Shaylyn Cochran is a Partner at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Civil Rights & Employment Practice Group. Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Cochran was a Relman Civil Rights Fellow, litigating federal fair housing and employment discrimination matters.
Ms. Cochran focuses on employment and civil right class actions involving discrimination claims, including age, gender, race, and/or disability discrimination. She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Legal 500 (2019-2020), Super Lawyers (2017-2020) and Law360 (2020).
Ms. Cochran has led key class action lawsuits and cases on behalf of workers and students nationwide, combating gender discrimination, ageism, racism, and ableism, some of which resulted in transformative programmatic relief at large and revered schools and workplaces.
Ms. Cochran earned her B.S. and B.A. from Ohio University, graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and valedictorian. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was honored with the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership. While a law student, Ms. Cochran served as a litigation intern at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the Disability Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. For two years during law school, Ms. Cochran also was a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, where she represented indigent clients on family law matters. She also served as president of the Harvard Black Law Students Association.