Michael Cofield

Attorney Advisor-International

Michael Cofield is an Attorney Advisor-International with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he works on Central Asia programs. Prior to joining CLDP, Mr. Cofield worked as a Trade Enforcement Analyst on Russian and Russian language matters at the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center (ITEC), analyzing law, policy, and practice in support of interagency trade enforcement efforts on a variety of Russia-related and regionally-focused trade issues.  Prior to ITEC, Mr. Cofield worked on a number of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases arising in Russian speaking countries.  Before that, Mr. Cofield worked as an associate at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, where he concentrated primarily on surety law and reinsurance matters.

Mr. Cofield was a Dean’s Scholar at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.  He received his undergraduate degree in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University.  He is admitted to practice law in the state of California and in the District of Columbia.  He is a fluent Russian speaker.

Upcoming Programs

CLDP in Action

October 30, 2017 - November 3, 2017

CLDP’s Michael Cofield and Yulia Melara facilitated U.S.-based Consultations on certification levels in procurement training on October 30 through November 3, 2017, in Washington, D.C. by hosting five delegates from the Training Center within the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic for visits and discussions with U.S. government, commercial, and academic providers of procurement training, as well as with practitioners involved in implementing public-private partnerships in the U.S. regarding procurement training, certification levels, and related matters.

Read More about U.S. Consultations on the Government Procurement for 5 delegates from the Training Center within the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic