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Daniel A. Cohen

Senior Counsel 212 335 2042

Dan is a highly experienced commercial litigator, who has been representing public and private companies, executive employees, and entrepreneurs in both the state and federal courts of New York since he began private practice in 1995.

Dan’s practice areas include breach of contract, securities fraud, business torts, corporate governance, intellectual property, insurance, and employment disputes. Dan has represented the former minority shareholders of a privately-held company seeking to obtain the fair value of their shares after a freeze-out merger; the seller of a business seeking a deferred contractual payment due under an asset purchase agreement; and the minority member of an LLC seeking to recover from the majority owners for corporate waste. He also has represented insurance companies in coverage, antitrust, bad faith, RICO, and class action litigations.

Dan’s recent successes include: obtaining dismissal of a $58 million lawsuit alleging that Dan’s clients had participated in fraudulent conveyances; helping a software developer receive a favorable settlement in a corporate governance dispute, after obtaining dismissal of the defendant’s counterclaim; and successfully representing a securities brokerage in a FINRA arbitration against a Fortune 500 company, where the brokerage both prevailed on its claim and obtained dismissal of a multimillion-dollar counterclaim.

Dan has particular expertise in matters of civil procedure. Since 2013, he has been the author of New York Motion Practice Handbook & Forms, a comprehensive book on motion practice in the New York courts, which he updates annually. Before that, Dan was a member of the editorial board of New York Smart Litigator, where he supervised the preparation of litigation practice aids and contributed advice columns for an online publication. Dan has also authored articles on civil RICO, the attorney-client privilege, and deposition of corporate designees.  Dan is also the co-author of New York Employment Law (2017).

Before joining Walden Macht & Haran, Dan was senior counsel to a notable New York City law firm, prior to which he was a partner at another New York-based and nationally recognized firm.  From 1994-1995, he served as a law clerk to The Honorable J. Edward Lumbard in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Dan is a magna cum laude graduate of Michigan Law School. He received an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan and a B.Phil. in Philosophy, with Honors, from Oxford University, where he was an Overseas Research Fellow. Dan graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy from Princeton University.

Education
Michigan Law School, J.D. (1994)
University of Michigan, M.A. (1991)
Oxford University, B.Phil. (1989)
Princeton University, B.A. (1986)

Bar Admissions
New York