H. Rodgin Cohen To Discuss Financial Crisis and Regulatory Response in March 26 Raben Lecture
H. Rodgin Cohen joined Sullivan & Cromwell in 1970 and became a partner of the firm in 1977. He was named chairman in 2000 and senior chairman in 2010. The primary focus of his practice is acquisition, corporate governance, regulatory and securities law matters for major U.S. and non-U.S. banking and other financial institutions.
He has acted in most of the major U.S. bank acquisitions and government-sponsored and capital-raising efforts during the financial crisis and provides corporate governance advice to a large number of financial and non-financial institutions. He has played a singular role in the market events that have changed the face of the financial services industry and economy, for which The American Lawyer ranked Cohen #1 among its 25 “Dealmakers of the Year” in 2009. That year, he was also presented a Special Achievement Award by the Financial Times in recognition of his work on nearly 20 substantial credit crisis-related transactions. In 2011, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the M&A Advisor, and he was the only lawyer named to “The Power 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Finance” published by Worth Magazine. He was recognized for his involvement in “nearly every big financial M&A transaction of the last 30 years” and for serving as the “first call for bank bosses” regarding Dodd-Frank reforms. The National Law Journal has named Cohen one of the “Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers.”
He holds A.B. and LL.B. degrees from Harvard and an LLBH from University of Charleston.
The John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship brings to the Law School a leading expert in securities law or the accounting for business enterprises, who delivers a public lecture at the School.