Harris N. Cogan: Lawyer with Blank Rome LLP

Harris N. Cogan

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Commercial and Corporate Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Financial Services
University Brooklyn College, B.A.
Law SchoolHofstra University School of Law, J.D.
Admitted1979, New York; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York

American Bar Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
New York State Bar Association

BornBrooklyn, New York, October 3, 1954


Harris Cogan focuses his practice in the area of corporate and commercial litigation in federal and state courts. He has extensive experience advising clients in the following areas:

•securities litigation

•corporate, shareholder, and partnership disputes

•real estate litigation

•employment-discrimination, wrongful termination, confidentiality, non-compete agreements

•alternative dispute resolution

Mr. Cogan recently authored a chapter in the New York County Lawyers' Association's treatise,Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts(2011).

Community Service & Affiliations

Mr. Cogan serves as a mediator for the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County. He served as a vice president and director of the board of Jewish Education of Greater New York.


Supreme Court Leaves Its 1988 Decision inBasic, Inc. v. LevinsonBasically Intact[Alert]
Corporate Litigation
June 2014 (No. 1)
Harris N. Cogan, Alan M. Lieberman, Michelle Gitlitz Courtney and Evan H. Lechtman

WillChadbourneImpact SEC's Authority to Prosecute Securities Fraud?[Article]
The Legal Intelligencer
March 7, 2014
Harris N. Cogan, Michelle Gitlitz Courtney, Kevin M. Passerini and Jeffrey N. Rosenthal

Delaware District Court Strikes Down Delaware Chancery's Confidential Arbitration Procedures as Unconstitutional[Alert]
Delaware Corporate Litigation
August 2012 (no. 2)
Harris N. Cogan

New York Court Adopts Delaware Common Sense Test for Assessing Whether Claims Assert Derivative or Direct Harm[Alert]
Corporate Litigation
August 2012 (No. 4)
Harris N. Cogan and Ryan J. Casson

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Loss Causation Not Required For Class Certification[Alert]
Corporate Litigation Alert
June 2011 (No. 3)
Philippe M. Salomon, Evan H. Lechtman, Harris N. Cogan, Joseph O. Click and Michelle Gitlitz Courtney

Supreme Court Confirms that the Failure to Disclose Adverse Reports May be Materially Misleading but Rejects Statistical Significance As Bright-line Test for Materiality and Scienter[Alert]
Client Alert
March 2011
Philippe M. Salomon, Harris N. Cogan, Evan H. Lechtman and Joseph O. Click

It's Federally Preempted-Let's Remove It![Article]
New York Law Journal
February 2007
Harris N. Cogan

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters; Publicly traded real estate investment trust in litigation involving a $1 billion merger. Publicly traded defense contractor in class-action securities litigation. Former outside director of international public corporation in shareholder litigation. Venture capital funds in dispute concerning capital structure of technology company. Financial institution in defaulted commercial real estate loans. Financial institution in foreclosure of loans for construction of hotel in New York City. Publicly traded company in dispute over a joint venture relationship. National food manufacturer and distributor in dispute over corporate ownership. Cases and Deals; Refron, Inc. Sells Assets to Airgas, Inc. [Deal]; July 31, 2008; Harris N. Cogan, Emanuel J. Adler, Peter Schnur, Stuart D. Kaplan and Margaret Anne Hill; Refron, Inc., in its sale of assets and operations to a newly formed subsidiary of Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG). $1.1 Billion Shopping Center Acquisition [Deal]; December 20, 2004; Emanuel J. Adler, Thomas E. Biron, Harris N. Cogan, Joseph T. Gulant, Daniel J. Ivler, G. Craig Lord, et al. An investments fund's merger with a publicly-traded REIT with 35 shopping centers valued above $1 billion, with financing of more than $500 million.

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Supreme Court Leaves Its 1988 Decision in Basic, Inc. v. Levinson Basically Intact
Harris N. Cogan,Michelle Gitlitz-Courtney,Evan H. Lechtman,Alan M. Lieberman, June 27, 2014
In Halliburton Co. et al v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., 573 U.S.--- (2014), the Supreme Court revisited its decision in Basic, Inc. v. Levinson, 485 U.S. 224 (1988), in which it held that class action plaintiffs bringing Rule 10b-5 actions could establish the reliance element by invoking a rebuttable...
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Harris N. Cogan

405 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10174


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