About Cohen & Gresser LLP
With around 80 lawyers Cohen & Gresser is a midsize law firm with offices in New York and Washington, DC, as well as two international locations. The firm is known for its strength in white collar work.
White Collar Whizzes
Cohen & Gresser was founded in 2002 by Lawrence T. Gresser and Mark S. Cohen, both of whom are still partners at the firm. The firm practices across eight core areas: corporate, employment law, IP, litigation, privacy and data security, real estate, tax, and white collar defense and regulation and also has two regional practices—Africa and Israel.
The firm’s white collar defense and regulation practice is highly regarded and includes attorneys based both domestically and in Europe. The firm’s experience includes conducting internal investigations, handling regulatory investigations and proceedings, and counseling on white collar criminal matters.
The firm is also recognized for its securities litigation work. And it boasts a bustling litigation practice that handles everything from antitrust and bankruptcy to class actions and commercial litigation to directors and officers and products liability—and more. In addition, Cohen & Gresser handles appeals in both state and federal courts.
Pro bono is ingrained in the culture of Cohen and Gresser. Indeed, its founders are both dedicated to public service in the legal industry—Cohen is on the public Service Committee of the Federal Bar Council, and Gresser is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. The firm’s pro bono experience is wide ranging, and it has worked in such areas as asylum, disability, employment law, housing, IP, veteran rights, as well as counseled nonprofits on a host of issues.
News & Awards
In February 2021, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom handed down a landmark judgment, delivering a decisive victory to KBR Inc. and agreeing to the arguments presented by Cohen & Gresser’s Richard Kovalevsky QC and the rest of the KBR legal team. The Supreme Court held that the SFO could not compel a foreign company to produce documents held abroad under Section 2(3) of the Criminal Justice Act of 1987.
Cohen & Gresser achieved a Second Circuit victory for its client, Fidelity Brokerage Services, in a contract dispute involving a transfer of assets from a family partnership’s Fidelity brokerage account. The Second Circuit affirmed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment to Fidelity and held that Fidelity was not liable to the partnership for allowing one of the partnership’s members to transfer assets out of the partnership’s Fidelity account.
Cohen & Gresser has once again been ranked by Global Investigations Review (GIR) as one of the leading law firms in the world for cross-border investigations. The GIR 100 is an independent guide to the world’s best firms for cross-border investigations. Based on submissions from law firms and extensive research, GIR selects the top 100 firms from around the world able to handle sophisticated government-led internal and cross-border investigations.
A DC-based Cohen & Gresser team helped secure a victory in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that all workers are protected under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
800 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 957-7600
Chairman and Managing Partner: Lawrence T. Gresser
Recruiting Chair: S. Gale Dick
Total No. Attorneys 2021:
50 - 100
No. of Partners Named 2020:
Salary not disclosed.
Office Administrator & HR Director
No. of U.S. Offices: 2
No. of International Offices: 2
New York, NY
Washington, DC I London
Intellectual Property and Technology
Litigation and Arbitration
Privacy and Data Security
White Collar Defense and Regulation
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.