Keith Y. Cohan

Keith Cohan is a partner in the Austin office of Reid Collins & Tsai.  His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including cases involving financial fraud, professional negligence, fiduciary liability, and other business torts.  He has litigated cases before state courts, federal courts, and arbitration tribunals across the country. 

Keith devotes much of his practice to pursuing legal malpractice and related claims arising in both transactional and litigation contexts.  He has pursued numerous claims against AmLaw 100 firms involving a wide range of alleged misconduct, including: providing conflicted legal advice, failing to file a client’s nine-figure claims within the statute of limitations, mismanaging internal investigations, misreporting information to governmental bodies, failing to report fraud and illegal conduct to a company’s board of directors, and aiding and abetting corporate misconduct.

Keith is also committed to social justice and has partnered with the ACLU of Louisiana in its Justice Lab project to combat discriminatory policing.

Prior to joining the firm, Keith worked as a litigation associate at the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and served as the first judicial law clerk to the Honorable Gregg J. Costa of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Keith received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Texas Law Review and co-head of the mentor program for first-year law students.  Keith was named a member of Chancellors, the Law School’s most prestigious honor society, and was elected to the Order of the Coif.  Keith received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

  • Moderator, Litigating Claims By Trustees: Avoiding Pitfalls in Litigation and Recurring Legal Issues, ABI (2022)
  • Note, The Need for a Refined Balancing Approach when American Discovery Orders Demand the Violation of Foreign Law, 87 Texas Law Review 1009 (2009)