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Michelle W. Cohen

Michelle W. Cohen

Chief People, Diversity and Professional Development Officer


  • Complex Commercial Actions
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Consumer Products

WSG Practice Industries



Michelle Cohen is an experienced litigator, now serving as Patterson Belknap’s Chief People, Diversity and Professional Development Officer. In this role, Ms. Cohen is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Firm’s Human Resources, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Recruiting and Professional Development strategies. She collaborates with Firm leadership to help make Patterson Belknap the best professional home in New York City, maintaining an atmosphere and culture of civility, dignity, inclusion, and respect in which all Firm personnel can engage and flourish. Ms. Cohen is also Of Counsel in the Firm’s litigation department.

Ms. Cohen graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received her JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. Before joining the Firm, Ms. Cohen served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Louis L. Stanton, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Second Circuit; Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2004)
    • Symposia Editor, Cardozo Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Wisconsin (B.A., 1999)
Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution | Class Action Litigation | Complex Commercial Actions | Consumer Products | False Advertising | Food and Beverage | Life Sciences / Health Care | Litigation | Media, Entertainment and Sports | Privacy and Data Security | Products Liability

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

MEMBERSHIPS: New York State Bar Association; The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar (member 2019-present); SHRM; NALP; PDC; NYCRA.


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