The Cohen Group

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The Cohen Group
Industry International Strategic Consulting
Headquarters Washington, D.C., U.S.
Area served
Key people
William Cohen (Chairman)
Marc Grossman (Vice Chair)
Joseph Ralston (Vice Chair)

The Cohen Group is a business advisory firm providing corporate leadership with strategic advice and assistance in business development, regulatory affairs, deal sourcing, and capital raising activities. The firm covers major business sectors and critical regions of the world, including the Middle East, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Europe.[1] The firm is based in Washington, D.C., with offices in London, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, New Delhi[2], Beijing, and Tianjin.[3] The Cohen Group also has a strategic partnership with DLA Piper, a global law firm with over 4,200 lawyers and 71 offices in 30 countries throughout the world.[4]


The firm was founded in 2001 by former United States Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen to help multinational clients expand overseas. The Cohen Group has a strategic alliance with DLA Piper, a global law firm specializing in business, real estate, and technology.[5] In June 2016, Secretary Cohen joined BBC as a World Affairs Analyst and appears regularly on the flagship newscast BBC World News America and other programs.[6]


Employees of the Cohen Group include former senior U.S. government officials and staffers from the White House, the State Department, the Defense Department, the Commerce Department, and Congress. The most senior employees at the Cohen Group include:



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