Meet the Director

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Adam W. Cohen began his career at the Department of Justice in 1998 when he was appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia and served as a senior OCDETF prosecutor. 

In 2003, Mr. Cohen transferred to the Department’s Criminal Division, Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section where he was assigned to the multi-agency Special Operations Division.  Mr. Cohen served for over two years as the Deputy Chief for Special Operations and Intelligence.

In 2007, Mr. Cohen was named Director of the Department’s National Gang Targeting, Enforcement, and Coordination Center where he supervised Departmental anti-gang efforts and served as the Co-Chair of the Deputy Attorney General’s National Gang Intelligence and Coordination Governing Board. 

From 2010 to 2018, Mr. Cohen served in the Criminal Division’s Office of Enforcement Operations (OEO) where he held several leadership positions, including as the Deputy Director of the Federal Witness Security Program.  While at OEO, Mr. Cohen was detailed as a Senior Advisor in the Executive Office of the President where he served as the senior Department of Justice representative on a team charged with developing a national strategy to combat the current heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis.

Adam W. Cohen was appointed as the Director of OCDETF in September 2018.

Updated October 21, 2019