Brad Cohen is an associate in Mayer Brown's New York office and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. His practice focuses on advising corporate entities, including domestic and non-US financial institutions, on compliance and enforcement matters, regulatory investigations, and banking and financial services-related litigation.

In particular, Brad counsels clients on issues related to anti-money laundering (AML) obligations under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) requirements under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and economic and trade sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). He also advises financial institutions on various registration, reporting and business conduct requirements arising under the Dodd-Frank Act and other US laws and regulations. From a cross-border perspective, Brad provides US financial institutions with guidance on the impact of recent EU legislative efforts, including the recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

Brad has an active pro bono practice that includes representing clients in proceedings before immigration and landlord-tenant courts. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Brad worked as an attorney in the New York and Washington, DC offices of another prominent international law firm, and as a financial services regulatory consultant at PwC. While attending law school, Brad interned in the SEC’s Office of the Chief Counsel for the Division of Enforcement, and at the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


The George Washington University Law School, JD

University of Pennsylvania, BA, cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • New York