Steven Cohen is a Chicago-based attorney who is nationally recognized for his representation of whistleblowers. Since 2001, Steve's law firm, Cohen Law Group, has been representing private citizen whistleblowers who uncover fraud, waste and abuse of taxpayer-funded programs. He has prosecuted dozens of cases of fraud involving health care, government contracting, and federally insured financial institutions that have returned more than a half-billion dollars to states and federally funded programs.
Since 2009, Steve has broadened his involvement with impact documentaries and media. Steve has helped finance or co-executive produce dozens of award winning documentaries, including the recent films: ICARUS, TROPHY, STEP, and EAGLE HUNTRESS. Steve is also a partner in the Gamechanger film fund, whose mission is to finance and produce women-directed feature films.
2014, Steve co-founded The Chicago Media Project, a member based nonprofit organization that connects Chicago funders and advocates and provides funding, partnership resources and visibility to impact media projects. Steve is also the fund manager of CMP Invest/Impact, LLC which provides private equity funding for documentaries.
In 2012, President Obama appointed Steve to the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, an independent federal agency that provides scholarships to students seeking professional careers in public service.
Steve sits on several academic Boards. Steve is a Trustee for Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. He is also a Trustee of the TCS Education System, a network of independent graduate and professional schools and Saybrook University, an independent graduate degree university.