Dan Cohen

Dan Cohen is an attorney and founder of the Cohen Law Group. He has over 20 years experience in the fields of cable, telecommunications, and broadband. Mr. Cohen has assisted hundreds of local governments and private sector clients in these matters. He has been a frequent guest speaker at local, regional and national conferences, and has written articles on current cable and telecommunications issues. Mr. Cohen stays current with regulatory changes in this field at both the federal and state levels and has lobbied decision makers at both levels on behalf of his clients with respect to specific policy issues. He serves on the  Board of Directors of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA).

Prior to starting the firm, Mr. Cohen served on the Pittsburgh City Council for 12 years from 1990 to 2002. He served as chair of City Council’s Cable Television Committee for 10 years as well as on the mayor’s Telecommunications Committee. While on Council, he assisted the city in negotiating a cable franchise agreement with AT&T Broadband in 1999. He subsequently assisted the City in negotiating cable franchise agreements with Verizon in 2009 and Comcast in 2010. 

Outside of cable and telecommunications matters, on City Council Mr. Cohen also enacted the city’s first Ethics Act, drafted successful playground safety legislation, and promoted community policing. Mr. Cohen graduated from Yale College and Stanford Law School. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and three children.