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Douglas T. Cohen

Qwest Communications International Inc.

Denver, CO, USA


Douglas Cohen is a Senior Attorney in Qwest's Ethics & Compliance organization. Douglas currently is responsible for developing and implementing enhanced compliance programs for Qwest's government contracting and commercial sales sectors, and conducting complex, privileged investigations for the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer.  His recent focus has been on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), mandatory disclosure provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and related changes to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. 

Previously, Douglas served as Director of Qwest's Corporate Investigations team, comprised of attorneys, CFEs and telecommunications experts. As director, Douglas incorporated new processes and controls to bring greater consistency and quality to in-house compliance investigations, and also conducted privileged inquiries on behalf of the Chief Compliance Officer. Before joining Qwest, Douglas served as a Deputy District Attorney in Colorado and as private counsel for governmental entities in state and federal courts.

Douglas earned the honors of Order of Barristers and member of the Environmental Law & Policy Review at the University of Missouri School of Law.  He obtained his undergraduate degree in Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago.

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