Jana Cohen Barbe
Partner & The Former Global Vice Chair, Dentons
Jana Cohen Barbe is a Partner and the former Global Vice Chair of Dentons, the largest law firm in the world. Since its inception, Jana has been integrally involved in the development and implementation of a strategic vision that created a top tier global legal business with 149 locations in 61 countries.
In addition to serving on the Global Board of Dentons, the Global Advisory Committee and the U.S. Board, Jana chaired the firm's Financial Institutions Sector - the largest sector of the law firm - as well as its pre-eminent real estate practice. Jana advises leading global financial institutions and insurance companies on community development and social investing; her substantive expertise bridges tax, corporate, partnership, finance and real estate law and she is ranked among the best real estate attorneys in the world.
Equally committed to serving her community, Jana is the president emerita of Thresholds, Illinois' oldest and largest provider of supportive services and housing to individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses. Her service to Thresholds, which serves more than 9,500 adults and youths each year, has spanned more than 25 years.
Recognized for her transformative and pioneering leadership, Jana is a frequent author and speaker on women in business, globalization, entrepreneurship and authenticity.