H. Rodgin Cohen is Senior Chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, having served as Chairman from 2000 to 2009. The primary focus of Mr. Cohen’s practice is regulatory, enforcement, acquisition and securities law matters for U.S. and non-U.S. banking and other financial institutions and their trade associations, and corporate governance matters for a wide variety of organizations.
Mr. Cohen advises the financial services industry on the full range of regulatory, merger and acquisition, governance, compliance and enforcement matters, including multiagency investigations relating to compliance with anti-money laundering and sanctions issues. He frequently works with all the bank regulatory agencies as well as multiple other governmental agencies. Key recent matters include the Volcker Rule, numerous other provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, international capital and liquidity standards, resolution and resolution planning, and cybersecurity. He provides corporate governance advice to a large number of financial and non-financial institutions, both regular clients and as special assignments, and is also a frequent advisor on the rise of strategic and corporate governance activism.
Mr. Cohen is or has been a member of the FDIC Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee, the National Security Agency Cyber Awareness Panel, the Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession and The New York State Commission to Modernize the Regulation of Financial Services. He is or has also been Vice Chairman, Economic Studies Council of Brookings Institution and a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative, The Pew Financial Reform Project, the IIF Special Committee for a Strategic Dialogue for Effective Regulation and The Financial Services Roundtable’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Enhancing Competitiveness.