PHILADELPHIA, September 7, 2023 — Cozen O’Connor held its annual board of directors election, electing two new members and re-electing two members. Jeremy Glenn and Kathy Jaffari were newly elected to the board; Howard Schweitzer and Lynnette Espy-Williams were re-elected. Each will serve a three-year term. The board comprises more than 20 members from Cozen O'Connor's various offices and practice areas.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lynn, Howard, Kathy, and Jeremy to our board of directors,” said Michael J. Heller, Executive Chairman and CEO of Cozen O’Connor. “We know they will bring new insights and perspectives that will shape the future of our firm.”
Lynnette Espy-Williams, the firm’s Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, has experience in litigating a wide variety of civil and commercial matters, including matters pertaining to mass and complex torts, professional liability, premises liability, product liability, contract disputes, and extracontractual disputes, including defending bad faith claims.
Jeremy Glenn, office managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office, has more than 25 years of experience representing management in all facets of labor and employment litigation and counseling matters. Jeremy's practice encompasses negotiations and disputes that arise from the onset of the employer-employee relationship. He has defended class action wage and hour/overtime disputes, EEO class actions, and retaliatory discharge cases.
Kathy Jaffari, chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance practice and co-chair of its Capital Markets & Securities and ESG practices, is recognized as a corporate governance and securities leader. She devotes her practice to advising boards of directors and executive management teams and handling complex securities transactions for businesses in a variety of industries, including life sciences, energy, technology, and fintech.
Howard Schweitzer, CEO of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, is a nationally recognized lawyer and lobbyist. Howard is rare among senior political advisers for having served in high-level executive branch positions in both Democratic and Republican administrations, including under presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama.