Randi Cohen Smiling

Randi Cohen

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

Randi Cohen Smiling

Randi M. Cohen, Esq. is a labor and employment counselor and litigator with well over a decade of experience representing individuals and businesses.

She has a passion for problem solving and believes in keeping things personal and practical. “If you’re looking for a big, corporate firm to throw weight around and blindly bang on tables, I’m not your woman. But if you want someone who really understands your case and stands by you every step of the process, I can help.”

Randi focuses her practice on solving workplace problems, litigating only when necessary. But when litigation is needed, she is known to be tough, fair, and formidable. 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 and has been recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyer.

Professional Admissions

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


  • 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
  • HeyMama
  • Dreamers Doers
  • Women Owned Law


  • New York Metro SuperLawyer, 2024
  • New York Metro SuperLawyer, 2023
  • New York Metro SuperLawyer, 2022
  • New York Metro SuperLawyer, 2021
  • New York Metro SuperLawyer, 2020
  • New York Metro SuperLawyer, 2019
  • SuperLawyers: New York Metro Rising Star, 2017
  • SuperLawyers: New York Metro Rising Star, 2016
  • SuperLawyers: New York Metro Rising Star, 2015


  • 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.
Randi is smart and strategic, an excellent communicator, and a zealous advocate who will persevere until you get the results that you want. Most importantly, she is a compassionate human being who really listens and cares. I cannot say enough good things about her. Highly recommended!
– Susan C.