Arnold Shep Cohen
Arnold Shep Cohen concentrates his practice in private and public sector labor, employment, and employee benefits law. He has been practicing law for over 35 years and is a member of the New Jersey and New York Bars. He has six reported decisions with the New Jersey Supreme Court, has numerous reported decisions in federal and State trial and appellate courts, as well as numerous decisions from administrative agencies, such as the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has negotiated numerous labor agreements and handled thousands of arbitrations and administrative hearings in various industries and levels of government.
Mr. Cohen is the former Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). He is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Mr. Cohen has been an Adjunct Professor for 30 years at Rutgers School of Law – Newark, where he teaches Labor Arbitration Seminar, Labor Negotiations Seminar and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, NJSBA and was a member of the Editorial Board of “New Jersey Lawyer, The Weekly Newspaper.” He is a founding Master of the Sidney Reitman Employment Law Inn of Court. Mr. Cohen is an editor and co-author of “New Jersey Labor and Employment Law,” NJSBA. He writes and lectures extensively on labor and employment issues, including in the Rutgers Law Review. He created the yearly seminar “Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law,” which he moderates for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). This seminar normally has the highest attendance of all the ICLE labor and employment law seminars.
Mr. Cohen is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” (Woodward/White), “Who’s Who in American Law” (Marquis), “New Jersey Magazine,” and “New York Magazine,” as one of New Jersey and New York’s top super lawyers. He received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of AV for over 15 consecutive years since 1996. He has received these designations based on peer recognition and professional achievement.
Mr. Cohen is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Labor Museum. He is the host of “The World of Work” radio show on WDVR-FM. He holds a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark and an LL.M. in Labor Law from New York University School of Law.