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Expert resume of Joshua Cohn

Managing Principal of JBHS LLC, former Partner and Co-Head of Global Derivatives Group, Mayer Brown LLP, former Partner, Allen & Overy LLP, former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, DKB Financial Products, Inc.

Mr. Joshua Cohn has been deeply involved in developments in the derivatives industry since 1987.  He represented industry clients and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) in both the shaping of the U.S. Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 and Title VII of the Dodd Frank Act.  He was ISDA’s primary regulatory counsel during implementation of Dodd Frank.  He has counseled extensively and acted as expert witness in connection with termination of derivatives contracts.  He has assisted ISDA with changes in US insolvency law, has been responsible for the U.S. ISDA netting and collateral opinions, and has provided amicus representation to both ISDA and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association in a number of important cases dealing with relationship close-outs.  Mr. Cohn’s practice has included a wide range of transactional work, as well as litigation and corporate legal management matters. Mr. Cohn was a member of the Financial Markets Lawyers Group, the Global Documentation Steering Committee and served as counsel to various committees of  the Counterparty Risk Management Policy Group.

Mr. Cohn is author of the U.S. chapter in Set-off Law and Practice: An International Handbook (Oxford, 3rd ed.), as well as many articles.   He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions.  He has been a frequent speaker on derivatives legal topics in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For the last five years, he has served as co-chair of Practicing Law Institute’s annual derivatives program.  Mr. Cohn is a member of the bars of the States of New York and California.

Mr. Cohn is a graduate of Columbia College (B.A.) and New York University School of Law (J.D.).