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Vincent H. Cohen, Jr., Esquire

Vincent H. Cohen, Jr., a white collar lawyer at Dechert LLP, focuses his practice on high-stakes litigation on behalf of individuals and corporations. He is also a member of the firm’s Policy Committee, which consists of 12 elected partners who oversee management of the firm worldwide. As an experienced trial lawyer and investigator, he represents clients in sensitive government and internal investigations, government enforcement matters, and complex civil and criminal litigation on a domestic and international scale.

Mr. Cohen’s experience includes defending companies and individuals in investigations and prosecutions relating to anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters, insider trading and market manipulation, fraud and anti-money laundering. He works together with clients to respond to domestic and cross-border investigations and proceedings in a coordinated fashion. As the former acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, he provides in-depth knowledge of global regulatory authorities and frequently represents clients before the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as state attorneys general, state and local prosecutors, and other government and regulatory bodies. This level of expertise enables Mr. Cohen to navigate highly complex and sensitive matters. In addition, Mr. Cohen supports clients in managing investigations relating to cybersecurity breaches, working closely with government authorities to minimize exposure.

Throughout his career, Mr. Cohen has been consistently recognized for his professional accomplishments. He continues to be recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the area of White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations for the District of Columbia and is listed by Legal 500 US for Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense. In 2020, he was named one of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s first-ever Black Leaders Worth Watching, along with Working Dad of the Year by Working Mother Magazine. He was named a Rainmaker by MCCA in 2019 for being an exceptional diverse attorney whose business acumen, passion and dedication to proactive client development set him apart as a leader in the legal profession. Since 2018 he has been named one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon. In 2018, he was listed as one of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Lawyers. Mr. Cohen was honored with the 2018 Diversity Leader Award by Profiles in Diversity Journal for his commitment to diversity. The award series honors companies and individuals who create, develop and promote programs that support diversity and inclusion. Mr. Cohen, who leads Dechert’s Black Affinity Group, has worked to promote and safeguard a comprehensive commitment to diversity since he joined Dechert.

Mr. Cohen serves as an instructor teaching trial advocacy at Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop and is a frequent lecturer at Syracuse University, Georgetown University and Harvard law schools. He has served as General Counsel and remains an active member of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (Greater Washington), an organization focused on improving the quality of life of minority youth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area through programs focusing on health and wellness, economic empowerment, education, and mentoring.

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Contact Phone: (202) 261-3432