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

Richard S. Cohen

Principal
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
 
Memberships 

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 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

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

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

Publications

November 19, 2015

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2015

November 19, 2015

Our quarterly Class Action Trends Report discusses significant 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:Mapping a defense strategyWhat to do when the EEOC is the plaintiffLitigation holds: no longer

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

In the News

August 17, 2015

Jackson Lewis

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

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

Bar Fellowship: in the College of Labor and Employment Law. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for more than 15 years and has also been listed regularly in the highest tier of Chambers, U.S.A. and in Superlawyers. He also maintains an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He serves as a member of the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Cohen has served six years on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for Free Arts of Arizona, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to homeless and abused children.

Mr. Cohen received his B.A. in 1968 from Rutgers University and his J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University School of Law in 1971.

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

•Has served as President of the Board of Directors for Free Arts of Arizona, a non-profit organization which provides assistance to homeless and abused children in Arizona. Currently on the Board's Executive Committee as Past President.

•Selected for inclusion inSouthwest Super Lawyers - Arizona Edition (2007-2013)

•Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers of America byU.S. News (1995-2014)

•AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell Member:

bar & professional association memberships

American Bar Association

American Employment Law Council

State Bar of Arizona

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

 
ISLN908298936
 

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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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