State AG Practice Opens Virginia Office

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Richmond, Va. – January 3, 2018 – Cozen O’Connor has opened an office in Richmond, Virginia, where the firm’s State Attorneys General (AG) Practice will offer executive and legislative branch strategies and services for companies operating in Virginia. The Virginia team will be headed by Jerry W. Kilgore, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s State AG practice and former Virginia State Attorney General. Cozen O’Connor’s State AG group is one of the largest and oldest state AG practices in the nation, with a focus on AG-facing investigations, litigation, outreach, and policy.

“Our new Virginia state government and legislative team is unique in that we are combining our deep experience defending and advocating for clients in the state AG arena with our experience representing clients on issues of concern to state legislatures and in Virginia specifically,” said Kilgore.

Cozen O’Connor’s State AG group’s government and legislative services team in Richmond is expected to grow quickly in response to existing client demand. “This is a natural progression of expansion for our firm’s State AG Practice,” said Bernard Nash, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s State AG practice, which handles AG-related litigation and related legal matters for companies across the country.

In December 2017, Ashley K. Allen, attorney and former vice president at a Virginia-based public affairs firm with experience in the Virginia State AG’s office and trade associations, joined Cozen O’Connor to help develop a state government and legislative practice specifically for companies and trade associations doing business in Virginia.

About Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General Practice

Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General practice represents Fortune 500 and other companies preemptively and in response to AG investigations and litigation in all 50 states and D.C. Our team of 20 attorneys and other professionals leverages our more than 30 years of state AG experience to advise clients on AG-related legal and policy matters touching a wide variety of sectors and issues.

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has more than 825 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 27 offices across two continents.


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