Jay Cohen, Senior Advisor, Compliance Systems Legal Group
Jay is a Senior Advisor to Compliance Systems Legal Group, a boutique law firm focused exclusively on compliance, ethics and corporate governance. Prior to that, Jay was a Managing Director in the Risk Advisory practice at Deloitte, where he helped companies in insurance and other industries develop and strengthen their compliance programs; conduct compliance risk assessments; manage required remediation of compliance issues; and address laws and regulations in critical areas including sales practices, data privacy, and anti-corruption.
Before joining Deloitte, Jay had more than 20 years’ experience as a compliance professional, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Assurant, Inc., a global, specialty insurance company. Jay built and led Assurant’s comprehensive program to identify and address the legal and regulatory requirements for Assurant's varied, world-wide insurance businesses. He also conducted investigations of significant compliance matters and due diligence of new business opportunities. Prior to joining Assurant, Jay was a compliance officer in the insurance, health-care and information-services industries and also had his own compliance consulting practice.
Jay served in a number of senior positions in New York City and State government, including First Deputy District Attorney in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, where he led a team of 50 appeals experts, successfully argued a case in the United States Supreme Court, and helped to prosecute high-profile homicide cases.