Joel Cohen

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Joel Cohen is a highly respected white collar criminal defense lawyer in New York.  He has  practiced in that field, as well as complex civil litigation, at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP for nearly 30 years, after having worked for ten years as a prosecutor with the New York State Special Prosecutors Office and then with the U.S. Department of Justices Organized Crime and Racketeering Section in the Eastern District of New York.  Joel writes regularly for the New York Law Journal, The Hill, Huffington Post,, and others on criminal law, legal ethics, and social policy.  He frequently lectures lawyers, judges, and the public on varied issues, including ethics and religion.  He has taught professional responsibility and currently teaches a class at Fordham Law School, “How Judges Decide,” based on his earlier book, Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide, published by ABA Publishing in 2014.  Joel has published several works of Biblical fiction, including Moses: A Memoir, David and Bathsheba:  Through Nathans Eyes, and Moses and Jesus: A Conversation.  Finally, he has also authored Truth Be Veiled, a Justin Steele Murder Case, a novel that addresses the criminal lawyers dilemma in dealing with the truth.


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