Matthew Cohen, DCVLP’s newest board member

We are delighted to welcome Matthew Cohen to our Board of Directors, effective December 16, 2020.

Matt has been a dedicated volunteer with DCVLP, serving as a guardian ad litem in our Child Advocacy Program.  Matt is a Director & Associate General Counsel at Facebook, where he leads a team responsible for counseling business groups on compliance with global anti-corruption laws and administering Facebook’s anti-corruption compliance program.  Matt joined Facebook from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he worked as a Director & Managing Counsel, Anti-Corruption in HPE’s Ethics & Compliance Office. Before moving to the private sector, Matt served as an Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, as an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and for over ten years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia, where he investigated and prosecuted dozens of cases, including homicide and other violent crime, in the District of Columbia.

Earlier in his career, Matt worked as an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and clerked for a United States District Court judge in the Eastern District of Virginia. Matt received his B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia, and he received his J.D. from William & Mary School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor on the Law Review.  Matt is an Executive Board member of the AUSA Association of the District of Columbia, and previously served on the Committee on Grievances for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

“It is an honor to serve on the DCVLP Board,” said Matt.  “With the pandemic and its disproportionate economic impacts, the need for quality representation and advocacy for victims and at-risk children in our community has never been higher.  I’m looking forward to supporting DCVLP’s staff and network of volunteers as they continue to meet these challenges and help the most vulnerable among us achieve safety and security.”

We have been thrilled to have Matt as a volunteer lawyer and are delighted to welcome him to DCVLP’s Board of Directors!