Jay Cohen

Chief Compliance Officer
Assurant, Inc.

Jay Cohen is Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. Mr. Cohen is responsible for leading Assurant's comprehensive program to identify and address the legal and regulatory requirements for Assurant's varied businesses including corporate compliance, business unit compliance resources, the management of market conduct exams, the Compliance Implementation Teams, international compliance, the state filings and licensing/appointment processes and the company's data privacy experts. Mr. Cohen joined Assurant in August of 2008. He spent ten years as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, NY and also served as deputy commissioner of Criminal Justice for the State of New York and director of Intergovernmental Relations in the office of New York City Mayor Koch. Prior to joining Assurant, he was the chief compliance officer for financial services and health-care companies and had his own compliance consulting practice. Mr. Cohen earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University in 1973 and his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1976.