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Joel Cohen
Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

Job Experience

Joel Cohen is a partner at the law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in New York.
Joel Cohen, an experienced white-collar criminal lawyer who also represents attorneys involved in disciplinary proceedings, brought to the Stroock firm ten years as a prosecutor, first with the New York State Special Prosecutor’s Office and, second, as an Assistant Attorney-in-Charge with the U.S. Justice Department’s Organized Crime & Racketeering Section (E.D.N.Y.). At those two offices, he concentrated in the investigation, prosecution and trial of organized crime figures and corruption cases involving high-ranking public officials in NewYork.

Since coming to Stroock in 1985, Mr. Cohen has been involved in the defense and counseling of individuals and corporations who have been investigated and/or prosecuted for alleged federal racketeering, securities fraud, income and excise tax evasion, bribery, official corruption, obstruction of justice, defense procurement fraud, insurance fraud, money laundering, environmental offenses, and customs violations involving alleged international frauds. He also represents attorneys on ethical issues and in disciplinary proceedings.

On a regular basis over the past 17 years, Mr.Cohen has contributed over 130 articles on various subjects in the white-collar criminal field, in recent years concentrating on issues involving ethics, to The New York Law Journal, The National Law Journal and other periodicals. He speaks frequently to bar groups and continuing legal education programs on topics relating to white-collar crime and lawyers’ ethics.

Mr. Cohen is an Adjunct Professor, teaching “Professional Responsibility” concentrating on criminal practice, at Brooklyn Law School. He has recently published an “unauthorized autobiography of Moses” entitled “Moses: A Memoir” (Paulist Press, 2003).