Morgan Lewis

We work in collaboration around the world—always ready to respond to the needs of our clients




At Morgan Lewis, we work in collaboration around the world—always ready to respond to the needs of our clients and craft powerful solutions for them. From our offices in strategic hubs of commerce, law, and government across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, we work with clients ranging from established, global Fortune 100 companies to enterprising startups.

Our team of more than 2,200 lawyers and specialists provides comprehensive corporate, transactional, litigation, and regulatory services in major industries, including energy, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, retail and e-commerce, sports, technology, and transportation. We focus on both immediate and long-term goals with our clients, helping them address and anticipate challenges across vast and rapidly changing landscapes.

We approach every representation with an equal commitment to first understanding, and then efficiently and effectively advancing, the interests of our clients and arriving at the best results. If a client has a question, we’ll immediately find the person in our global network with the answer. If there’s a shift in the legal landscape, we’re on top of it, and our clients will be, too.

For more than 25 years, the Morgan Lewis Princeton Office has served the needs of major corporations and emerging growth companies in this dynamic technology community and from around the world. The “Route 1 Corridor” is home to numerous financial services, life sciences, and technology companies. The office’s lawyers serve a wide range of clients, from early-stage biotechnology startups to global pharmaceutical companies, as well as private equity, venture capital, and investment banking firms focused on the life sciences, financial services, and technology sectors.

Our corporate, finance, and business transactions lawyer’s focus on life sciences, technology, financial services, and healthcare clients as well as a public and private securities and mergers and acquisition transactions. We advise these companies at every stage in the business life cycle, with particular strength in counseling pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies as well as the entities that invest in them, such as venture capital and private equity funds.

The firm’s labor and employment lawyers handle the full spectrum of labor, employment, and benefits issues, counseling companies large and small on preventative strategies and litigating employment disputes in federal and state courts and regulatory agencies.

Our team of federal and state court litigators, part of the more than 700 litigators in the Morgan Lewis national litigation team, handles a wide range of business disputes, with a special emphasis on large-scale, high-profile class action and other complex litigation including securities, patent, toxic tort and Superfund, and product liability litigation. Founded in 1873, we stand on the shoulders of nearly 150 years of achievement, but we never rest on our reputation.

Managing partner of Morgan Lewis’s Princeton office, Steve Cohen advises entrepreneurs, private equity investors, and venture capital funds in New Jersey and throughout the East Coast on a variety of critical business transactions. His clients include mid-Atlantic region investors and emerging growth companies in the technology, life sciences, chemicals, consumer products, digital health, and fintech industries considering equity financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestitures, initial public offerings (IPOs), joint ventures, and international strategic partnerships.

In the 2018 and 2019 Chambers US guides, clients and peers recognize Steve’s diverse practice and his role in many significant transactions. Referring to him as one of the “true biotech veterans,” they praise him for an “incredible sense of caring” and characterize his ability to help young companies navigate the market as “extremely valuable.” With a knack for creating connections between investors and entrepreneurs, Steve is the chair of the firm’s emerging business and technology practice. In this role, he helps develop and implement growth strategies, working with companies throughout their entire life cycle.

Steve lectures frequently on emerging technology topics such as planning profitable exit strategies, obtaining angel and venture capital financing for early-stage companies and business leadership. A dedicated meditation practitioner and advocate, in 2019 Steve released a book on the benefits of meditation for professionals. Leading from Within: A Guide to Maximizing Your Effectiveness Through Meditation, takes the wisdom of 13 business thought leaders, identifies 13 universal traits of effective leaders, and pairs them with a variety of meditation techniques that readers can apply to their own lives.

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