Michael B. Cohen employs a pragmatic approach to litigation that is tailored to the specific needs and objectives of each client. Mike is an experienced litigator, representing clients in complex commercial disputes, employment and trade secret claims and civil and white-collar criminal matters, in both state and federal trial and appellate courts. Mike is strategically aggressive, and helps clients work toward efficient solutions to business problems and disputes.
One significant area of Mike’s practice is advising clients concerning disputes between business owners, such as shareholder, member, not-for-profit director or partnership disputes and breaches of fiduciary duty, among others.
Mike also represents employers and businesses in litigation and governmental investigations regarding allegations by their employees and customers alleging employment discrimination, public accommodation discrimination, violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, violations of state and federal human rights laws, and violations of wage and hour laws.
In the health care industry, Mike has represented hospital systems, physician practice groups, and individual health care providers in federal and state investigations, and civil litigation, including alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, False Claims Act, and related state laws.
His litigation experience also includes a multitude of other areas of law such as intellectual property disputes, business torts, privacy litigation, real property disputes, nuisance law, constitutional challenges, professional liability disputes, governmental liability, administrative law and reviews, gaming and gambling litigation, RICO Act litigation, FELA litigation and class actions.
Mike is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, and the Defense Research Institute, where he serves as Vice-Chair of its Cannabis Law Seminar Committee.