CHICAGO, October 15, 2018 — Jeremy Glenn has been appointed to serve as the office managing partner for the Chicago office of Cozen O’Connor, one of the top 100 largest law firms in the country.
Glenn, a member of the firm’s national Labor and Employment Practice, will lead the downtown Chicago office of more than 50 attorneys, which provides a full range of legal services including labor and employment, commercial litigation, global insurance, subrogation and recovery, and white-collar defense and government investigations.
“Jeremy is perfectly suited for the office managing partner role in Chicago,” said Vincent R. McGuinness, Cozen O’Connor President and Managing Partner. “He is well known in Chicago legal and business circles for his skills as an attorney in labor and employment law and his extraordinary client service. I know he will bring these same skills to bear in managing and continuing to expand our Chicago office, which is a strategic growth region for the firm.”
Glenn takes over the role of Chicago office managing partner from Anne Blume who will become CEO of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the largest professional association in the insurance industry.
Glenn has been recognized as one of the leading labor and employment lawyers in Illinois. For more than 20 years, he has represented management in all facets of labor and employment litigation and counseling matters. Glenn has defended class action wage and hour/overtime disputes, EEO class actions, and retaliatory discharge cases. He has obtained TROs and preliminary injunctions in response to labor disputes and tried dozens of labor arbitrations along with leading collective bargaining negotiations for employers and employee associations covering thousands of employees.
He is an active leader in the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section and has held numerous leadership positions including Co-Chair of the ABA’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee, the largest committee devoted to federal wage and hour laws. He is currently co-chairing the Section’s Leadership Development Program, a Senior Editor of Bloomberg’s BNA Wage and Hour Laws: A State by State Survey, past editor in chief of the Age Discrimination in Employment Law Treatise supplement and past Co-Chair of the Section’s monthly newsletter. In addition, he is a founding member of the Wage and Hour Defense Institute and regularly speaks and writes on labor and employment issues for employer associations and national publications.
He was recently named the 2018 Client’s Choice winner by Lexology and the International Law Office for the Illinois Employment and Benefits category, as an “Up and Comer” in Employment Law by Lawdragon/HRE and has been consistently recognized by his peers as a Leading Lawyer.
In addition, Glenn actively participates in a number of Cozen O’Connor initiatives including co-chair of the firm’s Summer Associate program and as a member of the firm’s Mentorship Program for younger lawyers.
Outside the firm, he chairs the board of directors for the Olive Branch Mission, the oldest continuously operating emergency and transitional housing shelter in Chicago.
About Cozen O’Connor
Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has more than 775 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 serves its clients’ needs through 31 offices across two continents. Combining with Chicago-based Meckler Bulger & Tilson in 2015, Cozen O’ Connor expanded its Chicago footprint from 15 attorneys to more than 50 - and added a San Francisco office.