Maia Cogen is a litigator with Lawrence & Bundy LLC focusing on Employment Matters, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Internal Investigations, Class Action Litigation, and General Commercial Litigation.
Maia also has experience in Securities Litigation and Enforcement, Regulatory Compliance and Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation, Disability Insurance Advice, Corporate Compliance, and Professional Liability. She has represented clients in a variety of jurisdictions and forums including state and federal courts, FINRA arbitrations, federal agency investigations, and mediations.
Before joining Lawrence & Bundy, she was an associate at Sutherland (Eversheds Sutherland), where she participated in the firm’s 2012 Summer Associate program. Maia also served as a summer law clerk with the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund in Washington D.C. Prior to attending law school, Maia worked as a teacher with Teach for America in Atlanta, Georgia.
Direct Line: 404-400-3346
- J.D., Harvard Law School
- B.A., summa cum laude, Spelman College, Phi Beta Kappa, Spelman College Honors Program graduate
Awards & Rankings
Georgia Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers®
Honoree, Top 40 Under 40, The National Black Lawyers (2015)
Represented an international investment company during a Department of Labor investigation of whistleblower claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Client services included drafting a response to the Complainant’s complaint; prepping employees for DOL investigation interviews, and correspondence with the DOL investigator. The Department of Labor ultimately dismissed the claims after a full investigation.
Represented a national healthcare services provider in discrimination claims brought by an employee before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Client services included working towards mediation efforts with the employee, drafting a response to the employee’s complaint, conducting internal interviews, and reviewing pertinent documents.
Conducted numerous internal investigations for claims of discrimination and harassment for national health services provider;
Conducted internal investigation and audit of municipal procurement-related office.
Conducted internal investigation of claims of violations of company policy and federal and state law for international manufacturing Company. Drafted guidance for new and updated policy changes. Drafted and recommended employee disciplinary action.
Represented governmental entity in whistleblower litigation.
Articles & Presentations
Co-Author (with J. Lewis), When a Favor Becomes a Bribe: A Commentary on FCPA Trends in 2016 (November 2016) Corporate Compliance Insights
Webinar: FCPA Compliance Audits: Best Practices in 2016 & Beyond (October 28, 2016) The Knowledge Group
Webinar: Mobile Marketing and Other Communications: Are your Businesses TCPA Compliant (August 23, 2016) The Knowledge Group
SEC Issues Guidance Clarifying Anti-Retaliation Provision of Dodd-Frank (August 2015)
SEC Proposes Controversial Rule Requiring Companies to Adopt No-Fault Clawback Policies (July 2015)
REDIAL: 2014 TCPA Year in Review – Analysis of Critical Issues and Trends (January 29, 2015)
Novel Theory in Wyly Case Could Change SEC Disgorgement (October 20, 2014) Law360
Georgia Supreme Court to Address Business-Judgment Rule (January 23, 2014) American Bar Association
Lawrence & Bundy LLC Community Service Co-Chair
Everybody Wins reading mentor
Board Member, Center for Children and Young Adults (CCYA)
Member, Legal Division Steering Committee, Sister2Sister Mentorship Program, Spelman College
Mentor, Sister2Sister Mentorship Program, Spelman College
Member, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA)