Dale M. Cohen


Dale Cohen is an experienced media lawyer, executive and educator currently serving as Special Counsel for FRONTLINE, WGBH's news documentary series. Dale has long and happily grappled with media law and related issues as in-house counsel, as a litigator and as a professor. In addition to his work at FRONTLINE, Dale is currently a lecturer in law at the UCLA School of Law. Prior to his current gig, Dale served as Vice-President-Administration for Radio Free Europe in Prague. Dale has also worked in legal and executive positions at Cox Enterprises, Tribune Company and NPR.

Before going in-house, Dale was a litigation partner concentrating in media, first amendment law and intellectual property for Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal in Chicago. Dale has also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law, Emory University, the Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He is a co-author of Media and the Law (2d Ed.) (LexisNexis 2014).