Harold M. (Sonny) Cohen
General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen
My purpose is: To be a trusted and credible advisor to help high performance teams successfully meet challenges, solve problems and achieve great results.
Harold M. (Sonny) Cohen became senior vice president of legal affairs, corporate secretary and general counsel of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (formerly known as AFC Enterprises, Inc.) in September 2005.
Mr. Cohen has also served as chief administrative officer of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., since 2008. Mr. Cohen is responsible for all legal affairs of the Company, serves as a member of the senior management team, serves as corporate secretary to the Board of Directors, and acts as an advisor to the CEO, CFO and other employees.
From April 2001 to December 2004, Mr. Cohen served as deputy general counsel of the Company and from August 1995 to June 2000, he served corporate counsel. Mr. Cohen was responsible for legal oversight of all transactional matters of the Company, including franchising, real estate, IT, and M&A activities.
Prior to joining Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., Mr. Cohen was in private legal practice for seven years. He is an alum of Tulane University and Georgetown University Law Center, from which he graduated with honors.