Joe Tilson Elected to Board of Chicago Chapter of Federal Bar Association

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

CHICAGO, October 7, 2015 – Chicago attorney Joe Tilson, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, has been elected to the board of directors of the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, effective immediately.

In addition to co-chairing Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, Tilson also serves as one of the co-managing partners of the firm’s Chicago office. His practice entails representing employers in large scale employment litigation and labor arbitrations.

In the past 35 years, Tilson has tried more than 150 jury and non-jury cases before the full range of courts, administrative agencies and labor arbitrators. His clients include a number of the country’s largest public and private employers and Illinois’s most prestigious universities, whom he represents in both traditional labor law matters and employment litigation. Tilson is nationally known for his knowledge and success in handling large wage and hour class action cases and for his experience in collective bargaining involving large and complex bargaining units.

He has been recognized as one of the top labor and employment lawyers in the nation, including being named as the 2014 Chicago Employment Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers (for the second time in the last four years), one of “Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Lawyers” by Human Resource Executive Magazine/LawDragon, and he has consistently achieved a Tier 1 Labor & Employment Ranking from Chambers USA.

In addition, Tilson serves as vice-chair of the ABA Section on Labor & Employment Law and president-elect of the Wage & Hour Defense Institute.  

About the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association 

With more than 400 members, the Chicago chapter of FBA offers a wide variety of programs and opportunities for judges and attorneys engaged in federal practice. The mission of the Association is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interest and needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary, and the public they serve.      

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has more than 800 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor services its clients’ needs through 26 offices across two continents.



Joseph E. Tilson

Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Department

(312) 474-7880


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