Valerie Cohen

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

$ $$$

New York 10036 NY US

Valerie Cohen is an established and experienced lawyer specializing in regulatory and internal investigations, white collar defense, False Claims Act litigation, securities litigation, and labor and employment matters. Valerie’s work is extensive and distinct, focusing on major health care insurers and financial institutions in complex, high-stakes regulatory, enforcement, civil litigation, and business matters. Valerie has particular expertise in risk adjustment for Medicare Advantage and Commercial plans.

Valerie also has extensive experience in corporate governance litigation, representing a broad range of companies and their directors and officers in securities fraud, breach of duty, derivative, and books and records inspection litigation, as well as investigating and advising boards of directors on shareholder demands.

Valerie has conducted numerous internal employment investigations related to adverse employment actions and whistleblower allegations, and advised on separation agreements and potential litigation for breaches of non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality provisions.

Valerie regularly represents major health care insurers and financial institutions before government regulators, including the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and state attorneys general. Valerie frequently defends issuers and underwriters in shareholder securities class actions and derivative actions brought in United States federal and state courts.

She also successfully represented a large public company in an ERISA matter involving an alleged breach of a top-hat benefit plan. For six months, Valerie was seconded to a large financial firm to assist in-house counsel with regulatory investigations, securities class actions, derivative actions, and ERISA litigation.

Valerie also maintains an active and dynamic pro bono practice. Her experience in this regard includes a trial victory on behalf of an elderly and disabled client and the representation of Holocaust survivors seeking reparations and pension payments for work performed in ghettos. Valerie is passionate about her practice and ensuring that her clients’ causes and needs are met.

Experience:

Valerie Cohen is an established and experienced lawyer specializing in regulatory and internal investigations, white collar defense, False Claims Act litigation, securities litigation, and labor and employment matters.

Valerie’s work is extensive and distinct, focusing on major health care insurers and financial institutions in complex, high-stakes regulatory, enforcement, civil litigation, and business matters. Valerie has particular expertise in risk adjustment for Medicare Advantage and Commercial plans.

Valerie also has extensive experience in corporate governance litigation, representing a broad range of companies and their directors and officers in securities fraud, breach of duty, derivative, and books and records inspection litigation, as well as investigating and advising boards of directors on shareholder demands.

Valerie has conducted numerous internal employment investigations related to adverse employment actions and whistleblower allegations, and advised on separation agreements and potential litigation for breaches of non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality provisions.

Valerie regularly represents major health care insurers and financial institutions before government regulators, including the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and state attorneys general. Valerie frequently defends issuers and underwriters in shareholder securities class actions and derivative actions brought in United States federal and state courts.

She also successfully represented a large public company in an ERISA matter involving an alleged breach of a top-hat benefit plan. For six months, Valerie was seconded to a large financial firm to assist in-house counsel with regulatory investigations, securities class actions, derivative actions, and ERISA litigation.

Valerie also maintains an active and dynamic pro bono practice. Her experience in this regard includes a trial victory on behalf of an elderly and disabled client and the representation of Holocaust survivors seeking reparations and pension payments for work performed in ghettos. Valerie is passionate about her practice and ensuring that her clients’ causes and needs are met.

Admissions:

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Education:

  • Fordham University, J.D.: cum laude; Dean’s List; Notes and Articles Editor, Fordham Law Review (2007-08)
  • Cornell University, B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations: Dean’s List; National Dean’s List

Clerkships:

  • Honorable Peter K. Leisure, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Member:

  • New York State Bar Association, Federal Bar Council, American Bar Association

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