Vincent H. Cohen, Sr. Passes Away
04 January 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C, 4 January 2012 – Hogan Lovells regrets to report that of counsel Vincent H. Cohen, Sr. passed away on Christmas morning.
Vinnie, as he was known to colleagues, clients, and friends, joined the firm as an associate in October 1969, following service as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and as Director of Compliance for the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. He became the first African-American partner with legacy Hogan Lovells firm, Hogan & Hartson, in January 1972. He formally retired in December 2001 but continued on as of counsel.
Vinnie was an accomplished trial lawyer who litigated civil and criminal jury and non-jury cases and argued appeals at all levels. His success as a trial lawyer was matched by his noteworthy service to the bar and the community, where he served on numerous boards of directors and District of Columbia bar committees. He also served as a mentor and role model to many young lawyers within the firm. His son, Vincent H. Cohen, Jr., also was an associate with Hogan & Hartson for several years.
According to Regional Managing Partner Emily M. Yinger, “Vinnie is greatly admired and will be deeply missed by his many colleagues and friends at Hogan Lovells. Those of us who were fortunate to spend time with him over the years will especially miss his determination, generosity of spirit, and charisma. Our deepest sympathies are expressed to his wife, Diane, and the rest of his family.”