Cozen O’Connor: Former U.S. Senator Evan Bayh Joins Cozen O’Connor, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Former U.S. Senator Evan Bayh Joins Cozen O’Connor, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Monday, May 7, 2018

Washington D.C. – May 7, 2018 – Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Senator Evan Bayh — the former two-term United States Senator and Governor of Indiana — has joined its Washington D.C. office as a Senior Adviser to Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies and as Of Counsel to Cozen O’Connor. Senator Bayh represented Indiana in the Senate from 1999 to 2011. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, he was the two-term Governor of the state of Indiana. Senator Bayh will provide strategic counsel to the firm’s legal and government relations clients.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Senator Bayh to Cozen O’Connor. He brings to us extraordinary experience at the highest levels of government, with credibility inside the Beltway and far beyond; and truly bipartisan credentials,” said Michael J. Heller, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cozen O'Connor.  “As a major addition to our team of experienced advocates, he’ll help us leverage and grow what is already a solid reputation of providing clients with the clarity and expertise necessary to effectively engage at all levels of government.”

“Senator Bayh has spent decades at the intersection of business and government — and as an accomplished statesman, he knows firsthand how to strategically advise clients, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to ambitious startups, on how to navigate today’s complex legislative and regulatory landscape,” said Mark Alderman, Chairman of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies. “Having served on several key committees — including Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; the Select Committee on Intelligence; Armed Services; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; Energy and Natural Resources; and the Special Committee on Aging — Senator Bayh has worked on a range of issues of importance. We’re thrilled to have him join us as we continue to grow our Washington D.C. Public Strategies presence and serve clients in Washington and in cities and states around the country.”

Senator Bayh is also a senior adviser to New York private equity firm Apollo Global Management, and serves on the Board of Directors for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Fifth Third Bank, Berry Global, RCCH Healthcare, Zenith American Solutions, and RLJ Lodging Trust. In his years since retiring from Congress, he also was a partner at McGuireWoods.

“I’m delighted to join Cozen O’Connor, and I look forward to joining the firm’s skilled team of advocates,” said Bayh. “Sophisticated clients trust Cozen O’Connor and Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies to promote and protect their interests, and I look forward to working with my counterparts — both here in Washington and around the country — to expand our growing client base and deliver exceptional service.”

Senator Bayh earned his J.D. at The University of Virginia School of Law and his B.S. in business economics and public policy from Indiana University.

About Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, an affiliate of the international law firm Cozen O’Connor, is a bipartisan government relations practice representing clients before the federal government and in cities and states throughout the country. With offices in Washington D.C., Richmond, Albany, New York City, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Santa Monica, the firm’s public strategies professionals offer a full complement of government affairs services, including legislative and executive branch advocacy, policy analysis, assistance with government procurement and funding programs, and crisis management. Its client base spans across several industries, including healthcare, transportation, hospitality, education, construction, energy, real estate, entertainment, financial services, and insurance. 

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, 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 29 offices across two continents.