Guy R. Cohen is a partner in Davis & Gilbert’s Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment and Litigation Groups. He is a seasoned trial lawyer with more than 20 years of diverse commercial litigation experience in a number of areas, including:
- Intellectual Property and False Advertising Litigation
- Trade Secret and Restrictive Covenant Litigation
- Employment Discrimination Litigation
- Complex Contractual Disputes and Business Torts
Mr. Cohen brings a broad perspective to his cases, having represented companies of all sizes, as well as both individual plaintiffs and defendants, in a wide variety of cases. He has successfully represented many major corporations and marketing communications firms in intellectual property and employment disputes, including Facebook, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, TED Conferences, Mars, PR Newswire, r-pac International, AOL, Mitsubishi, Wieden + Kennedy, BBDO Worldwide, Grey Worldwide, and Omnicom Media Group. Mr. Cohen has also prosecuted high-profile copyright infringement lawsuits on behalf of individual plaintiffs, and represented program and content producers in various disputes with major record labels and publishers over alleged infringement of compositions and sound recordings. In his employment litigation practice, he has defended employees accused of violating post-employment restrictive covenants, and he has represented owners of closely held corporations in internal disputes involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and related business torts. He has won defendants’ verdicts in many employment discrimination cases and arbitrations and has successfully represented multiple clients in preliminary injunction hearings in restrictive covenant and false advertising disputes. Additionally, Mr. Cohen regularly counsels his clients on a range of employment, intellectual property, advertising, and contractual issues.
Mr. Cohen has been recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. (2014-2015) in the area of intellectual property: copyright, and was previously recognized in the guide in the area of marketing and advertising, where he was noted for his strength in IP litigation. He was selected as a Super Lawyer by New York Metro Super Lawyers (2013-2015).
Before joining Davis & Gilbert, Mr. Cohen was a trial lawyer with the Law Department of the City of New York, where he handled primarily employment discrimination and civil rights cases.