Rob Cohen, Chairman

Rob Cohen, Esq.

Chairman, Auto Advisory Services, Inc.
Senior Automotive Counsel, Arent Fox, LLP
Director/Secretary, Motor Vehicle Software Corporation

Rob Cohen started with Auto Advisory Services (AAS) in 1994 and served as president from 2006 to 2014. In 2007, Rob helped develop and launch DMVdesk, the industry’s first comprehensive vehicle registration management system. In 2011, Rob joined Arent Fox’s Automotive Industry Practice as Senior Automotive Counsel. Rob worked as a car salesman and did F&I during law school. He received his B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine and then went on to earn his J.D. from Whittier College, School of Law.

Rob is a founding director and past-president of the National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC), is editor of Transmission (Auto Advisory Services’ monthly newsletter), former editor of The Defender (the NADC newsletter), and has been published in Ward’s Dealer Business, Orange County Business Journal and F&I Management and Technology. He is a frequent speaker and trainer on a wide range of subjects pertaining to dealership sales and finance compliance. Rob co-authored and published the top-selling Automotive Dealership Information Safeguards Manual, the Automotive Dealership Identity Theft Guide, the Automotive Dealership Red Flags Rule Guidebook, as well as the recently published Auto Dealer Law, First Ed.

Some of Rob’s key seminars include: Top Legal Trends for 2011, NADA Conference, San Francisco, CA, February, 2011; Cash for Clunkers Hangover, NADC Fall Workshop, October 5, 2009; Cash for Clunkers: The Essential Details for Your Dealership/Making it Work, Complí (National Webinar), August 4, 2009; Dealership Information Sharing, NADC Member Conference, April 1, 2009; Red Flags Rule, Identity Theft Prevention Program Workshops, California, Colorado (multiple sessions), August – September, 2008; Compliance Exposure That Can Crush Your Dealership, NADA Conference, San Francisco, CA, February, 2008; Common But Potentially Dangerous F&I Practices, NADC F&I Workshop, Baltimore, MD, November, 2006; Changes for 2007, Reynolds and Reynolds University Online, November, 2006; F&I Matters, NADC Member Conference, Chicago, IL, April, 2006; Car Buyer’s Bill of Rights Training, California (multiple sessions), May-June, 2005; and Negative Equity Disclosure, NADC Member Conference, Atlanta, GA, April, 2005