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Boston, MA

Bret A. Cohen

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP


    Bret Cohen is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Boston office where he co-chairs the Labor and Employment Practice. His practice covers a range of industries in the drafting and enforcement of non-compete, confidentiality, and other employment-related agreements throughout the United States. He has also represented individual employees, typically high level executives, in such matters on behalf of the companies who seek to hire them. Mr. Cohen’s practice has also regularly involved advising public company executives on terminations and employment issues and providing advice on a range of matters involving employment agreements, termination of high level executives, worker classification, deal diligence, and hiring oversight and best practices. His practice covers both the negotiation and drafting of relevant agreements and the regular enforcement in litigation of the claims of employers seeking to enforce those agreements.

    Mr. Cohen writes and presents on employment law issues and has authored a range of articles relating to the Defend Trade Secrets Act. He frequently lectures on practice before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and on practice before state and federal courts. Mr. Cohen has served as a contributing author for the Employment Litigation chapter of the Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, American Bar Association, for a number of years.

    “The Defend Trade Secrets Act: A Powerful New Tool for Employers,” Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report (Oct. 25, 2016)
    “The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Examining the DTSA’s Language, Use, and Future,” Boston Patent Law Association (Oct. 25, 2016)
    Co-author, “Explaining the Defend Trade Secrets Act,” Intellectual Property/Employment Labor & Benefits Advisory (Oct. 3, 2016)

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