Andrew A. Cohen

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110 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203) 772-4400 x309
Fax: (203) 772-2763

Email: andrew.cohen@winnicklaw.com
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Attorney Cohen has more than two decades of experience as a management-side employment attorney in Connecticut, as a counselor to corporate leadership and human resource departments, and as a litigator in courts and agencies. He provides experienced representation to businesses -- from small to large, both non-profit and for-profit -- in labor and employment matters. For more than 20 years, Attorney Cohen has counseled Connecticut businesses in every aspect of employment law and represented them in defense of employment claims, lawsuits, and government investigations.

Attorney Cohen has successfully defended businesses and business owners in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels, and before state and federal agencies such as the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the federal and state Departments of Labor. He has successfully represented businesses in labor arbitrations on a wide range of subjects, from whether “just cause” supported an employee’s termination to the interaction of workplace policies, collective bargaining agreements, and federal employment statutes.

Attorney Cohen's clients include: hospitals, medical practices and other healthcare companies; social service agencies and nonprofits; manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers; public utilities; media companies; construction companies; other closely held businesses; and individuals.

Attorney Cohen is a magna cum laude graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. He moved to Connecticut in 1990 after serving as a law clerk for a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and working in the litigation department of a major national firm. He has served as a “special master” in employment cases for the U.S. District Court in Connecticut. He also has served, and continues to serve, on the board of directors of local non-profit agencies, including IRIS -- Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services in New Haven.

Practice Areas

Education

  • BA in English Literature with Honors, SUNY at Binghamton (1979)

  • JD, magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center (Order of the Coif and Managing Editor of Law Journal) (1986)

Admissions

  • State of Connecticut

  • US District Court of Connecticut

  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit           

Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association