Former Goldberg Segalla Founder and Managing Partner Richard (Rick) Cohen has joined McAngus Goudelock & Courie (MGC) as a Member and Chief Development Officer. Cohen brings over three decades of legal practice and law firm management experience to MGC, where he will work closely with leadership to spearhead strategic growth opportunities for the firm and its clients. He will be based in MGC’s Charlotte office.
MGC is a regional insurance defense firm serving clients from offices spanning six states in the Southeast. Founded in 1995 as a workers’ compensation boutique firm with four lawyers, MGC has grown to more than 200 insurance defense lawyers. Cohen’s background in law firm management, intentional expansion and growth as well as client relationships bring opportunities that align with MGC’s strategic plan and focus on innovative client service.
During his time at Goldberg Segalla, a nationally-recognized Am Law 200 firm with offices spanning 10 states, Cohen was instrumental in leading Goldberg Segalla from a small law practice to a firm of over 400 attorneys serving clients nationwide. Cohen is admitted to practice in five states, including North Carolina, and has held leadership positions in top legal organizations such as Claims Litigation Management Alliance and Defense Research Institute. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation as well as the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, and has procured a number of accolades from Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America©, Business First and Martindale Hubbell. Cohen earned a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rick to the firm,” says MGC’s Managing Member Jay Courie. “I have known Rick for many years, both as a friend and as a leader in our industry. His experience in law firm management and growth provides us with an incredible resource as we continue to work toward greater client service and strategic growth opportunities.”