Andrea A. Cohen

Associate

Houston
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Overview

Andrea Cohen is a complex commercial litigator whose work has global reach. A thoughtful and efficient litigator, she practices in federal and state court, as well as before most of the major arbitral institutions.

Andrea has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including energy, maritime, manufacturing, construction and telecommunications. 

Select Experience

  • Representing a paint and coating manufacturer in Texas civil district court in relation to a breach of contract claim arising from an international chemical supply contract.
  • Representing a tank barge operator in Texas civil district and federal court in connection with multiple separate personal injury matters and claims under under the Jones Act.
  • Working on federal litigation matters in connection with BakerHostetler's role as counsel to Trustee Irving H. Picard for the SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, particularly those involving issues of foreign discovery.
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Experience

  • Representing a paint and coating manufacturer in Texas civil district court in relation to a breach of contract claim arising from an international chemical supply contract.
  • Representing a tank barge operator in Texas civil district and federal court in connection with multiple separate personal injury matters and claims under under the Jones Act.
  • Working on federal litigation matters in connection with BakerHostetler's role as counsel to Trustee Irving H. Picard for the SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, particularly those involving issues of foreign discovery.
  • Representing an oil and gas operator in proceedings in Texas civil district court relating to alleged breach of contract and fiduciary duties in relation to a consulting agreement.
  • Representing an oil and gas operator in appellate proceedings before a Texas Court of Appeals involving issues of good faith and damages under Texas law.
  • Represented the former CEO of a health and wellness company and his new entity in connection with a temporary injunction in Texas civil district court involving matters of corporate governance, fiduciary duties, breach of contract, tortious interference, trade secrets and trademark infringement.
  • Represented a Middle Eastern state-owned entity in an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration against a European private company related to a commercial dispute over a marine salvage project in the Persian Gulf.
  • Represented a telecommunications investor in an investor-state arbitration against a South Asian state for alleged expropriation, discrimination and breach of fair and equitable treatment under a bilateral investment treaty.
  • Represented a Latin American state-owned entity in federal court proceedings in the Southern District of Florida related to confirmation/vacatur of an arbitral award rendered by an ICC tribunal in a large-scale construction dispute.
  • Represented an oil exploration corporation before the Texas Supreme Court in its appeal of a judgment from the Houston Fourteenth Court of Appeals involving issues of employment discrimination law and attorneys’ fees.

Recognitions and Memberships

Pro Bono

  • Representing a private citizen in a First Amendment case against a local police department relating to the department’s social media policy.
  • Represented multiple asylum seekers in immigration court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Industries

Prior Positions

  • Harris County District Attorney's Office, Misdemeanor Division: Special Prosecutor (2019 to 2020)
  • The Honorable Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York: Judicial Intern (2017)

Admissions

  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2018; Student Editor-in-Chief, American Review of International Arbitration; Harlan Fiske Stone Honors Moot Court Competition Semifinalist (2016 to 2017)
  • B.S., International Politics: International Law, Norms, and Institutions, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 2015

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish

Blog

In The Blogs

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Pillar and Post: Energy Law in the 21st Century
New Suit over "Reef-Friendly" Alba Botanica Sunscreen Illustrates the Pitfalls of Advertising a Company's Environmental Friendliness
By Andrea A. Cohen, Randal M. Shaheen
November 12, 2021
November 11, 2021 By: Randal Shaheen and Andrea Cohen A new false advertising case against the maker of Alba Botanica sunscreen demonstrates the risks of marketing a company’s environmental credentials. In a recent article, “The Difficult...
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