Megan Cohen is a Chicago-based lawyer and clearing executive who serves as the general counsel of the OCC. She was promoted to the position in March of 2023 after having served as first vice president, associate general counsel and corporate secretary. She is a member of the OCC's management committee.
Cohen leads the OCC's corporate governance functions, advises the OCC's board and management on regulatory issues and oversees the regulatory rule filing process with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.
Since Cohen joined the OCC in June 2014, she has served in several roles of increasing responsibility within the organization. She was promoted to first vice president, associate general counsel and corporate secretary in September 2017, having previously been vice president and associate general counsel for the company.
Cohen also serves as executive sponsor of the OCC Women’s Leadership Network.
She previously was an attorney at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe), where she also focused on regulatory matters. Before joining Cboe, she was an attorney with the National Stock Exchange and she also worked at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office-Criminal Appeals and Felony Trial Division.
Cohen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctor degree from the Loyola University School of Law.
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