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.