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David R. Cohen

Partner at Reed Smith

    Pittsburgh Professional David Cohen. Professional Headshot photography by Jen Barker Worley Photography

    Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

    David R. Cohen

    David has been involved in setting up the E-Discovery Special Masters (EDSM) program in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and he has been appointed to serve as an EDSM in three separate cases by three different Federal judges. He also served on the Pennsylvania E-Discovery Rules Subcommittee, chaired by Allegheny County, PA Common Pleas Judge Stanton Wettick.

     

    In addition, David has designed and presented e-discovery training programs for judges and neutrals around the country; has authored numerous legal publications; and is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education seminars regarding e-discovery, technology, and litigation tactics (listing of recent publications and speaking engagements contained herein).

    EXPERIENCE

    • Helped to defend a large bank on a claim and obtain dismissal of the case and attorneys’ fees based on the plaintiff’s spoliation of evidence.
    • Helped manage and supervise review of bank’s prime brokerage agreements with various customers to monitor for regulatory compliance
    • Counseling Fortune 500 companies and many smaller entities on record management and e-discovery readiness issues.
    • Service as a court-appointed E-Discovery Special Master in several cases, including cases involving patent, civil rights, and criminal matters.
    • Developing and supervising both hard copy and electronic record collection and review projects in complex litigation matters.
    • Service as special e-discovery counsel in commercial litigation, including briefing and argument that led to the cost-shifting opinion in  (NY Sup. Ct. Aug 17, 2006).
    • Thirty years of experience in complex commercial litigation, including first chair trial and appellate experience in patent, contract, insurance recovery, toxic tort, technology, employment, property, tax and shareholder litigation. He has been admitted pro hac vice for cases in 13 different states.

    Professional Admissions & Qualifications

    • Pennsylvania
    • New York

    AWARDS & RECOGNITION

    • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2013-2015, 2018); also included in Super Lawyers Business Edition (2013-2014) in the area of Business Litigation
    • Recognized in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the area of Litigation: E-Discovery (2014-2017)
    • Listed in Who’s Who Legal (2015)

    Education

    • Harvard Law School, 1983, J.D., cum laude
    • Kenyon College, 1980, B.A., summa cum laude

    WITNESS TESTIMONY

    • 7 November 2013 Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules — Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Washington, D.C.
    EXPERIENCE

    EXPERIENCE

    • Helped to defend a large bank on a claim and obtain dismissal of the case and attorneys’ fees based on the plaintiff’s spoliation of evidence.
    • Helped manage and supervise review of bank’s prime brokerage agreements with various customers to monitor for regulatory compliance
    • Counseling Fortune 500 companies and many smaller entities on record management and e-discovery readiness issues.
    • Service as a court-appointed E-Discovery Special Master in several cases, including cases involving patent, civil rights, and criminal matters.
    • Developing and supervising both hard copy and electronic record collection and review projects in complex litigation matters.
    • Service as special e-discovery counsel in commercial litigation, including briefing and argument that led to the cost-shifting opinion in  (NY Sup. Ct. Aug 17, 2006).
    • Thirty years of experience in complex commercial litigation, including first chair trial and appellate experience in patent, contract, insurance recovery, toxic tort, technology, employment, property, tax and shareholder litigation. He has been admitted pro hac vice for cases in 13 different states.
    Professional Admissions & Qualifications

    Professional Admissions & Qualifications

    • Pennsylvania
    • New York
    Awards and Recognition

    AWARDS & RECOGNITION

    • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2013-2015, 2018); also included in Super Lawyers Business Edition (2013-2014) in the area of Business Litigation
    • Recognized in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the area of Litigation: E-Discovery (2014-2017)
    • Listed in Who’s Who Legal (2015)
    CREDENTIALS

    Education

    • Harvard Law School, 1983, J.D., cum laude
    • Kenyon College, 1980, B.A., summa cum laude
    WITNESS TESTIMONY

    WITNESS TESTIMONY

    • 7 November 2013 Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules — Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Washington, D.C.
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