Mr. Cohen has counselled management and represented employers in all aspects of labor law, employment law and litigation exclusively since 1988. Before joining Ogletree Deakins, he had been a founding principal of a respected local boutique for more than 16 years. A large part of his practice involves the assistance of human resource professionals with the administration of workplace policies and procedures with an emphasis on litigation avoidance, wage and hour compliance, workplace violence prevention, affirmative action, union negotiations and contract administration, arbitration and union elections. Mr. Cohen has extensive experience litigating in state and federal court, before the National Labor Relations Board and MERC. He regularly defends class and collective actions, enforces restrictive covenants, negotiates collective bargaining agreements, and defends labor grievances through arbitration.
Mr. Cohen has obtained numerous trial court, administrative and arbitration victories for his clients, consulted with businesses in dozens of union election campaigns, including campaigns on behalf of Michigan State District Courts, has negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements, and has been lead consultant on several large strikes, including a regional strike on behalf of a large bread company and a national strike on behalf of a uniform and linen company.
Admitted to Practice
- U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- J.D., George Washington University, 1988
- B.B.A., Eastern Michigan University, 1984