Denver Next Logical Step for Firm

December 3, 2012 – In The News
Law Week Colorado

Neal Cohen moved from Bryan Cave HRO to open a new office of Fox Rothschild LLP in Denver last September. More than any other factor, the move offered the chance to have the backing of a national firm but still be able to craft their own culture.

The move marks one more step in the firm's growing national footprint. The Philadelphia-based firm has expanded greatly in the past several years, opening offices in Pittsburgh, New York and West Palm Beach, Florida, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

When asked what plans were for growth in the next five years Cohen said the firm is interested in places in Texas, Chicago and Phoenix, but the firm doesn’t have a size goal in mind only an interest in good opportunities.

Cohen was intrigued by the opportunity to work in a small office of a bigger firm, remembering the great experiences and close team he had in a similar situation earlier in his career.

“We want to create that now,” he said. “No other firm gave us that opportunity. We see ourselves as a startup company. It’s exciting we get to shape our future.”

Cohen’s experience in securities, employment litigation and trade secrets has led to his practice of intellectual property.

He says they’re seeking to be self-sufficient and hope to be soon after the initial startup costs are paid. The office is doing roughly 70 percent patent litigation.

They’re in growth mode, Cohen says, although he won’t say how many people they might add to the office.

“It would be tempting to bring money in the door,” he said. “But that’s not what the firm is about.”