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Seth M. Cohen

New York

Seth M. Cohen

Seth M. Cohen is a trial lawyer who litigates a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters in federal and state trial courts and appellate courts. His experience spans the areas of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, RICO actions, government and regulatory investigations, product liability, insurance recovery, and litigation involving clients in the entertainment industry.

Seth brings practical and strategic thought to complex matters and is a trusted advocate of his clients. He has experience litigating complex commercial cases for public and private corporations, including financial institutions and individuals in both bench and jury trials. In one such matter, Seth was part of the trial team representing the former chief operating officer of Countrywide Bank in the largest post-financial crisis era jury trial concerning loan origination fraud.

Seth has deep experience representing companies in post-closing M&A litigation, including cases involving alleged breaches of reps and warranties, fraud, purchase price adjustments, and indemnification claims, among others. Seth routinely represents clients in RICO class actions, including currently defending the U.S. subsidiary of a global licensing and inspections firm against RICO fraud claims arising out of the Puerto Rico Power Authority's fuel procurement practices.

Before entering the legal profession, Seth served as an associate producer at ABC News in New York and as a writer for the NBA, MTV, and VH-1.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., cum laude, Emory University School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., cum laude, Cornell University, 1999


  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit


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