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Jesse-Ross Cohen


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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.849.6903
Fax:   416.979.1234


Jesse-Ross Cohen is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Group.  He has a broad-based practice with a particular focus on corporate/commercial, technology and environmental/energy litigation.

Jesse represents large multi-national organizations, medium-size businesses as well as individuals. He advises on a variety of litigation and regulatory matters, including cases involving complex contract disputes, issues of statutory/regulatory interpretation, shareholder disputes, land use planning, environmental liability, construction and development disputes, employment disputes, insolvency and fraudulent conveyances, privacy and data protection, anti-trust and corporate governance issues. Jesse has appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Appeal, Superior Court of Justice and Provincial Offences Court, including as lead counsel, as well as the Ontario Energy Board. He is also well-versed in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, facilitating efficient results for his clients.

Jesse is a member of the Goodmans team that acts as “legal counsel in residence” for the DMZ, a leading business incubator at Ryerson University, providing advice and litigation support to technology start-ups.

Drawing on his varied experience, Jesse delivers practical advice that considers both legal and business needs.


Jesse is the co-author of the Canadian chapter of the Complex Commercial Litigation Law Review and co-authored a chapter in the 2016 edition of the Annual Review of Civil Litigation. Jesse is developing a reputation as a speaker at industry events, and most recently presented at the “Six-Minute Municipal Lawyer 2019”.

Jesse volunteers with Pro Bono Ontario, providing summary legal advice to Ontarians in need.  He coaches law student moot teams and has volunteered as an advocacy coach through the Law Society’s Law Practice Program.


Education Osgoode Hall Law School (J.D. (Dean's List), 2014)
University of Toronto (B.A. (Hons.) Political Science, History, Writing & Rhetoric, 2010)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association – Energy Law and Environmental Law sections
World Law Group – Artificial Intelligence Committee

Year of Call

2015 Ontario