Bruce A. Cohen Esq.

Vice President and Tax Counsel

Bruce Cohen is Vice President and Tax Counsel at Gen Re, a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Prior to joining Gen Re, Mr. Cohen was Senior Tax Counsel, International at AIG, There he was the principal international tax planning attorney for leading worldwide insurance organization, responsible for restructuring international operations to achieve tax planning goals including deferral and foreign tax credit planning, structuring acquisitions and divestitures, and planning relating to deferred tax assets; Chairman of Tax Planning Committee, responsible for conducting review of all material transactions and issues. 

Prior to AIG, Bruce was a Partner at Baker & McKenzie where he focused on inbound and outbound tax planning for multinational companies, including deferral planning, transfer pricing, tax treaty analysis, and cross-border acquisitions and divestitures; domestic tax planning including acquisitions and spin-offs, and consolidated return and loss carryforward planning; tax policy advocacy for computer software companies. He has also been a member at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and an Associate International Tax Counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

J.D., Law, Columbia University Law School (1987)

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
555 T.M., Federal Taxation of Software and E-Commerce (co-author)