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Bret A. Cohen

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One Post Office Square
30th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
bret.cohen@nelsonmullins.com

Bret Cohen is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Boston office where he co-chairs the Labor and Employment Practice. His practice covers a range of industries in the drafting and enforcement of non-compete, confidentiality, and other employment-related agreements throughout the United States. He has also represented individual employees, typically high level executives,...

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Bret Cohen is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Boston office where he co-chairs the Labor and Employment Practice. His practice covers a range of industries in the drafting and enforcement of non-compete, confidentiality, and other employment-related agreements throughout the United States. He has also represented individual employees, typically high level executives, in such matters on behalf of the companies who seek to hire them. Mr. Cohen’s practice has also regularly involved advising public company executives on terminations and employment issues and providing advice on a range of matters involving employment agreements, termination of high level executives, worker classification, deal diligence, and hiring oversight and best practices. His practice covers both the negotiation and drafting of relevant agreements and the regular enforcement in litigation of the claims of employers seeking to enforce those agreements. 

Mr. Cohen writes and presents on employment law issues and has authored a range of articles relating to the Defend Trade Secrets Act. He frequently lectures on practice before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and on practice before state and federal courts. Mr. Cohen has served as a contributing author for the Employment Litigation chapter of the Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, American Bar Association, for a number of years. 

in such matters on behalf of the companies who seek to hire them. Mr. Cohen’s practice has also regularly involved advising public company executives on terminations and employment issues and providing advice on a range of matters involving employment agreements, termination of high level executives, worker classification, deal diligence, and hiring oversight and best practices. His practice covers both the negotiation and drafting of relevant agreements and the regular enforcement in litigation of the claims of employers seeking to enforce those agreements. 

Mr. Cohen writes and presents on employment law issues and has authored a range of articles relating to the Defend Trade Secrets Act. He frequently lectures on practice before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and on practice before state and federal courts. Mr. Cohen has served as a contributing author for the Employment Litigation chapter of the Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, American Bar Association, for a number of years. 

Bret Cohen is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Boston office where he co-chairs the Labor and Employment Practice. His practice covers a range of industries in the drafting and enforcement of non-compete, confidentiality, and other employment-related agreements throughout the United States. He has also represented individual employees, typically high level executives,... in such matters on behalf of the companies who seek to hire them. Mr. Cohen’s practice has also regularly involved advising public company executives on terminations and employment issues and providing advice on a range of matters involving employment agreements, termination of high level executives, worker classification, deal diligence, and hiring oversight and best practices. His practice covers both the negotiation and drafting of relevant agreements and the regular enforcement in litigation of the claims of employers seeking to enforce those agreements. 

Mr. Cohen writes and presents on employment law issues and has authored a range of articles relating to the Defend Trade Secrets Act. He frequently lectures on practice before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and on practice before state and federal courts. Mr. Cohen has served as a contributing author for the Employment Litigation chapter of the Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, American Bar Association, for a number of years. 

Experience

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Experience

  • Represented co-founder and CEO Henry Helgeson in payment technology company Cayan’s acquisition by TSYS, a global payments solutions provider, a transaction valued at $1.05 billion 

Previous Professional Experience

  • Former Member and Co-Chair, Employee Mobility, Non-Competes & Trade Secrets Practice,  Mintz Levin

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, JD
  • University of Illinois, BA

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

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  • Former chair, Joint Bar Committee for Judicial Appointments
  • Chair, American Bar Association Subcommittee on Employment Litigation (2003-2009)
  • Former president, Board of Directors of the Natick Montessori School
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