Daniel A. Cohen

Senior Counsel 212 335 2042

Dan is a highly experienced commercial litigator, who has represented 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. In corporate disputes, Dan has represented companies, shareholders, officers and directors, LLC members, and business owners in claims arising from freeze-out mergers, deferred compensation schemes, and allegations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, or 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 multimillion dollar fraud suit against a sports marketing agent, which was affirmed on appeal; obtaining dismissal of a $58 million fraudulent conveyance action; helping a minority owner receive a favorable settlement in a shareholder dispute; and successfully representing a securities brokerage in a FINRA arbitration concerning breach of restrictive covenants.

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, Yellowstone injunctions, the attorney-client privilege, and deposition of corporate designees. Dan has been a co-author of New York Employment Law since 2016.

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 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