Carrie H. Cohen is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Investigations + White Collar Defense Group in New York where she co-chairs its Workplace Misconduct Task Force and routinely advises and represents corporations, boards, and c-suite executives in sensitive investigative and regulatory matters and bet the company criminal and civil cases.
A former federal and state prosecutor, Carrie investigated and tried public corruption, investment fraud, and securities cases while serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She also served as Chief of the Public Integrity Unit in the Criminal Division in the New York State Attorney General’s Office and as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Bureau, where she received the Louis J. Lefkowitz Memorial Award. She currently serves on the New York State Bar Association’s Wrongful Convictions Task Force and the New York County Lawyer’s Association Plea Bargaining Task Force as well as being a Trustee of the Federal Bar Council and a member of the Federal-State Judicial Advisory Council. Carrie is also recognized by Chambers USA for her White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations capabilities where she is described as “…a terrific trial lawyer with great judgment and timing, [who] knows how to present complex cases in a digestible way.”
Carrie has long been a leader in advancing women in the legal profession both in the United States and globally. She co-chairs Morrison & Foerster’s Women’s Strategy Committee, a group that works closely with firm leaders to ensure the advancement of women remains a strategic priority and serves as a member of the New York City Bar’s Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, where she spearheads a professional development program for women attorneys in Latin America and South Africa. Carrie also co-authored the recent and acclaimed New York State Bar Association report adopted by the American Bar Association “If Not Now, When?: Achieving Equality for Women Attorneys in the Courtroom and in ADR.”
Carrie earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she is currently an Adjunct Professor and her B.A. from Cornell University.
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