Venus Burns Joins Joseph & Cohen as Senior Associate

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 18, 2020.  Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, announced today that Venus Burns has joined the Firm as a Senior Associate.

Ms. Burns comes to Joseph & Cohen as a skilled litigator specializing in business litigation, employment law and commercial disputes. She is an experienced trial attorney, bringing over 10 years of expertise in litigation working at large national litigation firms.

The breadth of Ms. Burns’s experiences extends to every phase of litigation, having managed hundreds of cases from intake through trial. She is particularly adept at client counseling, depositions, discovery, pre- and post-trial motions, as well as handling all phases of trial.

Jonathan Cohen, head of the Firm’s litigation practice, said, “We are extremely excited to have Venus join our team as she has a profound dedication to client service and a proven track record in obtaining the best result for her clients.”

Ms. Burns added, “Having spent the last 10 years of my career at a large, national plaintiff’s firm, I’m excited to join a practice that marries the same doggedness I’ve come to admire in advocates for the little guy with the intelligence, experience, and tactical-thinking of some of the most talented litigators that I’ve ever come across.”

Ms. Burns has successfully first and second-chaired numerous jury trials to verdict and/or settlement, most recently (prior to joining Joseph & Cohen) having obtained a $3 million jury verdict in her client’s favor. Her strategic workup of cases and tenacity in the courtroom has resulted in significant recovery for clients, including multiple multi-million dollar settlements.

Ms. Burns is well regarded by her peers and community. Every year since 2017 she has been selected as a “Top 40 under 40” trial lawyer nationally by the National Trial Lawyers Association; and from 2016-2019, she was named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Ms. Burns has been a speaker at several national trial attorney conferences.

Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, is a Financial Services and Litigation Boutique headquartered in San Francisco and emphasizes complex banking, credit union, corporate, private equity and financial services matters, regulatory and bank enforcement defense, private equity, employment and commercial litigation services.  Joseph & Cohen is known for sophisticated expertise, extraordinary commitment to clients, relationship-based services, and a range of specialized skills typically found only in the largest American law firms.

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