PHILADELPHIA – March 10, 2021 - Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Meredith Slawe, co-chair of the firm’s Class Actions Practice Group and co-chair of the Retail Industry Group, has been named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers (NAWL) Rising List. The NAWL Rising List is made up of individuals advancing in their careers, helping others advance in their careers, and/or fighting to advance women under the law. NAWL’s mission is to provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for the equality of women under the law. Since 1899, NAWL has been empowering women in the legal profession, cultivating a diverse membership dedicated to equality, mutual support, and collective success. Slawe is also a member of NAWL’s Advocacy Committee.
Slawe is a recognized authority in the national class actions defense bar and a trusted adviser to several of the country’s leading retailers and consumer-facing companies. She represents businesses in class and mass actions across the country. Her cases often implicate cutting-edge privacy and consumer protection issues under federal and state statutes. Slawe has been recognized in the past with awards and recognition, including from The American Lawyer, Kilgore Society for Women, Philadelphia Business Journal, The Legal Intelligencer, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Benchmark Litigation, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Client Choice and The Legal 500. In 2020, she was honored as a “Best Law Firm Mentor” by The Legal Intelligencer. Slawe is a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Women’s Steering Committee and she collaborates with the Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia Chapter’s Women’s Committee. Slawe is frequently called upon to speak and write on issues pertaining to class actions defense, the retail industry, and women in the profession. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of American Jewish History, the Corporate Executive Board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Alumni Board of Managers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In addition to her successful law practice and community engagement, Slawe is the mother of four children ages 11, 9, 7 and 1. Slawe is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School and received a certificate from Harvard Business School in connection with its Senior Leaders in Retail Executive Education Program.