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Andrew Cohen Resume

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Andrew Cohen\'s Resume for work as a Japanese Speaking Attorney.

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Andrew Cohen Resume

  1. 1. Andrew Laurence Cohen 8560 Second Avenue, Apt 616 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Tel: (301) 326-4125 Cell: (203) 738-9398 e-mail: acohen@dcbengoshi.com Licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia. Employment Japanese Legal Consultant Washington D.C., October 2007-Present Assisted in multiple phases of complex pharmaceutical intellectual property litigation involving novel chemical compound with sales over one billion dollars a year. Duties included, but are not limited to, analysis and evaluation of internal communications for relevancy and privilege, drafted of privilege log, summarized of Japanese patents, communications, and research reports, researched Japanese law and drafted memo on Japanese privilege law, researched patents and orange book entries, and undertook an extensive compliance review to determine whether violations of Canadian, European Community, or United States Laws were inadvertently violated. International Legal Researcher, Silver Spring, MD, April 2005-Present Performed World War II archival research at the following locations the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., The National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, and The National Security Archives at George Washington University Library for upcoming book on war crimes. Trecker & Fritz, Law Clerk / Legal Researcher, Honolulu, HI, April 2004-November 2004 Investigated personal injury claims; Researched case and statutory laws relating to personal injury claims; Drafted documents for trial including trial memos and proposed findings of fact in a seven figure case; Managed correspondence and trial materials between three law firms for the same case; Drafted garnishee summons; researched theories of law for various cases; Wrote internal memorandum for office review of current law. TMI Associates, Summer and Fall Associate, Tokyo, Japan, June 2002-January 2003 Researched and drafted memorandum on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 relating to the responsibilities of a foreign corporation that is publicly traded on the NYSE; Drafted correspondence, memoranda and materials for internal publication; Researched Japanese IP Law, Commercial Code Amendments, Labor Law Standards and Employment Law Regulations and edited documents and patent specifications for clients. Education University of Hawai‘i, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, HI J.D., received December 2003. Staff and Resource Editor, Asian Pacific Law & Policy Journal. Member, Pacific Asian Legal Studies Certificate Program and Student Accreditation Committee. Attended Santa Clara University Summer Study Abroad Program at the Institute of Comparative Law in Tokyo, Japan (2001). Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts B.A., American Studies (major), Legal Studies (minor), received December 1996. Languages Proficient in Japanese. Fluent in French. Interests Member, America Bar Association, International Law and Young Lawyers Sections. Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section. Judge, 16th Annual Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition held at American University Washington School of Law. Judged first, second and semi final rounds. Preparatory Judge, University of Hawai’i, 2008 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team. Referee, training to be qualified referee for the United States Fencing Association.
  2. 2. Addendum to Resume Andrew Laurence Cohen Tel: (301) 326-4125 Cell: (203) 738-9398 e-mail: acohen@dcbengoshi.com Legal Consultant Experience (Perkins Coie)  Performed relevancy and privilege reviews for requests for production in a race discrimination case. Position required knowledge of Japanese, understanding of employment law and extensive awareness of privilege laws.  Software: Relativity Representative Case: Schirle v. Sokudo (via Hudson Legal) (Finnegan) Client: Large Japanese Pharmaceutical Company  Performed relevancy and privilege reviews, drafted privilege log, aided in expert witness and Rule 30(b) witness depositions, assisted in both trial preparation and trial for multibillion dollar patent infringement litigation.  Executed multiple term searches for targeted reviews of documents and isolated specific documents by various search terms such as author, topic, title and reviewer using Citrix and Concordance software.  Drafted multiple memoranda for junior and senior associates regarding the application of Japanese privilege law on Japanese Patent Agents, pharmaceutical patents and orange book entries for pharmaceuticals that make over one billion dollars a year and have active ingredients listed in that patents, subsidiary issues  Position required learning advanced technical knowledge of mental health related pharmaceutical drugs, drug development, and medicinal chemistry in both English and Japanese which was used to evaluate and analyze patents, scientific publications, medical reports, clinical testing, Rule 30 (b) depositions, expert reports and expert witness depositions detailing inconsistencies, omissions, errors and weaknesses.  Located relevant documents pertaining to evidentiary issues raised by Defendant including, but not limited to, possible impeachment information, evidence supporting plaintiff positions and scientific support countering defendant’s positions.  Software: Citrix, Concordance, Ipro, and Microsoft Office. Representative Case: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. v. Sandoz, et al., Civil Action No. 07-cv-1000 MLC(LHG) (via Kelly Law Registry) Client: Large Pharmaceutical Company  Performed relevancy and privilege review and drafted privilege log in the damages phase of patent infringement case.  Software: Citrix, Concordance. Representative Case: Elan v. Andrx. (via Kelly Law Registry) (Steptoe & Johnson) Client: Large American Insurance Agency  Performed document, relevancy and privilege reviews for discovery production request by plaintiff’s counsel.  Software: iCONECTnxt Representative case: Hensley v. Computer Sciences Corp., et al., filed in Miller County Arkansas, challenging insurers’ use of claim evaluation software such as Colossus. (via Legal Placements, Inc.)
  3. 3. Client: Large International Ship Building and Leasing Corporation  Carried out an internal investigation for documents relating to the illegal operations of a third party pursuant to a United States Department of Justice investigation.  Software: Concordance (via Legal Placements, Inc.) Client: Large Chemical Manufacturing Corporation  Performed extensive document review for documents required by the FTC relating to a complex Merger and Acquisition of two chemical companies.  Software: Concordance (via Legal Placements, Inc.) Client: Large Japanese Airline Company  Undertook an extensive compliance review to determine whether violations of Canadian, European Community, or United States Laws were inadvertently violated.  Defense of leading airline in a multi-national price fixing investigation-before United States and European Communities.  Software: Concordance and FYI Reviewer (via Legal Placements, Inc.) Client: Small Development Corporation in New Jersey  Executed a document production request from the Office of the Attorney General in New Jersey relating to purported claims made by competitors  Software: Concordance. (via Legal Placements, Inc.) Client: Large International Communications Provider  Performed internal document review regarding claims of inappropriate behavior by an anonymous employee  Software: Concordance. (via Legal Placements, Inc.)

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