Julia R. Cohen, is a member of the firm. Ms. Cohen represents not-for-profit,
educational, institutional and individual clients in employment, education
and civil rights matters in the state and federal courts and before various
administrative tribunals. She represents individual educators and administrators
in disciplinary proceedings. She also serves as general counsel for not-for-profit
and education clients. As such, Ms. Cohen advises on most matters confronting
agencies and schools (pre-K through post-secondary/college) including
employment matters, student disciplinary issues, policy and best practices,
and regulatory and compliance matters.
Ms. Cohen has served as a Senior Court Attorney in New York State Supreme
Court, New York County. Since joining the firm, Ms. Cohen has presented
at continuing legal education programs on education and employment issues
such as"Legal Issues in the School Setting". "Student Athletic
Programs and the Law" and "Family & Medical Leave Act Update",
She has appeared on Court TV as a live commentator on televised legal
proceedings involving First Amendment, educational and employment issues.
Ms. Cohen serves on the New York City Bar Association's Federal Courts
Committee (2007 --). She was previously a member of its Gay and Lesbian
Rights Committee (1997-2000). Ms Cohen is a member of the Executive Committee
of the New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (2004 --).
She sits on the Boards of several not-for-profit entities including the
Open Meadows Foundation (2000--) and IDEAS (2000--). Ms. Cohen is a member
of the Advisory Committee of Bike New York, the sponsors of the
Five Borough Bike Tour. She is a Small Claims Arbitrator in
the Civil Court of the City of New York. Ms. Cohen is also a cooperating
attorney for Lambda Legal Defense.
Ms. Cohen received a Bachelor's of Music from Boston University; a Masters
of Music from the University of Texas at Austin and her J.D. from Franklin
Pierce Law Center. She is admitted to practice in the New York State and
District of Columbia courts as well as Federal Courts for the Southern,
Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York. District of Columbia and
the United States Supreme Court.