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Joseph & Cohen Successfully Represents San Francisco Credit Union in Precedent Setting Case under the Americans with Disabilities Act

On August 2, 2016, San Francisco Federal Credit Union based in San Francisco (“Credit Union”) and Disability Rights Advocates based in Berkeley (“DRA”) announced a precedent-setting settlement agreement which resolved threatened claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) and the California Unruh Act.  Q2 Software, Inc. (“Q2”), based in Austin, Texas, a digital banking services leader, was also a party to the agreement. Joseph & Cohen, a law firm in San Francisco, CA, acted as outside counsel for the Credit Union.  Pursuant to the agreement, the Credit Union and Q2 agreed to work together with DRA to

Joseph & Cohen Partner Named 2016 BTI Client Service All-Star

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 9, 2016. Boutique litigation law firm, Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, announced today that litigation partner Jeffrey J. Lederman was named to the prestigious BTI 2016 Client All-Star List as one of the nation’s absolutely best attorneys. Lederman was one of only 312 attorneys recognized for superior client focus, outstanding results, unmatched business understanding and reinventing the client relationship. BTI Consulting Group’s annual Client Service All-Star honor is a unique spotlight on attorneys who deliver superior client service because no attorney or firm can self-nominate. In its publication, BTI stated: “312 attorneys stood out as

Kristina A. Del Vecchio Appointed Chair of Consumer Financial Services Committee – CA State Bar Business Law Section

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 12, 2014. Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, announced today that Kristina A. Del Vecchio has been named Chair of the State Bar of California’s Business Law Section’s Consumer Financial Services Committee. An accomplished advisor and litigator for banks, credit unions and other financial services companies, Ms. Del Vecchio joined Joseph & Cohen as Of Counsel in January 2014. Del Vecchio previously served as Vice Chair of Communications for the committee, and notes of her new role, “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this outstanding committee, which is comprised of a variety of

Jonathan Cohen Quoted in ACAMS Article on Directors and Officers Liability Insurance Issues

Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, was featured in a recent ACAMS article by Kira Zalan and Colby Adams titled “With Regulators’ Talk of Individual Fines Comes Bankers’ Queries on Insurance.” Published on June 17, 2014, the article explores why more and more bank compliance officers are exploring the scope of insurance coverage under Directors and Officers (D&O) liability insurance policies to address the rise of regulatory penalties against individual bankers. The article notes an important and often overlooked reality that many financial institutions and their officers are unaware of the exclusions in their D&O policies, to which Jonathan Cohen,

Litigators Nicole Dogwill and Robyn Callahan Join Joseph & Cohen

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 08, 2014.  Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, announced today that the firm has added two skilled litigation attorneys to its expanding boutique litigation practice. Nicole P. Dogwill joined the firm as a Partner, and Robyn C. Callahan as Of Counsel. Nicole Dogwill is an experienced litigator with core expertise advising and defending mature and emerging companies, as well as their directors and officers, on matters involving fiduciary duty, corporate governance, securities, fraud, antitrust/unfair business practices, and related business claims. Ms. Dogwill also advises and litigates fiduciary duty and related claims arising in trust and estate

Joseph & Cohen Quoted in American Banker Article on FDIC Lawsuits

Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, was featured in a recent American Banker article written by Joe Adler, “Why FDIC Lawsuits Against Failed Bank Execs Aren’t Slowing.” In response to questions from Mr. Adler about the increased pace of  FDIC lawsuits against officers and directors of failed  banks in just the first six weeks of 2014, Jonathan Cohen, the firm’s head of litigation, was quoted: “January was a banner month in terms of the number of filings. We haven’t seen that many filings in quite some time. Some of those are older closings, which was surprising,” and further “We’re going to

Jeffrey Lederman Joins Joseph & Cohen Bolstering Firm’s Litigation Strength

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 3, 2014.  Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, a leading financial services and litigation boutique, announced today that highly-respected commercial litigator Jeffrey J. Lederman has joined the firm as a partner. With 32 years of experience practicing law, Mr. Lederman concentrates primarily on resolving complex commercial disputes in the areas of technology, banking, real estate and insurance. Mr. Lederman’s arrival at Joseph & Cohen continues to bolster the firm’s core banking, commercial and real estate litigation, financial services, and regulatory expertise. Jeffrey Lederman has a long track record of achieving outstanding results on behalf of clients,

Kristina A. Del Vecchio Joins Joseph & Cohen as Of Counsel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 16, 2014.  Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, announced today that attorney Kristina A. Del Vecchio joined the Firm as Of Counsel. As an accomplished advisor and litigator for banks, credit unions and other financial services companies, the addition of Ms. Del Vecchio augments and expands the Firm’s core financial institutions capability. The breadth of her experience encompasses mergers and acquisitions, enforcement and regulatory matters, antitrust, bankruptcy and insolvency matters, credit card, student loan, auto and mortgage lending litigation, as well as compliance with state and federal banking, credit union and consumer protection statutes and regulations.

Joseph, Cohen & Del Vecchio Accepts Bitcoin as Payment Option for Clients

SAN FRANCISCO, CA –  Joseph, Cohen & Del Vecchio, Professional Corporation, a San Francisco based law firm, announced that the firm is now accepting Bitcoin as a legal services payment option for approved clients. The addition of this payment option coincides with the firm’s core focus on banking and financial services and supporting clients in connection with complex issues in the financial sector. Jonathan Joseph, JCD Law’s Managing Partner states, “With the bitcoin economy continuing to evolve into a potentially significant payment and financial tool, we have decided to accept Bitcoins (BTC) as payment for legal services.” Clients interested in

“Building A Firm” – SF Daily Journal features Joseph & Cohen

On the August 23, 2013, the San Francisco Daily Journal featured an article about the history of Joseph, Cohen & Del Vecchio, PC. “Inspired by a best-selling book, Jonathan D. Joseph left a large firm for his own San Francisco shop, which represents financial institutions and its directors in what is now Joseph & Cohen, PC.” You can read the article Building a Firm here.