Jonathon Foglia was featured in an article published by Law360 that discusses his move to Cozen O'Connor.
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May 16, 2022
California's Private Attorneys General Act may pave the way for geographically extended enforcement of California labor laws.
April 14, 2022
The House's Federal Contracting for Peace and Security Act would prohibit federal contractors from continuing to do business in the Russian Federation.
March 07, 2022
Bob Magovern, Wayne Rohde, and Rachel Welford discuss the series of unprecedented economic sanctions and export controls designed to prevent President Vladimir Putin from raising capital to fund its invasion of Ukraine.
March 01, 2022
Wayne Rohde published an article in the Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy discussing the global COVID-19 pandemic and the significant operational impacts on the international ocean supply chain, including the inland components of that supply chain.
December 08, 2021
Larry Prosen discusses recent how the DOJ is auditing, investigating, and, where appropriate, prosecuting PPP recipients who broke the rules
November 11, 2021
Larry Prosen discusses DoD's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking updating its existing, relatively young, CMMC model certification to a CMMC 2.0 structure.
November 02, 2021
Jeff Vogel contributed an article to MarineLink discussing how the Biden Administration is struggling to alleviate supply chain capacity issues.
October 25, 2021
David Heffernan and Rachel Welford discuss the FAA's NPRM to require flight attendants at large U.S. airlines receive a rest period of at least 10 consecutive hours between periods of duty lasting 14 hours or less.
September 23, 2021
Geoffrey Ferrer, Jeff Vogel, and Matt Howell discuss a recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published by the U.S. Coast Guard
August 25, 2021
Jeff Vogel contributed an article to MarineLink discussing how signals from Washington, D.C., indicate that Fiscal Year 2022 could be a record-breaking year for inland port and waterway investment.
May 05, 2021
Geoffrey Ferrer, Christopher Raleigh, and Neil Quartaro discuss substitute custodians and the responsibilities of the arresting party.
May 03, 2021
Rachel Welford, Robert Magovern and Wayne Rohde discuss OFAC's reissued Somalia Sanctions Regulations, which incorporate executive orders from 2010.
April 29, 2021
Rachel Welford discusses DHS's extension of the REAL ID deadline to May 3, 2023.
April 28, 2021
Geoffrey Ferrer, Christopher Raleigh, Neil Quartaro, Eric Scherling, and Erik Schmidt discuss a recent victory for a client in connection with a debtor that was in severe financial distress.
April 21, 2021
Wayne Rohde, Robert Magovern and Matthew Howell discuss Executive Order 14024 imposing new sanctions on the Russian Federation in response to foreign election interference in the 2020 U.S. federal election and the SolarWinds cyberattack aimed at various U.S. federal agencies.
April 01, 2021
Jeff Vogel contributed an article to MarineLink discussing Biden's issuance of the "Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad” and the impact this has had on offshore oil and gas development.
March 17, 2021
Michael Connolly, Amorie Hummel, William Lesser, Heidi Schwartz, Josh Stein, and James Van Orden discuss New Jersey and New York's offshore wind energy policies and what the Biden administration has already done to advance offshore wind energy development in federal waters.
February 18, 2021
Jeff Vogel and Kathryn Sobotta discuss MARAD's simplified and streamlined loan process available to certain borrowers with strong financial track records and willingness to agree to MARAD’s preferred lending terms.
February 16, 2021
Mark Atwood discusses the CDC, DOT, and TSA's orders and notices requiring all passengers to wear masks but also allowing exceptions for persons with disabilities, and what air carriers should do in the next couple of weeks to determine how to thread this needle.
February 08, 2021
David Heffernan co-authored an article for Aviation Daily discussing how the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) issued a rule clarifying how it interprets its statutory authority to prohibit airlines from engaging in “unfair or deceptive practices.”
February 03, 2021
Jeff Vogel and Josh Stein discuss CBP’s recent decision that addresses and concedes OMSA’s core issue by now acknowledging that the pristine seabed of the OCS is a coastwise point.
December 23, 2020
Congress has passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a comprehensive $900 billion COVID relief stimulus package and $1.4 trillion omnibus bill.
December 21, 2020
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently issued new regulations codifying specific criteria for interpreting its fundamental regulatory authority under 49 U.S.C. section 41712 to prohibit airlines from engaging in “unfair or deceptive practices.”
December 07, 2020
Josh Stein discusses the announcement that both chambers of Congress have reached an agreement on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2021 and how it may impact the offshore wind industry.
December 02, 2020
Jeff Vogel and Anne Mickey contributed an article to MarineLink discussing the steps that the Maritime Administration (MARAD) has taken to streamline and simplify the Federal Ship Financing Program under Chapter 537 of Title 46 of the U.S. Code (commonly referred to as Title XI).
November 17, 2020
Jeff Vogel contributed an article to Marine News discussing what impact the election has on the U.S. workboat industry.
October 13, 2020
Jeff Vogel discusses the FMC's ANPRM seeking public comment on potential regulatory changes to its passenger vessel operator financial responsibility requirements.
October 08, 2020
Don Kassilke and Katie Sobotta discuss the two new advisories from OFAC and FinCEN on ransomware attacks.
September 30, 2020
Rachel Welford discusses the bipartisan bill that would require TSA to conduct temperature checks on all passengers and other individuals seeking entry to an airport’s sterile area.
September 29, 2020
Don Kassilke and Rachel Welford discuss OFAC's amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to further restrict U.S. engagement with Cuba in order to deny revenue to the Cuban regime.
September 24, 2020
Geoffrey Ferrer and Anne Mickey discuss steps mortgagees can take to avoid a foreclosed vessel being sold at a judicial auction for just 2 percent of the amount of the secured debt.
September 18, 2020
Bob Magovern and Katie Sobotta discuss the U.S. Department of the Treasury's final rule that alters and expands the scope of foreign investments involving critical technologies that are subject to mandatory review by CFIUS.
September 09, 2020
Jeff Vogel contributed an article to Marine News discussing how the maritime industry- including the offshore sector- was noticeably absent from the free flow of federal funding in the CARES Act or the subsequent Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.
August 19, 2020
Bob Magovern and Matt Howell discuss an interim final rule published by the Federal Acquisition Regulations Council that prohibits the use of certain telecommunications equipment produced by Chinese entities such as Huawei, ZTE, and Hikvision, among others by federal contractors.
August 03, 2020
Geoff Ferrer and Anne Mickey discuss the Second Circuit's decision in Power Authority of the State of New York v. M/V ELLEN S. BOUCHARD, and the BARGE B No. 280, their engines, apparel, tackle, boats, appurtenances, etc., in rem, Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Motor Tug Ellen S. Bouchard, Inc., No. 280 Corp.
July 27, 2020
Josh Stein discusses the regulatory and legislative activity at the end of last year and the early part of this year that could impact the offshore wind industry.
July 27, 2020
William H. Walsh and Anusha E. Jones discuss potential preemption defenses that could be available to airlines and their potential effectiveness.
July 17, 2020
David Heffernan discusses the DOT's consent order against Volaris and how it may provide insights into how DOT is approaching enforcement during COVID-19.
July 09, 2020
Geoffrey Ferrer and Anne Mickey discuss corporate registry updates for entities registered in the Marshall Islands and Liberia.
July 06, 2020
On July 2, 2020, the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services issued a joint guidance document titled “Runway to Recovery- the United States Framework for Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health Risks of Coronavirus.”
June 25, 2020
Tia Ghattas, Josh Greenbaum and Kendall Hayden discuss the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration exemptions for some regulations for certain motor carriers and their drivers that sunset on July 1.
May 20, 2020
Rachel Welford discusses how and why TSA should begin temperature screenings.
May 15, 2020
Geoffrey Ferrer and Anne Mickey discuss a newly adopted regulation in the Marshall Islands that officially sanction virtual shareholder meetings.
May 13, 2020
Rachel Welford discusses DOT's guidance for airline carriers operating flights to, from, and within in the United States on when it is necessary to offer ticketed passengers refunds.
April 28, 2020
David Loh and Chris Raleigh discuss the possibility of the U.S. Supreme Court permitting U.S. discovery in international private arbitration and what that means for foreign companies doing business in the United States.
April 22, 2020
Don Kassilke and Wayne Rohde discuss FEMA's additional guidance about the 10 categories of PPE exports that would be exempt from the recent, temporary ban.
April 20, 2020
Rachel Welford discusses the FAA's guidance for passenger airlines contemplating using empty apace in their aircraft to transport cargo.
April 20, 2020
Don Kassilke, Wayne Rohde, and Kathryn Sobotta discuss OFAC's recently release Fact Sheet detailing regulatory requirements relevant to export humanitarian goods to sanctioned countries such as Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Ukraine, and Russia.
April 16, 2020
Bob Magovern and Wayne Rohde discuss the FMC's order aimed at developing improvements to the U.S. ocean transportation supply chain through the use innovation teams.
April 15, 2020
Rachel Welford discusses the TSA's RFI soliciting input from the air cargo industry regarding new international screening standards for air cargo.
April 10, 2020
Don Kassilke and Wayne Rohde discuss FEMA's anticipated temporary final rule prohibiting certain exportation of PPE, including N95 respirators, surgical masks, and exam and surgical gloves.
April 07, 2020
Rachel Welford and David Heffernan discuss DOT's notice regarding "Refunds By Carriers Given the Unprecedented Impact of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency on Air Travel" and what carriers must do to ensure their compliance.
April 06, 2020
Steve Haas discusses the suspension of the FET and what jet cardholders and customers of on-demand charters should do.
March 31, 2020
David Heffernan and Rachel Welford discuss DOT's proposed parameters for implementing the authority granted it by the CARES Act to maintain scheduled air transportation to U.S. points.
March 27, 2020
Steve Haas discusses options for individuals for whom aviation travel is a necessity, including private charters and jet cards.
March 26, 2020
Rachel Welford explains why DHS postponed REAL ID compliance to October 1, 2021.
March 24, 2020
Geoffrey Ferrer and Anne Mickey discuss the temporary modification to the mortgage recording and acknowledgments requirements set out in the Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Act.
March 13, 2020
David Heffernan co-authored an article for The Air and Space Lawyer, explaining how the FTC, in applying its test for "deception," determines what constitutes "reasonable" consumer behavior.
March 06, 2020
Rachel Welford discusses DOT's “Enforcement Notice Regarding Denying Boarding by Airlines of Individuals Suspected of Having Coronavirus.”
March 05, 2020
Marc Fink and Matthew Howell contributed the introductory chapter to the Chambers 2020 Shipping Guide, discussing the issues that the shipping industry will face in 2020.
March 04, 2020
Mark Atwood discusses the February 28, 2020, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
February 20, 2020
Rachel Collins-Clarke and Thomas Ingalls discuss the USMCA and why companies would be wise to proactively update their compliance programs in light of the recommendations contained within it.
February 19, 2020
Rachel Welford discusses the GAO's recommendations to the TSA for combatting insider threats at U.S. airports.
February 18, 2020
Jeff Vogel published an article to MarineLink discussing some of the items that will have a direct impact on the U.S. maritime industry in 2020.
February 03, 2020
David Heffernan and Rachel Welford discuss the significant changes the DOT made to its regulations relating to the transportation of service animals by air.
January 29, 2020
David Loh and Chris Raleigh discuss the Fica Frio, Ltd. v. Jerry Seinfeld v. European Collectibles, Inc., case and New York state's Long Arm statue.
December 19, 2019
Martin S. Bloor and Don Kassilke the DOJ's revised guidance regarding VSDs to further encourage companies to self-report potential criminal violations of the U.S. export control and economic sanctions laws.
December 02, 2019
It will hardly come as a surprise to readers that air transportation and the trade in aircraft and parts is inherently international. Thus, participants in these industries have to keep an unblinking eye on the increasingly ubiquitous international regimes of trade and economic sanctions that apply to a wide variety of economic activities.
December 01, 2019
Jeff Vogel published an article to Marine News discussing what the end of the year legislative and regulatory period entails for the United States maritime industry.
October 28, 2019
David Heffernan and Rachel Welford discuss DOT's efforts to conform their regulations to the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016’s requirements.
October 22, 2019
U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division, dismissed sua sponte the complaint filed by plaintiff Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Inc. against defendants CSX Corp., CSX Transportation, Inc. and Savage Services Corp. because the district court considered it to be an impermissible “shotgun pleading.”
October 01, 2019
David Heffernan discusses the FAA's advance notice of proposed rulemaking and when the rule change will likely go into effect.
September 24, 2019
David Loh and Chris Raleigh discuss the Sixth Circuit' decision in Abdul Latif Jameel Transportation Company Ltd. v. FedEx Corp., that relies on the Supreme Court decision in Intel Corp. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
September 19, 2019
David Loh and Chris Raleigh discuss the Third Circuit's decision, ordering the district court to allow discovery to determine if Uber drivers belongs to a class of transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce.
September 09, 2019
How do you create a regulatory framework that sustains the highest levels of aviation security through “shared outcomes”? The Transportation Security Administration’s new Action Plan Program (APP) seeks to answer that essential question.
September 01, 2019
Jeff Vogel contributed an article to Marine News Magazine discussing the investment made toward the U.S. Department of Transportation Port Infrastructure Program and the effect it has had.
August 08, 2019
In a significant escalation of economic pressure on Venezuela’s Maduro regime, President Trump issued an executive order on August 5 that blocks all Venezuelan government property in the U.S. or in the possession of U.S. persons.
July 30, 2019
Don Kassilke and Bob Foster discuss OFAC's Iran-Related Civil Aviation Industry Advisory and why it could mean OFAC will be taking a greater interest in the Iranian aviation sector.
June 26, 2019
Don Kassilke and Matt Howell discuss the largely symbolic new round of sanctions specifically targeting the senior leadership of the Iranian regime.
April 24, 2019
Don Kassilke and Matthew Howell discuss what the implementation of Title III means in practical terms and how it could impact entities trading with Cuba.
April 17, 2019
Chris Kende, Bruce Maffeo and Dina Moussa, discuss the civil and criminal liability Boeing could face following the two crashes and subsequent grounding of the brand new Boeing 737 MAX.
February 12, 2019
Jeff Vogel authored a piece calling for the 116th Congress to recognize that the U.S.-flag fleet requires new mechanisms of support and that our domestic port infrastructure is a strategic national asset, requiring additional funding.
February 05, 2019
Don Kassilke and Matt Howell discuss Executive Order 13850 and why it is important entities that have dealings with PdVSA or any of its related entities carefully review the restrictions and general licenses published by OFAC to ensure compliance with applicable OFAC regulations.
January 22, 2019
Chris Raleigh and Raz Barnea discuss the New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira decision and what this means for future litigation regarding the transportation workforce.
January 18, 2019
William Walsh discusses the decision in Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company v. Hollycal Production, Inc and what it could mean for the future of drone law.
January 07, 2019
David Heffernan, a member of the firm's Transportation & Trade Group and co-chair of the Aviation Industry Team, authored "The Safety and Comfort of Your Airline Seat" for Forbes.
December 20, 2018
Don Kassilke and Matt Howell discuss the Treasury Department's decision to terminate sanctions imposed on En+ Group PLC, United Company Rusal PLC ), and JSC EuroSibEnergo, three companies placed on the SDN list because they were owned or controlled by Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch sanctioned pursuant to Executive Orders 13661 and 13662.
November 28, 2018
David Heffernan, co-chair of the firm's Aviation Team, authored the blog "U.S. Airlines Face A Critical Legislative and Regulatory Test in 2019" for Forbes.
November 27, 2018
Jeff Vogel, a member in the firm's Transportation and Trade Practice, authored "A Fleet in Peril – the Need for a US-Flag Cargo Strategy" for The Journal of Commerce.
November 13, 2018
David Heffernan, co-chair of the firm's Aviation Team, authored the blog "'Comfort Animals' Do Not Belong In An Aircraft Cabin; Regulators May Act Soon To Address The Problem" for Forbes.
November 09, 2018
David Loh, a member in the firm's Transportation & Trade Practice, and Willliam Lesser, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, "What Is a “Mary Carter” Agreement?" for the American Bar Association Practice Points.
November 09, 2018
Robert L. Bowman and Robert F. Foster discuss the Third Circuit's decision in Sikkelee v. Precision Airmotive Corp., that held state-law claims brought against an aircraft engine manufacturer were not conflict preempted by federal law. This decision places equipment manufacturers and other defendants at greater risk of being held liable for state law-based accident claims and other related cases.
November 06, 2018
Don Kassilke and Matt Howell discuss the conclusion of the wind-down periods and the United State's return to the pre-JCPOA status quo with regard to most secondary sanctions.
October 29, 2018
Foreign investors in U.S. businesses take note: If your transaction is scheduled to close any time after November 10, 2018, new U.S. national security rules could result in delays or penalties for non-compliance.
October 11, 2018
David Heffernan and Robert F. Foster discuss provisions in the Reauthorization Act that affect air travelers. This is the third article in a three-part series on the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018
October 11, 2018
David Heffernan and Robert F. Foster discuss provisions in the Reauthorization Act that affect airlines’ obligations to accommodate passengers with disabilities. This is the second in a three-part series discussing the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.
October 11, 2018
Jeff Vogel, a member in the firm's Transportation & Trade Group, published "10 Years Of Inaction On US-Flag Cargo Preference" for Law360.
October 11, 2018
David Heffernan and Matthew Howell discuss provisions in the Reauthorization Act that affect airline fees, including some that were omitted from the final legislation but will likely continue to be considered in the future. This is the first in a three-part series on the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018
August 13, 2018
David Heffernan and Robert Foster, attorneys in the firm's Aviation Regulatory Practice, co-authored, "Time To Curb Abuse Of Air Travel 'Support Animal' Rules," for Law360.
July 27, 2018
Christopher Raleigh, a member in the firm's Transportation & Trade Practice Group, authored, "Considerations in Cases Involving Engine Damage Caused by Contaminated Bunkers" for the American Bar Association Admiralty Litigation Committee.
May 04, 2018
This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of a five-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, the FAA’s Airworthiness Directives requiring inspections of fan blades on CFM56-7B model engines as a result of last month’s Southwest Airlines engine incident, the Department of Transportation’s recent award of frequencies for new U.S.-Cuba air service, new DOT requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)/drones to obtain DOT economic authority in the form of a Part 298 air taxi registration in order for commercial UAS/drone operators to operate air transportation services for hire, the Department of Homeland Security’s increase in the amount of civil penalties imposed by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Government Accountability Office’s implementation of new electronic filing requirements for bid protests, and the latest DOT and FAA enforcement actions.
March 01, 2018
Howard Schweitzer, Robert Freeman, and Jeff Vogel discuss the president's "Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America."
February 15, 2018
Howard Schweitzer and Rob Freeman discusses the Trump administration’s highly anticipated “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America,” a 53-page document highlighting the White House’s core principles for rebuilding and revitalizing the nation’s aging infrastructure.
February 06, 2018
This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Drone Report surveys proposed drone legislation in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Vermont, and West Virginia and discusses recent drone regulatory developments at the federal level.
November 20, 2017
This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses new restrictions on Cuba travel, DOT’s Small Community Air Service Development Grant Program, new DOT drug testing requirements for safety-sensitive transportation employees, the FAA’s proposed amendments to helicopter certification standards, the Bombardier aircraft trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada, and the latest DOT and FAA enforcement actions.
October 13, 2017
This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses DOT’s and CBP’s comprehensive reviews of their regulations, Congress’ FAA reauthorization extension legislation, the FAA’s adoption of new Stage 5 airplane noise standards, GAO reports on airline ancillary service fees and TSA’s aviation security oversight, and the latest DOT and FAA enforcement actions.
September 29, 2017
In response to the governor of Puerto Rico’s request, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) waived the Jones Act on Thursday. The waiver covers all products shipped to Puerto Rico laded on board a vessel over the next 10 days and delivered to Puerto Rico by October 18.
September 20, 2017
This edition of the Maritime & Infrastructure Federal Update highlights the recent Jones Act waiver, funding through the TIGER program, the Small Shipyard Grant Program, and more.
September 12, 2017
This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Drone Report discusses FAA’s statement on the success of Part 107 (its regulations governing commercial uses of small drones), the status of drone-related rulemakings, DOD’s guidance on drone operations over military installations, the new partnership between DHS and Mississippi to test and evaluate drones, pending federal drone legislation, Federal citations for drone use in Yellowstone National Park, and proposed legislation in California related to the use of drones for law enforcement surveillance.
September 08, 2017
This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses DOT’s 2017 U.S.-Cuba Frequency Allocation Proceeding, the FAA’s elimination of requirements to obtain Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) authorization for aircraft equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS–B) Out systems, CBP’s extension of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot program, and the latest DOT and FAA enforcement actions.
September 07, 2017
David Heffernan discusses the U.S. Department of Transportation recently issued Significant Rulemaking Report, the first such report released under the Trump administration.
August 01, 2017
Donald Kassilke, Robert Freeman, and Jennifer Urban discuss The ‘‘Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act’’ that is composed of three distinct titles each of which mandates the development of various reports and sets out certain mandatory and discretionary sanctions for implementation by the executive branch.
July 25, 2017
This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Drone Report discusses the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)/drone-related provisions of the recently introduced FAA reauthorization bills, a recent FAA chief counsel’s legal interpretation regarding drone operations near private heliports, the Department of the Interior’s data-sharing initiative to prevent unauthorized drone operations over wildfires, the Drone I.D. Rulemaking Committee’s recent meetings, a recent judicial proceeding on the GoPro drone case, President Trump’s offer to sell drones to India as part of the joint “Prosperity Through Partnership” initiative measure between the United States and India, and the latest state regulations and legislation regarding drones.
July 10, 2017
This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses the latest FAA reauthorization bills, the Department of Homeland Security’s enhanced aviation security measures, the DOT Inspector General’s audit reports regarding the FAA’s oversight of suspected unapproved parts and check pilot qualifications, the Department of Commerce’s investigations regarding aircraft imports from Canada, and the latest DOT and FAA enforcement actions.
July 06, 2017
David Heffernan and Jennifer Urban, of Cozen O'Connor's Transportation and Trade Group, published "US Regulation of Commercial Uses of Drones" for Expert Guides.
June 19, 2017
Don Kassilke discusses the changes to that have been made to the U.S's Cuba Policy by the Trump administration.
June 07, 2017
Geof Ferrer, Rob Freeman, and Jeff Vogel discuss two notices that create a significant opportunity for stakeholders to shape the regulation of transportation and infrastructure projects in the United States.
May 30, 2017
This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Update attempts to navigate the mixed messages of recent government actions.
March 28, 2022
Neil Quartaro was quoted in an article published by Voice of America which discusses how Russian tanker ships carrying oil and petroleum products have been observed turning off systems that broadcast their identity and location, which is often associated with efforts to evade sanctions.
February 25, 2022
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Matthew Howell, an associate in the firm’s Transportation & Trade Group, has been appointed by the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association (ABA) to serve as an adviser to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (ULC) Study Committee on Antitrust.
February 17, 2022
Chambers Global has recognized four Cozen O’Connor attorneys: Susan Eisenberg (Miami – Labor & Employment), Geoffrey Ferrer (New York – Transportation & Trade), Shane Hardy (Toronto – Intellectual Property), and Joseph Tilson (Chicago – Labor & Employment), as worldwide leaders in their respective practices.
November 04, 2021
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 29 practice areas nationwide and 121 practice areas regionally.
October 28, 2021
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Lawrence, chair of the firm’s Transportation & Trade Group, David Heffernan, vice chair of the firm’s Transportation & Trade Group, Jonathon Foglia, member of the firm’s Transportation & Trade Group, and Marc Fink, of counsel, have all been selected to Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2022 —a guide to the world’s leading transport lawyers.
October 18, 2021
Neil Quartaro talks with CMA Shipping about the challenges of adapting to the new normal.
October 04, 2021
Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2021 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.
August 19, 2021
Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
June 09, 2021
Jonathon Foglia was featured in an article published by Law360 that discusses his move to Cozen O'Connor.
June 01, 2021
He brings extensive experience counseling aviation industry clients on a wide range of regulatory and commercial matters.
May 26, 2021
Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 82 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2021 edition; of those, 15 lawyers have been recognized nationally.
May 17, 2021
Robert Magovern was quoted in an article published by Bloomberg Law article which discusses how The U.S. Labor Department must determine how it will distribute $2 billion in unemployment insurance administrative funding that Congress provided in the American Rescue Plan.
May 05, 2021
Super Lawyers has named 12 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2021 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.
April 05, 2021
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Bernard Nash and Lori Kalani, co-chairs of the firm’s State Attorneys General practice, Michael Schmidt, vice chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, and Rachel Welford, an attorney in the firm’s Transportation & Trade Group have been selected as top authors for JD Supra’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards for their thought leadership on key topics during 2020.
January 27, 2021
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Geoffrey D. Ferrer, vice-chair of the firm’s Transportation & Trade group, and a member of the Marshall Islands bar has been ranked in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 Guide.
November 10, 2020
Jeff Vogel was featured in an article published by Ship Technology discussing how Joe Biden's administration will impact the maritime sector.
November 09, 2020
Jeff Vogel was featured in an article published by Ship Technology discussing what key changes the Biden administration will need to put in place for the maritime industry.
November 05, 2020
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 practice areas nationwide and 115 practice areas regionally.
November 03, 2020
Jeff Vogel was featured in an article published by Ship Technology discussing Donald Trump’s impact on the maritime industry over the past four years.
October 21, 2020
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Lawrence, chair of the firm's Transportation & Trade Group, has been named co-chair of the International Transportation Committee of the ABA International Law Section.
August 20, 2020
Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
June 22, 2020
The Legal 500 United States named Cozen O’Connor’s Aviation, Construction, Immigration, Insurance, and Maritime practices and Cozen O’Connor attorneys Scott Bettridge, Stephen Cozen, Raymond DeLuca, Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Robert Magovern, Anne Mickey, Jeffrey Mullen, Josh Stein, Christopher Sweeney, and Jeff Vogel to its 2020 Legal Guide.
April 20, 2020
Super Lawyers has named 14 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.
April 09, 2020
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce and celebrate the successful execution of a major ship building contract worth up to $1.5 billion between its client, TOTE Services LLC (TOTE Services) an affiliate of TOTE, LLC (TOTE), and an industry leader in ship management, marine operations, and vessel services, and Philly Shipyard Inc., (Philly Shipyard) one of the country’s leading shipbuilders and the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA.
February 17, 2020
Chambers Global has recognized four Cozen O’ Connor attorneys, Susan Eisenberg (Miami – Labor & Employment), Geoffrey Ferrer (New York – Transportation & Trade), Thomas Giotto (Pittsburgh – Labor and Employment), and Joseph Tilson (Chicago – Labor & Employment), as worldwide leaders in their respective practices. All four attorneys are also ranked in the Chambers USA Guide.
February 11, 2020
Quartaro has for nearly two decades advised and represented clients in a range of transportation and maritime industry disputes throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
November 05, 2019
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.
August 28, 2019
Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
August 28, 2019
Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that six of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America.
April 29, 2019
The Propeller Club – Port of Washington, DC, a chapter of the International Propeller Club of the United States a nonprofit dedicated to the enhancement and well-being of all interests of the maritime community, named Cozen O'Connor attorney Jeff Vogel their new Vice President.
April 25, 2019
The 2019 Washington, D.C, edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 13 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
April 12, 2019
Chambers Global has recognized three Cozen O’ Connor attorneys, Susan Eisenberg (Miami – Labor & Employment), Geoffrey Ferrer (New York – Transportation & Trade), and Joseph Tilson (Chicago – Labor & Employment), as worldwide leaders in their respective practices.
April 08, 2019
Rachel Welford has returned to the firm’s Transportation & Trade Group. She joins Cozen O’Connor from American Airlines, where she served as the director of security and government affairs.
March 20, 2019
Chris Raleigh was quoted in Law360's article on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hand a victory to sailors who claim they developed mesothelioma.
February 15, 2019
Jeff Vogel was quoted in the Wall Street Journal's piece on how President Trump declaring a national emergency to bolster the wall would potentially divert critical funding sources away from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
September 21, 2018
Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Twelve were recognized as Super Lawyers and five were named "Rising Stars."
August 31, 2018
Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that seven of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest and most highly regarded peer review publications in the legal profession.
June 15, 2018
The U.S. edition of The Legal 500 recognized Cozen O’Connor’s Aviation, Construction, and Shipping practices as well as attorneys Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Robert Magovern, and Anne Mickey.
May 15, 2018
Fourteen Cozen O’Connor attorneys have been named 2018 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine Washington, D.C. edition, published by Thomson Reuters.
April 13, 2018
David Heffernan, a member of Cozen O’Connor Transportation and Trade Practice Group, and Rob Freeman, a government relations principal in Cozen O’Connor’s Public Strategies Group, were named to JD Supra 2018 Readers Choice Awards Top Airlines/Aviation Authors.
September 20, 2017
Mark Atwood, of the firm's Transporation and Trade Group, was quoted in the Sun Sentinel's article, "Deja vu for airlines, cruise lines as Hurricane Maria prep begins."
September 15, 2017
Mark Atwood, a member of the firm's Transportation and Trade Practice Group, was quoted in the Sun Sentinel's article, "Days after Irma hits, South Florida airports, hotels, cruise lines look for return of customers."
August 02, 2017
Geoffrey D. Ferrer, vice chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Transportation & Trade Practice Group and Office Managing Partner of the New York Downtown Office, has been sworn in as a member of the Republic of the Marshall Islands bar becoming one of only 54 admitted and active Marshall Islands attorneys.
July 22, 2017
Christopher Raleigh, of Cozen O'Connor's Transportation & Trade Department, discusses the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York upholding the decision to deny coverage to TransAtlantic Lines LLC over costs associated with a suit resulting from lost cargo.