A fit-for-purpose legal function meets the needs of the enterprise, its customers, society, and the planet. This requires a reassessment of its role from the customer perspective and a reimagination of how law can more effectively utilize existing tools, resources, data, organizational models, and metrics to achieve customer objectives. This is the crux of what I do– my writing, speaking, consulting, and teaching across five continents.

I work with Governments, multinational enterprises, large-scale legal service providers, and not-for-profits. The goal is to extract greater value from the legal function and to align and integrate it with business to create value and elevate the end-to-end customer experience.

I founded Legal Mosaic to mine and leverage my experience and global network to provide a holistic perspective of the legal industry/ecosystem. Law’s stakeholders must not only be internally aligned but they must also integrate with business and society. I see this process as a legal mosaic, so the name resonated. It also reflects my love of art and the delightful dilemma of being a creative person functioning in a highly analytical profession.

I am also a co-Founder and Executive Chairman of The Digital Legal Exchange, a unique, global, not-for-profit organization created to teach, apply, and scale digital principles to the legal function and facilitate greater integration of corporate legal teams with the businesses they serve.

I am frequently engaged as a keynote speaker and have spoken and consulted throughout North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia both in person and online.

In 2018 I was appointed by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) to serve as the inaugural “LIFTED Catalyst-in-Residence” to advance innovation in legal delivery and education in Singapore and the region. I have since been made a Distinguished Scholar and work closely with SAL on several strategic projects and events.

I am passionate about modernizing legal education and training and bridging the gap between the Academy and the marketplace. I have served as Distinguished Fellow at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, having previously spent five years as a Distinguished Lecturer at Georgetown Law. I have guest-taught at Oxford Law and Business Schools,  Harvard Law School, University College London Faculty of Laws, Bucerius (Germany), IE (Spain), the College of Law (Australia)  and other leading global institutions.

I have been a regular contributor to Forbes for five years, writing on the global legal marketplace I have also written frequently for Bloomberg Law, The ABA Journal, The American Lawyer, Legal Business World, and The Canadian Bar Journal and I am a regular contributor for Economist Impact.

I have authored three eBooks and am an inaugural member of the ALM Intelligence Fellows Program. My work was recognized by the American Bar Association as one of the fifty leading legal blogs in the world.

I am available for consulting, content creation, speaking/moderating and teaching. Please visit my website www.legalmosaic.com for further details and direct all inquiries to markacohen@legalmosaic.com.

Practice Experience

  • Assistant United States Attorney, SDFL

    • Recipient, 2 DOJ trial awards

  • BigLaw Partner

    • Finley, Kumble

  • Founder/Managing Partner, National Lit. Boutique

    • Mark A. Cohen & Associates

  • Outside General Counsel

    • 3 Excess & Surplus Lines Insurers

Legal Business Experience

  • Founder and Managing Director, Clearspire
  • Founder, Qualitas, a legal process outsource company
  • Permanent Receiver, FBA Inc.
    • Appointed by Hon. Richard Owen, USDC SDNY to assume CEO position for international aviation parts company. Repatriated $100million during 10 year receivership
  • Board experience, several for-profit and not-for-profit entities

Present Activities

  • Digital Legal Exchange, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder
  • Singapore Academy of Law, Distinguished Scholar
  • Economist Impact, Content Program Advisor and Moderator
  • International keynote speaker (including “The Uncertain Decade” series with Richard Susskind)

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