Spotlight on . . . Jill Cohen
April 10, 2017
Jill Cohen joined the firm’s Princeton office in 2013. A native of Connecticut, she now lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her husband Raphael and two children – Henry (age 8) and Lucy (age 3). “My husband and kids make me laugh every day,” she says. “They all have great senses of humor.”
Jill divides her practice between complex commercial litigation and employment litigation. She is experienced in representing corporations, executives and publicly traded companies in intricate cases involving securities, class action defense, and contract issues, in both individual plaintiff and class action law suits. Her employment experience includes representing, counseling and training employers regarding a variety of employment matters, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, employee disciplinary issues, individual and group termination, and wage and hour issues. Prior to practicing law, she served as the director of immigrant outreach in the Business and Labor Bureau of the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly, where she gained significant experience with wage and hour law.
What led you to pursue a career in law?
I discovered my passion for jurisprudence through a college seminar called Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, which was taught by a practicing lawyer.
What do you enjoy most about your practice?
I enjoy problem solving, including thinking on my feet, honing in on issues and coming up with creative solutions. Also, we have great camaraderie and teamwork in the Princeton office.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
What quote do you live by?
“Where there’s a will there’s a way.”
What is your favorite comfort food?
Chocolate chip cookies
Who did you look up to as a child?
My Grandma. She attended law school as one of only three women in her class.
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