Richard E. Lorant, Director of Institutional Client Relations at Cohen Milstein, works primarily with the Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice.
He has spent the last two decades developing and maintaining lasting, mutually productive connections with public employee retirement systems and other institutional investors. He represents the firm in the public fund community and acts as a liaison to help Cohen Milstein’s attorneys deliver responsive and client-centric service. By doing so, he supports the firm’s mission to help shareholders recover money lost due to corporate wrongdoing in the United States and abroad. He also connects clients with lawyers in the firm’s Antitrust and Ethics & Fiduciary Counsel practices.
A former journalist, Mr. Lorant works with Cohen Milstein attorneys to identify and keep clients apprised of legal and regulatory developments that may impact their funds and fund management. He frequently contributes articles to Cohen Milstein’s Shareholder Advocate, a quarterly newsletter, and writes client alerts about breaking legal developments.
A longtime member of organizations devoted to investor education and advocacy, and a former member of the National Association of State Treasurers Corporate Affiliate Advisory Board, Mr. Lorant regularly makes presentations to pension boards and investor groups, most recently moderating panels at meetings of the Michigan Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems and the National Council on Teacher Retirement. He acts as an honest broker for trustees and staff looking to develop best practices to protect their fund assets, including monitoring strategies to identify new securities class actions that may impact their funds.
Mr. Lorant joined Cohen Milstein in 2015, having served for more than a decade as the director of marketing and client relations at a nationally recognized plaintiffs’ law firm, where he was instrumental in creating a client development program that brought in over 100 public pension fund clients.
Before turning to legal marketing, Mr. Lorant was an account executive for a public relations firm specializing in financial services clients. Prior to that, he spent 15 years as a news reporter and editor, including more than a decade with The Associated Press. He spent eight years in Spain, five as an AP foreign correspondent in Madrid, and earned the Associated Press Managing Editors award in 1994.
Mr. Lorant earned a B.A. in Communications Studies from Oberlin College. He speaks fluent Spanish and has a working knowledge of Italian and French.
- Moderator, Panel on Changes to U.S. Regulatory, Legislative and Legal Landscape, Michigan Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems, 2017
- Moderator, Panel on U.S. Litigation Trends, International Financial Litigation Network, 2015
- Moderator, Legal Officers Panel, National Council on Teacher Retirement, 2014
- Speaker, Florida Public Pension Trustee Association, 2014-2015