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Partner Matthew Cohen focuses his practice in employment law and commercial litigation. He represents clients in complex wage and hour class collective actions, individual claims of discrimination, harassment, and in breach of contract matters and retaliation claims.

Mr. Cohen has argued before the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division – Second Department and the New York Court of Appeals, and has also represented clients before the New York State Division of Human Rights, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York City Commission on Human Rights, Westchester County Human Rights Commission, New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor, New York Workers Compensation Board, and Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.

Prior to joining Kaufman Dolowich, Mr. Cohen worked at a New York law firm specializing in wage and hour class and collective actions and individual discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases, during which time he represented clients at mediations and trial, conducted client meetings and consultations and drafted contracts, lawsuits, and memoranda and briefs on numerous complex issues. He has worked with a wide range of clients including executives and professional athletes.


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York
    • Northern District of New York
    • Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals
    • 2nd Circuit 


  • Hofstra University School of Law – J.D.
  • University at Buffalo – B.A.
    • cum laude
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