Richard S. Cohen: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Richard S. Cohen

Shareholder
Phoenix,  AZ  U.S.A.
Phone(602) 714-7044

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Practice Areas

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Education
  • Public Sector
 
University Rutgers University, B.A., 1968
 
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1971
 
Admitted1976, Arizona, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth and Third Circuits
 
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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

 
Biography

Richard S. Cohen is a Shareholder 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 Richard S.
Cohen

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

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

Publications

April 30, 2015

Supreme Court Vindicates Courts' Role in Reviewing EEOC Conciliation Obligations

April 30, 2015

In a 9-0 decision, the United States Supreme Court has held that courts may review the sufficiency of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's notice of and opportunity for conciliation afforded an employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, but that the statute gives the EEOC discretion on “how to conduct...

December 23, 2013

Seventh Circuit Agrees with EEOC There Is No Affirmative Defense for the EEOC's Failure to Conciliate

December 23, 2013

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Chicago) broke new ground when, in disagreement with rulings from several other circuits, it held that Title VII's requirement for EEOC conciliation as a precursor to bringing suit for discrimination may not be as big a hurdle to litigation as the Civil Rights Act would...

December 19, 2012

Targeting Class-Based Discrimination Tops EEOC's Ambitious 2013-2016 Strategic Enforcement Plan

December 19, 2012

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced the final approval of its 2013-2016 Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”). This is a revised version of the draft SEP the EEOC issued on September 4, 2012. Consistent with the draft SEP, in the final SEP, the EEOC announces that its number one enforcement priority for the...

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June 9, 2015 Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015

June 9, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 9, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation:...

May 19, 2015 Chambers & Partners

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA Guide

May 19, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 19, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 62 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking...

February 13, 2015 Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Discuss 2014 Federal Agency Developments and What To Expect in 2015

February 13, 2015

Wolters Kluwer's Employment Law Daily quotes Howard Bloom, F. Christopher Chrisbens, Rick Cohen, Paul DeCamp, Sean Hanagan, Joe Lazzarotti, Joy Napier-Joyce, Paul Patten, Patricia Pryor and Katharine Weber in “Strategic Perspectives -'Big Three' federal agencies: 2014 review-2015 preview.”

 
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Supreme Court Vindicates Courts’ Role in Reviewing EEOC Conciliation Obligations
Richard S. Cohen,Paul A. Patten, May 14, 2015
In a 9-0 decision, the United States Supreme Court has held that courts may review the sufficiency of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s notice of and opportunity for conciliation afforded an employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, but that the statute gives the EEOC...


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Richard S. Cohen

2398 East Camelback Road, Suite 1060
PhoenixAZ 85016




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