Press Release

Burns & Levinson LLP’s Jerry Cohen Elected Massachusetts Bar Foundation President

March 2, 2012

Jerry Cohen, Esq. of Boston law firm Burns & Levinson LLP has been elected President of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. Mr. Cohen has over 40 years of experience as a lawyer and is a partner in the firm’s Business Litigation, Corporate, Intellectual Property, and Science & Technology practices. He has also served as an expert witness, arbitrator and mediator in numerous intellectual property matters. Founded in 1964 as the philanthropic partner of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Foundation is a principal legal charity in Massachusetts. Through grant making and charitable activities, the Foundation works to increase access to justice. Last year, the Foundation awarded over $3.4 million in grants to programs that provide civil legal services to low-income clients; more than 85,000 people in Massachusetts benefited from Foundation-funded programs in 2011. The Foundation also supports programs that improve the administration of justice. Mr. Cohen is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Boston Patent Law Association, Massachusetts Bar Association and Rhode Island Bar Association. He has served on the United States Patent Quarterly Advisory Board since 1987 and is currently on the Board of Editors for both the Massachusetts Law Review and the Rhode Island Bar Journal. Mr. Cohen also holds adjunct faculty positions at Suffolk University Law School and Roger Williams University Law School. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and George Washington University Law School.

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