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David A. Cohen

Evercore Trust Company, N.A.
Managing Director - Legal
Washington, DC, USA

David Cohen is in-house fiduciary counsel with Evercore Trust Company, N.A., a pre-eminent institutional independent fiduciary. He provides advice and guidance on a broad range of ERISA matters relating to all aspects of Evercore Trust Company's business, including among other things prohibited transaction issues, ERISA disclosure obligations, trustee and investment management duties, and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Cohen is an active member of the American Bar Association, and regularly speaks and writes on a variety of ERISA-related topics.

Selected Publications:

Co-Author, ESOP Fiduciaries: Decisions and Valuations, in ERISA Fiduciary Law 2nd Ed. (Supp. 2015) (forthcoming)

Co-Author, The Independent Fiduciary: A Brief History and Recent Developments, 41 Comp. Planning. J. 195 (2013)

Contributing Author, Employee Benefits Law, 3rd Edition (ABA 2013 and updates).

Co-Author, In-Kind Contributions to Defined Benefit Plans – An Introduction, 40 Comp. Planning. J. 243 (2012)

Co-Author, Evaluating Participant Disclosure Requirements for Employer Securities Under ERISA Section 404(c) and the Participant Disclosure Regulation, J. Pension Benefits (Fall 2012)

Co-Author, ERISA Section 404(c) in the New World of Participant Disclosure, J. Pension Benefits (Winter 2012)

Author, Prohibited Transaction Provisions, in ERISA: A Comprehensive Guide 4th Ed. t(2011)

Memberships and Affiliations:

Co-Chair, American Bar Association Section of Taxation Fiduciary Responsibility Subcommittee

Vice-Chair, American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practices Section Employee Benefits Committee

Member, Bloomberg BNA Compensation Planning Advisory Board


L.L.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center (with distinction, with a Certificate in Employee Benefits Law)

J.D., The American University, Washington College of Law

M.A., International Economics and Finance, Brandeis International Business School

B.A., Politics & Economics (cum laude), Brandeis University


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