Mr. Cohen is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Alternative Credit in the Ares Credit Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2022, Mr. Cohen was the General Counsel and a Managing Director at Anchorage Capital Group. Previously, Mr. Cohen was a Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel in the Credit Funds business of Fortress Investment Group. In addition, he was a Vice President at BlackRock and an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Mr. Cohen holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from Binghamton University (State University of New York) in Political Science and Environmental Studies and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.