RICHARD COHEN
Special Counsel
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RICHARD COHEN Special Counsel

Richard Cohen is special counsel in the corporate department of the firm’s New York office. Richard's practice focuses on a variety of domestic and international transactional matters, including information technology and outsourcing agreements, strategic alliances, research agreements, consulting agreements, software licensing and development, cloud services and other commercial and corporate matters. He has extensive international transactional experience in the area of network outsourcing, application management outsourcing, data center outsourcing, IT security outsourcing, complex IT systems integration agreements, and other complex international transactional matters involving human resource, finance, intellectual property and data security/privacy matters.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Richard was an in-house senior counsel for a European subsidiary of one of the largest technology companies in the world. He has also served as in-house counsel in the U.S. and in Europe to one of the world’s largest telecom companies and as an Associate in a large U.S. large firm.

Professional Activities

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Report, editor

Community Activities

Seeds of Change Summer Camp for Refugee Teens, founder and chairman

Mott Hall Charter School, member of the board of trustees

Served as lead counsel on multiple large, U.S. and  European led technology outsourcing transactions.

Served as lead counsel on complex global data security transactions.

Advised one of the largest technology companies in the world on their global and European strategic alliance agreements.

Advised one of the largest technology companies in the world on their software development practices in Europe.

Advised companies on general corporate, commercial, marketing, data privacy and copyright matters in Europe.

Served as lead counsel on  large technology transactions in Russia and Asia.

Advised a leading technology company on its acquisitions, divestitures and other corporate matters in Europe.

Recommended in US Legal 500 for his work in the Technology: Outsourcing area, 2015-2016.

American Bar Association Subcommittee on Cloud, Platform and Analytics of the Cyberspace Committee, co-chair, 2014-present.

American Bar Association Subcommittee on Copyright Developments in Russia and Eastern Europe, chairman, 1994-1995.

American Chamber of Commerce of Finland, Legal Committee, vice chair, 2011-2012.

Harvard Club of Finland, officer, 2002.

About

Richard Cohen is special counsel in the corporate department of the firm’s New York office. Richard's practice focuses on a variety of domestic and international transactional matters, including information technology and outsourcing agreements, strategic alliances, research agreements, consulting agreements, software licensing and development, cloud services and other commercial and corporate matters. He has extensive international transactional experience in the area of network outsourcing, application management outsourcing, data center outsourcing, IT security outsourcing, complex IT systems integration agreements, and other complex international transactional matters involving human resource, finance, intellectual property and data security/privacy matters.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Richard was an in-house senior counsel for a European subsidiary of one of the largest technology companies in the world. He has also served as in-house counsel in the U.S. and in Europe to one of the world’s largest telecom companies and as an Associate in a large U.S. large firm.

Professional Activities

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Report, editor

Community Activities

Seeds of Change Summer Camp for Refugee Teens, founder and chairman

Mott Hall Charter School, member of the board of trustees

Experience

Served as lead counsel on multiple large, U.S. and  European led technology outsourcing transactions.

Served as lead counsel on complex global data security transactions.

Advised one of the largest technology companies in the world on their global and European strategic alliance agreements.

Advised one of the largest technology companies in the world on their software development practices in Europe.

Advised companies on general corporate, commercial, marketing, data privacy and copyright matters in Europe.

Served as lead counsel on  large technology transactions in Russia and Asia.

Advised a leading technology company on its acquisitions, divestitures and other corporate matters in Europe.

Honors

Recommended in US Legal 500 for his work in the Technology: Outsourcing area, 2015-2016.

Memberships

American Bar Association Subcommittee on Cloud, Platform and Analytics of the Cyberspace Committee, co-chair, 2014-present.

American Bar Association Subcommittee on Copyright Developments in Russia and Eastern Europe, chairman, 1994-1995.

American Chamber of Commerce of Finland, Legal Committee, vice chair, 2011-2012.

Harvard Club of Finland, officer, 2002.

Practices