Barry E. Cohen


Partner, Crowell & Morning LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S., University of Illinois; J.D., Northwestern; LL.M., London School of Economics

B.S., University of Illinois; J.D., Northwestern University; LL.M., London School of Economics. Barry E. Cohen is a partner in the Washington, DC, law firm of...

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B.S., University of Illinois; J.D., Northwestern University; LL.M., London School of Economics. Barry E. Cohen is a partner in the Washington, DC, law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP. He received a B.S. in engineering physics from the University of Illinois, a J.D. from Northwestern University and an LL.M. from the London School of Economics.

Professor Cohen represents lawyers and law firms on malpractice, ethics, and law firm management matters. His clients include numerous Washington area law firms who he advises as outside ethics counsel He is frequently called upon by lawyers and law firms to represent them in litigation and administrative proceedings, and to serve as an expert witness on ethics and malpractice questions.

Professor Cohen has been active in the legal ethics activities of the District of Columbia Bar and the Court of Appeals for over 20 years, including current or past service as chair of the Legal Ethics Committee, member of the Board on Professional Responsibility, co-chair of the Disciplinary System Review Committee and member of the Committee on Unauthorized Practice. He is an adjunct professor of professional responsibility law at Georgetown University Law Center and previously served in that capacity at George Mason University Law School. He teaches several Continuing Legal Education courses for the District of Columbia Bar each year on professional ethics and malpractice risk management, and chaired Crowell & Moring’s Committee on Professional Responsibility for 14 years.