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David Simon Cohen

David Simon Cohen

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Reason: In-House Counsel

Practice areas:

Entertainment, Contracts & Agreements, Employment & Labor, Workers Compensation, Insurance, Intellectual Property

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About Me

David S. Cohen, Esq. is the General Counsel for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Florida. David drafts and negotiates contracts with sponsors, vendors, employees, broadcast licensees and Suiteholders. He provides strategic legal and business advice in many areas and oversees many organization wide issues. 


Prior to joining the Buccaneers, David served in a similar capacity with Angels Baseball LP for 9 years. David also provided legal assistance to AM830 KLAA, the Angels flagship radio station.


Prior to moving to the front office, David spent 9 years working as an Athletic Trainer in the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, and Montreal Expos organizations. He is licensed to practice law in California and is a National Athletic Trainers Association Certified Athletic Trainer. Cohen was honored by his peers in the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society as the "2001 Minor League Baseball Athletic Trainer of the Year". 


David earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and Masters Degree in Community Health Education from West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia. Cohen also earned a Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. He is also a graduate of the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau Scout Development Program.


David serves on the executive board of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Sports & Entertainment Law Committee. He also served as a board member and Vice-President of the ACC's Southern California Chapter. He also held leadership positions in the ABA Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). He served as the Student Liaison to the TIPS Council (2002-2004), Chair of the TIPS Self Insurers and Risk Managers Committee (2006-2008) and TIPS Task Force on Outreach to Law Students (2007-2009). David is also a member of the ABA Forum on Entertainment & Sports Industries and Sports Lawyers Association.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Entertainment: 50%
    8 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
  3. Employment & Labor: 10%
  4. Workers Compensation: 7%
  5. Other: 8%
  6. More 

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Contact Info

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

One Buccaneer Place
Tampa, FL, 33607




Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 10 Thirty-Something'sAssociation of Corporate Counsel2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
General CounselTampa Bay Buccaneers2013 - Present
Director, Legal Affairs & Risk ManagementAngels Baseball LP2007 - Present
N/AAngels Baseball LP2004 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Corporate Counsel (West Central Florida chapter)N/A2013 - Present
Association of Corporate CounselN/A2006 - Present
Sports Lawyers AssociationN/A2001 - Present
National Athletic Trainers AssociationN/A1988 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
West Virginia UniversityCommunity Health EducationMS2001
West Virginia UniversityExercise Physiology/Athletic TrainingBS - Bachelor of Science1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Chapman Law School Sports & Entertainment Law SymposiumEmbracing Change2014
Association of Corporate Counsel Annual ConferenceLegal Issues Surrounding Social Media2014
Sports Lawyers Association ConferenceInsurance Issues Surrounding Large Events2012
Association of Corporate Counsel Annual MeetingAchieve Success as a Negotiator: Learn a Simple, Effective & Practical Framework as Chief Negotiating Officer for Yourself and Your Company2012
National Workers Compensation ConferenceWorkers Compensation Issues in Sports2011