Joshua Cohn

New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 506 2539

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Practice Areas

  • Bank Asset Sales
  • Banking & Finance
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Structured Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions M&A
  • Insurance
Contact InfoTelephone: 212 506 2539
Fax: 212 262 1910
University Columbia College, B.A.
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, J.D.
Admitted1981, New York and California

Josh Cohn is the head of Mayer Brown's US Derivatives & Structured Products practice and co-leader of the global Derivatives & Structured Products practice. He concentrates his practice on derivatives and has extensive experience as US counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), and represents dealers and end-users in a wide range of transactions.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown from Allen & Overy, Josh was the Derivatives Counsel at Cravath Swaine & Moore in New York; Senior Vice President and General Counsel at DKB Financial Products, Inc.; First Vice President and Counsel at Security Pacific National Bank; an Associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & Macrae; and a Law Clerk at the US Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit.

Josh is listed for derivatives law in The Best Lawyers in America while the IFLR 1000 and The Legal 500 list Josh as one of the world's leading derivatives lawyers. Josh has been ranked in band 1 of Chambers USA since 2008. In 2013, Chambers USA characterized Josh as a luminary. In 2012, Chambers Global published clients describing Josh as having an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the derivatives market. In 2010, sources noted his great depth of experience and understanding of market trends. In 2008 and 2009, clients noted he one of the greats in derivatives because of his extensive knowledge and that he is doubtless one of the best derivatives lawyers in the world.


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The ISDA Resolution Stay Protocol
Joshua Cohn,Curtis A. Doty,Walker Scheile, February 4, 2015
On November 12, 2014, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (“ISDA”) announced that the ISDA 2014 Resolution Stay Protocol (“Protocol”) became open for adherence. More than one-hundred institutions adhered to the Protocol on the launch date, including 18 major...

US Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Final Rules Regarding the Application of Security-Based Swap Intermediary Definitions to Cross-Border Security Based Swap Activity
Joshua Cohn,Curtis A. Doty,Alex C. Lakatos,Jerome J. Roche,David R. Sahr, July 17, 2014
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has adopted final rules (the “CrossBorder Rules”) regarding the cross-border application of certain security-based swap (“SBS”) provisions of Title VII of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...
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Joshua Cohn

1675 Broadway
New YorkNY 10019-5820


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