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
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment, The National Law Journal (2014)
Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America (1993–2018)
Best Lawyer Award, Corporate Counsel Magazine
Ranked, Labor & Employment, District of Columbia, Chambers USA (2005–2012, 2014–2018)
Recommended, Labor and Employment—Management Relations, The Legal 500 US (2007, 2008, 2016, 2017)
Recognized, Guide to the World's Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers (Expert Guides) (2007)
Recognized, Labour and Employment, Who's Who Legal (2005, 2012, 2013, 2016)
Highly Recommended, Labor and Employee Benefits, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook (2008)
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