Mr. Kohel is a partner with the firm. His practice is concentrated in the areas of commercial, intellectual property, and product liability litigation. He represents clients in a wide variety of matters, including for breach of contract, fraud, franchise disputes, employment discrimination, and in securities cases and FINRA arbitrations, as well as in disputes for trademark infringement, the sale of counterfeit goods, misappropriation of trade secrets, and in patent infringement matters. Mr. Kohel has litigated in federal courts across the country and in domestic and international arbitrations. He regularly handles technical, scientific, and regulatory issues.
Mr. Kohel began his legal career at a large law firm in New York City. Since joining Goodell DeVries in 2013, he has successfully arbitrated cases involving claims for patent royalties, the enforcement of covenants not to compete, and for breaches of an international distribution agreement.
Mr. Kohel enjoys giving back to the community and has worked on pro bono matters throughout his career, including co-authoring a clemency petition resulting in the commutation of a mentally impaired inmate's death sentence. He is a member of the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation's Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force, and a board member of the Middle Grades Partnership in Baltimore.
By opening a securities account with a broker-dealer, the customer has agreed to resolve disputes through binding arbitration. FINRA arbitrations bear some resemblance to litigation, but there are significant differences, such as limited discovery an...