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Cozen O’Connor Continues to Gain Traction in Real Estate with Zoning and Land Use Attorney G. Evan Pritchard

Cozen O’Connor has made another addition to its Washington, D.C., Real Estate Practice with the hiring of G. Evan Pritchard, who joins as a member.

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Established in April 2001, the firm's Washington, D.C., office is located in a Leed Platinum building on the northern edge of the downtown business district near the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood.

Our Washington, D.C., office offers a wide range of legal services in matters involving litigation, intellectual property, regulations, investigations, policy work, and transactions. Our Washington-based attorneys have years of experience representing U.S. and international clients in matters involving Antitrust, Utility & Energy, Transportation & Trade, Government Contracts, Intellectual Property, Securities, White Collar Defense & Investigations, Real Estate, Health Care, and State Attorneys General. We have handled litigation matters in both federal and state courts and have successfully tried dozens of cases. Our lawyers regularly represent firm clients before executive branch and regulatory agencies, as well as the Congress. Many of our attorneys have been published and have presented to industry, bar and trade groups on topics related to the office’s practice areas.  

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Mark L. Alderman

Mark L. Alderman

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Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen

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Mark W. Atwood

Mark W. Atwood

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Brett Jordan Banker

Brett Jordan Banker

Senior Analyst, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

James R. Billings-Kang

James R. Billings-Kang

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Barry Boss

Barry Boss

Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Department
Co-Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations

Ryan P.  Bottegal

Ryan P. Bottegal

Associate

Tristan R.  Breaux

Tristan R. Breaux

Principal, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Rebecca Brodey

Rebecca Brodey

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Brian Browne

Brian Browne

Associate

Todd B. Buck, Ph.D.

Todd B. Buck, Ph.D.

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Alexandra Campau

Alexandra Campau

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W. Blake Coblentz

W. Blake Coblentz

Chair, Hatch-Waxman & Biologics Litigation

Caroline Connor

Caroline Connor

Legislative Analyst, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Hannah Cornett

Hannah Cornett

Associate

Eric J.  DeBear

Eric J. DeBear

Associate

Brian E.  Doll

Brian E. Doll

Associate

R. Alex DuFour, II

R. Alex DuFour, II

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Jonathan Echmalian

Jonathan Echmalian

Senior Aviation Adviser

Alessandra Emini

Alessandra Emini

Associate

Peter J. Ennis

Peter J. Ennis

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Lynnette D. Espy-Williams

Lynnette D. Espy-Williams

Chief Diversity Officer
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Marc J. Fink

Marc J. Fink

Of Counsel

Thomas J. Fisher

Thomas J. Fisher

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Jonathon H. Foglia

Jonathon H. Foglia

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Keith D. Fredlake

Keith D. Fredlake

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C. Towner French

C. Towner French

Senior Principal, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Jeffrey T.  Gendzwill

Jeffrey T. Gendzwill

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Barry P. Golob

Barry P. Golob

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation

Jonathan M. Grossman

Jonathan M. Grossman

Office Managing Partner

Daniel W.  Hardwick

Daniel W. Hardwick

Vice Chair, Real Estate

Maria Colsey Heard

Maria Colsey Heard

Member

David Heffernan

David Heffernan

Vice Chair, Transportation & Trade

Sarah Hopkins

Sarah Hopkins

Associate

Matthew J. Howell

Matthew J. Howell

Associate

 Grier Hoyt

Grier Hoyt

Co-Chair, Leasing

Thomas Ingalls

Thomas Ingalls

Associate

Lori Kalani

Lori Kalani

Co-Chair, State Attorneys General

Kara L. Kapp

Kara L. Kapp

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Barry J. Kearney

Barry J. Kearney

Of Counsel

Jesse S.  Keene

Jesse S. Keene

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JB Kelly

JB Kelly

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Jerry W. Kilgore

Jerry W. Kilgore

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Michael D. Klein

Michael D. Klein

Senior Counsel

Chad E. Kurtz

Chad E. Kurtz

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Rachel Bisi Lawlor

Rachel Bisi Lawlor

Associate

Jeffrey F. Lawrence

Jeffrey F. Lawrence

Chair, Transportation & Trade, Co-Chair, International Practice

Eric L. Levi

Eric L. Levi

Associate

Ann-Marie Luciano

Ann-Marie Luciano

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Aaron Lukas, Ph.D.

Aaron Lukas, Ph.D.

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Emily Lundahl

Emily Lundahl

Policy Coordinator

Robert K. Magovern

Robert K. Magovern

Co-Vice Chair, Office Managing Partner

Hugh J. Marbury

Hugh J. Marbury

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Milton A. Marquis

Milton A. Marquis

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Kaitlyn Martin

Kaitlyn Martin

Principal, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Patrick  G.  Martin

Patrick G. Martin

Managing Director, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Kerry B. McTigue

Kerry B. McTigue

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Department

Tatiana Mejia-Uribe

Tatiana Mejia-Uribe

Associate

Anne E. Mickey

Anne E. Mickey

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Meridith H. Moldenhauer

Meridith H. Moldenhauer

Co-Vice Chair, Office Managing Partner

Stuart R. Morris

Stuart R. Morris

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Bryan Mosca

Bryan Mosca

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Bernard Nash

Bernard Nash

Co-Chair, State Attorneys General

Stacey Normington

Stacey Normington

Senior Regulatory Specialist

Heather L. Petrovich

Heather L. Petrovich

Associate

G. Evan Pritchard

G. Evan Pritchard

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Lawrence M. Prosen

Lawrence M. Prosen

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Gianna Puccinelli

Gianna Puccinelli

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Adam D. Reid

Adam D. Reid

Associate

Jack Roarty

Jack Roarty

Legislative Analyst, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Wayne R. Rohde

Wayne R. Rohde

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Molly Rucki

Molly Rucki

Associate

Howard Schweitzer

Howard Schweitzer

Member, CEO, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Stephen M.  Seeger

Stephen M. Seeger

Member

Stanley O. Sher

Stanley O. Sher

Of Counsel

John D.  Shire

John D. Shire

Co-Chair, Health Care

Jackson C.  Siegal

Jackson C. Siegal

Associate

Joseph Simpson

Joseph Simpson

Associate

Bernard L. Smith

Bernard L. Smith

Member

David F. Smith

David F. Smith

Of Counsel

Kathryn Sobotta

Kathryn Sobotta

Associate

Nicole H.  Sprinzen

Nicole H. Sprinzen

Vice Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations

Josh Stein

Josh Stein

Member

James J. Sullivan, Jr.

James J. Sullivan, Jr.

Co-Chair, OSHA-Workplace Safety Practice

Keturah Taylor

Keturah Taylor

Associate

David Tiger

David Tiger

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Jeffrey N. Townes

Jeffrey N. Townes

Member

Caitlin E.  Trevillyan

Caitlin E. Trevillyan

Associate

Barbara Van Gelder

Barbara Van Gelder

Senior Counsel

Jeff R. Vogel

Jeff R. Vogel

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Rachel Welford

Rachel Welford

Associate

Benjamin  L.  Williams

Benjamin L. Williams

Associate

Karen D. Williams

Karen D. Williams

Member

Hongling Zou, Ph.D.

Hongling Zou, Ph.D.

Associate

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News

Patrick Martin and Towner French Recognized Among the Hill’s Top 2021 Lobbyists

December 02, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Patrick Martin and Towner French, respectively managing director and senior principal at the firm’s Public Strategies group, have been named to The Hill’s 2021 Top Lobbyists: Hired Guns list.

Kara Kapp Named National Law Journal’s 2021 DC Rising Star

November 17, 2021 The Rising Stars award recognizes and celebrates professional excellence of 40 young lawyers who represent a cross-section of practice areas and have “proven their mettle where it counts, representing high-profile clients and securing high-dollar victories.”

Cozen O’Connor Continues to Gain Traction in Real Estate with Zoning and Land Use Attorney G. Evan Pritchard

November 15, 2021 Pritchard brings extensive experience with securing zoning entitlements throughout Northern Virginia and the District.

Cozen O’Connor White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Named to 2021 GIR 100 List

November 09, 2021 Cozen O’Connor’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice group was named to the GIR 100 list for the sixth year in a row.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Expansion of Health Care Practice Hiring Litigator James Billings-Kang

November 08, 2021 James will advise the firm’s health care clients in connection with litigation matters arising from provider-payor disputes, False Claims Act matters, private equity transactions, and merger activity, in addition to other complex commercial litigation issues.

Barry Boss Named a 2021 South Trail Blazer by The American Lawyer

October 18, 2021 Barry Boss, co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Group and co-chair, of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named a 2021 South Trailblazer by The American Lawyer.

Cozen O’Connor Adds Distinguished Patent Counselor and Life Sciences Strategist Todd B. Buck, Ph.D. to the Washington, D.C. Intellectual Property and Business Law Practices

September 22, 2021 Buck brings an impressive resume with over two decades of experience in the life sciences intellectual property sector.

Cozen O’Connor Enhances its Aviation Practice with the Addition of Jonathon Foglia

June 01, 2021 He brings extensive experience counseling aviation industry clients on a wide range of regulatory and commercial matters.

Twelve Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 05, 2021 Super Lawyers has named 12 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2021 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Back James J. Sullivan, Jr., Former Chairman, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission to the Firm’s Labor and Employment Department

March 25, 2021 Sullivan will be joining the Washington, D.C., office as a member of the Labor & Employment Department and as co-chair of the OSHA-Workplace Safety Practice Group.

Cozen O’Connor Continues State Attorneys General Practice Expansion with Addition of Former Nebraska Consumer Protection Chief Meghan Stoppel

March 02, 2021 Stoppel has served in high-level public roles and led and resolved multistate investigations in key industries including education, financial services, health care, and pharmaceuticals.

Cozen O’Connor Builds Out Washington, D.C. Construction Practice With New Shareholder Lawrence M. Prosen and Two Associates

March 01, 2021 Prosen brings a distinguished resume that includes experience in all aspects of government contracts, from regulatory compliance to claims and bid protest litigation. Joining with Prosen are two associates Benjamin L. Williams and Caitlin E. Trevillyan.

Alexandra Busch Elected Vice President of the Washington Chapter of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law

February 26, 2021 Alexandra Busch, an attorney in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been elected to serve as the vice president of the Washington Chapter of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law.

Lynnette Espy-Williams Named a 2021 Diversity in Business Honoree by the Washington Business Journal

February 24, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Lynnette Espy-Williams, the firm’s Chief Diversity Officer, has been named a 2021 Diversity in Business Honoree.

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Continues Practice Expansion with the Addition of Lobbyist Tristan R. Breaux

February 04, 2021 Breaux will assist clients with strategies to address federal, state, and local housing, transportation, and education policy with a strong focus on the state of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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

January 11, 2021 Connell served as deputy attorney general and senior counsel to Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel from 2015 to 2019.

Patrick Martin Named One of the Hill’s Top 2020 Lobbyists

December 11, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Patrick Martin, principal and director of the firm’s Public Strategies group in the Midwest, has been named to The Hill’s Top Lobbyists: Hired Guns list.

Cozen O’Connor Expands International Arbitration Practice with the Addition of Veteran Litigator Kurt Lindquist

December 08, 2020 New Hire Furthers Growth of the Firm’s Washington, D.C. Office.

Cozen O’Connor Makes Strategic Move Adding John D. Shire to Washington, D.C. Health Care Practice

November 02, 2020 Shire brings a deep understanding of federal and state health care regulations and has been instrumental in several of the most well-known transactions in the health care space.

Jesse Keene Named a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America

October 22, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jesse Keene, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. The

Jeffrey Lawrence Named Co-Chair of the International Transportation Committee of the ABA International Law Section

October 21, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Lawrence, chair of the firm's Transportation & Trade Group, has been named co-chair of the International Transportation Committee of the ABA International Law Section.

Alexandra Busch Named a 2020 ABA Forum on Construction Law Diversity Fellow

August 31, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Alexandra Busch, associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named an ABA Forum on Construction Law Diversity Fellow for 2020.

Fourteen Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 20, 2020 Super Lawyers has named 14 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Exxon’s Climate-Change Accounting Goes on Trial

October 21, 2019 Bernie Nash, co-chair of the firm’s State Attorneys General Practice, is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article describing the upcoming courtroom showdown between Exxon Mobil Corp. and New York’s Attorney General over how the oil industry accounts for the impact of climate change.

Cozen O’Connor Patent Attorneys Represent, Pro Bono, Nonprofits Established by Parents of Children with Ultra-rare Genetic Disorder

October 14, 2019 Cozen O’Connor patent attorneys Jeff Townes and Hongling Zou represent, pro bono, three partner nonprofits established by parents of children with the ultrarare, and potentially fatal, alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC).

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Two More Construction Law Attorneys to its Washington D.C. Office

October 07, 2019 Cozen O’Connor today announced attorneys Christopher M. Sweeney and Alexandra E. Busch have joined its Washington D.C. Construction Law practice, bringing to four the number of lawyers who have joined the fast-growing practice in just the past two weeks.

Cozen O’Connor Expands its Construction Law Practice in Washington D.C., Adding Stephen M. Seeger and Jesse S. Keene

September 23, 2019 Seeger and Keene have played leading roles in developing some of the largest building projects in Washington, D.C., one of the hottest and fastest-growing commercial and multifamily construction markets in the United States.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019 Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Names Jonathan Grossman, Robert Magovern, and Meridith Moldenhauer Washington, D.C. Office Leaders

August 27, 2019 Jonathan was promoted to office managing partner while Meridith and Robert will be co-vice chair, office managing partners.

Cozen O’Connor Further Expands its Washington D.C. Real Estate Practice, Adding Transaction Attorney James Grier Hoyt

June 18, 2019 Hoyt has closed leasing transactions on behalf of landlords and tenants in excess of 15 million square feet, including major build-to-suit and corporate headquarters deals.

The Propeller Club – Port Of Washington, DC Announces Jeff Vogel As New Vice President

April 29, 2019 The Propeller Club – Port of Washington, DC, a chapter of the International Propeller Club of the United States a nonprofit dedicated to the enhancement and well-being of all interests of the maritime community, named Cozen O'Connor attorney Jeff Vogel their new Vice President.

13 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 25, 2019 The 2019 Washington, D.C, edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 13 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Nicole Sprinzen Named to Law360’s 2019 White Collar Editorial Advisory Board

April 18, 2019 The main purpose of the advisory board, according to Law360, is “to get feedback on Law360’s coverage and gain insight from experts in the field on how best to shape future coverage.”

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes First-Chair Patent Litigator Thomas J. Fisher to its Washington D.C. Intellectual Property Team

October 16, 2018 Fisher comes to Cozen O’Connor from Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P., where he was a partner and chair of that firm’s ITC Litigation practice group. He joins the firm as a member and will work out of its fast-growing Washington D.C. office.

International Life Sciences Attorney Joins IP Department

March 27, 2018 Former LeClairRyan attorney Jeffrey N. Townes brings substantial experience in international life sciences IP to the firm's Washington, D.C., office.

Grossman Named Co-Office Managing Partner of Cozen O’Connor Washington, D.C., Office

February 20, 2018 Jonathan Grossman has been appointed Cozen O’Connor Washington, D.C., Co-office Managing Partner.

Without ‘Smoking Gun,’ Feds Face Tough Menendez Retrial

January 22, 2018 Biz Van Gelder, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, discusses the challenges of convincing a jury when a case lacks “smoking gun” evidence in Law360.

White Collar Cases To Watch In 2018

January 01, 2018 Nicole Sprinzen, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, discusses the significance of the upcoming sentencing and likely appeal of a former HSBC executive’s fraud conviction in Law360.

Two Members named “Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine

December 13, 2017 Cozen O’Connor Criminal Defense & Internal Investigation Practice Group members Barry Boss and Barbara “Biz” Van Gelder have been named 2017 “Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian magazine.

Pay-to-Play Defense: No 'Quid Pro Quo'

November 28, 2017 Megan Scheib, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, was quoted by WFMZ-TV News. On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Megan argued a motion to dismiss on due process grounds, imploring the court to drop the pay-to-play scheme charges against Allentown, Pa. attorney Scott Allinson.

After mistrial, Menendez speaks of ‘resurrection,’ but joy may be short-lived

November 16, 2017 Biz Van Gelder, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, discusses Senator Robert Menendez’s months-long bribery trial in The Washington Post.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes IP Litigator Hugh J. Marbury to its Intellectual Property Department

November 13, 2017 Marbury has handled disputes valued at, cumulatively, more than $4 billion

D.C.'s Office of Planning asked for Comprehensive Plan comments. It got 3,000.

September 07, 2017 Meridith Moldenhauer, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Zoning, Land Use & Development Practice, discusses the increase in proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments that Washington, D.C.’s Office of Planning received during an open call process to seek feedback from residents in Washington Business Journal.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017 Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Rapid Expansion of Labor & Employment Department and Washington D.C. Office with Addition of Former NLRB Counsel

August 15, 2017 Barry Kearney, former associate general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, joins the firm as of counsel.

Bodog, ‘Black Friday’ Cases Winding Down With A Whimper

August 03, 2017 Barry Boss discusses the conclusion of Bodog founder Calvin Ayre’s criminal case in GamblingCompliance.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Rapid Expansion in Washington, D.C., with Addition of Zoning, Land Use & Development Group

June 27, 2017 The group is led by Meridith Moldenhauer, who joins as a member, and includes Samantha Mazo, who joins as of counsel, Alyssa Bigley and Eric DeBear, who both join as attorneys, and Stephen Varga, who joins as planning services director.

Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General Practice to Be Honored for Excellence in Legal Coverage of State AG Issues

May 22, 2017 Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General practice group has received the Burton Award’s first “Blog of the Year Award in Law.” The national awards program is held in association with the Library of Congress and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association.

11 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 15, 2017 Selection to Super Lawyers is based on peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 17 Attorneys to Membership

April 03, 2017 The management committee is pleased to welcome a particularly qualified group to membership, composed of outstanding attorneys who have demonstrated remarkable professionalism, leadership, dedication, and loyalty to the firm and the legal community at large.

Cozen O’Connor Expands State Attorneys General Practice with Addition of Former Virginia State Attorney General Jerry Kilgore

February 27, 2017 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jerry Kilgore has joined the firm’s State Attorneys General (AG) Practice as a member.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Former Acting Chief, Division of Maritime Programs, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration

January 18, 2017 Vogel brings more than eight years of experience in maritime, national security, transportation infrastructure, and trade law to Cozen O’Connor’s Transportation & Trade Group.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Karen D. Williams to its Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Group in Washington, DC

January 04, 2017 Williams represents both individual and corporate clients in civil litigation, white collar and criminal defense matters and has handled investigations and arbitration proceedings involving breach of contract, fraud and tort claims.

FERC’s Enforcement Appetite Makes Compliance Key

December 19, 2016 Barbara Van Gelder and Nicole Sprinzen discuss recently released white papers from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Law360.

Contacts

Jonathan M. Grossman

Office Managing Partner

jgrossman@cozen.com

(202) 912-4866

Meridith H. Moldenhauer

Co-Vice Chair, Office Managing Partner

mmoldenhauer@cozen.com

(202) 747-0763

Robert K. Magovern

Co-Vice Chair, Office Managing Partner

rmagovern@cozen.com

(202) 463-2539

Tina Colby

Office Manager

TColby@cozen.com

(202) 912-4843