After spending a decade litigating complex commercial and intellectual property disputes at AmLaw 100 firms, Akiva M. Cohen joined Kamerman Uncyk in June 2015 to help manage the firm’s complex commercial litigation practice. A seasoned Federal and State court litigator and SuperLawyers Rising Star (2011, 2013-15), Mr. Cohen has helped clients achieve satisfactory resolutions, in and out of litigation, of disputes ranging from complex, multi-million dollar business claims to simple landlord tenant issues, and everything in between. Mr. Cohen’s clients have ranged across a variety of industries, including hospitality, fashion, commercial and residential real estate, software and technology, credit card processing, broker-dealers, the diamond industry, and banking and finance.
In addition to his experience litigating commercial, trademark, copyright, patent and trade secret claims, Mr. Cohen’s practice also includes trademark prosecution. A member of the Sedona Conference, Mr. Cohen has published numerous articles on electronic discovery issues, and has successfully saved clients well over six figures in litigation costs by using his experience to design appropriate discovery protocols.
Prior to joining Kamerman Uncyk, Mr. Cohen was Senior Counsel at Foley & Lardner, LLP, where he was a member of the Intellectual Property and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution departments and a founding member of Foley’s eDiscovery and Data Management practice. Mr. Cohen was previously a litigation associate at Thelen LLP and Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner, LLP..
Mr. Cohen received his J.D. from Columbia Law School (2004), where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and the recipient of the Simon H. Rifkind Prize for best overall performance in the Law School’s foundation year moot court program, and a cum laude graduate of CUNY-Queens College (2000).
Mr. Cohen is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and Nassau County Bar Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of PULSE of New York, a non-profit dedicated to patient safety advocacy and education.
Mr. Cohen is the author of “Advanced eDiscovery Strategy – Beyond Cost Control,” Law 360, June 20, 2013; “Evolving Judicial Attitudes Towards Predictive Coding Suggest It May Soon Be Time To Retire The Defensibility Question,” IT-Lex, April 10, 2013; and co-author of "Throwing Out The Baby With The Bathwater: FINRA's Latest Proposal To Limit Dispositive Motions," in PLI Securities Arbitration 2008: Evolving and Improving, Vol. Two 9 (David E. Robbins ed., 2008).