CHICAGO, March 5, 2021 — Patrick Martin, principal and Midwest director of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, has been named to the board of directors of Rainbows for All Children, a national nonprofit organization based in suburban Chicago focused on providing support for children navigating trauma or loss.
“We are thrilled to have Patrick join our board,” said Stephanie Garrity, executive director of Rainbows for All Children. “Patrick was a stand-out candidate in his strong personal motivation to advocate for our programs and services as he greatly benefited from Rainbows as a child when his parents divorced.”
Directing Cozen O’Connor’s government relations and public advocacy efforts in the Midwest, Martin works out of the firm’s Chicago and Washington, D.C., offices. His practice focuses on advising highly regulated companies and he advocates for his clients before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and state and local governments.
Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Martin spent several years at another national law and consulting firm where he worked closely with former Indiana Governor and U.S. Senator Evan Bayh in both government and private practice.
In his role at Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, Martin has greatly expanded representation of the firm’s Midwest clients in the nation’s capital, receiving recognition from “The Hill” newspaper as one of their Top Lobbyists in the “Hired Guns” category for the past three years.
In 2020, Martin was named to the annual “40 under 40” list published by Crain’s Chicago Business, recognizing his professional, civic, and charitable contributions. In addition, he was honored by the University of Illinois with a 2020 Outstanding Young Alumni award, celebrating alumni who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and leadership.
“We are proud of Patrick in his new role on the board of Rainbows for All Children,” said Jeremy Glenn, managing partner of Cozen O’Connor’s Chicago office. “I know personally the amazing work done by Rainbows in helping children and families cope with emotional trauma and loss. The work is more important now than ever, and Patrick continues to distinguish himself in both his professional career and in giving back generously to the larger community.”
Martin is a longtime member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, participating in local clubs in both Chicago and in Washington, D.C. — counseling students and interns on how to best pursue careers in government and public policy. In addition to serving on the board of Rainbows for All Children, he also serves on the junior board of Catholic Charities and was most recently named to the organization’s Government Relations Executive Board.
Martin graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (B.S. 2009, international, resource and consumer economics) where he was an Illinois General Assembly Scholar. He currently resides in Glen Ellyn, Ill., with his wife Caitlin and their two children, Lucy and George.
About Rainbows for All Children
Rainbows for All Children exists because 68 percent of children in America will experience a life altering event triggering profound grief before they turn 18 years old. Youth are affected by significant loss such as: death in the family, divorce, abandonment, military deployment of a loved one, incarceration or diagnosis of a life-threatening illness. Rainbows is dedicated to helping youth successfully navigate the very difficult grief process associated with these types of loss. Rainbows is a source of support for all youth as they navigate grief and heal from loss, whether from death, divorce, or other trauma. Rainbows fosters awareness that youth require support to heal and nurtures a community of effective Rainbows-trained facilitators, supported with a repository of resources designed to guide youth in their grieving process.
For over three and a half decades, Rainbows has sustained children and families in the wake of their tragedies through peer-support group programs and services, strategically designed to properly address their social and emotional well-being after a life-altering loss event. For more information, visit www.rainbows.org or contact: Stephanie Garrity 847-828-3796.
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 32 offices across two continents.
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, Pittsburgh, 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 across several industries, including healthcare, transportation, hospitality, education, construction, energy, real estate, entertainment, financial services, and insurance.
For more information on Patrick Martin and Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, please visit https://www.cozen.com/people/bios/martin-patrick-g