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Biden Administration Significantly Expands CFIUS National Security Factors [Alert]

September 21, 2022

Publication - Corporate, Real Estate, Trade Regulations, Export Controls & Sanctions, Transportation & Trade

President Biden signed an Executive Order connecting the work of the CFIUS to national security aims beyond the traditional defense industrial base.


Cozen Cities: September 21, 2022

September 21, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

Throughout the country, large municipalities are laboratories of democracy. New and innovative policies introduced in one market are often exported to others, and ultimately replicated at the state and federal level. This newsletter highlights emerging local policy and regulatory discussions that impact industries, businesses, and organizations across the nation.


Cozen Currents: Are Democrats Overplaying Their Hand?

September 20, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

“Inflation appears to be both an intractable economic and political problem right now, likely weighing heavily on Democrats’ prospects in this fall’s midterm elections. But how inflation looks in 2024, not 2022, matters far more in terms of the success of Joe Biden’s presidency.” — Howard Schweitzer, CEO, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies


Pa. Bar Groups Ask 3rd Circ. To Support Atty Anti-Bias Rule

September 20, 2022

News - Legal Profession Services

Thomas Wilkinson, Daniel Harrington, and Deborah Winokur, representing the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Allegheny County Bar Associations, were quoted in a Law360 Article.


City of Philadelphia Real Estate Assessment Appeals [Alert]

September 20, 2022

Publication - Real Estate, Tax

The City of Philadelphia has extended the deadline for the filing of a first level review of real estate assessment appeals to October 14, 2022.


SC Protection Act is Outdated. How Did Other States Reform?

September 19, 2022

News - Life Insurance & Annuities

Susan Stauss was mentioned in an article published by The Sun News.


Update on USCIS Expansion of Premium Processing [Alert]

September 19, 2022

Publication - Immigration Policy & Strategy, Labor & Employment

On September 15, 2022, USCIS announced the next phase of the premium processing expansion for certain petitioners.


Companies Brought S.C. Victims to Courts Where They Didn’t Live to get Upper Hand

September 19, 2022

News - Life Insurance & Annuities

Susan Stauss was quoted in an article published by The Sun News, which discusses structured settlements in South Carolina and if factoring companies operating in the state are following the rules.


Cozen O’Connor Adds Veteran Tax Attorney Kevin Zimka to Canadian Tax Group

September 19, 2022

Press Release - Tax

Cozen O’Connor announced veteran corporate tax attorney Kevin Zimka has joined its Vancouver office as a Shareholder.


Challenging Unemployment Compensation Benefits: When Is It Worth It?

September 16, 2022

News - Labor & Employment

Debra Friedman was quoted in SHRM discussing employers deciding not to pay unemployment insurance benefits claims.


Commercial Real Estate Slow To Complete Libor Transition

September 16, 2022

News - Real Estate Finance

Zach Samton is quoted in S&P Global discussing how the U.S. commercial real estate industry is handling the Libor transition.


Business Insurance’s Up Close Column with Gary Gassman

September 16, 2022

Publication - Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability Insurance Coverage - Insurance

Gary L. Gassman was featured in Business Insurance’s Up Close column, commenting on the insurance industry’s outlook and challenges, his advocacy for the LBGTQ+ community, and a look into his personal life, hobbies, etc.


AGs Drive For Better Protection For Car Buyers |AG James Burns Cigarette Company Over Taxes| Judge Finds (For) Grail

September 15, 2022

Publication - State Attorneys General

The State AG Report – 9/15/2022 Here are this week’s curated AG and federal regulatory news stories highlighting key areas in which state and federal regulators’ decisions are having an impact across the US.


Broad Street Brief: City Council President Clarke Calls for Special Elections to Fill District Seat Vacancies

September 15, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

This morning, City Council will be reconvening with 13 members following the resignation of four members over the past month. On Friday, City Council President Darrell Clarke announced that special elections would be held in November to fill the City Council seats in Districts Seven and Nine, which had been held by Maria Quiñones-Sánchez and Cherelle Parker, respectively. The former councilmembers recently stepped down in order to officially launch their respective mayoral campaigns. While former At-Large Councilmembers Allan Domb and Derek Green also recently resigned — the former to explore a potential mayoral run and the latter to launch his mayoral campaign — there are currently no plans for special elections to fill these vacancies.


Section 301 Petition Concerning Mexican Agricultural Products Filed [Alert]

September 15, 2022

Publication - Commercial Litigation, Customs, Imports & Trade Remedies, Government & Regulatory, International, Trade Regulations, Export Controls & Sanctions, Transportation & Trade - Food & Beverage

On Sept. 8, Floridian lawmakers filed a petition with the USTR seeking relief for an alleged Mexican export targeting scheme.


Turbine Rotors Worldwide May Be Victims of Forged Inspection Data [Alert]

September 15, 2022

Publication - Subrogation & Recovery

In 2022 a whistleblower exposed that Japan Steel Works had been faking the inspection data on these components for over 20 years.


Cozen O’Connor Attorney John Ho Appointed Vice-Chair of ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Committee

September 14, 2022

Press Release - Labor & Employment

New York attorney John Ho, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s OSHA-Workplace Safety Practice, was appointed Management Vice-Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in the Legal Profession Committee of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section.


City Planning Chair Outlines ‘City of Yes’ Zoning Rule Changes

September 14, 2022

News - Real Estate

Ken Fisher and City Planning Chair Dan Garodnick discuss Mayor Eric Adams' vision for each citywide zoning amendment as a part of his “City of Yes” zoning initiative in Crain's New York Business.


Court of Appeals Hears Arguments in Nasdaq’s Board Diversity Rules Case

September 13, 2022

Publication - Capital Markets & Securities, Corporate, Corporate Governance & Securities

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case against the SEC seeking to invalidate Nasdaq’s board diversity rule.


Cozen Currents: Why Do People Hate President Biden?

September 13, 2022

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

“Republican animus towards Joe Biden is visceral, but not personal. Biden is a proxy, rather than a direct source, of GOP anger.” — Howard Schweitzer, CEO, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

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