Josh Cohn is the head of Mayer Brown's US Derivatives & Structured Products practice and co-leader of the global Derivatives & Structured Products practice. He concentrates his practice on derivatives and has extensive experience as U.S. counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), and represents dealers and end-users in a wide range of transactions.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown from Allen & Overy, Josh was the Derivatives Counsel at Cravath Swaine & Moore in New York; a Senior Vice President and General Counsel at DKB Financial Products, Inc.; a First Vice President and Counsel at Security Pacific National Bank; an Associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & Macrae; and a Law Clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit, San Francisco, CA.
Josh is listed for derivatives law in the 2010 and 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America while the IFLR 1000 and The Legal 500 list Josh as one of the world’s leading derivatives lawyers. Josh has been ranked in band 1 of Chambers USA since 2008. In 2012, clients described Josh as having “an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the derivatives market.” In 2010, sources noted his “great depth of experience and understanding of market trends.” In 2008 and 2009, clients noted he “…is one of the greats in derivatives because of his extensive knowledge" and that he is “doubtless one of the best derivatives lawyers in the world.”