Matthew Cohen

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  • Washington University (JD, 2008)
  • Cornell University (BA, 2003)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Matthew has extensive experience counseling corporate and individual clients in litigation before federal and state courts. He has advised clients on a wide variety of business litigation issues, including antitrust and unfair/deceptive trade practice issues, business torts, contract disputes, telecommunications and product liability issues, and employment matters, among others. He has also spearheaded clients’ responses to civil investigative demands (CIDs) issued by government agencies, such as the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, and has substantial experience in the e-discovery arena.

Additionally, Matthew provides representation on complex consumer product safety regulatory issues as well as related litigation matters. He regularly advises client manufacturers, retailers, and importers on compliance with federal, state, and international product safety statutes and regulations as well as wide-ranging matters before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). These include product safety incident reporting, recalls, developing effective corrective action plans and compliance programs, responding to database reports, responding to FOIA requests, and defending enforcement actions and civil penalty investigations.  He is a regular contributor to the firm’s Consumer Product Matters blog.

Before law school, Matthew was the senior legislative assistant for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He worked with Members of Congress to foster the US–Israel strategic partnership on defense and homeland security issues. While attending law school, Matthew served as a legal intern for the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, Office of Investigations, chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA).

Recognitions & Awards

  • JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards: a Top Author on product liability matters (2016)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers: Rising Star – Business Litigation (2014 - 2016)