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Cozen O’Connor Serves as U.S. Counsel to the Owners of HEYDUDE® in Definitive Agreement on Its Sale to Crocs, Inc.

December 24, 2021

Press Release - Corporate, International, Italy Practice, Mergers & Acquisitions

Cozen O’Connor acted as lead U.S. counsel to the owners of HEYDUDE®, a privately-owned casual footwear brand, in their definitive agreement to sell the companies comprising the HEYDUDE business to Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) for $2.5 billion. The consideration for the $2.5 billion acquisition will be $2.05 billion in cash and $450 million in Crocs shares.


Return to office paused (again) as COVID rages. Will we ever go back to the office?

December 23, 2021

News - Coronavirus Task Force, Labor & Employment

Jim Sullivan was quoted in USA Today discussing the latest on the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.


Head Start Mask Mandate Challenged | “Buy Now, Pay Later” Industry Scrutinized | New Rule for Retirement Plans Opposed

December 23, 2021

Publication - State Attorneys General

Here are last 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.


8th Circ. Ruling Clarifies Bankruptcy Rent Cap Guidance [Law360]

December 22, 2021

Publication - Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring

Brian Shaw authored an article in Law360 exploring unfamiliarity with the impact Section 502(b)(6) has on the balance of the landlord's underlying, substantive state law claim for breach or termination of a lease once it's reduced by application of Section 502(b)(6)'s cap.


Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations

December 22, 2021

Publication - Construction Law

Ralf Rodriguez contributed an article to the ACC South Florida Winter Newsletter discussing the key points in-house counsel should consider when conducting an internal investigation to establish and maintain its privileged status.


New COVID-19 Vaccination Workplace Requirements: How Boards of Cooperatives and Condominiums Comply [Alert]

December 22, 2021

Publication - Condominiums & Cooperatives

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss New York City's order that all workers in must provide proof to their employers that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by December 27, 2021.


The Major Antitrust Conduct Cases Of 2021

December 21, 2021

News - Antitrust, Commercial Litigation

David Reichenberg was quoted in an article published by Law360 that analyzes some of the U.S. conduct cases from government enforcers and private plaintiffs that shook up the antitrust world in 2021.


OSHRC Mandates Fall Protections For Road Work But Leaves Methods Open

December 21, 2021

News - Labor & Employment

Jim Sullivan was quoted in Inside OSHA discussing a new decision by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) that road construction companies must adopt fall-protection measures for employees working from the backs of moving vehicles.


Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Lifts OSHA’s ETS Stay: What Now? [Alert]

December 21, 2021

Publication - Labor & Employment

John Ho and Jim Sullivan discuss the Sixth Circuit lifting the Fifth Circuit's stay of OSHA’s general duty COVID Emergency Testing Standard.


Sources blame pandemic, bureaucracy — not demand — for H-1B decline

December 21, 2021

News - Coronavirus Task Force, Immigration

Scott Bettridge was quoted in HR Dive discussing the decrease in H-1B visas.


When to Speak Up and What to Say

December 20, 2021

News - Condominiums & Cooperatives, Real Estate

Leni Cummins discusses what condominium and cooperative boards should disclose to its shareholders, and when boards should do so in Habitat.


OSHA Sets Jan. 10 ETS Deadline After Split 6th Circuit Panel Lifts Stay

December 20, 2021

News - Coronavirus Task Force, Labor & Employment

Jim Sullivan spoke with Inside OSHA about how OSHA plans to start enforcing its COVID-19 vaccination emergency temporary standard (ETS) on January 10, with employer vaccine policies to take effect February. 9 -- provided employers make “good faith efforts” to comply -- after a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit voted 2-1 to dissolve an earlier order staying the rule.


Trademark Considerations for the NCAA’s NIL Policy [Sports Litigation Alert]

December 17, 2021

Publication - Intellectual Property, Trademark & Copyright - Sports

Corinne Zucker authored an article about the impact of intellectual property and the NCAA's name image and likeness rules for student athletes.


Settlement Over Alleged Data Collection from Minors | $50 Million E-Cigarette Settlement | Expanding Charity Care

December 16, 2021

Publication - State Attorneys General

The State AG Report – 12.16.2021 Here are last 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: Kenney Administration Announces Vaccine Mandate for Indoor Dining

December 16, 2021

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

Monday morning, Mayor Kenney and other top-ranking officials announced that beginning January 3, 2022, establishments that sell foods and/or drinks for consumption on-site will have to enforce a phased vaccine mandate.


More companies suspend vaccine mandates, including hospitals and Amtrak

December 16, 2021

News - Coronavirus Task Force, Labor & Employment

David Barron spoke with DNYUZ about why some employers are not mandating the COVID-19 vaccine.


‘I Was Wrong’: Omicron Wrecks CEOs’ Plans for Office Return

December 16, 2021

News - Coronavirus Task Force, Labor & Employment

John Ho was quoted in Bloomberg Quint about how employers are navigating returning to the office with the omicron variant rising.


Growing number of companies suspend vaccine mandates, including hospitals and Amtrak

December 16, 2021

News - Coronavirus Task Force, Labor & Employment

David Barron was quoted in Yahoo! news discussing employers handling vaccine mandates.


EEOC Clarifies When COVID-19 May Be an ADA-Covered Disability

December 16, 2021

News - Coronavirus Task Force, Labor & Employment

David Barron was quoted in SHRM discussing how an employee's or job applicant's COVID-19 related impairment may qualify as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.


David Hackett Named Chairman of the Board of Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry

December 15, 2021

Press Release - Labor & Employment

Hackett has served on the board for the past five years, serving as chair-elect for the past two years.

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