CHICAGO, March 4, 2019 — Cozen O’Connor attorney Elizabeth Olivera, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice in Chicago, has been named to the board of directors of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA Chicago).
In addition to her general duties as a FALA Chicago board of directors member, Olivera will be primarily responsible for community outreach between the association and the local law schools, helping to coordinate mentoring and networking opportunities with law students.
Olivera is a first-year associate, participating in the firm’s litigation pool. The litigation pool allows new associates to sample assignments from different practice areas prior to determining which practice group to join at the end of a one-year term. Since joining Cozen O’Connor in September 2018, she has performed commercial litigation, subrogation, labor and employment, and corporate transactional work.
Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Olivera was an extern to the Honorable Timothy A. Barnes, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois. She received her law degree from DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 2018), where she was an associate editor of the DePaul Law Review and served as the Student Bar Association vice president, secretary, and a first-year senator. She received her undergraduate degree from Drake University (B.S., 2015).
About the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA Chicago)
The Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA Chicago) is a professional network of attorneys, judges, law students and supporters that facilitates career development, learning opportunities and fellowship within the Chicagoland legal community. FALA is dedicated to assisting Filipino- American legal professionals locally and nationwide to succeeding in their professions, organizations and industries, promoting the interests of the Filipino-American legal community and for leveraging the collective knowledge, experience, relationships and resources of its members for the betterment of the legal community as a whole.
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 services its clients’ needs through 30 offices across two continents.