Waking up every day and getting to fight for what’s right is a great privilege. One that I take very seriously.

Get to know Randi

Randi (Melnick) Cohen believes in keeping things personal. “If you’re looking for a big, corporate firm to throw weight around and blindly bang on tables, I’m not your woman,” she explains. “But if you want someone who really understands your case, who will stand by you every step of the process, I can help.” Randi is a labor and employment counselor and litigator with over a decade of experience representing individuals and businesses. Her expertise is highly sought after by small and medium size businesses and her passion is advising, negotiating, and litigating on behalf of regular, everyday people from all walks of life. Randi litigates before federal, state, and administrative tribunals. 

Randi’s Professional Admissions

  • New York

  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


  • New York Law School, J.D., cum laude

  • Muhlenberg College, B.A.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law

  • New York City Bar Association - Labor & Employment Committee; Women in Legal Profession Committee

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), New York Chapter

  • New York Cares

  • Team for Kids.


  • SuperLawyers: New York Metro Rising Star – 2015

  • SuperLawyers: New York Metro Rising Star – 2016

  • SuperLawyers: New York Metro Rising Star – 2017

Find Randi Published:

  • The Real Cost of Mandatory Arbitration - New York Law Journal, November, 2019.

  • For Employment Law, an Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure - New York Law Journal, February, 2018.

  • Inside Books: Fair Labor Lawyer; The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin (Book Review) Inside Journal - New York State Bar Association; Volume 34. No. 3, January, 2017.

  • The End of Independent Contractors? How the “Economic Realities” of the Modern Economy are Shaping FLSA Classification Issues. Contributor to Special Report. Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., August, 2015.

  • Starting Your Start Up On The Right Side of The Law New York State Bar Association- Corporate Counsel Section Newsletter, May, 2015.

  • Understanding Workplace-Bullying Legislation American Bar Association Section of Litigation – Employment and Labor Relations Law, August 13, 2014.