Bret C. Cohen

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Education

J.D., The George Washington University
B.S., Geology and History, College of William & Mary 

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Bret C. Cohen is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Nathan. Mr. Cohen is regarded for his ability to identify and implement practical business solutions for operational, strategic, and legal challenges.  He utilizes all aspects of his technical and diverse corporate background to help internal and external organizations maximize the potential of their employees, clients, and organizations.

Mr. Cohen’s over 20 years of experience includes business strategy consulting, subject matter expertise in environmental and product liability, and complex mergers and acquisitions.  He has advised diverse businesses on operational and strategic issues, environmental advisory matters, environmental litigation and disputes, and product liability and mass tort. Mr. Cohen also worked for U.S. and international clients on complex litigation and on hundreds of mergers and acquisitions, many with liabilities and/or assets of more than $1 billion. 

Before joining Nathan, Mr. Cohen served as Vice President and General Counsel at Gnarus Advisors LLC, now a Nathan company. While at Gnarus, he provided business strategy consultant services and collaborated with the management team to create and implement strategic initiatives, improve operations, manage risk, and rebrand, restructure, acquire, and divest businesses.  

Mr. Cohen has worked for and collaborated with many of the top law firms and companies—public, private, private equity, hedge funds— in a diverse array of sectors, from pharmaceutical to industrial to service industries.  He served as the President of an industrial construction company in the energy industry, President of an alternative energy company, and he has advised technology and consumer oriented companies. 

Prior to joining Gnarus, Mr. Cohen worked as an attorney for two of the nation’s top law firms, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Beveridge & Diamond PC. While in law school, he interned with the U.S. Department of Justice, and worked prior to law school as a geologist for environmental consulting firms Apex Environmental, Inc. and Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc.

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Specialty: 

Environmental Advisory
Environmental Litigation & Disputes
Product Liability & Mass Tort

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