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Clifford Chance names Ness Cohen as New York Office Managing Partner

June 15, 2023

Clifford Chance names Ness Cohen as New York Office Managing Partner

International law firm Clifford Chance has announced the appointment of Ness Cohen to the role of New York Office Managing Partner, effective June 15.

Cohen joined the firm in 1998 and was promoted to partner in 2007. He is Regional Practice Area Leader of the Americas Real Estate practice and Chair of the Americas Personnel Committee. His practice focuses on real estate private equity and joint ventures as well as acquisitions, dispositions and financings involving real estate.

"We are delighted to appoint Ness as New York Office Managing Partner," said Regional Managing Partner for the Americas Sharis Pozen. "He is an exceptional partner and a strong role model in the New York Office, with invaluable experience leading our Real Estate practice, which is part of our extraordinary global Real Estate team. With a deep knowledge of the firm, Ness takes on this position at an exciting time of growth for us and will certainly add real value as he works closely with our leadership team on the strategy and management of the region."  

"It's an honor to be appointed NY Office Managing Partner," said Cohen. "We have a remarkable group of people here in New York. After seven years leading our Real Estate practice, I have a broad knowledge of our capabilities and deep experience collaborating across practices and offices to deliver on our clients' goals. I look forward to bringing my experience to this new leadership position to support our business, clients and colleagues in New York and across the region."