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  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 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, 2010-2014

85 Broads, Previous Chair of New York Chapter Leadership Team

New Jersey State Bar Association, Women in Profession Committee

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Brennan/Vanderbilt Inn of Court -- Barrister

Member, McCarter & English Diversity Committee

Stephanie J. Cohen

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  • T: 212.609.6837
    F: 212.885.1118

Stephanie Cohen is a partner in McCarter & English's Intellectual Property/Information Technology Group.  With the Firm since 1996, she is an experienced trial attorney representing clients in various industries including the apparel, footwear, accessory, finance and biotechnology industries. Her practice currently 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.

Since 2010, Ms. Cohen has served 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 was co-editor of the Women's Initiative's quarterly newsletter, "Women in the kNOW" from 2009-2014.

Representative Matters

Sales Practices
Wong v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., Index. No. 654066/2012, New York, Commercial Division
Arcari v. New England Securities, FINRA Arb. No. 11-00250
Ahern v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Docket No. 2010-0703, New York, Syracuse
Gerst v. New England Life Ins. Co., et al., Docket No. L-5281-05, New Jersey, Law Division


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