James Gehrke, the executive director at Cohen Milstein, oversees the daily business operations of the firm and works closely with its executive committee. Since joining the firm, he has been focused on process improvements and increasing operational efficiency within the administrative departments and fostering collaboration across teams. Jim also spearheaded an update of the firm’s cybersecurity infrastructure and policies and procedures.
Jim brings to the firm significant leadership experience. He is a former practicing attorney; for more than 20 years he was a member of a leading Michigan law firm where he litigated complex business matters. There he advanced to shareholder, vice president, and a member of the board of directors.
After law school Jim clerked for the Honorable John Feikens of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and Chief Justice James H. Brickley of the Michigan Supreme Court. Jim serves on the board of directors for the SSGT Ergin V. Osman Memorial Fund and is a supporter of the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Matanzas, Cuba.