Vanessa Cohn counsels clients operating at all stages of the business lifecycle on complex employment law matters.
In her practice, Vanessa defends employers throughout litigation, from pre-dispute advising through trial and appeal. Vanessa regularly represents clients in litigation involving complicated causes of action, such as: breach of contract; breach of noncompetition, trade secret, and confidentiality agreements; discrimination and harassment; whistleblower retaliation; and, wrongful termination. Vanessa has represented local, statewide, and national employers throughout California and Massachusetts in proceedings before state and federal courts, state and federal agencies, arbitration panels, and at mediation.
Vanessa also advises on, and supports clients with regard to, key HR processes, including: hiring; benefits administration; accommodations; leaves of absence; discrimination and harassment allegation management; employee investigations; performance issues; separation; and, restructuring initiatives.