PHILADELPHIA – March 12, 2021 - Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Harper Seldin, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 award by the LGBT Bar. Each year, the LGBT Bar recognizes LGBTQ+ legal professionals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBTQ+ equality. The LGBT Bar has a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The bar recognizes that the 40 Under 40 awards serve in significant part to identify truly excellent LGBTQ+ lawyers within and to the greater legal community, and in so doing, play an important part in building a pipeline for the future success of LGBTQ+ lawyers.
Harper focuses his practice on business litigation, commercial disputes, and complex litigation. He has significant experience representing large public and privately held corporations in contract disputes in federal and state court. His substantial pro bono work includes civil rights litigation in federal court on behalf of transgender public school students. Harper is on the boards of the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project, a racial justice organization that works to keep children out of adult jails and prisons, and the Equality Forum, which coordinates LGBT History Month. He is also a member of the Toll Public Interest Center Advisory Board and the Law Alumni Society Board of Managers at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.