Chicago, November 19, 2019 — Cozen O’Connor attorney Elizabeth Olivera, an associate in the firm’s national Labor & Employment practice in Chicago, has been named to the board of directors of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA). In this role, she will serve as the alternate regional governor for the Central Region. In addition, Olivera has also been appointed co-chair of the NFALA Young Lawyers Committee.
As the alternate regional governor for NFALA, Olivera will serve as a liaison between members in the Central region and the National association. As co-chair of the NFALA Young Lawyers Committee, she will work with junior attorneys on opportunities to get involved in and support the organization.
Olivera will continue in her role on the board of directors of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA), where, in addition to her board duties, she is responsible for community outreach between the association and the local law schools, helping to coordinate mentoring, and networking opportunities with law students.
Olivera’s practice focuses on employment-based immigration for institutional clients and multinational corporations. She works with clients from a wide variety of industries, including technology, engineering, and manufacturing. She assists clients in acquiring employment-based visas for key employees so they will be authorized for employment in the United States.
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. Olivera received her undergraduate degree from Drake University (B.S., 2015).
About NFALA/FALA Chicago
The National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA) is a professional network of attorneys, judges, law students and supporters that facilitates career development, learning opportunities and fellowship. NFALA is dedicated to assisting Filipino- American legal professionals locally and nationwide in 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. The Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA Chicago) is one of NALFA’s largest chapters, serving the Chicagoland legal community.
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 30 offices across two continents.
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