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Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee Member Biography H. Rodgin Cohen
H. Rodgin Cohen is the Senior Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. The primary focus of Rodgin Cohen’s practice is acquisition, regulatory, enforcement 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 has worked on a wide variety of bank regulatory matters with the banking regulatory agencies, as well as other governmental agencies, on behalf of many of the largest U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions and trade associations. Key recent matters include the Volcker Rule, numerous other provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act and international capital and liquidity standards. He has also participated in the resolution of most major bank failures, including Washington Mutual, Continental Illinois, First City, Southeast, Franklin National and Bank of New England and, at the recommendation of the Federal Reserve, the Ohio thrift crisis.
In 2013, the New York Law Journal named Mr. Cohen among its 16 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Also in 2013, The American Lawyer named Mr. Cohen among "The Top 50 Innovators in Big Law in the Llast 50 Years" for his ideas, policies and practices that have left a mark on the legal industry. Mr. Cohen was named the Best Lawyers' 2014 New York City Corporate Governance Law "Lawyer of the Year" and the Best Lawyers' 2013 New York City Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year." In December 2011, The M&A Advisor awarded Mr. Cohen a Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Cohen was the only lawyer named to "The Power 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Finance" published by Worth Magazine in November 2011. 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.