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Joseph D. Cohen

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Porter Hedges LLP
1000 Main St 36th FL
Houston, TX 77002-6336
(713) 226-6628
Member Bio
Joe Cohen is a partner in the litigation practice group of Porter Hedges. His practice focuses on handling catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases arising from allegations of products liability (including pharmaceutical products), chemical and substance exposure, general negligence, and commercial litigation. He also advises U. S. and foreign companies on privacy issues and regulations, blocking statutes, and jurisdictional challenges involved in trans-border litigation. Mr. Cohen also provides individual representation to employees (current and former) of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in both civil and criminal contexts.

In the commercial litigation area, Mr. Cohen litigates various types of disputes including fraud, deceptive trade practices, securities fraud, breach of contract, copyright and trademark infringement (including the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA)), contract and lease disputes for property owners and fee-based management companies that lease residential and commercial properties, and non-compete litigation. Mr. Cohen has also handled suits related to medical malpractice, employment discrimination, and sexual harassment.

Mr. Cohen has tried cases to verdict as both first and second chair counsel and has engaged in an extensive motion practice that has included complex summary judgment issues and intricate challenges to experts in a variety of disciplines. He has handled matters in over 35 states and in multiple counties throughout the state of Texas.

Mr. Cohen is a National Director on the DRI Board of Directors. Most recently he completed his service as chair of the Data Management and Security Committee. He currently serves as a steering committee member of the Product Liability Committee, a steering committee member and seminar planning committee member of the Drug and Medical Device Committee, and a Law in Transition Committee Member. He also served as the Program Chair for the Product Liability Committee’s annual seminar in 2015. In the International Association of Defense Counsel, Mr. Cohen serves as the Vice-Chair of the Membership Committee, the Vice Chair of Internal CLE – Annual Meeting for the Drug, Device and Biotechnology Committee, and the First Timers Chair for the 2017 Mid-Year Meeting.

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Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
Drug & Medical Device
General Litigation
Mass Tort
Personal Injury Litigation
Products Liability
Toxic Torts & Environmental Law
DRI Committees
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Diversity and Inclusion
Drug and Medical Device
Product Liability

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