We are a Columbus, OH based consulting firm specializing in regulatory advocacy, research, & business development.
All organizations working within the framework of government oversight must identify and navigate through various channels impacting organizational effectiveness. At The Cohen Group, our primary objective is to help your organization better understand and respond to the complexities of working within a government-regulated environment. We possess an in-depth knowledge of how government creates policy and regulates industries. Having forged key relationships with regulators and lawmakers, this allows us to work effectively within the legislative arena.
A review of your organizational structure, resources, and goals underpins our designing a strategy specifically centered on your unique requirements.
Whatever your objective, we will work with you every step of the way to help define your goals and take the actions required to develop, manage and achieve a desired outcome. We offer a flexible fee structure and our client relationships vary in agreement. We will partner with you as desired, be it on a retainer basis or on a per-project/hourly basis.
L. Scott Cohen has over thirty years of professional experience in Public Policy, Regulatory & Legislative Advocacy, and Business Development. He has represented industry associations, small business interests, as well as Fortune 100 Companies on a variety of issues. He has consulted to clients on strategic planning, consensus building, and various development projects.
Scott has worked closely with Federal and State lawmakers, Attorneys General and Regulators nationwide. Additionally, he has lobbied at the Federal Communications Commission and at the Department of the Treasury. He has been an invited speaker at national business seminars and has published in several trade and peer journals.
Scott holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Assumption College, and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
" I wanted to commend Scott Cohen for his testimony provided in Alaska in support of our prepaid card products. Prepaid card service providers were at risk of being placed under additional, undesirable regulation. Scott provided testimony that will very likely minimize additional regulation that would affect AT&T's prepaid card services.
Scott was able to quickly get up to speed on the many unique features of Alaska operations and network that affected the issue. He then delivered his testimony admirably, obviously impressing the Alaska commissioners and staff. After his testimony, he was able to credibly answer many questions that this commission has long had regarding prepaid card services. His participation in the hearing made a positive difference. "
Kristi L. Catlin
Director of Government Relations
" I have known Scott Cohen in a professional capacity for several years. In that time, we have had the opportunity to work together on some large and rather complex projects. We are an international company with our headquarters in Switzerland, operations in Italy, and buying offices in Michigan; crossing multi-cultural boundaries can be difficult and time consuming.
Scott was able to keep up with a rapid changing business environment by remaining flexible and aware at all times of the business climate within the corporation. One of his greatest assets that we observed first hand was his attention to detail; his business acumen and assertive follow-through ensured that our business succeeded. I am pleased to give Mr. Cohen the highest of recommendations; it has been a pleasure doing business with a professional of this caliber. "
" I wanted to express our thanks for the fine work The Cohen Group did on our new marketing and development campaign. You were able to quickly capture, synthesize, and organize the essence of our strategy and present it in a very powerful manner. We look forward to working with you again and your firm was worth every penny we paid! Thanks so much for your assistance. "
David W. Mackley, GM
Rochester Environmental Park