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Harriet Newman Cohen

Harriet Newman Cohen, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1975, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1975, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1975, United States Court Appeals (2nd circuit), United States Supreme Court. Named one of Top 50 Female Lawyers, Law & Politics Magazine, 2009, 2010, Top 100 New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2010.

Background

  • Cohen, Harriet Newman was born on December 8, 1932 in Providence. Daughter of Morris and Marion Newman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Latin and Greek, cum laude, Barnard College, New York City, 1952. Master of Arts in Latin and Greek, cum laude, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, 1953. Juris Doctor cum laude, Brooklyn Law Sch, 1974.

    Career

    • Associate Squadron, Gartenberg, Ellenoff & Plesent, New York City, 1974—1976, Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon, New York City, 1976—1980, Golenbock & Barell, New York City, 1980—1983, partner, 1984—1986, Solin & Breindel, 1986. Founding partner Cohen, Hennessey, Bienstock & Rabin PC, New York City, 1994—2010, Cohen Rabin Stine Schumann LLP, New York City, since 2011. Member New York State Child Support Commission, 1984—1990, Commission Foster Care City of New York, 1991—1994.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1975, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1975, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1975, United States Court Appeals (2nd circuit), United States Supreme Court.

    Works

    • Author: The Divorce Book for Men and Women: A Step-By-Step Guide to Gaining Your Freedom Without Losing Everything Else, 1994. Feature article writer (annual special section on matrimonial law) New York Law Journal. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Chair lawyers' committee Bernard College Alumnae Association, 2000—2002. Board directors In Motion, Inc., 2002—2005, Legal Momentum. Member of American Bar Association, New York County Lawyers' Association, New York State Bar Association, Association Bar City New York, New York Women's Bar Association (vice president 1983-1984, president 1985-1986), Coalition Women's Legislation Issues (co-chair 1986).

    Connections

    • father: Morris Newman
    • mother: Marion Newman
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