General James Mattis will join The Cohen Group as a Senior Counselor in October, the firm announced today.
"Jim Mattis is a national treasure, a leader known throughout the world for his strategic judgment as well as his unyielding principles," said former Defense Secretary Bill Cohen, Chairman of The Cohen Group. "He is a Marine, a student of history, a scholar and teacher, and a public servant in the truest sense of the term. We are honored to be working with him, and our clients will benefit from his knowledge and guidance."
General Mattis served as the US Secretary of Defense from January 2017 to December 2018. He commanded troops at all levels during his 43-year career as an infantry Marine, retiring in 2013. His major command assignments included US Joint Forces Command and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation. As the head of the US Central Command, he directed military operations of more than 200,000 military personnel across 20 countries from Northeast Africa across the Middle East to Central and South Asia.
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. Formed in 2001, The Cohen Group is comprised of more than 70 professionals with many decades of combined experience working in top-level positions in Congress, the White House, the State Department, the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the intelligence community, and other federal agencies and in European and Asian governments, international organizations, and the private sector.