John F. Cogan, Jr.

John F. Cogan, Jr.

Retired Partner

Jack Cogan is a former chairman and managing partner of Hale and Dorr and a former chairman of the firm's Corporate Department. He joined the firm in 1952 and retired in 1999.

Community Involvement

Active in many community activities, Mr. Cogan is a member of the Harvard Law School Visiting Committee and Harvard University Art Museum's Visiting Committee and former chairman of the Davis Center for Russian Studies Visiting Committee. He is a vice chairman and trustee of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, chairman emeritus of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, trustee and former chairman of the University Hospital, and director of the Walker Home for Children.

Professional Activities

Mr. Cogan remains active in the financial services industry. He is deputy chairman of Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A.(Italy), and president of the Pioneer Family of Mutual Funds (USA).

Mr. Cogan served as a governor-at-large of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), chaired its Investment Companies Committee and its Ad Hoc Committee on Financial Planners, and served as a member of its Legal Advisory Board. He is a governor, member of its Executive Committee and a past chairman of the Investment Company Institute. He served as a member of the Russian Prime Minister's Foreign Investment Advisory Council from 1994 to 1999. Mr. Cogan is also a director and former chairman of the ICI Mutual Insurance Company.

Mr. Cogan is a trustee of Boston Medical Center and served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of University Hospital. He also served as a trustee of Boston University Medical Center and has been a director of the Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority. Mr. Cogan is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 1952



    • AB, Harvard University, 1949

      cum laude


  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

  • Languages

    • Italian