A former member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Charles I. Cohen focuses his practice on representing private sector senior management in complex labor and employment law matters, including collective bargaining issues and litigation covering all aspects of labor and employee relations, union representation matters, and corporate campaign activities. Recognizing his knowledge and experience in high-level government negotiations and cutting-edge labor matters, Chambers USA named him a leading US lawyer for employment law, from 2005 through 2016.
Numerous Fortune 500 companies regularly call upon Chuck to guide them through their most significant labor-related challenges. On a federal level, Chuck has played a leading role in defining US labor policy through his testimony before both Senate and House Congressional Committees. He frequently speaks to trade associations, business groups, and bar associations on matters relating to labor and employment issues.
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1970, J.D.
Tulane University, 1967, B.A.
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
Awards and Affiliations
Winner, The National Law Journal’s Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment (2014)
Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Member, American Bar Association, Committee on the Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act
Member, American Bar Association, Practice and Procedure Before the National Labor Relations Board Committee
Member, US Chamber of Commerce, Labor Relations Committee
Chair, US Chamber of Commerce, NLRB Subcommittee
Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Former Assistant Editor, The Developing Labor Law, Third Edition
Ranked, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005–2012, 2014–2017)
Recommended, Labor and Employment—Management Relations, The Legal 500 US (2007, 2008, 2016, 2017)
Ranked, The Best Lawyers in America (1993–2018)
Recipient, award for "Best Lawyer," Corporate Counsel Magazine
Ranked, Guide to the World's Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers 2007 (Expert Guides)
Ranked, Who's Who Legal (2005, 2012–2013, 2016) – Labour and Employment
Listed as Highly Recommended, Labor and Employee Benefits, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2008