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Robert A. Cohen

Robert A. Cohen

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Chief, Cyber Unit, Division of Enforcement
Washington, DC, USA


Robert A. Cohen is the first Chief of the SEC Division of Enforcement’s Cyber Unit, which was created in September 2017.  Mr. Cohen supervises investigations concerning cyber-related securities law violations, including initial coin offerings and other cryptocurrency-related conduct, hacking to obtain nonpublic information, brokerage account takeovers, and cyber-related market manipulations.

From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Cohen was Co-Chief of the SEC’s Market Abuse Unit.  Mr. Cohen supervised investigations of large-scale market conduct, including:  violations by national securities exchanges; the largest-ever penalty in a case involving a dark pool; manipulation cases involving fake SEC filings; and complex insider trading cases, including a case involving a government employee, a political intelligence consultant, and hedge fund analysts, and also a case involving a managing clerk of a national law firm whose tips were passed at Grand Central Terminal. 

Prior to joining the Commission in 2004, Mr. Cohen was in private practice and served as a law clerk in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.  He received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where he served on the Law Review, and received a B.S. from Cornell University.   

Robert A. Cohen is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Enforcement - The SEC Speaks in 2018, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Enforcement - Enforcement, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Enforcement - Enforcement, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs The SEC Speaks in 2018, Saturday, March 03, 2018, Washington, DC
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