GERALD COHEN | PARTNER
Gerald Cohen began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx County District Attorney's Office's Arson, Auto, and Economic Crimes Bureau. Mr. Cohen primarily investigated and prosecuted white collar crimes, including forged financial and government documents, asset forfeitures, money laundering, identity theft, insurance fraud, grand larceny, forgery, embezzlement, tax evasion, auto-theft, arson, robbery, child pornography and other cyber crimes. During his tenure in that office, Mr. Cohen took several cases to trial and represented the People in hundreds of matters in New York State Supreme Court.
JOSHUA FITCH | PARTNER
As the co-founding partner of Cohen & Fitch LLP, Mr. Fitch is heavily focused on the firm’s Civil Rights practice where he successfully obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his clients and has vindicated the rights of thousands of New Yorkers whose constitutional rights have been violated at the hands of law enforcement, City officials and private parties. In addition, because of his extensive prosecutorial experience, he maintains a successful criminal defense practice, which has resulted in numerous dismissals, acquittals after trial and other favorable dispositions for his clients. In addition, Mr. Fitch heads the firms appellate practice and has successfully litigated numerous appeals at both the State and Federal level. His trial and appellate success has been extensively documented in numerous legal publications and reporters throughout New York and the Country.
Ilyssa Fuchs | Associate
Ilyssa Fuchs graduated Cum Laude from New York Law School in 2012. During law school, she was a Student Bar Association Senator, President of the Stonewall Law Students LGBTQ Association, and held internships at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem and the Legal Aid Society. After law school she held a Post Graduate Fellowship where she assisted in the representation of defendants charged with federal criminal offenses. In addition, Ms. Fuchs is a member of the bar of the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is also the co-chair of the Civil Rights and Liberties Committee and a member of the Criminal Justice section of the New York County's Lawyer Association, a board member of the Four Freedoms Democratic Club, a County Committee member for the 76th Assembly District, team leader of the Implementation Group for the NYC Task Force on Plea Bargaining, a political and legal analyst on WHCR Harlem Radio, and a volunteer for the Police Reform Organizing Project and Swipe It Forward.
Ilyssa graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science and Government from Stony Brook University.