PHILADELPHIA, October 13, 2020 — Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Katayun Jaffari, chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance & Securities practice, has been named to The Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar 2020.” A panel of outside judges selected a group of 40 local lawyers who within the last 12 months have distinguished themselves in their practices. The honorees were selected from around 100 nominations. Kathy was specifically recognized for her leadership skills and corporate accomplishments.
Kathy devotes her practice to advising boards of directors and executive management teams and handling complex securities transactions for businesses in a variety of industries, including life sciences, energy, technology, and fintech. Advising clients in deals that have reached the multibillion-dollar range, Kathy has broad experience in capital market transactions, including public offerings, stock-for-stock mergers, and private placements of equity and debt. She provides advice and counsel on a myriad of governance issues, including governance structure and culture, fiduciary duties, risk oversight, board and committee structure, special committee investigations, conflicts of interests matters, executive transitions, succession planning and self-evaluation processes, shareholder activism and initiatives including responding to stakeholder interests such as boardroom diversity and sustainability, and governance “best practices.” Kathy has written and lectured extensively in all of these areas. Her commitment to her clients, her colleagues and the practice of law is unwavering.