Matthew Cohen is an AlixPartners Managing Director specializing in electronic discovery and litigation readiness planning. He has extensive experience in assisting corporations in the technology, consumer products, pharmaceutical, medical device, insurance, and financial services sectors in preparing for and responding to discovery demands in litigation and regulatory matters and in managing discovery in complex litigations and regulatory matters. Matthew has been located in the New York office since joining the firm in 2006.
Prior to joining AlixPartners, Matthew spent 15 years in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he was a counsel in the complex mass torts and insurance litigation department and co-chair of the firm’s Electronic Discovery Committee. A significant part of his practice involved advising clients regarding electronic discovery issues arising from litigation and regulatory actions; the development of strategies to mitigate risks associated with the creation, storage, and destruction of electronically stored information; and the implications of new technology on retention and preservation obligations.
Matthew managed the preservation, collection, processing, review, and production of electronically stored information in matters involving tens of terabytes of data on behalf of companies involved in litigation and government investigations. In addition, he assisted clients in revising their document retention policies to address electronically stored information, in drafting and implementing legal hold policies to enable clients to ensure the preservation of relevant information, and in designing and implementing discovery response plans to enable them to internally manage the collection and processing of electronically stored information so as to ensure that they could respond consistently, quickly, and efficiently when faced with discovery demands. Matthew also oversaw the design and implementation of matter and document management work flows and systems designed to streamline and ensure efficiency in the management of complex litigation and regulatory matters.
Matthew is a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, a coauthor of the working group’s RFP+ White Paper, and a contributing editor of the latter’s Glossary. He is also a faculty member and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Legal Education Electronic Discovery program. In addition, Matthew is a frequent lecturer and has written a number of articles on electronic discovery.
Matthew has a JD from Fordham School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.