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Laurent Cohen-Tanugi
Lecturer in Law

Biography 

Laurent Cohen-Tanugi is a Paris-based international lawyer and a member of the Paris and New York bars. His practice focuses on international mergers and acquisitions, arbitration, corporate governance, and other strategic assignments. He is a registered arbitrator with the French National Committee of the ICC's Court of Arbitration.

He is currently serving as independent compliance monitor, appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, on a major FCPA matter.

Prior to founding the firm that bears his name, Mr. Cohen-Tanugi was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (2005-2007), Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Sanofi-Synthélabo, a European pharmaceutical group (2004), and a partner at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton (1991-2003).

Mr. Cohen-Tanugi is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Sciences-Po Paris, and the Paris and Harvard Law Schools. He is the author of numerous books on European affairs, transatlantic relations and globalization. A frequent columnist and international lecturer, he teaches at Stanford Law School.