Harry P. Cohen

Partner
New York
hcohen@crowell.com
Phone: +1 212.803.4044
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Harry P. Cohen is a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP and is a member of the Insurance/Reinsurance group in the New York office. For the past 35 years, he has been a pioneer for the reinsurance bar. His practice has been devoted entirely to reinsurance and insurance coverage dispute resolution and counseling.

He has been lead counsel for insurance and reinsurance companies, brokers, agents, and others in arbitrations, litigations, negotiations, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution. His matters have covered virtually every procedural and substantive issue that relates to the reinsurance and insurance relationship and the servicing of that relationship, as well as all issues arising under the Federal Arbitration Act. 

Mr. Cohen has handled dozens of reinsurance cases, complex coverage disputes, insurance bankruptcy matters, disputes between insurance companies and their agents and direct insurance defense cases.  Coverages include property & casualty, finite, workers compensation including carve-out and buy-down covers, life including pre-need and final expense life insurance, long-term care, business interruption and accident & health, and underlying claims include a variety of losses including COVID-19, sexual abuse, loss of revenue/business income, 9/11 losses, asbestos (products and non-products), environmental damage, and toxic torts.

His work has also included finite reinsurance, novations and commutations, fronting arrangements, spirals and arbitrage,  captive insurance and reinsurance arrangements, set-off, extracontractual obligations, follow-the-fortunes and follow-the-settlements, IBNR recoverability, late notice, London Market business and brokers, punitive damages, recovery of declaratory judgment expenses, direct and reinsurance pooling arrangements, security requirements, and service of process upon, and enforcement of judgments against, alien companies. 

In addition to the reinsurance work, Mr. Cohen has handled direct insurance defense cases, complex coverage disputes, insurance bankruptcy matters, and disputes between insurance companies and their agents in the property & casualty, life, and accident & health areas.

Mr. Cohen's experience - ranging from simple business analyses and counseling to managing complex litigation - includes a thorough and extremely broad-based understanding of the wide scope of business, legal, custom & practice, procedural and strategic issues facing reinsurance business professionals. This depth of knowledge and diversity of perspectives allows him to approach, address and resolve issues, problems and disputes in a sound, prudent, efficient and level-headed manner.

Due to his stature and high-profile work on behalf of the firm’s clients, Mr. Cohen has been recognized by not only Chambers USA (since 2006) but also Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers (since 1998), New York Super Lawyers - Manhattan Edition (since 2006), and International Who's Who of Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers (since 2005).



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: New York, Massachusetts, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and the District of Connecticut, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Circuits.



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Speeches & Presentations

  • "Legal Quick Hit Updates (Bellefonte)," AIRROC’s New York Regional Education Day, New York, NY (April 21, 2016). Presenter: Harry P. Cohen.


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Firm News & Announcements

Apr.23.2020 Chambers USA 2020 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 21 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Sep.20.2019 Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
Apr.29.2019 Chambers USA 2019 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 21 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Oct.15.2018 Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
May.09.2018 Chambers USA 2018 Ranks 52 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 24 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
May.26.2017 Chambers USA 2017 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 23 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Nov.07.2016 Legal Aid Society Honors Crowell & Moring Attorneys for Protecting the Rights of Low Income Workers
May.27.2016 Chambers USA Ranks 56 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 19 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Oct.30.2015 21 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Recognized by the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2015
Oct.27.2015 Super Lawyers Recognizes 90 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
May.19.2015 Chambers USA Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 20 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Sep.30.2014 Super Lawyers 2014 Recognizes 90 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Jul.01.2014 25 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Recognized by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2014
May.27.2014 Crowell & Moring's Insurance/Reinsurance Group Nominated for Chambers USA "Award of Excellence"
May.23.2014 Chambers USA Ranks 51 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 19 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Sep.01.2013 Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 64 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Jun.01.2013 26 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Recognized by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2013
May.24.2013 Chambers USA Ranks 45 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 19 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Sep.01.2012 Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 42 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Jun.07.2012 Chambers USA Ranks 45 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 18 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Jun.01.2012 26 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Recognized by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2012
Jun.10.2011 Chambers USA Ranks Crowell & Moring Attorneys and Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Jun.01.2011 28 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Recognized by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2011
Sep.01.2010 Super Lawyers 2010 Recognizes 36 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Jul.01.2010 28 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Recognized by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2010
Jun.11.2010 Chambers USA Ranks 42 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 14 Practice Areas as Among Best In Class
Sep.01.2009 Super Lawyers 2009 Recognizes 39 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Jul.01.2009 21 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Recognized by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2009
Jul.23.2008 16 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Recognized by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2008
May.20.2008 Crowell & Moring's New York Office Gains Two Insurance/Reinsurance Attorneys