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Ms. Cori M. Cohen is a partner at Gilbert Employment Law focusing on employment litigation. At the firm, Ms. Cohen has extensive litigation experience, representing both private sector employees and federal sector employees under federal, state, and local anti-discrimination and whistleblower statutes. Ms. Cohen has achieved favorable results for clients who have brought claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the D.C. Human Rights Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act, and other industry-specific whistleblower statutes. Ms. Cohen's practice includes litigating on behalf of employees in the administrative process, including before the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Merit Systems Protection Board, in federal district court, and at the appellate level.
Ms. Cohen is an active member of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and the Maryland State Bar Association. She serves as a member the Maryland State Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law Section's council and as the editor for the Section's newsletter. She also serves as a mediator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's alternative dispute resolution program. Ms. Cohen has presented on employment law issues at conferences, trainings, and for local bar organizations.
Prior to joining Gilbert Employment Law in 2013, Ms. Cohen was a litigation fellow at boutique plaintiff-side employment law firm, where she represented private sector employees on a variety of employment related issues. During law school, Ms. Cohen interned at the New York State Division of Human Rights where she drafted findings related to claims of discrimination. Ms. Cohen also represented low income clients in housing, family, and education matters as a student attorney with the Pediatric Advocacy Initiative.
Ms. Cohen earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Ms. Cohen graduated, cum laude, from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in Government & Politics. She was awarded high honors by the University of Maryland's Government & Politics program and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
- Whistleblower Protection
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, Member
- Maryland State Bar Association, Member
- Maryland State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section Council, Member
- Maryland State Bar Association, Newsletter Section, Editor
- The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- University of Maryland
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts
- Honors: cum laude
- Honors: High Honors
- Phi Beta Kappa