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Charles Cogut
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Charles Cogut

Retired Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Director of the Company Since 2015

Charles “Casey” Cogut is a retired partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Mr. Cogut joined the New York-based law firm in 1973 and served as a partner from 1980 to 2012. For many years he was a leading member of the firm's merger and acquisitions and private equity practices. He specialized in domestic, international and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, the representation of special committees of boards of directors, buyouts and other transactions involving private equity firms. In addition, he regularly advised boards of directors with respect to corporate governance matters and fiduciary responsibilities. From 1990 to 1993, he served as senior resident partner in the firm’s London office. Mr. Cogut received his J.D. in 1973 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School after graduating summa cum laude from Lehigh University in 1969. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. He also is the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Executive Committee of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Mr. Cogut previously served as a director of The Williams Companies, Inc.

Mr. Cogut brings to the Board expertise in corporate governance and fiduciary responsibilities of directors. He also has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions and other complex transactions. He has been recognized as one of the leading corporate lawyers in the United States.