• 27 Jan 2014 at 4:22 PM

Steve Cohen’s Ex-Wife Isn’t Going Anywhere

A judge may have thrown out her RICO claims, but she’s still got breach of fiduciary duty, and if she has to go through 20 more lawyers to make her case, so help that’s what she’s gonna do. Read more »

A good rule to follow when hoping to be taken seriously is not to equate the deliberate killing of specific groups of people based on their race, religion or political affiliation with anything other than the deliberate killing of specific groups of people based on their race, religion or political affiliation. For the most part, people follow this guideline without even having to think about it, but every now and then, emotionally charged issues come up and cause them to stray. For billionaires, there is no more emotionally-charged issue than that of their money. Back in 2010, Blackstone chief Stephen Schwarzman told board members of a non-profit that “the struggle with the [Obama] administration over increasing taxes on private equity” was “like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939.” In the lead up to the 2012 election, hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman remarked to the New Yorker: “…the largest and greatest country in the free world took a forty-seven year-old guy that never worked a day in his life and made him in charge of the free world. Not totally different from taking Adolf Hitler in Germany and making him in charge of Germany because people were economically dissatisfied.” The outcry that followed those references to the Third Reich ensured two years without a persecuted job-creator reaching for a Hitlerian metaphor.* This, apparently, was time enough for the lesson to be unlearned by one Tom Perkins.

As you’ve likely heard by now, late Friday afternoon, the Wall Street Journal printed a letter to the editor written by Perkins entitled “Progressive Kristallnacht Coming?” Perkins was identified as “A founder of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,” a biographical detail that subsequently forced the venture capital firm to essentially disavow its relationship with one of the guys on its letterhead, tweeting:

There aren’t many major corporations that wouldn’t squirm a little bit to have namesakes throwing Kristallnacht around in letters to the editor. Unfortunately for KPC&B, the 184 words that followed made the headline seem reasonable. Let’s take a look. Read more »

Martin Klotz, the attorney representing Cohen,* has thrown himself at the mercy of the court and asked, for the umpteenth time, that suit brought by Patrica Cohen– the ex-wife that could– be dismissed. Klotz made the request of U.S. District Judge William Pauley who, if you’re keeping track at home, is the second judge to preside over this case, while the plaintiff is on her third lawyer. Read more »

  • 23 Sep 2013 at 2:01 PM

Steve Cohen Not The Only One Sick Of His Ex-Wife

Those of you who’ve kept a detailed spreadsheet of Things That Are Pains In Steve Cohen’s Ass know that a particularly hide-chapping outstanding item is that of his ex-wife, Patricia. Her existence in general, sure, but specifically the lawsuit she filed against him nearly four years ago. Over the years, the case has been dismissed and the case has been reinstated; Patty has replaced one lawyer, and another, and settled on a third; and the former Mrs. Cohen has gone from asking for $300 million to half of SAC to a measly $8.25 million. The one thing that hasn’t changed? Her desire to nail her ex-husband to the wall. And while she seems to have vowed to never, ever give up in her quest to do so, one member of the bench has decreed she’s got one final shot at settling this the legal way and then must resign herself to getting back at her ex by sticking pins in her Stevie doll. Read more »

  • 14 May 2013 at 6:02 PM

Patricia Cohen Has New Representation

Following yesterday’s resignation of PC’s most recent lawyer, Howard Foster, in her case against Steve Cohen, who she claims hid millions from her during their divorce 20+ years ago, the ex-wife that could has hired herself a third attorney. Read more »

Do you want to take on a man who would rather shave off his eyebrows than pay his ex-wife a dime? Do you relish the opportunity to oppose an army of highly-paid corporate lawyers with tens of thousands times the resources at their disposal? Are you not spooked by the prospect of serving as the third in a series of lawyers on a case? Then give Patricia Cohen a call. Read more »

The ex-wife of hedge fund honcho Steve Cohen is turning up the heat in her bitter legal battle with her former husband. Patricia Cohen is talking with trial lawyers about taking on her case after a New York appeals court revived her lawsuit accusing her ex of cheating her out of millions during their divorce more than two decades ago, The Post has learned. No decisions have been made, but she is “evaluating how to go forward,” said a person close to the case…It’s unclear whether Patricia’s current lawyer, Howard Foster, who specializes in racketeering laws, will remain on the case if a trial lawyer is hired. He was given the option to stay on, a source said. Foster is Patricia’s third lawyer since she first kicked off the case in 2009. [NYP, related]