Friday, May 21, 2010
Jeffrey Cohen Joins Bailey & Ehrenberg PLLC
We are pleased to announce that Jeffrey B. Cohen, former Chief Counsel to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. has joined our firm as a Partner in Washington, DC. Jeffrey's thirty year career has been split almost evenly between the private sector and government. The one constant has been his singular focus on employee benefits litigation. His distinguished tenure at the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation culminated in his appointment as Chief Counsel, where he led the legal staff in representing the agency in ERISA litigation and in bankruptcy proceedings, including the largest, most complex, and highest profile corporate reorganizations of that era. He has litigated a wide range of employee benefit disputes at all levels of the federal judicial system, as well as in arbitrations and state courts. He is also a nationally recognized expert on employee benefits issues in bankruptcy. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1980 and his Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1977. Mr. Cohen is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and was named as a “Dealmaker of the Year” by the American Lawyer in 2006. He has been recognized in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in America and as a DC Superlawyer. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New York, and Virginia, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States and a number of federal courts of appeals and district courts.