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Veteran Real Estate Attorney Jon S. Ziefert Joins Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group in New York

May 25, 2022

Press Release - Real Estate

Ziefert brings a 20-plus-year track record of successfully representing developers, private equity funds, large investors, and institutional lenders in complex real estate investment and development transactions.


#No Filter: Regulating an Employer’s Social Media Posts [Blog Post]

May 25, 2022

Publication - Labor & Employment

A May 20, 2022 decision from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals impacts the limits of permissible speech by employers on social media.


USCIS to Implement Premium Processing for Certain Petitions [Alert]

May 25, 2022

Publication - Immigration Policy & Strategy, Labor & Employment

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced premium processing for certain petitioners.


Cozen Currents: Democrats Continue to Face Uphill Battle Despite GOP's Unforced Errors

May 24, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

“Despite the headwinds Democrats face going into November, Republicans are doing their best to save Democrats from themselves by putting forward extreme candidates whose principal qualification for office seems to be whether they support former President Trump’s false claim of victory in 2020.” — Howard Schweitzer, CEO, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies


How Pennsylvania Women Can Achieve Equal Pay

May 24, 2022

Publication - Environmental, Social & Governance, Labor & Employment

Kathy Jaffari co-authored an article published in The Philadelphia Inquirer discussing the wage gap in Pennsylvania and the steps that need to be taken to narrow it. Kathy and her co-author, Judy Berkman, are co-chairs of the Women’s Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association.


California Supreme Court Expands Penalties For Meal and Rest Violations

May 24, 2022

Publication - Labor & Employment, Labor Relations & Disputes

The California Supreme Court recently resolved a long-standing wage and hour question regarding meal and rest period violations.


Are Labor Unions Making a Comeback in America?

May 23, 2022

News - Labor & Employment

Daniel Johns joined the Shaping Opinion podcast to talk about why all of a sudden employees at some well-known companies are organizing to unionize their workforces.


State AG Pulse | New Mexico and the Plaintiffs’ Bar Money-Go-Round

May 23, 2022

Publication - State Attorneys General

This week Bernie and Lori engage with State AG Group team member Chris Allen on the race in New Mexico, where the AG’s office is likely to stay blue but a red wave, if it comes, could shake things up. They also ponder AGs’ use of outside counsel to supplement – or supplant - internal AG staff resources.


New Virginia Law Prohibits Pay-If-Paid Clauses in Construction Contracts

May 22, 2022

Publication - Construction Law - Real Estate & Construction

Senate Bill 550 makes changes to Virginia's Prompt Payment Act and its wage theft statute that will take effect on January 1, 2023.


Climate Storm Brewing in California | FTC Shears Lions Not Sheep | Healey Wants Photographer to Get the Picture

May 19, 2022

Publication - State Attorneys General

The State AG Report – 5.19.2022 Here are last week’s curated AG and federal regulatory news stories highlighting key areas in which state and federal regulators’ decisions are having an impact across the US


Cozen O'Connor Lands Proskauer Trusts And Estates Atty In Fla.

May 19, 2022

News - Private Client Services

Margo Ceresney discusses her decision to join Cozen O’Connor’s Private Client, Trusts and Estates group in an interview for an article published on Law360. With more than ten years of experience in the field, she believes that this group will help her expand her expertise.


Broad Street Brief: Philadelphia’s State Legislative Races Were Contentious But Had Few Surprises

May 19, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

Despite infighting between progressive and establishment Democrats, incumbents were largely victorious in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for State House and Senate seats. Progressive incumbents secured commanding victories, despite not receiving the Philadelphia Democratic Party endorsement. To review a detailed analysis of election results across the Commonwealth, read Pennsylvania's Public Strategies Team’s alert.


Richard Holzworth Elected to Arden Credit Union's Board of Directors

May 19, 2022

News

Richard Holzworth is featured in the Credit Union Times for his election to Ardent Credit Union’s Board of Directors.


Even With Pandemic, Patent Suit Filings Held Steady In 2021

May 18, 2022

News - Hatch-Waxman Litigation, Intellectual Property, Patents

Blake Coblentz was quoted in Law 360 discussing the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on patent filings.


Cozen Currents: Is Joe Biden Going the Way of Jimmy Carter?

May 17, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

“Inflation appears to be both an intractable economic and political problem right now, likely weighing heavily on Democrats’ prospects in this fall’s midterm elections. But how inflation looks in 2024, not 2022, matters far more in terms of the success of Joe Biden’s presidency.” — Howard Schweitzer, CEO, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies


Jennifer Brandt Discusses Amber Heard’s Cross-Examination on Court TV

May 16, 2022

News - Family Law

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV.


State AG Pulse | Republicans Forecast A Red Wave

May 16, 2022

Publication - State Attorneys General

In this week’s episode, hosts Bernie Nash and Jerry Kilgore talk with Pete Bisbee of the Republican Attorneys General Association about what RAGA is, how it recruits candidates, and how it raises money to fund races. They speculate on election winners and losers, and we hear Pete’s diagnosis of potentially vulnerable Democrats and his “just crazy” prediction.


Cozen O’Connor Continues to Expand its Boca Raton Office, Adding Margo K. Ceresney to its Private Client, Trusts and Estates Group

May 16, 2022

Press Release - Private Client Services

Margo, who joins as a member, brings to the firm more than a decade of experience guiding clients through the complexities of estate and gift planning, trust and estate administration, tax, family law, and succession planning.


Does PAGA Have Wings? Bernstein’s Threat to Interstate Airlines

May 16, 2022

Publication - Aviation Litigation, Aviation Regulatory, Labor & Employment, Transportation & Trade - Aviation

California's Private Attorneys General Act may pave the way for geographically extended enforcement of California labor laws.


Cozen O’Connor’s Anna Wermuth Named to The American Lawyer’s 2022 Midwest Trailblazers List

May 16, 2022

News - Labor & Employment

Anna Wermuth, vice-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s national Labor & Employment Department, has been named to The American Lawyer’s 2022 list of Midwest Trailblazers.

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