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The municipal market needs advance refundings back [The Bond Buyer]

July 28, 2020

Publication - Public & Project Finance

Suzanne Mayes discusses the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the U.S. tax-exempt bond market.

Jennifer Brandt was a Guest on Court TV

July 28, 2020

News - Family Law

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV.

U.S. Offshore Wind Keeps Spinning in July — Legislative Update [Alert]

July 27, 2020

Publication - Maritime Regulatory, Transportation & Trade, Wind Energy

Josh Stein discusses the regulatory and legislative activity at the end of last year and the early part of this year that could impact the offshore wind industry.

SBA to Begin Accepting PPP Forgiveness Applications on August 10 [Alert]

July 27, 2020

Publication - Coronavirus Task Force, Corporate

Steve Dickinson, James Van Orden, and Bob Magovern discuss the SBA's procedural notice to lenders participating in the PPP concerning PPP loan forgiveness.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 News Discussing the Status of Divorce Proceedings during the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 25, 2020

News - Family Law

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Fox 29 News discussing the current status of divorce proceedings in light of COVID-19.

SEC Issues Final Rules Regarding Proxy Solicitations [Alert]

July 24, 2020

Publication - Corporate Governance & Securities

Judge tosses Princess Cruise passenger lawsuit over coronavirus-related distress — how that affects similar court battles

July 24, 2020

News - Cruise Industry, Maritime Litigation, Transportation & Trade

Chris Kende was featured in Morningstar news discussing the decision over the Princess Cruise passenger lawsuit.

Cozen O'Connor lawyers hoped 'gotcha' COVID-19 lawsuits wouldn't happen, say they've been disappointed

July 23, 2020

News - Class Actions

Michael McTigue and Meredith Slawe, co-chairs of Cozen O’Connor’s class actions practice group, were featured in the Pennsylvania Record discussing the evolving class actions landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic and the uptick in meritless claims.

Super Lawyers Names Four Minnesota Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to its 2020 List

July 23, 2020

Press Release - Business/Corporate, Commercial Litigation

Super Lawyers has named four Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Three were recognized as Super Lawyers and one was named “Rising Star.”

Some employers have illegally fired workers who refuse to sign COVID liability waivers

July 23, 2020

News - Coronavirus Task Force, Labor & Employment

David Barron was quoted in Yahoo! Finance discussing employers requiring employees to surrender their right to sue over COVID-19.

How PTAB Reviews Examiner Errors For IPR Institution [Law360]

July 23, 2020

Publication - Intellectual Property, Patents

Jeffrey Townes and Hongling Zou explore how the Patent Trial and Appeal Board reviews examiner errors, because although the board has recently denied inter partes review based on issues presented during prosecution, petitioners have little guidance on when examiner error merits IPR institution.

Lessons on Honoraria and Research Grants From the Alexion Settlement

July 22, 2020

News - White Collar Defense & Investigations

Martin Bloor was quoted in Anti-Corruption Report discussing the settlement agreement that Boston-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals reached with the SEC to settle FCPA charges over inappropriate payments to health care providers in Russia and to government officials in Turkey.

Beware the Boilerplate — 10 Costly Pitfalls for the Commercial Tenant [Alert]

July 22, 2020

Publication - Real Estate Leasing

Grier Hoyt lists 10 costly pitfalls for the office tenant to avoid when entering into an office lease agreement.

Pandemic May Change The Way We Design Our Courthouses

July 21, 2020

Publication - Commercial Litigation

Elisabeth Ross authored an Expert Analysis article in Law360 discussing her take on how the COVID pandemic is bound to impact not only the processes and procedures of the courts going forward, but also the very design and architecture of the courtrooms themselves.

Resolutions Highlight Aggressive Sanctions Enforcement, Need For Senior Level Commitment to Compliance [Alert]

July 21, 2020

Publication - Trade Regulations, Export Controls & Sanctions, White Collar Defense & Investigations

Gordon Yehudah and Martin Bloor discuss the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control's settlement with Essentra FZE Co. Ltd., for alleged violations of the North Korea Sanctions Regulations.

What Happens When A Beauty Brand Claims A Product Is Vegan That’s Really Not?

July 20, 2020

News - Retail

Danielle Garno was quoted in Beauty Independent discussing the possible consequences for claiming a product is vegan when its actually not.

Pennsylvania PUC Remains Deadlocked over Terminating the Moratorium on Utility Shut-offs [Alert]

July 20, 2020

Publication - Coronavirus Task Force, Utility & Energy

David P. Zambito and Jonathan P. Nase discuss the the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission vote on party lines to maintain its moratorium on utility terminations while Governor Tom Wolf’s Proclamation of Disaster Emergency on COVID-19 remains in effect.

Court Rules on City of Chester’s Authority over CWA Assets [The Water News Source]

July 20, 2020

Publication - Utility & Energy

Michael Klein discusses a long-awaited decision by the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, Pa., involving the City of Chester’s request that the court declares that the city is authorized by law to convey the water system assets of the Chester Water Authority (CWA) to the city for its own use.

DOT Provides Airline Payment Flexibility for Enforcement Penalty During COVID-19 [Alert]

July 17, 2020

Publication - Aviation, Coronavirus Task Force - Aviation

David Heffernan discusses the DOT's consent order against Volaris and how it may provide insights into how DOT is approaching enforcement during COVID-19.

Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2020 Washington Super Lawyers List

July 17, 2020

Press Release - Commercial Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Intellectual Property

Super Lawyers has named five Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2020 list of top practitioners in Washington.

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