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COVID-19 Vaccination: The EEOC’s Long-Awaited Religious Exemption Guidance [Alert]

October 27, 2021

Publication - Coronavirus Task Force, Labor & Employment

Janice Agresti discusses the EEOC's guidance for employers when an employee requests a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Good Day Philadelphia to Discuss Brian Laundrie and Alec Baldwin

October 26, 2021

News - Family Law

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Group, appeared on Good Day Philadelphia talking about Brian Laundrie and Alec Baldwin.

Apple Wins Round 1 Against Epic Games, Or Did It? [Forbes]

October 25, 2021

Publication - Antitrust

David Reichenberg contributed an article to Forbes discussing the antitrust case between Epic Games and Apple.

California Splits from the FDA: CBD Now Permitted in Food, Beverages and More [Alert]

October 25, 2021

Publication - State Attorneys General - Cannabis

Mira Baylson, Meghan Stoppel, and Gianna Puccinelli discuss California's new law AB-45 that prohibits restrictions on the sale of dietary supplements, food, beverages, cosmetics, or pet food that contains CBD.

FAA Proposes to Increase Rest Periods for U.S. Airline Flight Attendants [Alert]

October 25, 2021

Publication - Aviation Regulatory, Transportation & Trade

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.

Cozen O’Connor Makes Strategic Move with Addition of Former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General Christopher J. Kelly to the Labor & Employment Department

October 25, 2021

Press Release - Labor & Employment

Kelly joins the firm as a member working in Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office.

In Corporate Crackdown, U.S. SEC Takes Aim at Executive Pay

October 22, 2021

News - Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement

Joseph Dever was quoted in an article published by Reuters that discusses how the SEC said it would revive a rule left unfinished from the 2007-09 financial crisis that would require U.S. listed companies to implement a plan to recoup executive compensation in the event they have to correct financial statements due to compliance failures.

Broad Street Brief: Driving Equality Bill Championed by Councilmember Thomas Passes

October 21, 2021

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

City Council passed Councilmember Isaiah Thomas’s driving equality bill with a 14-2 vote, which will prohibit Philadelphia police from stopping vehicles for certain low-level driving code infractions.

Cease-and-Desist Letters to Crypto Platforms | $20M False Claims Settlement | Objections to Proposed IRS Reporting Rules

October 21, 2021

Publication - State Attorneys General

The State AG Report – 10.21.2021 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.

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month: Spotlighting Our Hispanic Federal Jurists

October 20, 2021

Publication - Legal Profession Services

Deborah Winokur co-authored an article for the Fall 2021 issue of Houston's Legacy newsletter of the PBA Minority Bar Committee.

Update: Travel Bans to be Rescinded; Proof of Vaccination will be Required [Alert]

October 19, 2021

Publication - Coronavirus Task Force, Immigration

Beth Olivera and Fran Rayer discuss Biden's easing of travel restrictions on all fully vaccinated international travelers.

Sixth Circuit Reverses District Court in TCPA Enforceability Challenge [Alert]

October 19, 2021

Publication - Class Actions

Meredith Slawe, Mike McTigue, and Max Kaplan discuss the Sixth Circuit's decision in Lindenbaum v. Realgy, LLC.

These 12 Lobbyists are Fighting to Shape Cryptocurrency's Future on Capitol Hill

October 19, 2021

News - Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

Howard Schweitzer and Patrick Martin, respectively CEO and Managing Director of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, were featured in Business Insider as two of the 12 influential digital-currency advocates and lobbyists who are shaping the cryptocurrency discourse on Capitol Hill.

Restaurants are plotting aggressive franchise expansion. Here's where — and why.

October 18, 2021

News - Franchising - Food & Beverage

Susan Grueneberg spoke with Restaurant Dive about the rise in restaurant franchising over the past 22 months.

Neil Quartaro Interviews with CMA Shipping

October 18, 2021

News - Transportation & Trade

Neil Quartaro talks with CMA Shipping about the challenges of adapting to the new normal.

Barry Boss Named a 2021 South Trail Blazer by The American Lawyer

October 18, 2021

Press Release - Commercial Litigation, White Collar Defense & Investigations

Barry Boss, co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Group and co-chair, of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named a 2021 South Trailblazer by The American Lawyer.

Buyer and Seller Beware: Does Your Purchase/Sale of a Business Include a Public Utility? [Alert]

October 18, 2021

Publication - Utility & Energy

Jonathan P. Nase discusses why both the buyer and the seller must do their due diligence identifying any permits, licenses, or certificates that must be transferred to the buyer (or otherwise obtained by the buyer) at or before closing.

Katayun Jaffari Joins Advisory Board of Drexel’s Governance Center

October 18, 2021

Press Release

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Kathy Jaffari has been invited to join the advisory board of Drexel’s Governance Center.

Debtors Eye Refund as They Look to Advance Bankruptcy Fee Feud

October 15, 2021

News - Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring

Robert Fishman discusses the ongoing dispute over a temporary increase in government fees required in Chapter 11 cases in Bloomberg Law.

Broad Street Brief: As Gun Violence Surge Continues, City Council Considers Proactive Measures to Reduce Harm

October 14, 2021

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

With a historic surge in gun violence continuing through the start of the fall, City Council is now aiming to take proactive measures to reduce the risk of gun violence.

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