Reuven L. Cohen brings twenty years of trial experience to the firm. Over the past decade, Reuven has successfully tried some of the most high-profile cases in the Central District of California. He has earned a reputation for integrity and excellence based upon his singular creativity, meticulous attention to detail, and fierce dedication to his clients and his craft.
Prior to co-founding Cohen Williams LLP, Reuven practiced as a civil litigator in the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and the prestigious trial unit of the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles. Having litigated hundreds of complex cases nationwide, he has developed a specialty in high stakes federal commercial and criminal litigation as well as select state and local matters. Reuven tries cases - and gets real-life results for his clients. Rare is the white-collar attorney who has tried cases to verdict; rarer still is the white-collar attorney with Reuven's track record of actually beating the government.
On the criminal side, Reuven has represented individuals and entities at all stages of federal and state proceedings at both the trial and appellate levels. He has defended individuals and businesses in a wide array of white collar criminal matters, including securities and investment fraud, cyber-crimes, healthcare fraud, tax fraud, perjury, immigration and customs fraud, money laundering, counterfeiting, false statements, and identity theft. He has also successfully represented persons charged with other high-liability crimes, ranging from capital offenses to complex environmental crimes involving the Clean Water Act and other environmental statutes.
Reuven also has significant civil litigation experience, having handled SEC and FTC enforcement actions and investigations, tried civil cases, and litigated several bet-the-business disputes. He has represented clients in all manner of civil and administrative proceedings, including numerous complex commercial, environmental, intellectual property, and appellate matters. Reuven has been honored as a Southern California Super Lawyer by Thomson-Reuters every year upon his return to private practice from government service. In 2019, Super Lawyers named Reuven as one of the Top 100 Southern California Lawyers. Reuven shared that honor with six other white-collar crime practitioners.
Reuven served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw of the Ninth Circuit.