Cohen & Gresser LLP

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800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022, United States
Phone: 212 957 7600
Fax: 212 957 4514
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
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  • Labor & Employment Law
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Other U.S. Locations
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50-100 Attorneys

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Meets Public Company Reporting

Accounting for income taxes can be complex and is seldom exciting. Suspense was added, however, by the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act shortly before year end 2017. Would public companies have enough time to analyze the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Securities Law, Taxation

La Rupture Conventionnelle Collective

L’ordonnance nº 2017- 1387 du 22 septembre 2017 introduit la « rupture conventionnelle collective » dans le Code du travail qui entrera en vigueur dès la publication des décrets d’application, et au plus tard le 1er janvier…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Year-End Public Company Reporting Update

With Halloween and Thanksgiving, thoughts naturally turn to year end reporting obligations. Here’s a brief summary of some changes in reporting requirements that will affect U.S. public companies in the coming year, as well as…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

How an Uncommonly Silly Law Led to a Host of Very Consequential Supreme Court Decisions

In 1879, Connecticut passed a law barring the use of “any drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purpose of preventing conception”; the penalty was“not less than fifty dollars” or between 60 days and one year in prison…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law

Wrangling the Wild West: SEC Steps in to Regulate Initial Coin Offerings

First, it was digital currencies like bitcoin. Then, it was distributed ledger technologies like blockchain. Now, another potentially groundbreaking innovation from this same community of technologists has vaulted to the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Macron Decrees: Update on the Upcoming Labor Law Reform

Announced by Emmanuel Macron during his electoral campaign, the bill authorising the government to pass laws by ordonnance (decree), i.e. without a parliamentary debate, in order to improve social dialogue - adopted by the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

We Have an Arbitration Agreement. Now What?

The U.S. Supreme Court, in recent years, has provided companies with a powerful tool to avoid class action lawsuits: arbitration. In a series of decisions, the Supreme Court has held that class action waivers in otherwise valid…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Preparing for the Activist Challenge in the Mid- and Small-Cap Market

Shareholder activists get more attention in the media when they pursue large-cap companies, but shareholder activism has long been part of the mid- and small-cap market. Smaller companies may actually be easier targets, because…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

EU-US Privacy Shield: What You Need to Know for Transatlantic Data Transfers

The flow of data across international borders is crucial to commerce in today’s global economy. After last year’s invalidation of the Safe Harbor framework, which enabled companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

A Glimmer of Light at the End of the Tunnel: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Announced

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) invalidated the Safe Harbor framework between the United States and the European Union, putting at risk the legality of trans-Atlantic data transfers. Businesses and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Privacy

EU Data Protection Reform Will Force Big Changes Globally

Earlier this week, on December 15, 2015, EU officials approved the text of new data privacy regulations after nearly four years of discussions. The EU-wide bill, which will supersede what is now known as the EU Data Protection…more
 /  Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The End of the Safe Harbor Framework – and the Threat to Model Clauses and BCRs

Earlier last week, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) invalidated the Safe Harbor framework between the United States and the European Union -- effective immediately. This decision significantly disrupts the flow of data from…more
 /  Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Reduction of the Minimum Number of Shareholders in French Privately Held Stock Corporations

Effective September 12, 2015, the minimum number of shareholders in a French stock corporation (société anonyme or SA) has been reduced from seven to two. This modification is only applicable to privately held SAs, publicly…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade

Estoppel After Final Written Decisions in IPR and PGR Proceedings

The past few months have shed some light on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s approach to estoppel in post-grant proceedings. Estoppel, under 35 U.S.C. §§ 315(e)(1) (for inter partes review) and 325(e)(1) (for post-grant…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Microsoft v. Proxyconn: Lessons in Claim Construction and Amendments in IPRs

Inter partes reviews (“IPRs”) are a cheaper and faster alternative to patent litigation, instituted in 2012 by the America Invents Act. IPRs allow parties to challenge the validity of patents in the U.S. Patent and Trademark…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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