Cohen Emily 2017 008 HSE Roc 4504HR8X10Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that Emily R.L. Cohen has been named a finalist in the 2021 Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce IGNITE Award.

The Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award honors young professionals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and forge paths of leadership for others to follow.

Cohen is a senior associate in the firm’s Private Equity and Venture Capital practice group. She represents corporate, financial, and institutional clients on a variety of financing transactions in connection with mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings, tax-exempt bonds, and large multi-bank or syndicated transactions, as well as drafting sale-purchase agreements, operating and partnership agreements, and revolving credit and term loan facilities. In addition to her legal practice, Cohen is a Pro Bono Volunteer at JustCause (formerly known as Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County), a member of the Board of Directors of The National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House, and a member of Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA), among other professional organizations. Before joining HSE, Cohen practiced with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York City. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School, and her B.A. from University of Rochester.

Harter Secrest & Emery Private Equity and Venture Capital attorneys have substantial experience representing private equity and venture capital funds, portfolio companies, start-up companies and management teams in connection with leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, venture financings, public offerings, executive compensation, and other corporate matters. The firm also represents clients in connection with the organization and operation of funds, and their respective management companies. Harter Secrest & Emery attorneys regularly represent and advise private institutional investors in connection with their investments in private equity, mezzanine, venture hedge and other funds.

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