Fresh off Sheldon Silver case, SDNY prosecutor Carrie Cohen joins Morrison Foerster in NY

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 15:23

Morrison and Foerster announced that Carrie Cohen, an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York, has joined the firm as a New York partner and member of the its Securities Litigation, Enforcement and White Collar (SLEW) practice. 

Ms. Cohen most recently was lead prosecutor in the trial of former NY State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who was sentenced last week to 12 years in prison on federal corruption charges.

She previously served in the NY State Attorney General’s office where, as chief of the Public Integrity Unit of the Criminal Division, she led the prosecution of former State Comptroller Alan Hevesi for defrauding the government, charges that led to his resignation. 

At Morrison Foerster, Ms. Cohen will represent clients in regulatory enforcement matters, corruption investigations, white-collar criminal cases, tax matters, and complex civil litigation. 

Ms. Cohen began her career as a litigation associate at MoFo. More detail on her background follows below. 

“In returning to private practice, I wanted to join a premier trial practice with a distinguished reputation for handling high-stakes litigation, including in securities and white-collar cases,” she said. “I didn’t need to look far; and I am thrilled to call MoFo home again.”

Jordan Eth, co-chair of MoFo’s SLEW practice, said, “Carrie is another key addition to our elite group of securities and white-collar litigators, following Chuck Duross and James Koukios’s arrivals from the Department of Justice over the last couple of years. Carrie has a distinguished record of success in the courtroom, including her prosecution of Sheldon Silver. We are delighted that she is joining us.”