Bruce Cohen

Co-founder,
Talent Beyond Border

Bruce Cohen is a co-founder of Talent Beyond Borders which is being created to provide a global re-employment solution for skilled refugees.

Cohen served as a top lawyer in the Senate for almost two decades working for Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont. Described by The Legal Times as “one of the most influential lawyers on Capitol Hill”, he coordinated the Democratic staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee and worked with his Republican counterparts, the Senate leadership, the House, and the administrations of Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama. Matters within the jurisdiction of the Committee included nominations of Supreme Court; national security matters, such as the USA PATRIOT Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; civil rights matters including the Voting Rights Act and hate crimes legislation; the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act; intellectual property laws, including patent law reform; privacy protection; antitrust, business competition and consumer protection laws; Federal law enforcement and assistance to state and local law enforcement; oversight of various Federal Government activities; and much more.

Cohen graduated from Stanford University, and from the University of California Berkeley, school of law where he was editor-in-chief of The California Law Review and Order of the Coif.

Cohen was a 2014 Fellow with the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. The Advanced Leadership Fellowship is designed to enhance the ability of highly-accomplished leaders to help solve significant social problems. Cohen and his ALI colleagues, Gillian Sorensen and Mary Louise Cohen, began work on Talent Beyond Borders during their Harvard Fellowship.