DLA Piper has a strategic alliance with The Cohen Group, a business consulting firm, to help clients identify and achieve global business and strategic opportunities. The Cohen Group's sector experience includes, but is not limited to:

  • Aerospace and defense
  • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical
  • Financial services
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Homeland security
  • Information technology, telecommunications and technology
  • International trade and agriculture
  • Property and real estate
  • Strategic communications and message development
  • Transportation and logistics

Specific client services include: 

  • Advice and assistance - Strategic advice to corporate leadership and hands-on assistance in marketing, regulatory affairs and related matters. These advisory services include: 
    • Providing insights on developments and trends to provide a competitive advantage by exploiting opportunities and avoiding pitfalls
    • Opening and sustaining lines of communication with political, business and financial leaders who could affect success in the market and assisting the client to build and enhance its own network of relationships in the market
    • Identifying and assessing potential markets and analyzing the political, legal and regulatory factors that will affect the ability to successfully enter and operate in the market
  • Business development - Hands-on assistance to grow revenue and profits, working closely with the client's team to identify and actively pursue opportunities..
  • Transactions - Deal sourcing and capital raising activities through all stages to successful deal closure. These transactional services include: 
    • Working with clients seeking acquisition targets, strategic partners or divestiture opportunities by identifying attractive purchase targets or potential buyers
    • Conducting thorough company due diligence, providing in-depth analysis of your competitive strengths within the market in question, drawing upon The Cohen Group's strong knowledge base and wealth of contacts in many sectors

The Cohen Group is led by:

Secretary William Cohen, former US Secretary of Defense, Senator and Congressman

General Joseph Ralston, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Ambassador Marc Grossman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and US Ambassador to Turkey

Ambassador Nicholas Burns, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and US Ambassador to NATO and Greece

Lt. General Ed Cardon, former commander of Army Cyber Command

Ambassador Jeff Davidow, former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere and US Ambassador to Mexico, Venezuela and Zambia

Sir Angus Houston, former Chief of the Australian Defense Force and Chief of the Australian Air Force

General Paul Kern, former Commander of the US Army Materiel Command and the Senior Adviser for Army Research, Development and Acquisition

Admiral James Loy, former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and Commandant of the US Coast Guard

General James Mattis, former Secretary of Defense and Commander of US Central Command

Lt. General Harry Raduege, former Director of the US Defense Information Systems Agency and Commander of the Joint Task Force Global Network Operations

Dave Rank, former Acting US Ambassador to China

Lord George Robertson, former NATO Secretary General and the UK Defense Minister

General Curtis Scaparrotti, former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and Commander, US Forces Korea

Ambassador Arun Singh, former Indian Ambassador to the United States, France, and Israel

Lt. General Joe Yakovac, former Director of the US Army Acquisition Corps and Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology

William Zarit, former Minister for Commercial Affairs at the US Embassy in Beijing and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce

These leaders collaborate with and are supported by a seasoned team which has spent many years at the most senior levels of The White House, Congress, and US agencies including the Defense Department and State Department, the governments of the United Kingdom, Australia, India and China, and the private sector.

The Cohen Group has offices in Washington, USA; London, UK; Beijing, China; Tianjin, China; Delhi, India; Brisbane, Australia; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.