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)
Stanford University Law School
Gary Cohen’s Experience
Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight
August 2012 – Present (4 months) Washington, DC
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.
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.
See below for more details.
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
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Oakland, CA 94611
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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.