Richard L. Cohen
concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities, venture capital/emerging companies, private equity, general corporate law and business counseling. His client base includes a broad range of business entities, both public and private, including biotechnology and technology companies, telecommunications companies, energy companies, manufacturing companies, insurance companies and venture capital firms. He is a 1995 graduate of New York University School of Law and a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the firm's governing Partners Board.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2004-present
- Associate, 1995-2003
•The Arc Alliance
- Past President and Current Director
•MARC Advocacy Services
- Past Director
Publications and Speaking Engagements
•Contributor, Duane Morris Capital Markets Blog
•Co-author, SEC Proposals for Compensation Committees and Compensation Advisers, Duane Morris Alert, April 25, 2011
• Buyer's Remorse: Reverse Breakup Fees Can Get Potential Buyers Off the Hook, But at What Cost? Mergers & Acquisitions Supplement to The Legal Intelligencer, March 3, 2008
• Environmental Lessons for the Development of a Market-Based Community Reinvestment Act System, NYU Environmental Law Journal, 1995.
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Regular presenter to the Wharton Venture Initiation Program in connection with legal issues impacting early stage companies.
•Moderator, Valuation Creation via Disruption, IMPACT Capital Conference, November 30, 2016
•Panelist, The Term Sheet Cheat Sheet, DreamIt Webinar, November 29, 2016
•Panelist, Confessions of a VC Lawyer, DreamIt Webinar, May 16, 2016
•Moderator, Emerging Labor & Employment Issues for Private Equity Acquirers, ACG Intergrowth Conference, April 14, 2015
•Panelist, Maximizing and Monetizing the Value of Your Business, Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia, October 22, 2014
•Panelist, What Keeps Entrepreneurs Up at Night: Legal Aspects of Seed Financings & Other Funding Options, Philly Tech Week, April 8, 2014
•Panelist, Crowdfunding and Rule 506(c): Brave New Capital-Raising World, Pennsylvania Business Brokers Association, April 2, 2014
•Moderator, B2B Models of Entrepreneurship, Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference, February 17, 2012