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Seth M. Cohen

Seth M. Cohen

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Director, Performance Governance, Risk and Compliance
New York, NY, USA


Seth M. Cohen
Director, Performance Governance, Risk and Compliance
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) LLP

Seth Cohen is a Director in the Performance Governance, Risk and Compliance (PGRC) group of the Assurance practice at PwC LLP. He provides compliance services for Fortune 500 and other companies, including compliance program reviews, compliance risk assessments and support in compliance policy and training program development and implementation. Seth has been with PwC since April 2014. Prior to that role, Seth was the Director of Global Ethics & Compliance at Avaya Inc., where his responsibilities included the day-to-day management of the company’s global ethics and compliance program, focusing on ethics and compliance policies, communications and training, anti-bribery/anti-corruption, conflicts of interest, data privacy and social media issues. From 2006 to 2012, Seth was Head of Policy and Processes for Zurich Financial Services’ Office of Compliance North America, where he assisted in the development of the regional compliance function and supported Zurich's response to its regulatory settlement agreements. Seth also led the company’s global practice group on competition and antitrust, and provided compliance support to Zurich's alternative asset management group. Prior to arriving at Zurich, Seth was a manager in the Forensic practice at KPMG from 2001 to 2006, where he conducted investigations and compliance and governance assessments for both public and private companies. He began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, NY, and followed that experience as an investigative attorney for the New York City Department of Investigation. Seth is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Bar Association. Seth is the former chairman of the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association’s (ECOA) Financial Services Industry Group and has also published several articles in external publications and spoken on compliance-related topics at a number of conferences and seminars. Seth is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the George Washington University Law School.

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