Cozen O’Connor: Cozen O’Connor Announces Hiring of White House Lawyer James Schultz

Cozen O’Connor Announces Hiring of White House Lawyer James Schultz

Monday, November 27, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 27, 2017 – Cozen O’Connor announced today that James D. “Jim” Schultz is returning to the law firm from the White House, where he served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Associate Counsel to the President in the office of White House Counsel. In his new role at Cozen O’Connor, Schultz will spearhead the firm's Government and Regulatory Practice.  He will advise regional and national clients in highly regulated industries and expand the firm's growing presence in Washington, D.C.

During his tenure in the White House, Schultz was appointed by the president to be an ethics official and managed a portfolio of work that encompassed ethics and compliance, congressional oversight, government contracting, procurement, trade, and transportation and infrastructure.

“Having served in high level positions in Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, I am thrilled that Jim will return to Cozen O’Connor to lead our Government and Regulatory Practice,” said Michael J. Heller, President and CEO of Cozen O’Connor. “As we continue to expand our services in Washington, D.C., and across the country, Jim’s experience and expertise will be invaluable to our clients.”   

Schultz previously served as General Counsel to then-Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, where he managed a legal organization of nearly 500 lawyers who served as counsel to 36 executive agencies and independent boards and commissions. He provided counsel on all major procurements, transactions, litigation, and the preparation of legislation and regulations on behalf of the administration and commonwealth agencies under the governor's jurisdiction.

Prior to joining the White House, Schultz represented private sector clients across a broad spectrum of highly regulated industries, including health care, insurance, energy, transportation, and technology at Cozen O’Connor.

“Serving the White House was the professional opportunity of a lifetime, but I am excited about returning to Cozen O’Connor to grow our presence in the government and regulatory space,” said Schultz. “I look forward to utilizing my governmental and private sector experience to expand Cozen O’Connor’s platform in Washington, D.C., and across the country representing clients that are highly regulated by state and federal agencies.”

The firm’s Government and Regulatory Practice will counsel clients with complex legal issues before state and federal regulators and will work closely with Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies to provide a full-service to clients seeking assistance with legal and public policy needs.  

Schultz will work out of the firm’s Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia offices.



Established in 1970 and ranked among the top 100 law firms in America, Cozen O’Connor has more than 750 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.