Biography

Robert Cohen is the first Chief of the SEC Division of Enforcement’s Cyber Unit, which was created in 2017.  Mr. Cohen supervises investigations concerning initial coin offerings and other conduct involving cryptocurrency; hacking to obtain material nonpublic information; cybersecurity events, controls and disclosures at broker-dealers, investment advisers, stock exchanges and public companies; and cyber-related market manipulations.

From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Cohen was Co-Chief of the SEC’s Market Abuse Unit.  Mr. Cohen supervised market structure and trading investigations, including:  violations by national securities exchanges, dark pools, and large broker-dealers; complex insider trading; and large-scale manipulation. 

Mr. Cohen 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. 

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