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TMA Global Elects Gowling’s David Cohen as 2016 President

October 29, 2015, 07:47 AM

TMA Global, the largest organization dedicated to corporate renewal, announced the election of David Cohen, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, as 2016 President. The announcement was made during The TMA Annual Conference on October 6th in Scottsdale, Arizona. Cohen’s term will begin on January 1, 2016.

“I am eager to begin my term as president and am honored by the opportunity. The TMA has really expanded its reach the past few years and I intend to add to the momentum.” said Cohen. “As president, I will work with our global chapters to focus on growth in Central America, an area I feel has great opportunities for both TMA and the industry professionals that reside there.”

Cohen is a senior practitioner in Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP’s Toronto office and one of Canada’s leading restructuring and insolvency lawyers. He is an executive member of the National Financial Services Industry Group and practice coordinator for the Distressed M&A Practice. Cohen has been recognized for restructuring/insolvency in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012-2014. David is a member of the CCH Corporate Law Advisory Board and was a visiting instructor in Bankruptcy Law at Osgoode Hall Law School for five years up to 2001.

Current TMA President J. Scott Victor, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC, will transition to Chairman in 2016 and Hon. Kevin J. Carey, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Delaware, will transition to Immediate Past Chair.

Joining Cohen, Victor, and Judge Carey on the 2016 TMA Executive Board are:

  • Corporate Secretary - Milly Chow, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • VP - Certification – Bob Schleizer, BlackBriar Advisors LLC
  • VP - Chapter Relations - Jeffrey Hampton, Saul Ewing LLP
  • VP - Communications – Annette Jarvis, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • VP - Conferences - Mette Kurth, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • VP - Education – Rich Infantino, CTP, Deloitte CRG
  • VP - Finance - Kevin Krakora, KPMG, LLP
  • VP - International Relations – John Nestel, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • VP - Membership - Jonathan Reimche, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Member at Large – Duncan Bourne, Wynnchurch Capital Ltd.
  • Member at Large – Scott Eisenberg, Amherst Partners LLC
  • Member at Large – Jukka Pekka Joensuu, Corenet
  • Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) Chair – Teresa Kohl, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC
  • Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) Vice-Chair – Derek Meek, Burr & Forman LLP
  • Chapter Resource and Response Council (CRRC) Chair - Richard Bochicchio, TD Bank NA
  • Chapter Member-At-Large – Aaron L. Hammer, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP
  • Chapter Member-At-Large – Allen G. Kadish, DiConza Traurig Kadish LLP
  • Chapter Member-At-Large – James E. Van Horn, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Ex-Officio Member - Gregory Fine, CAE, TMA Global CEO

View the TMA Global's full press release for a complete listing of elected board members.

TMA Global is the leading organization dedicated to turnaround management, corporate restructuring, and distressed investing. Established in 1988, TMA has more than 9,000 members in 52 chapters worldwide, including 32 in North America. Members include turnaround practitioners, attorneys, accountants, investors, lenders, venture capitalists, appraisers, liquidators, executive recruiters, and consultants, as well as academic, government, and judicial employees.

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