• Saint Louis University (JD)
  • University of Illinois (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial
  • Trial Bar for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Bret Cohen is Co-chair of the firm’s Employee Mobility, Non-Competes & Trade Secrets Practice. His practice includes representing employers in employment litigation, including claims arising under state common law, breach of contract, wrongful termination, defamation claims and has an extensive national experience litigating non-compete, non-disclosure, and trade secret claims. Bret writes and presents extensively on employment law issues and has authored a range of articles relating to the Defend Trade Secrets Act.

He frequently lectures on practice before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and on practice before the state and federal courts. Bret writes and lectures extensively on employment law issues, and has served as a contributing author for the Employment Litigation chapter of the Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, American Bar Association for a number of years.

Bret’s commitment to pro bono activities is exemplified by his representation of abused women through Mintz Levin’s nationally recognized Domestic Violence Project.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts – Labor and Employment (2004 – 2016)
  • Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: “Top Five Up-and-Coming Lawyers in the Commonwealth” (2000)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Employment & Labor (2007 – 2014)
  • Super Lawyers United States Corporate Counsel Edition (2010)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Everett E. Hullverson Award

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Former chair, Joint Bar Committee for Judicial Appointments
  • Chair, American Bar Association Subcommittee on Employment Litigation (2003 – 2009)
  • Former president, Board of Directors of the Natick Montessori School