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California Public Utilities Commission, CPUC, Edison International, Elliot Peters, Gary M. Cohen, Henry Weissmann, Keker & Van Nest, Munger Tolles & Olson, O’Melveny & Myers, Ronald Olson, Sempra Energy, Southern California Edison, Steve Poizner

Linkedin Profile of Gary M. Cohen (TLR Note: Notice CPUC, Keker, Sonnenschein — Part of CPUC Suit in 2004 while working for DOI)

Gary Cohen’s Overview


        Director at Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight


        General Counsel at California Health Benefit Exchange
        Director, Oversight Group at Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, CMS/HHS
        Chief of Staff at Office of Congressman John Garamendi (CA-10)

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        Stanford University Law School
        Brown University
        Fieldston School


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Gary Cohen’s Experience
Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight

August 2012 – Present (4 months) Washington, DC
General Counsel
California Health Benefit Exchange

June 2012 – August 2012 (3 months) Sacramento, California Area
Director, Oversight Group
Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, CMS/HHS

June 2010 – June 2012 (2 years 1 month)

Implement, monitor compliance and enforce the provisions of the Affordable Care Act with respect to health insurers
Chief of Staff
Office of Congressman John Garamendi (CA-10)

February 2009 – June 2010 (1 year 5 months)

I am Chief of Staff to Congressman John Garamendi (D-10 CA)
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

December 2008 – February 2010 (1 year 3 months)

Member of the Insurance Regulatory Practice in San Francisco office
Deputy General Counsel, Vice President and Chief Counsel, Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co.
Allianz of America

July 2007 – October 2008 (1 year 4 months)

Responsible for managing attorneys at Allianz of America and Fireman’s Fund. Also responsible for managing state government affairs at both companies.
Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel
California Department of Insurance

2003 – 2007 (4 years)

Served under Insurance Commissioners John Garamendi and Steve Poizner. Chief Legal Advisor to the Commissioner and his Executive Staff. Managed 90-lawyer Legal Division. Carried out reforms in the life, property/casualty and title insurance industries.
General Counsel
California Public Utilities Commission

Government Agency; 501-1000 employees; Utilities industry

March 2001 – April 2003 (2 years 2 months)

Chief Legal Advisor to Commission President Loretta Lynch and the 5 member Public Utilities Commission. Managed 60-lawyer Legal Division. Principally responsible for the Commission’s legal response to the state’s energy crisis and the insolvency of its two major public utilities.
Keker & Van Nest

Partnership; 51-200 employees; Law Practice industry

January 1985 – March 2001 (16 years 3 months)

Represented individuals and businesses in complex civil and criminal litigation. Specialized in financial fraud, class action defense, intellectual property
Scholar: United Nations Asia & Far East Institute for Prevention of Crime & Treatment of Offenders
Henry Luce Scholar

1982 – 1983 (1 year) Tokyo, Japan



Gary Martin Cohen – #117215

Current Status:  Active

This member is active and may practice law in California.

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Profile Information

The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.

Bar Number: 117215    
Address: 2066 Asilomar Dr
Oakland, CA 94611
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Phone Number: Not Available
Fax Number: Not Available
e-mail: Not Available 
County: Alameda
Undergraduate School: Brown Univ; Providence RI
District: District 1    
Sections: None Law School: Stanford Univ Law School; Stanford CA




PG & E CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION, Respondent; Office of Ratepayer Advocates et al., Real Parties in Interest. [And five other cases.].

Nos. A099858, A099863, A099864, A100892, A100895, A100896, A100897.

— May 21, 2004

 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Frederick Brown, William F. Alderman, Howard M. Ullman, David T. Alexander, Joseph M. Malkin;  Bruce Worthington, Gary P. Encinas, San Francisco, CA, for Petitioner PG & E Corporation.Munger Tolles & Olson, Henry Weissmann, Jeffrey L. Bleich, San Francisco, CA, Beong-Soo Kim, Los Angeles, CA, Barbara E. Mathews, Rosemead, CA, for Petitioner Edison International.David E. Van Iderstine, Rosemead, CA, for Petitioner Southern California Edison Company.O’Melveny & Myers, John W. Stamper, Sharon L. Tomkins, Marc S. Williams, Los Angeles, CA;  John R. Light, Los Angeles, CA, David B. Follet, David J. Gilmore, for Petitioner Sempra Energy.Roger J. Peters, Christopher J. Warner, Michelle L. Wilson, Shirley A. Woo;  Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, Jonathan P. Hayden, Sheldon H. Jaffe, San Francisco, CA, for Petitioner Pacific Gas and Electric Company.O’Melveny & Myers, John W. Stamper, Sharon L. Tomkins, Marc S. Williams, Los Angeles, CA, for Petitioner San Diego Gas and Electric Company.Lionel B. Wilson, Gary M. Cohen, Mary F. McKenzie, Mary M. Adu, Dale Holzschuh, Laurence G. Chaset, San Francisco, CA, for Respondent Dennis J. Herrera, City Attorney, David F. Campos, Joseph Peter Como, Deputy City Attorneys, for Real Party in Interest City and County of San Francisco.Matthew Eric Freedman, San Franciscon, CA, for Real Party in Interest The Utility Reform Network.



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