Arthur Kohn

Arthur H. Kohn is a partner based in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Mr. Kohn's practice focuses on compensation and benefit matters, including executive compensation, pension compliance and investment, employment law and related matters.
Mr. Kohn is distinguished by Chambers USA as one of the leading lawyers in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation and is recommended by PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook. In Above the Law, Mr. Kohn was voted as one of the "Top Partners to Work For - New York." Mr. Kohn teaches the "Taxation of Executive Compensation" course at the New York University School of Law as an adjunct faculty member, and also guest lectures at Columbia Law School. In 2011, he was selected for the National Association of Corporate Directors' Directorship 100, a list of the most influential people in corporate governance and in the boardroom. He is also a co-editor of a book on the global regulation of executive compensation entitled The Executive Remuneration Review, published by Law Business Research.
Mr. Kohn is co-chair of the Columbia University Undergraduate Campaign Council and is a member of the Columbia College Board of Visitors. Mr. Kohn received a J.D. degree and an undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 1986.
Mr. Kohn joined the firm in 1986 and became a partner in 1995. Mr. Kohn is co-chair of the firm’s New York office diversity committee, and past chair of its corporate governance practice group and its pension and employee benefits committee.
Mr. Kohn is a member of the Bar in New York.

Posts by Arthur Kohn

  • Selected Issues for Boards of Directors in 2014 (01.13.14 )

    By Arthur Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Over the past year, boards of directors continued to face increasing scrutiny from shareholders and regulators, and the consequences of failures became more serious in terms of regulatory enforcement, shareholder litigation and market reaction. We expect these trends to continue in 2014, and proactive board oversight and involvement will […]

  • Selected Issues for Boards of Directors in 2013 (01.12.13 )

    By Arthur Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP In the years since the financial reporting scandals and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and in particular following the financial crisis and the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, boards of directors have faced greater burdens and more intense scrutiny of their activities and performance. One manifestation of this has been […]