David Kohane is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, founded and chairs the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, and co-chair’s the firm’s Information Governance and Discovery Services Practice Groups. David concentrates his practice in several areas of complex litigation and regularly handles disputes and provides counseling in the areas of trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade regulation, unfair competition, environmental, tax disputes, defamation and privacy rights, with special focus on the protection, use and misuse of intellectual property rights in the digital age. He was an early leader in the field of electronic discovery, assisting clients in navigating this difficult area cost-effectively. He also has a depth of experience handling white-collar criminal and constitutional matters, along with commercial and construction disputes and litigation under the securities, antitrust and RICO laws. David handles matters at the trial and appellate levels, in administrative proceedings and in mediations and arbitrations. He has served as an arbitrator in both international and domestic matters.
David has authored numerous articles in the fields of trademark law, copyright law, Internet and computer law, electronic evidence and discovery, evidence, federal civil procedure, federal tax disputes, criminal law, civil rights and RICO. He lectures frequently in the fields of intellectual property law and disputes, Internet and computer law, evidence and court procedure.
Awarded an AV rating for his professionalism and the quality of his legal work from Martindale-Hubbell, the publisher of the premier directory of legal professionals. David has also been included in New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2009 to 2015. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.
David was selected as co-director of the John C. Lifland American Inn of Court, 2011. The Inn concentrates on practice in the federal courts and intellectual property law. He serves on the Online Use Committee of the International Trademark Association on the Committee on Trademarks & The Internet of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section and on the Federal Practice Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
David served as law clerk for the Hon. Charles S. Haight, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan before entering private practice. He earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University, magna cum laude, and his J.D. from New York University Law School, cum laude and Order of the Coif.
EducationNew York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1985Wesleyan University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1980
Bar & Court AdmissionsNew Jersey, 1989Connecticut, 1985New York, 1986U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1987U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1987U.S. Tax Court, 1987U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1989U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1992
March 19, 2018
David Kohane was quoted in an article titled, "US Perspectives: US Court Adds Confusion To #Trademarks
As published in: Intellectual Property Watch September 29, 2015
September 21, 2015
April 1, 2014
David Kohane was quoted in an article titled, "What's in a Name? Plenty Sneaky Pete's CEO Feels His Unique Drink Product Trumps its Common Name"
NJBIZ November 18, 2013
As published in: Law360 June 5th, 2013
March 27, 2013
Veiled Environmental Liability: Exposure of Parent Corporations, Officers and Successors, CLE Presentation at Cole Schotz New Jersey OfficeAttorneys Speaking: David M. Kohane, Emily Lamond and Heather L. DemirjianJanuary 26, 2017
Can I Use That? Appropriation Art and Fair Use, New Jersey State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law SectionAttorneys Speaking: David S. Gold and David M. KohaneJanuary 29, 2013
E-Discovery in Your Practice - Best Practices and Updates, WestLegal Education Center CLE, Cole Schotz, Hackensack, NJAttorneys Speaking: Jamie P. Clare and David M. KohaneJune 7, 2012
Updates in Intellectual Law, WestLegalEd CLE Seminar and Webinar, October 26, 2011 (including presentation on use of competitors’ trademarks in Internet advertising and sponsored links)Attorney Speaking: David M. KohaneOctober 26, 2011
In-House Counsel CLE Seminar: Update in Intellectual Property Law, New Jersey Law JournalAttorney Speaking: David M. KohaneOctober 4, 2011
Intellectual Property Law April 17, 2018Juliya L. Ismailov and David M. Kohane
Intellectual Property Law March 28, 2018David S. Gold and David M. Kohane
Intellectual Property Law June 20, 2017Daniel G. Agius and David M. Kohane
Intellectual Property Law June 14, 2017Elizabeth A. Carbone and David M. Kohane
Intellectual Property Law June 7, 2017David M. Kohane
Intellectual Property Law June 23, 2016David S. Gold and David M. Kohane
IP Law Outlook March 28, 2016David S. Gold and David M. Kohane
IP Law Outlook October 20, 2015David M. Kohane and David S. Gold
New Jersey Law Journal September 8, 2015David M. Kohane and David S. Gold
IP Law Outlook September 1, 2015David M. Kohane
Back to the Drawing Board: Supreme Court Sets Aside EPA Regulations on Mercury Emissions from Power Plants
Environmental & Energy Law Monitor July 2, 2015David M. Kohane
IP Law Outlook March 25, 2013David M. Kohane and David S. Gold
New Jersey Law Journal January 21, 2013David S. Gold and David M. Kohane
IP Law Outlook August 23, 2012David M. Kohane and Adam J. Sklar
New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts August, 2011David S. Gold, Ryan T. Jareck and David M. Kohane
New Jersey Law Journal Volume 204; Issue 8 May 23, 2011Arianna Christopher and David M. Kohane
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal February 2011Jason R. Finkelstein and David M. Kohane
IP Law Outlook September 26, 2014Arianna Christopher and David M. Kohane
Corporate Law Monitor December 17, 2009David M. Kohane
New Jersey Law Journal October 5, 2009David M. Kohane
Lexis Nexis Practice Guide: New Jersey Commercial Litigation (2009 Edition), Chapter 8: Franchise Litigation
March 3, 2004Wendy F. Klein and David M. Kohane
LexisNexis Practice Guide: New Jersey Commercial Litigation (2009 Edition), Chapter 9: Unfair Competition
March 02, 2004David M. Kohane, Adam J. Sklar and Jenny R. Flom
New Jersey Law Journal April 28, 2003David M. Kohane
New Jersey Law Journal July 24, 2000David M. Kohane