Adam Cohen is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and former practicing attorney who for more than 20 years has advised clients on the intersection of technology and law. His practice spans cyber security, electronic discovery, and enterprise information management. In addition to being an experienced consultant and counselor, he is a prolific author and lecturer whose work has been cited in several landmark federal court opinions. He has served as a court-appointed neutral eDiscovery expert in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and is an active member in professional organizations and educational institutions.
Soon after graduating from Duke Law School, Mr. Cohen became a litigation partner with one of the largest law firms in the world. With his then partner, he coauthored Electronic Discovery: Law and Practice, a treatise cited in seminal federal court opinions such as Zubulake v. UBS Warburg, Lorraine v. Markel, and others (including a Circuit Court of Appeals opinion on data privacy). Mr. Cohen also represented some of the largest and best-known corporations in the world in complex litigation involving technology issues.
In 2006, Mr. Cohen joined a global business advisory firm as a senior managing director, where he helped develop the firm’s eDiscovery and information management segment. In 2011, he joined a leading professional services organization as a principal (a non-CPA partner) in the Forensic Technology and Discovery Services sub-practice of the Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services group, where he broadened his practice to include cyber security. He obtained his CISSP certification in 2014.
Mr. Cohen teaches courses designed to prepare the next generation of lawyers for the challenges technology poses to the legal process. He is an adjunct faculty member at Fordham University School of Law and has lectured and/or taught courses at several law schools, including Harvard University and Georgetown University.
The National Law Journal named Mr. Cohen a 2015 Cyber Security & Data Privacy Trailblazer, which honors top individuals in the nation who have changed the legal world through the use of innovative cyber security and data privacy strategies.
B.A., Philosophy, 1990
Ernst & Young
2011 - 2015
Senior managing director
2006 - 2011
Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP
1997 - 2006
BRG experts led the investigation for and advised a for-profit educational entity with response to governmental investigation and U.S. Senate Committee Document Request; and performed initial scoping, forensic preservation, processing, review, and production of electronically stored information in investigative matters for schools involved in litigation.
News & Insights
- Inside CounselJanuary 19, 2016
- Corporate Counselor 30(9)December 2015
- Inside CounselDecember 1, 2015
- Inside CounselOctober 15, 2015
- Inside CounselSeptember 15, 2015
- Inside CounselAugust 7, 2015
- Inside CounselJune 29, 2015
- Legaltech NewsMay 19, 2015
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- December 8-9, 2016
- November 10-11, 2016
- October 19-23, 2016
- September 21-23, 2016
- April 11-13, 2016
- January 22, 2016
- January 6, 2016
- November 19-20, 2015
- June 29, 2015
- June 10, 2015
News & Commentary
- BRG press releaseDecember 16, 2015
New York State Bar Association
Chair Emeritus, E-Discovery Committee
Georgetown Law Cyber Security and Advanced E-Discovery Institute
Sedona Conference Working Groups 6 and 11
Defense Research Institute
Data Security and Management Committee, Member
American Bar Association
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts