drcohen@reedsmith.com

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David is the chair of Reed Smith’s Records & E-Discovery Group. He has 30 years of commercial litigation experience in a variety of subject matters. David serves as special e-discovery counsel in many cases, represents companies in complex litigation matters, and also counsels clients on records management and litigation readiness issues.
 

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2013-2015); also included in Super Lawyers Business Edition (2013-2014) in the area of Business Litigation
  • Recognized in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the area of Litigation: E-Discovery (2014-2016)
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal (2015)

Witness Testimony

  • 7 November 2013 Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules — Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Washington, D.C.

Credentials

  • Harvard Law School, 1983, J.D., cum laude
  • Kenyon College, 1980, B.A., summa cum laude

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York

  • All State and Federal Courts - Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Advanced eDiscovery Institute – Advisory Board
  • Sedona Conference
  • EDRM – Measurement Committee
  • CPR – E-Discovery Education Committee
  • Strafford Publications, Inc. – Editorial Advisory Board for Litigation Conferences
  • New York State Bar Association – Committee on Electronic Discovery
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (past Chair of Technology Utilization Committee)
  • American Bar Association (past Chair of Litigation Technologies Subcommittee of Litigation Section)
  • Temple Emanuel of South Hills (SEF Chair and Past President)
  • Legal Aid Society of Pittsburgh (past member of Board of Directors, 1988-1997)
  • Harvard Law School Association of Western Pennsylvania (past President)
  • Kenyon College Alumni Association, Pittsburgh Region (past President)