PHILADELPHIA, February 11, 2022 — Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce Kathy Jaffari, chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance & Securities, has been selected to receive the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award. Dennis Replansky was a former Business Law Section Chair. The section established the award in recognition of his career as a lawyer as well as his contributions to legal, civic, and other charitable causes.
The award criteria, reflecting the qualities and actions honored in Dennis Replansky’s life, include superior legal talent in the area of business law; unique contributions to and significant achievements within the business law community in the Philadelphia area; a reputation for mentoring young attorneys; significant participation in and contributions to civic and charitable causes in the community; and recognition in the legal community for honesty, integrity, and professionalism.
Jaffari devotes her practice to advising boards of directors and executive management teams and handling complex securities transactions for businesses in a variety of industries. Advising clients in deals that have reached the multibillion-dollar range, Jaffari has broad experience in capital market transactions. Jaffari has served as outside corporate counsel advising companies on the full panoply of corporate and securities law aspects of a wide range of matters and also has as extensive experience in compliance matters and mergers and acquisitions, including ongoing business counseling. Jaffari believes in public service and has taken an active role in the community. She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Drexel University’s Gupta Governance Institute as well as a member of the Alumni Leadership Council of the Center for Ethics, Diversity & Workplace Culture at Temple University's Fox School of Business. Honored as a Distinguished Advocate by the Support Center for Child Advocates, Jaffari has fulfilled her commitment to pro bono service by representing abused and neglected children for over twenty years. She has served as Chair of the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association as well as Chair of the Board of Governors and is active in the Corporate Governance Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. She has served on and continues to serve on many non-profit organizations nationally and locally including the School Mindfulness Project, while acting as an adjunct professor at Temple University, Fox School of Business for over 20 years.