Katayun I. Jaffari Elected Vice Chancellor of Philadelphia Bar Association, Will Become Chancellor in 2025

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

PHILADELPHIA, January 18, 2023 – Katayun I. Jaffari, chair of the corporate governance practice and co-chair of the capital markets & securities and ESG practices at Cozen O’Connor, has been elected vice chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association. She will serve as vice chancellor in 2023, chancellor-elect in 2024, and chancellor in 2025. Jaffari’s current and past Philadelphia Bar Association positions include chair of the Board of Governors, chair of the Business Law Section, co-chair of the Women’s Rights Committee, and member of the executive committee of the Public Interest Law Section. Jaffari was officially elected to the vice chancellor position during the association’s annual meeting on December 15.

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. With more than 25 years of experience representing public and private companies, Jaffari has served as outside corporate counsel and has advised on the full panoply of corporate and securities law aspects of a wide range of matters. She also has as extensive experience in compliance matters and mergers and acquisitions, including ongoing business counseling.

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