No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
Chief Administrative Officer, CLEAR
Deputy Director, Policy and Government Affairs, AIPAC
Deputy National Political Director, AIPAC
Chief of Staff to Commissioners Robert Bonner, Ray Kelly, and Acting Commissioner Charles Winwood, U.S. Customs Service
Senior Policy Advisor to Commissioner Ray Kelly, U.S. Customs Service
Professional Staff Member, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Whitewater Investigative Staff, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services
Drawing on 20 years of Washington, D.C. experience, David Cohen has a proven track record of assisting clients with developing high-stakes legal and public policy strategies, then implementing those initiatives before federal and state agencies as well as the U.S. Congress.
David represents clients in complex congressional oversight matters, in addition to regulatory investigations and enforcement actions by state and federal agencies. David also helps clients with their legislative advocacy, with an emphasis on financial services and homeland security issues. He returned to Brownstein after two years as the Chief Administrative Officer for CLEAR, a leading biometric technology company, where he played a critical role in its expansion handling operations, risk management, legal affairs and government and public relations. While still in the public sector, David served as chief of staff to U.S. Customs Service Commissioners, was involved in the initial policy discussions surrounding the formation of the Department of Homeland Security, and as professional staff on the House Financial Services Committee.
Admitted in Maryland, David’s legal practice within the District of Columbia involves matters and proceedings before federal courts and agencies. David is not currently licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.
On behalf of a museum, Brownstein successfully advocated for $300,000 to be included in the FY2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act. The museum will use the funding for educational programs on terrorism and homeland security preparedness.
Developing Legal Issues for Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19
Brownstein Client Alert, April 21, 2020
Under the Gavel: What Every Company Needs to Know About Oversight in the New CongressBrownstein Client Alert, November 29, 2018
Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence and its Growing Impact on U.S. PolicyBrownstein Client Alert, October 5, 2018
Sen. Warner Proposes Reforms Aimed at Social Media CompaniesBrownstein Client Alert, September 20, 2018
Four Strategies to Protect You, Your Customers and DataCo-author, Las Vegas Business Press, September 17, 2018
DOJ Issues Much Anticipated Cyber-Digital Task Force ReportBrownstein Client Alert, July 20, 2018
Congress Eyes Modernization of Bank Secrecy Act and Beneficial Ownership DisclosuresBrownstein Client Alert, June 27, 2018
2015 Washington OutlookBrownstein Client Alert, Feb. 2, 2015
Republicans Won Control of the U.S. Senate—Now What?Brownstein Client Alert, November 6, 2014
2014 Washington OutlookBrownstein Client Alert, January 30, 2014
Immigration Reform in the 113th CongressBrownstein Client Alert, March 13, 2013
Advanced Cargo Tracking and Screening Technologies: Current Policy for Securing the Global Supply ChainFeatured Speaker, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Boston, MA, November 14, 2012
Accomplishing Security Directives through Public Private CooperationFeatured Speaker, 2012 IDGA National Cargo Security Summit, Arlington, VA, November 13, 2012
No Weak Links: Cargo, Trade and Supply Chain SecurityPanelist, Counter Terror Expo US, Washington, D.C., May 16, 2012
American Bar Association
Maryland Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association