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WINTER 2005

Feature Story

Haas in New York City and Boston: Haas Alumni Make Their Mark

Mitchell Cohen, MBA/JD 78
Principal, General Counsel, and Managing Director
Gordon Brothers Retail Partners
Boston

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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Mitchell Cohen, MBA/JD 78

Mitchell Cohen, MBA/JD 78
Principal, General Counsel, and Managing Director
Gordon Brothers Retail Partners
Boston

 
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