Stuart (Stu) R. Cohen is recently retired as senior vice president of Legal Advocacy for AARP Foundation. In this position, he led a team of 13 litigators who advocated nationwide for the rights of people age 50 and older, addressed diverse legal issues that affected their daily lives and ensured that they had a voice in the judicial system. The team provided support for cases involving employment discrimination; employee benefits; housing; consumer issues including financial fraud and utility issues; health and long-term care; and public benefits.
Previously he was executive director of Camden Regional Legal Services in New Jersey and chief of litigation at the Legal Aid Bureau in Maryland.
Cohen lives in Annapolis and volunteers at the Anne Arundel County Food Bank, Partners in Care, and as an AARP Executive Council Member and advocacy volunteer.