Daniel Cohen has over 20 years of experience in state and federal courts in New Jersey and numerous other jurisdictions in a broad range of areas, including complex, multi-party and class action litigation. His practice includes commercial litigation, contract disputes, labor and employment, lender liability, business dispute litigation, insurance coverage, appellate practice, pharmaceutical litigation, products liability, toxic tort litigation, and white collar criminal defense. Dan represents a variety of businesses, which range from publicly traded companies to small businesses, offer an array of services, and include chemical manufacturers and distributors, advertising and marketing companies, information technology companies, real estate developers, real estate holding companies, restaurants, staffing agencies, lending institutions, healthcare companies, and textile importers. Dan also represents executives in connection with the variety of legal matters that executives encounter during layoffs, reductions in force, mergers, changes in control and other displacements.
Dan serves as general corporate and litigation counsel to a number of small, mid-sized and publicly-traded companies that provide a variety of services and products. He advises clients in a variety of areas, including employment and human resource issues, business disputes, contract disputes, corporate and business formation needs, and the preparation, review and negotiation of all types of commercial contracts, including confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, licensing agreements, employment agreements, master service agreements joint venture agreements, buy/sell agreements and vendor contracts.
Dan also represents pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in the defense of complex liability and mass tort litigation. He has served as national counsel for a publicly traded premiere biopharmaceutical sales and marketing services provided in a nationwide mass tort involving a recalled prescription cholesterol-lowering pharmaceutical, and as New Jersey counsel for a major international pharmaceutical manufacturer in one of New Jersey’s largest mass torts involving atypical antipsychotics. He has also handled cases involving a wide variety of prescription and OTC pharmaceuticals, including analgesics, hormone replace therapy, pain medications, acne medications, and asthma medications. Dan also represents a number of businesses that provide related pharmaceutical services, including sales, market research, medical education programs, web-based patient education programs, and brand positioning.
Dan served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Wilfred P. Diana, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, General Equity Part, Somerset, Hunterdon and Warrant Counties, for the 1991-1992 Term. From 1992-1995, he served as a Somerset County Assistant Prosecutor.
Dan has earned an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest rating for legal ability and general ethical standards.
1991, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1993, Maryland; 1994, District of Columbia; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2015, New York and Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Vermont School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1991)
Notes Editor, Vermont Law Review
University of Delaware (B.S., 1987)
Memberships and Professional Activities:
Member, American Bar Association (Litigation and Labor and Employment Law Sections)
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law and Products and Toxic Tort Sections)
Member, Bergen County Bar Association
Barrister, Morris Pashman Inn of Court
Selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for Product Liability Litigation, 2015, 2016
Named one of Bergen's Top Lawyers by (201) Magazine
Selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of New Jersey’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2004.
Appointed by Gov. Christine Todd Whitman appointed to the Department of Corrections, Board of Trustees for the Youth Correctional Institutional Complex in 2000; and Recognized by Essex County Volunteer Lawyers for Justice for pro bono services