Dr. Nicole Cohen represents domestic and international clients from a range of industries and interests on public law and policy matters. With high level experience in international diplomacy, her practice is at the nexus of emerging technologies, disruptive innovation and international relations.
Before joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Nicole worked as a policy advisor in the private sector representing companies, business federations and government entities/embassies on a spectrum of issues including international trade and investment, foreign affairs, technology and national security. She worked closely alongside former members of congress from both sides of the aisle in client matters related to foreign affairs and global government relations.
Nicole also worked at the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C. As executive speechwriter to the ambassador, she crafted speeches that were delivered to high-level audiences and briefed the ambassador and senior staff daily on congressional and legislative matters. She served as a liaison with professional societies, think tanks, policymakers, politicians, universities and academic institutes to promote the U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance.
Nicole is an authority on East Asian affairs, and, for a decade prior to her embassy work, she taught undergraduates at Columbia, Yale and New York University. She has lived and worked throughout Asia and served as a fellow in the faculty of law at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. While completing her dissertation, she worked as a consultant at Asia Society in New York City.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Nicole received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale and Columbia and earned a certificate in international business and finance from New York University.