Women's Initiative

Recent News:

Susan Eisenberg and Jennifer Taylor Selected as Honorees for the DBR’s Florida Legal Awards

MIAMI, April 1, 2021 — Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Susan Eisenberg and Jennifer Taylor, members of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, have been selected as honorees for the Daily Business Review’s Florida Legal Awards.

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The Cozen O’Connor Women’s Initiative is dedicated to the development and enhancement of professional and personal relationships among our female attorneys and clients. Our long-standing commitment to providing a supportive, collaborative culture for female attorneys formally began in the late 1990s and continues to prosper today, creating a positive environment for the hiring, retention and promotion of female attorneys within Cozen O’Connor. The Women’s Initiative is led by Chairs Julie Trester and Sarah Schlossberg and it has a dedicated Steering Committee and subcommittees that represents all of the firm’s offices and that reflects the diverse issues confronting women in today’s legal workplace.

Our goals are:

• To educate and mentor our female attorneys, providing them with the skills and opportunities needed for professional and personal success;

• To encourage and train our female attorneys in order to pave the way to leadership in the firm and with professional, corporate, nonprofit and civic organizations;

• To create new business opportunities and expand networking relationships with other firm attorneys;

• To raise the profile of female attorneys in the business community; and

• Through the achievement of the above goals, to support the firm’s ongoing commitment to promote women to firm leadership positions.

The implementation and achievement of these goals will allow Cozen O’Connor’s female attorneys to make unique and valuable contributions to the success of our firm, and will provide a deeply rewarding professional and personal experience upon which they can build their legal careers.

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In The News

Katie Schwab Named a Board Member of the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association

June 14, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Katie Schwab, managing director of the firm’s Public Strategies Group, has been named a board member of the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association (DLMA).

Rose Christ Named to Crain’s Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives List

June 07, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Rose Christ, senior principal of the firm’s Public Strategies Group, was named to Crain’s Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives list.

Meredith Slawe Selected for Dartmouth Club of Philadelphia Board

May 11, 2021

Meredith Slawe has been selected to serve on the Board of the Dartmouth Club of Philadelphia (DCP).

Cozen O’Connor’s Heather Marx named to The American Lawyer’s 2021 Midwest Trailblazers list

April 20, 2021

Heather Marx, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation practice and vice-chair of the firm’s Trade Remedies practice, has been named to The American Lawyer’s 2021 inaugural list of Midwest Trailblazers.

Susan Eisenberg and Jennifer Taylor Selected as Honorees for the DBR’s Florida Legal Awards

April 01, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Susan Eisenberg and Jennifer Taylor, members of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, have been selected as honorees for the Daily Business Review’s Florida Legal Awards.

Anupama Prasad Named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers Rising List

March 16, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Anupama Prasad, an associate in the firm’s Global Insurance Department, has been named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers (NAWL) Rising List.

Meredith Slawe Named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers Rising List

March 10, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Meredith Slawe, co-chair of the firm’s Class Actions Practice Group and co-chair of the Retail Industry Group, has been named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers (NAWL) Rising List.

Alexandra Busch Elected Vice President of the Washington Chapter of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law

February 26, 2021

Alexandra Busch, an attorney in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been elected to serve as the vice president of the Washington Chapter of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law.

Suzanne Mayes Awarded 2020 Freda Johnson Award Recipient for Trailblazing Women in Public Finance

November 10, 2020

Philadelphia – November 10, 2020 – Suzanne Mayes, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department and co-chair of the firm’s Public & Project Finance Practice, has been selected as a 2020 Freda Johnson Trailblazing Women in Public Finance by the Northeast Women in Public Finance and The Bond Buyer.

Leni Cummins Named Among City & State New York’s 40 Under 40

October 20, 2020

New York – October 20, 2020 – Leni Morrison Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, has been named a 40 Under 40 Rising Star by City & State New York.

Cozen O’Connor’s Helene Jaron Named a 2020 "Woman of Distinction" by the Philadelphia Business Journal

October 06, 2020

Philadelphia, October 6, 2020- Helene Jaron, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Private Client, Trusts and Estates Group, has been selected as a 2020 Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Meredith Slawe Honored as a 2020 Best Law Firm Mentor by The Legal Intelligencer

September 29, 2020

Meredith Slawe, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Class Actions practice and co-chair of the Retail Industry team, has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as a 2020 Professional Excellence Award winner in the Best Law Firm Mentors category.

Cozen O’Connor Achieves Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification Status

September 15, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce its achievement of the Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification status.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Anna Wermuth Named One of Chicago’s “Notable Women in Law”

September 08, 2020

Anna Wermuth was recently named to the list of Chicago’s “Notable Women in Law” by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Alexandra Busch Named a 2020 ABA Forum on Construction Law Diversity Fellow

August 31, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Alexandra Busch, associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named an ABA Forum on Construction Law Diversity Fellow for 2020.

Leni Cummins Named a Real Estate & Construction Trailblazer by the National Law Journal

April 02, 2020

Leni Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, was named a Real Estate & Construction Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.

How I Made Partner: Cozen O'Connor's Nicole Sprinzen

August 01, 2019

Nicole Sprinzen was quoted in Law.com about her time becoming a partner at Cozen O'Connor.

Nicole Sprinzen Named to Law360’s 2019 White Collar Editorial Advisory Board

April 18, 2019

The main purpose of the advisory board, according to Law360, is “to get feedback on Law360’s coverage and gain insight from experts in the field on how best to shape future coverage.”

Susan Grueneberg Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2019 Most Influential Women Attorneys

April 08, 2019

Cozen O'Connor franchise attorney Susan Grueneberg was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of 2019 Most Influential Women Attorneys.

Nicole Sprinzen Named to DCA Live’s 2019 Emerging Women Leaders in Private Practice List

March 20, 2019

The list includes the female lawyers “who are emerging as leaders within their firms and the broader legal community.” Winners were recognized at a March 19 event held in the Washington, DC office of Willey Rein.

Mariah Passarelli Named to the LGBT Bar 2019's Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40

March 18, 2019

Cozen O'Connor Labor & Employment attorney Mariah Passarelli was honored by the National LGBT Bar Association as a LGBTQ+ legal professional (practicing lawyers, law professors, corporate counsel, members of the judiciary, politicians, etc.) under the age of 40 who has distinguished themselves in their field and has demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBTQ+ equality.

Cozen O'Connor Recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal® with 11th Annual Diversity Leader Award

January 31, 2019

Cozen O'Connor has been selected by Profiles in Diversity Journal® to receive its 11th Annual Diversity Leader Award. The award is given to organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to expanding and improving diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace and beyond.

Anna Wermuth selected by Crain's Chicago Business as one of the "Most Influential Women Lawyers" in Chicago

July 31, 2017

Anna Wermuth, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, was selected by Crain's Chicago Business as one of the "Most Influential Women Lawyers" in Chicago.

PBA Honors Cozen O'Connor with Promotion of Women Award

March 06, 2017

Our selection as the 2017 winner of the Women in the Profession's Promotion of Women recognizes the firm’s longstanding successful promotion and advancement of women across our firm, as well as our firm’s commitment to continue the growth and development of our Women’s Initiative Program, which provides mentoring and networking opportunities across the firm.

Contacts

Julie L. Trester

Member

jtrester@cozen.com

(312) 474-7960

Sarah D. Schlossberg

Of Counsel

sschlossberg@cozen.com

(215) 665-3727

Awards

Katie Schwab Named a Board Member of the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association

June 14, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Katie Schwab, managing director of the firm’s Public Strategies Group, has been named a board member of the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association (DLMA).

Rose Christ Named to Crain’s Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives List

June 07, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Rose Christ, senior principal of the firm’s Public Strategies Group, was named to Crain’s Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives list.

Cozen O’Connor’s Heather Marx named to The American Lawyer’s 2021 Midwest Trailblazers list

April 20, 2021

Heather Marx, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation practice and vice-chair of the firm’s Trade Remedies practice, has been named to The American Lawyer’s 2021 inaugural list of Midwest Trailblazers.

Susan Eisenberg and Jennifer Taylor Selected as Honorees for the DBR’s Florida Legal Awards

April 01, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Susan Eisenberg and Jennifer Taylor, members of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, have been selected as honorees for the Daily Business Review’s Florida Legal Awards.

Anupama Prasad Named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers Rising List

March 16, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Anupama Prasad, an associate in the firm’s Global Insurance Department, has been named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers (NAWL) Rising List.

Meredith Slawe Named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers Rising List

March 10, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Meredith Slawe, co-chair of the firm’s Class Actions Practice Group and co-chair of the Retail Industry Group, has been named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers (NAWL) Rising List.

Alexandra Busch Elected Vice President of the Washington Chapter of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law

February 26, 2021

Alexandra Busch, an attorney in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been elected to serve as the vice president of the Washington Chapter of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law.

Leni Cummins Named Among City & State New York’s 40 Under 40

October 20, 2020

New York – October 20, 2020 – Leni Morrison Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, has been named a 40 Under 40 Rising Star by City & State New York.

Meredith Slawe Honored as a 2020 Best Law Firm Mentor by The Legal Intelligencer

September 29, 2020

Meredith Slawe, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Class Actions practice and co-chair of the Retail Industry team, has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as a 2020 Professional Excellence Award winner in the Best Law Firm Mentors category.

Cozen O’Connor Achieves Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification Status

September 15, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce its achievement of the Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification status.

Leni Cummins Named a Real Estate & Construction Trailblazer by the National Law Journal

April 02, 2020

Leni Cummins, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Real Estate Practice, was named a Real Estate & Construction Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.

Recent News

Katie Schwab Named a Board Member of the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Katie Schwab, managing director of the firm’s Public Strategies Group, has been named a board member of the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association (DLMA). Read More

Rose Christ Named to Crain’s Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives List

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Rose Christ, senior principal of the firm’s Public Strategies Group, was named to Crain’s Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives list. Read More

Meredith Slawe Selected for Dartmouth Club of Philadelphia Board

Meredith Slawe has been selected to serve on the Board of the Dartmouth Club of Philadelphia (DCP). Read More

Cozen O’Connor’s Heather Marx named to The American Lawyer’s 2021 Midwest Trailblazers list

Heather Marx, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation practice and vice-chair of the firm’s Trade Remedies practice, has been named to The American Lawyer’s 2021 inaugural list of Midwest Trailblazers. Read More

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