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Education

  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, cum laude, 1996, Member, University of Denver Law Review, 1994-1996
  • B.A., Colorado College, magna cum laude, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

Women in Law Empowerment Forum, Advisory Board Member

National Association of Women Lawyers, Chair, 2010 Annual Night of Giving; Co-Chair, Logistics Committee for Annual Luncheon

85 Broads, Chair of New York Chapter Leadership Team

American Bar Association, Securities Litigation and Women Rainmakers Committees

New Jersey Bar Association, Women in Profession Committee

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Defense Research Institute, Commercial Litigation and Diversity Committees

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Compliance & Legal Division

Brennan/Vanderbilt Inn of Court -- Barrister

Board members to the WILEF (Women in Law Empowerment Forum) Advisory Board

Stephanie J. Cohen

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Partner
  • T: 212.609.6837
    F: 212.885.1118

Stephanie Cohen is a partner in McCarter & English's Intellectual Property/Information Technology Group.  Associated with the Firm since 1998, she is an experienced trial attorney representing clients in various industries including the apparel, footwear, accessory, finance and biotechnology industries. Her practice focuses on trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright litigation, and global anti-counterfeiting.   Ms. Cohen regularly represents clients in state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York, and other jurisdictions throughout the United States. 

Ms. Cohen also has experience in the arbitration of securities matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. As a trial lawyer, she litigated complex commercial cases involving sales practices, suitability, securities fraud, ERISA, and broker-dealer matters.  Her clients included Fortune 100 Companies as well as large financial institutions.  Ms. Cohen has extensive class action experience.  From 1998 through 2007, she was a member of a team of lawyers who served as national coordinating counsel for a large financial services company.  During that time, she assisted in defending a nationwide class action as well as managing hundreds of individual state and federal court cases.

Ms. Cohen also serves as Partner in Charge of Firm-wide Diversity.  In that role, she coordinates the implementation of various initiatives designed to promote the retention and advancement of women and diverse attorneys.  In addition to devising strategy, she acts as liaison between the Firm's Diversity Committee, Women's Initiative, and Executive Committee to ensure that the Firm is meeting its strategic goals.  Ms. Cohen is co-editor of the Women's Initiative's quarterly newsletter, "Women in the kNOW."

Representative Matters

Loguidice v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 336 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2003)
Delande v. ING Employee Benefits, 2004 WL 2360991 (3d Cir. Oct. 19, 2004)
Baker v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 907 So.2d 419 (Ala. 2005)
Perry v. New England Securities, Inc., NASD 04-06948 (September 8, 2005)

Speaking

04/01/11
Responding to Gender Based Conflicts
Ms. JD's Fourth Annual Conference on Women in Law, Los Angeles, CA
03/28/11
Developing Business 2011: Effective Strategies for Building Profiles, Networks and Client Relationships
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
09/20/09
Avenues to Advancement
Ms. JD's Third Annual Conference on Women in Law, Chicago, IL
04/14/09
The Economic Downturn and the Importance of Effective Job Seeking/Networking
Rutgers Law School, Newark

Publications

01/11/13
01/31/11
07/22/10
02/01/10
The Woman Advocate, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Winter 2010 edition