CHICAGO – December 6, 2021 – Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies welcomed Sydney Corryn Holman to its growing City of Chicago and State of Illinois practices. Holman joins the firm from Governor J.B. Pritzker’s office, where she was Deputy Director – Legislative Affairs and House Liaison – Legislative Affairs.
“I am thrilled she has chosen to join our team,” says John F. Dunn, managing director at Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies. “Sydney has a wealth of experience and relationships in both Springfield and Chicago that will be extremely beneficial to our clients.”
“In just three years, our team in Chicago has grown to become one of the largest government relations groups in the state,” says Howard Schweitzer, CEO of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies. “It mirrors our tremendous growth in Washington, D.C., New York, and Pennsylvania, and we will continue to look for opportunities to expand into other large city and state markets across the United States.”
In 2021, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies expanded its nationwide practice with the additions of Brianna Westbrooks in Philadelphia, Tristan Breaux and C. Towner French in Washington, D.C., and Kaitesi Munroe in New York.
Holman most recently worked with Governor Pritzker as deputy director of legislative affairs and house liaison of legislative affairs. While working for the governor, she lobbied the governor’s aggressive agenda on pensions and business reform, gaming initiatives, higher education issues, and health care accessibility. She also managed several issues pertaining to college accessibility, K-12 education protocol, health care affordability, and business enterprise programs related to procurement. Her previous experience includes serving as the legislative coordinator of legislative affairs for the Office of the President – Cook County Board in Chicago and as a research and appropriations analyst for the Office of the Speaker, Illinois House of Representatives. Holman earned her bachelor’s degree from Columbia College Chicago.
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, Chicago, 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 multiple 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 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 31 offices across two continents.