Joshua Cohen

Martha Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society; Professor of Political Science, Philosophy, and Law
Stanford University
404 Encina West/Law School 309
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6044
United States

Gary M. Cohen is the Principal in Gary M Cohen Consulting, providing legal and strategic solutions to clients in the health care and insurance industries.  He sits on the Board of Directors of Blue Shield of California.  Gary recently served as Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  In that position he was responsible for implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the private health insurance market.  Gary previously served as Director of Oversight in CCIIO, where he was responsible for implementation, compliance and enforcement of the market rules, rate review and medical loss ratio provisions of the ACA.  He has served as General Counsel of the California Health Benefit Exchange (CoveredCA), Chief of Staff to Congressman John Garamendi, and General Counsel of the California Department of Insurance and the California Public Utilities Commission.  Before entering government service, Gary was Chief Counsel of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and a partner in the law firms of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal (now Dentons LLP) and Keker & Van Nest.  He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Brown University.