Jeffrey D. Coren, Phillips Lytle Senior Associate

Jeffrey D. Coren

Senior Associate
Buffalo
(716) 847-7024
jcoren@phillipslytle.com
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Mr. Coren concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, international litigation, and data security and privacy. He has litigated cases in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration. He is the Chair of the International Law Committee of the Bar Association of Erie County.

Mr. Coren focuses on complex business litigation, shareholder disputes, derivative actions, breach of contract, business fraud, and commercial real estate litigation. Mr. Coren is also experienced in international litigation, including international arbitration proceedings, disputes involving foreign parties, cross-border discovery, import/export administrative penalty cases, and enforcing foreign judgments. He is admitted as a Foreign Legal Consultant in Ontario, Canada and at the U.S. Court of International Trade.

As a member of the Data Security & Privacy Practice Team, Mr. Coren counsels clients concerning federal and state cybersecurity regulations, and assists clients in response to data breaches, ransomware, cyberattacks and other data security incidents. He also represents clients in litigation related to data breaches and data security.

Prior to joining Phillips Lytle, Mr. Coren practiced in the litigation group at firms in New York City, where he represented clients in transnational litigation matters and was part of the trial team for a multinational energy corporation in a two-month civil RICO trial in the Southern District of New York.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Ontario, Canada - Foreign Legal Consultant
  • United States Court of International Trade

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2009
  • Duke University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2006

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Section of International Law
  • Bar Association of Erie County
    • International Law Committee, Chair
    • Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee
    • Federal Practice Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section
    • International Section

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Commercial Litigation

  • Represented a financial institution in a bankruptcy adversary proceeding concerning loans made by the financial institution to an alleged Ponzi scheme.
  • Represented an investor in the health care business against claims by common shareholders alleging breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Represented real estate companies in disputes with a mortgage lender and a mezzanine lender concerning alleged loan defaults.

International Litigation

  • Represented a client in international arbitration proceedings (ICDR) related to shareholder disputes and breach of an employment agreement.
  • Represented a Chinese importer in an administrative penalty case before the Court of International Trade.
  • Coordinated with local Canadian counsel representing a U.S. manufacturer in a product liability case brought in Ontario, Canada.

Data Security and Privacy

  • Counseled companies in response to data incidents, including threat identification, mitigation and recovery efforts.
  • Assisted companies in data breach notification to customers, clients, state regulators, credit card companies and credit rating agencies.
  • Represented an online retailer asserting claims against a former e-commerce vendor related to the vendor’s data breach.

Past Activities

  • University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Senior Editor