USALI Co-Director Professor Jerome Cohen has been named one of the American legal profession's "Top 50 Innovators" by The American Lawyer magazine. The magazine announced its list six months after embarking on a search for "the people whose ideas, policies, and practices have left an indelible mark on the legal industry over the last five decades." Professor Cohen shares this honor with Mr. Owen Nee Jr., his former colleague at Coudert Brothers, where they both opened the first Chinese office for a Western law firm. According to The American Lawyer, it was here that Professor Cohen and Mr. Nee worked on China's first international petroleum deal, its first joint venture, and its first syndicated loan, and where they advised clients such as General Motors Corporation and The Coca-Cola Company on entering China.
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