Rory CohenGeneral Counsel at Varadero Capital, L.P.
Mr. Cohen joined Varadero in July 2015 and oversees the Firm’s legal matters. In his capacity as General Counsel, Mr. Cohen is responsible for, among other things, the provision of strategic legal and regulatory advice to management, advice regarding internal governance, risk management and corporate compliance, transactional structuring, and negotiation and advice regarding employment matters. Prior to joining Varadero, from December 2011 through June 2015, Mr. Cohen was a Partner at Mayer Brown LLP (“Mayer Brown”) in its Private Investment Funds practice group where he advised a broad range of investment management organizations and private fund sponsors on structuring, product development, regulatory compliance, transactional, and employment. Prior to Mayer Brown, from July 2008 through November 2011, Mr. Cohen was a Partner at Venable LLP (“Venable”) and focused on private fund formation, distribution, and investment management regulation. Prior to Venable, from March 2004 through June 2008, Mr. Cohen was a Managing Director / Principal at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. where, among other things, he oversaw more than 20 investment platforms and was one of two attorneys to have supervised asset management legal throughout The Bear Stearns Companies Inc., including Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., Bear, Stearns Securities Corp. and Bear Stearns Asset Management Inc. Mr. Cohen has a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan Ross (formerly Kresge) School of Business and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.