Daily News: January 14, 2019

Cohen Joins Blank Rome Corporate, M&A & Securities Group


Jeffrey E. Cohen joined law firm Blank Rome as partner in the Corporate, M&A, and Securities group in the New York office.

Cohen, a seasoned attorney with extensive experience in the corporate realm, regularly advises public companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, public and Rule 144A offerings, securities law reporting, securities and corporate compliance and corporate governance matters.

He also advises on a broad range of client matters, including negotiated private company acquisitions and public company mergers, capital markets, venture capital and private equity. He has represented both U.S. and foreign issuers and investment banks in private and public equity and debt offerings, as well as foreign governmental instrumentalities in major privatizations.

“We are delighted to have Jeffrey join our firm,” said Grant S. Palmer, Blank Rome managing partner and CEO. “He has continuously proved himself as a leader within the legal community and is recognized for providing superior guidance to clients on their most complex corporate and securities matters. He is a wonderful addition to our growing corporate practice.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jeffrey to Blank Rome,” said Louis M. Rappaport, co-chair of the firm’s Corporate, M&A, and Securities practice group. “Having a team of exceptional corporate attorneys is crucial to keeping any business on an upward trajectory. Jeffrey’s background in corporate law will strengthen our team and ensure that our clients are satisfied with everything from day-to-day management and strategic planning to solidifying a once-in-a-lifetime deal.”

Cohen joins Blank Rome from Baker McKenzie, where he served on the firm’s Global Securities Steering Committee. Prior to that, he was head of the Securities group at Coudert Brothers.

“I am extremely confident in my decision to join Blank Rome and look forward to leveraging the firm’s collective resources in service of our clients,” Cohen said. “The firm has been recognized time and time again for their work in corporate law and M&A transactions, and I could not be more excited to join a group of such talented and dedicated attorneys. Further, Blank Rome offers unique synergies to my practice, coupled with the opportunity for cross-practice and cross-office overlap.”

The Corporate, M&A, and Securities group also recently brought aboard Terrence Everett as a partner in the Los Angeles office.