Marcus Cohen

Of Counsel
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Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

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Bar associations

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York

Admitted to practice

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York

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University of Maryland School of Law

University of Maryland
B.A., Middle Eastern history

MARCUS COHEN is Of Counsel with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Cohen advises clients on compliance with U.S. and international anti-corruption measures such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as U.S. anti-money laundering laws, export controls, economic sanctions and anti-boycott laws. He also advises clients in a wide array of industries on compliance with regulations administered and enforced by the departments of Commerce, State and Treasury. Specifically, he assists companies with classifying items on the Commerce Control List and the U.S. Munitions List, licensing exports and re-exports of items, developing and updating internal compliance programs, and preparing voluntary disclosures for violations of export controls and sanctions laws.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Cohen was an associate with a well-known law firm where he served as the lead associate on multi-jurisdictional investigations of potential violations of the FCPA and U.S. export controls and sanctions laws by clients with worldwide operations. Earlier in his career he served as an export policy analyst and then as a senior intelligence analyst with the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security, focusing on violations of the Export Administration Regulations and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. In these capacities he reviewed voluntary self-disclosures, conducted license reviews, pre-license checks and post-shipment verifications, authored numerous export regulations and drafted advisory opinions, and reviewed de minimis reports submitted by industry. Mr. Cohen has also served as editor-in-chief of The Export Practitioner, an international trade magazine focusing on export controls and trade logistics.

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