Haas in New York City and Boston: Haas Alumni Make
Mitchell Cohen, MBA/JD 78
Principal, General Counsel, and Managing Director
Gordon Brothers Retail Partners
For Bostonian Mitch Cohen, fall 2004 was the best of
times and the worst of times. "The city was completely
elated by the Red Sox and Patriots victories, but depressed
by John Kerry's defeat. It's taken a couple of months
for everyone around here to recover," he observes.
Though an East Coaster by birth, Cohen fondly keeps
the flag waving for Berkeley. Since returning "home"
after obtaining a joint MBA/JD, he has helped develop
a strong Haas Alumni Network chapter in New England
by serving as treasurer and planning panels, parties,
and dean's visits for prospective students, new
graduates, and veteran alumni.
Cohen's enthusiasm stems from gratitude for what
he calls a "tremendous" educational experience
that allowed him the academic flexibility he needed.
The savvy attorney has been leveraging his joint degree
while at Gordon Brothers by working for firms in which
he has been both a legal adviser and consultant to businesses.
He is now a principal, general counsel, and managing
director of Gordon Brothers, a global financial, operating,
and advisory service business for companies that are
restructuring, growing, or otherwise undergoing change.
"Boston has a reputation for being staid, but
that's changing," Cohen says. "It's
not so much a 'jacket and tie' city anymore."
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