Michaela Cohen

Michaela Cohen


Michaela Cohen is an associate attorney at Alter, Wolff & Foley LLP.  Michaela’s practice focuses on all aspects of family and matrimonial law.

Prior to joining AWF, Michaela was a litigation associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, where she worked on and advised clients on a wide variety of commercial litigation, arbitration, and government investigations. Michaela has also worked as lead associate on pro bono matters, helping individuals without financial means in divorce proceedings and litigating and ultimately settling a case securing fundamental rights and damages for a minor in an ADA dispute, which earned Michaela a firm pro bono award. Michaela also ran the litigation department's associate mentoring program. Her previous experience also includes bankruptcy and international law matters.

Michaela attended Columbia Law School where she graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as an editor on the Journal of Law and Social Problems.  She was a Moot Court editor and judge for first-year law students. Michaela received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Brown University where she graduated magna cum laude and received a thesis distinction in Economics and Literature; she was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 

Michaela is admitted to the Bar in New York State and to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.