Lecturer in Law
Marc Cohan joined the Center as Director of Litigation in 1996 following nine years as Director of the Government Benefits Unit in South Brooklyn Legal Services and 16 years in impact litigation in various legal services programs. The center works to advance the cause of economic justice for low-income families, individuals, and communities across the country.
Cohan has served as lead counsel in many of the major welfare cases in New York City, developing new litigation and legal arguments to impel systemic reform, and has litigated many major cases around the country in recent years, including ones related to privatization. At national and regional conferences, he has helped to train legal advocates around the country in policy advocacy, negotiations, and litigation. Cohan has written numerous self-help materials and manuals for advocates, and has co-authored articles for Clearinghouse Review and other publications.
Cohan was recognized by the Bar of the City of New York as one of the Legal Services Lawyers of the Year in 1996. In 2000, he won the New York State Bar Association Denison Ray Award for his extraordinary commitment and leadership. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and Brooklyn College.