David M. Cohen graduated from The Ohio State University College of Business in 1969 and from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1972. He has also received more than one hundred hours of mediation training and has conducted more than 150 mediations for private parties (both in and out of litigation), the Better Business Bureau, the Franklin County Municipal Court, the Franklin County Common Pleas Court, and the US District Court, as well as foreclosure mediations in Clark and Jefferson Counties in Ohio. David is on the roster of approved mediators for the Delaware County Common Pleas Court and the roster of arbitrators of FINRA.
After three years working as an attorney at the Ohio Department of Insurance, he accepted a position as Corporate Counsel and subsequently as Secretary of North American National Corporation, an insurance holding company then located in Columbus, Ohio.
From 1978 until July, 2010, David was in-house counsel at American Electric Power Company. During this period he was primarily responsible for providing legal services to the Company’s Fuel, Emissions, & Logistics Department, particularly on matters concerning the Company’s coal operations and natural resources, including its oil and natural gas reserves. David represented the Department in contract matters, and complex transactional and litigation work. During his career, he represented AEP in mediations, as well as conducted mediations.
David also conducts mediations for the Community Mediation Association as a Mediation Specialist.
When-Business-Relations-Sour (ACC Central Ohio Chapter FOCUS 2Q12
Meditate Before You Meditate: 12 Ways to Position Yourself for Success (The Journal of the Association of Corporate Counsel, September 2013)
Mediation Is Alternative to Litigation (The American Oil & Gas Reporter, March 2013)
He is a member of the Ohio Mediation Association (present Board Member), the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (former member of the Board and the Executive Committee), the Ohio State Bar Association (former chairman of the Natural Resources Committee), the Columbus Bar Association (present Chairman of the ADR Committee), and the Gahanna Chamber of Commerce.