Jay Cohen is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and corporate counselor, particularly with regard to his comprehensive expertise in media, antitrust, securities, intellectual property and general complex commercial disputes. Jay is one of a select group of nationally recognized trial lawyers in Legal 500, and he is also recognized in Benchmark/Institutional Investor, Chambers USA, and Legal 500 as one of the leading media and entertainment lawyers in the United States, and in The Best Lawyers in America as a leading lawyer in commercial litigation, antitrust, media law and intellectual property.
For 20 years, Jay has regularly represented major clients of the media and entertainment industry as lead counsel in a range of sophisticated and precedent-setting matters.
In addition, Jay’s practice includes advising on high-stakes corporate transactions as well as conducting internal investigations on behalf of public companies and their boards of directors. Jay also has significant appellate experience. He has argued matters in the New York Court of Appeals, as well as the D.C., 2nd, 4th, 9th and 11th Circuits.
Jay is a member of the Board of Directors of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Bronx Defenders, an active participant in the firm’s pro bono practice and was among the recipients of the Legal Aid Society’s 2000 Pro Bono Award for his work in representing the Coalition for the Homeless.