal, LegalTalkNetwork (01.03.2009) (Also at Washington, District of Columbia Office)

 
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