Joseph Kohn is an Associate in the Litigation Department of Kaye Scholer’s New York office. Joseph’s recent experience includes the representation of a brand name pharmaceutical manufacturer in several federal and state class actions alleging claims of monopolization and conspiracy to restrain generic competition, as well as RICO violations. In Re Skelaxin (Metaxalone) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2343. Joseph also represents companies within the Knauf Group in federal and state actions brought by thousands of homeowners who allegedly had defective Chinese-manufactured drywall in their homes. In Re Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2047.
Prior to joining Kaye Scholer, Joseph served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Peter K. Leisure of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Joseph also participated in the Fordham Law Federal Litigation Clinic, where he assisted in the criminal defense of individuals charged in narcotics and car theft conspiracies in the Southern District of New York.
Joseph is committed to pro bono legal services. Since joining Kaye Scholer, he has assisted a low-income deaf client and her family in obtaining public housing, and also helped a victim of domestic violence obtain an order of protection. During law school, Joseph assisted in the representation of numerous children with disabilities who were seeking individualized education services.