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Illinois Restrictive Covenants Face A Sea Change If Bill Passes

January 19, 2021

Publication - Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment

Christopher Hennessy and Jeremy Glenn contributed an article to Law360 discussing how on January 8th, a bill was introduced in the Illinois Legislature that, if made into law, would rewrite significant aspects of the law of restrictive covenants entered into after the effective date of its adoption into law, including barring some altogether.

New York Commercial Reasonability Standards in UCC Mezzanine Foreclosure Sales During COVID-19

January 19, 2021

Publication - Coronavirus Task Force, Distressed Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation

Andrew Punzo provides guidance on how to conduct a commercially reasonable UCC foreclosure sale in the context of mezzanine loan foreclosures during COVID-19.

Firing Workers When Political Expression Goes Too Far

January 15, 2021

News - Labor & Employment

Arielle Eisenberg was quoted in SHRM discussing how employers should handle political discussions in the workplace.

CDC Requires COVID-19 Testing of International Passenger Arrivals in the United States [Alert]

January 15, 2021

Publication - Aviation, Coronavirus Task Force - Aviation

Rachel Welford and Kathryn Sobotta discuss the CDC's new notice and order requiring pre-departure negative COVID-19 tests from all U.S.-bound passengers traveling by aircraft from any foreign country.

SEC Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book, Practicing Law Institute (2021 ed.)

January 15, 2021

Publication - Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement

Joe Dever, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement practice groups, co-authored Chapter 16: “SEC Market Manipulation Investigations” of the 2021 edition of SEC Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book, published by Practicing Law Institute and edited by Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

New Jersey Cannabis Program Awaiting Governor Murphy’s Approval [Alert]

January 14, 2021

Publication - Cannabis

Rohan Mohanty discusses what the N.J. legislature is doing to create the parameters for one of the largest legal cannabis marketplaces in the country.

A Primer and a Warning for Section 220 Proceedings

January 14, 2021

Publication - Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring, Commercial Litigation

Barry Klayman & Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision from the Court of Chancery in Delaware that serves as a primer on increasingly common defenses to stockholder books and records inspection demands and a cautionary tale for defendants in Section 220 proceedings who opt to pursue overly aggressive defense strategies that seek to place obstacles to the use of Section 220 as a quick and easy pre-filing discovery tool.

Amy Alderfer Selected to the Los Angeles Business Journal's Thriving in Their 40s List

January 14, 2021

Press Release - Commercial Litigation

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Amy Alderfer, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been selected to the Los Angeles Business Journal's Thriving in Their 40s list.

California Employers Should Review Evolving Worker-Classification Rules

January 13, 2021

News - Labor & Employment

Walter Stella was quoted in SHRM discussing California businesses classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

Antitrust Enforcers Lodge First Criminal Indictment for Violation of No-Poach Agreement [Alert]

January 13, 2021

Publication - Antitrust, Business/Corporate, Corporate Governance & Securities, International, Labor & Employment, Technology, Privacy & Data Security, White Collar Defense & Investigations

David Reichenberg, Stephen Miller, and Casey James discuss the DOJ's indictment charging Surgical Care Affiliates LLC of colluding with two companies not to solicit each other’s senior-level employees.

How Will Evolving Marijuana Laws Impact the Workplace in 2021?

January 13, 2021

News - Labor & Employment - Cannabis

Mariah Passarelli was quoted in SHRM discussing the impact the Biden administration could have on the workplace and marijuana laws.

Philadelphia Business Journal's 2020 in Review: Philadelphia-area Lawyers Who Made the Biggest Moves This Year

January 12, 2021

News - Class Actions, Corporate, Technology, Privacy & Data Security

The article stated, “... the biggest winner this year was Cozen O'Connor, which had three of the top 10 lateral hires.”

Notice of Appeal Winter 2021

January 12, 2021

Publication - White Collar Defense & Investigations

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar defense lawyers.

DOT Unfair Practices Rule Adds Clarity To Airline Regulation [Law360]

January 12, 2021

Publication - Aviation Litigation, Aviation Regulatory - Aviation

David Heffernan contributed an article to Law360 discussing what the DOT plans to do to prohibit unfair and deceptive airline practices.

NY Appellate Court: Liability Insurer Cannot Recover Defense Costs Absent Express Policy Provision [Alert]

January 11, 2021

Publication - Casualty & Specialty Products, Insurance Coverage

Melissa Brill, Laura Dowgin, and Farrell Miller discuss the decision in American W. Home Ins. Co. v. Gjonaj Realty & Mgt. Co. and what insurers in New York need to do if they want to recover its defense fees when there is ultimately no duty to indemnify.

Cozen O’Connor Expands State Attorneys General Practice with Addition of Former Wisconsin Deputy Attorney General Paul W. Connell

January 11, 2021

Press Release - State Attorneys General

Connell served as deputy attorney general and senior counsel to Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel from 2015 to 2019.

Cozen O'Connor beefs up state AG practice with Wisconsin statehouse, Reed Smith alum

January 11, 2021

News - State Attorneys General

Former Wisconsin deputy attorney general Paul Connell has joined Cozen O’Connor in Chicago, calling the firm’s state attorneys general practice the “market leader in the space.”

Hurricane Harvey Litigation Update: Conflicting Opinions Spur Trial on Damages and Appeal [Alert]

January 11, 2021

Publication - Subrogation & Recovery

Jason Schulze, Stephen Halbeisen, Jake Skaggs Elliott Feldman and Kevin Hughes discuss the status of the litigation arising out of Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in Houston on August 25, 2017,

Rioters who stormed US Capitol now face backlash at work

January 08, 2021

News - Labor & Employment

Aaron Holt spoke with U.S. News and World Report about the repercussions employees who attended the riots at the Capitol will face at work.

Here are the rights employers have to fire workers identified as Capitol Hill rioters

January 08, 2021

News - Labor & Employment

David Barron spoke with AmpGoo about the potential consequences employees face if they attended the Capitol Hill riot.

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