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How Can Boards of Coops and Condos Prevent Fires and Other Injuries Due to Electrical Vehicles and Similar Devices? [Alert]

December 06, 2022

Publication - Condominiums & Cooperatives

There has been a dramatic increase in fires resulting from lithium-ion batteries and chargers. What preventative measures can coops and condo boards consider?


Cozen Currents: How Corporations Need to Navigate a Divided Congress

December 06, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

“A lot of things will change with the return of a divided Congress next year, and corporations will be in the center of the bullseye for both the left and the right.” — Howard Schweitzer, CEO, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies


Supreme Court Set to Review Attorney-Client Privilege in “Dual-Purpose Communications” [Lexology]

December 05, 2022

Publication - Legal Profession Services

Thomas Wilkinson and Deborah Winokur co-authored an article for Lexology covering a circuit split the U.S. Supreme Court will address concerning the proper test federal courts should apply when assessing whether the attorney-client privilege protects communications that serve a “dual purpose.”


John Ho to Serve as Track Co-Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the 17th Annual ABA Labor and Employment Law Conference in 2023

December 05, 2022

Press Release - Labor & Employment

John Ho, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor’s OSHA-Workplace Safety Practice, will serve as the management track co-chair for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Track program for the 17th ABA Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference in Seattle from November 8-11, 2023.


New York Note: Assembly Maps, Mental Illness Plan, Health Commissioner Steps Down

December 05, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

News in New York – New Draft Assembly Map Released; Adams Plan to Provide Care for Individuals with Severe Mental Illness; Bassett Stepping Down as Health Commissioner


Federal Maritime Commission Charges Forward with Interim Procedures for OSRA 22 Complaints [Alert]

December 05, 2022

Publication - Maritime Regulatory, Transportation & Trade - Maritime

The FMC released “Interim Procedures for Processing Charge Complaints” filed with the Commission under the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022.


Third Circuit Rejects “Intended Loss” as Basis to Sentence Economic Crimes

December 02, 2022

Publication - Appellate, White Collar Defense & Investigations

On November 29, the Third Circuit issued a decision that will substantially impact the sentences imposed for federal fraud offenses.


GovExec Daily: Holiday Parties in the Age of COVID-19

December 02, 2022

News - COVID-19 Task Force, Labor & Employment

Michael Schmidt joined the GovExec Daily podcast to discuss how organizations can stay safe while celebrating the holidays.


Katie Schwab and Rose Christ Recognized Among City & State New York’s 2022 Power in Diversity: Women 100 Leaders

December 01, 2022

Press Release - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

Katie Schwab, managing director at Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies New York, and Rose Christ, a senior principal in the group, have been named to the 2022 Power in Diversity: Women 100 list by City & State New York. This prestigious list recognizes top female elected officials, business executives, nonprofit leaders, commissioners, advocates, academics, and others who are “in the arena of New York politics and government.”


Broad Street Brief: Councilmember Gym Resigns Ahead of Mayoral Run; Four New Members Sworn In to City Council

December 01, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

For a brief window of time, Philadelphia City Council returned to its normal 17-member roster as Quetcy Lozada, Anthony Phillips, Jimmy Harrity, and Sharon Vaughn were sworn in Monday as the new 7th District, 9th District, and at-large councilmembers, respectively. All four members were elected earlier this month in special elections to serve out the remaining 13 months of the current legislative term following the resignations of former Councilmembers Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, Cherelle Parker, Allan Domb, and Derek Green — all of whom are currently running for mayor. Helen Gym has joined her former colleagues in the race, as she announced her resignation from City Council Tuesday morning and her run for mayor Wednesday afternoon.


Hugh Algeo Reelected Chair of the Upper Main Line YMCA Board of Advisors

December 01, 2022

Press Release - Family Law

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Hugh Algeo, counsel in the firm’s Family Law Group, has been reelected chair of the Upper Main Line YMCA (UMLY) Board of Advisors.


High Court Addresses Relief for Prisoners Following Clarification of Statutory Laws [The Legal Intelligencer]

December 01, 2022

Publication - White Collar Defense & Investigations

Stephen Miller and Leigh Ann Benson argue in The Legal Intelligencer that the Supreme Court’s decision in Jones v. Hendrix, expected before July 2023, should clarify - regardless of the outcome – the rights of federal prisoners to petition for habeas corpus relief of previously challenged convictions when a high court decision of statutory interpretation is applied retroactively.


Simeon Brier Elected Vice Mayor of the Parkland City Commission

November 30, 2022

Press Release - Commercial Litigation

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that Simeon Brier has been elected vice mayor of the Parkland City Commission and reelected as the District One city commissioner.


GovExec Daily: COVID-19, Anxiety and the Workplace

November 30, 2022

News - COVID-19 Task Force, Labor & Employment

David Barron joined the GovExec Daily podcast to discuss mental health accommodations in the workplace.


John Ho Named to Advisory Board of Thomson Reuters Practical Law’s Labor & Employment Service

November 30, 2022

Press Release - Labor & Employment

John Ho, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor’s OSHA-Workplace Safety Practice, will join the Advisory Board of Thomson Reuters Practical Law’s Labor & Employment Service for a two-year term beginning on January 1, 2023.


Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 30 Practice Areas Nationwide, 115 Practice Areas Regionally

November 30, 2022

News - Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring, Business/Corporate, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate, Corporate Governance & Securities, Emerging Business & Venture Capital, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Employment Litigation, Entertainment Law, Environmental Regulatory & Due Diligence, ERISA , Family Law, Financial Services, Franchising, Government & Regulatory, Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies, Health Care, Immigration Policy & Strategy, Insurance Coverage, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Labor Relations & Disputes, Maritime Regulatory, Mergers & Acquisitions, Patents, Private Client Services, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, Tax, Trade Regulations, Export Controls & Sanctions, Transportation & Trade, White Collar Defense & Investigations - Gaming

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 30 practice areas nationwide and 115 practice areas regionally.


Cozen O'Connor Awarded TopLegal's Italian Desk of the Year 2022

November 29, 2022

News - Business/Corporate, International, Italy Practice

TopLegal Awards, which recognizes Italian legal excellence, has awarded Cozen O'Connor its Italian Desk of the Year award for 2022.


New York Note: Agency Vacancy Reduction, City Legislation, Commission on Gender Equity

November 28, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

News in New York – NYC Agencies Asked to Reduce Vacancies by Half; NYC Council Passes and Introduces Legislation; Mayor Adams Appoints Nine New Commissioners to Commission on Gender Equity


Estate Planning Gone Afoul – What Is Needed to Raise the Presumption of Undue Influence? [Daily Business Review]

November 23, 2022

Publication - Commercial Litigation, Private Client Services

Jason Domark and Janet Rayo co-authored “Estate Planning Gone Afoul – What Is Needed to Raise the Presumption of Undue Influence?” for the Daily Business Review.


A New Congress—and an Even Longer Wait on Federal Data Privacy Bill?

November 22, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

Towner French was quoted in an article in LegaltechNews discussing whether a comprehensive data privacy bill will take longer than expected to become a reality.

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