Fox Rothschild LLP

Richard B. Cohen


New York, NY


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Richard possesses more than 35 years of experience litigating and arbitrating complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes and is a trusted advisor to business owners both in the United States and internationally. His clients range from individuals and small businesses to multinational corporations. He has represented Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign banks and Pacific rim real estate development companies as well as start-up businesses.

Richard has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts and has conducted numerous arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association, FINRA and other dispute resolution forums that have involved:

  • Complex contract, commercial and real estate transactions;
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes, and corporate derivative suits;
  • Employment related matters, including discrimination, harassment, restrictive covenants and business non-competes, and trade secret and confidential business information protection;
  • Broker-dealer and public investor stock exchange arbitrations; and
  • Copyright and trademark

Richard has also counseled business owners and human resource professionals — with anywhere from five to 50,000 employees — regarding equal opportunity and other regulatory and administrative compliance issues. He regularly appears before the EEOC and other federal and state administrative agencies.

Richard served as Administrative Chair of the Litigation Department for the New York office and is also a member of the Labor & Employment Department. He lectures and publishes widely on employment law topics.

Case Study

Helping to Ensure Justice For All - Download pdf file.

Before Fox Rothschild

Richard founded his own law firm in New York City where he served as chair of the litigation department for 15 years, and was, before that, associated with the New York law firm of Spengler Carlson Gubar Brodsky & Frischling. He was also Vice President & Counsel of Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, where he handled a wide variety of banking litigation.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Richard was a member of the 2010 Editorial Advisory Board of Employment Law360.

Client Resources

Employment Discrimination Blog
Richard is the editor of the firm's Employment Discrimination Blog, which covers all aspects of employment discrimination and harassment, including new court decisions and legislation, compliance, best practices, interesting trends in workplace relations and employment-related issues affecting employers.

Employers and the Law

Richard had an article of his selected to become a chapter in Employers and the Law: 2013-14 Anthology of Best Articles – a collection of articles penned by seasoned labor and employment law attorneys.

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Q&A With Fox Rothschild's Richard Cohen
Richard shares experience from his litigation and labor and employment practices with Law 360View article.

Practice Areas
Attorneys and Law Firms
Fashion Law
Labor & Employment
Securities Industry
Staffing Law
Trade Secrets

Bar Admissions

New York


J.D., cum laude, New York Law School, 1977

B.A., Harpur College, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1974

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


New York State Bar Association

Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Society for Human Resource Management

New York County Lawyers Association

The Rotary Club

Global Diversity and Inclusion Foundation Business Council

Board of Directors

Member, Legal Affairs Council, Interactive Advertising Bureau

Industry Partner, The New York Staffing Association

Global Diversity and Inclusion Foundation

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