Rodge Cohen Quoted in Wall Street Journal on Regulatory Environment

March 18, 2015

On March 18, The Wall Street Journal quoted Mr. Cohen in the article “Top Wall Street Lawyer Slams Regulatory Environment.” The article concerned a recent banking panel, at which Mr. Cohen discussed regulation and how it affects the financial services industry. Mr. Cohen said, “[T]he regulatory environment today is the most tension-filled, confrontational and skeptical of any time in my professional career.” A key contributing factor is the allegation of regulatory capture, and “[t]he consequences of such an approach are likely to be less effective examinations, not more. Unless we deal with the canard of regulatory capture, we will inevitably be placing pressure on examiners to disprove this charge,” Mr. Cohen said.