Mark L. Alderman

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Recent News:

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Ranked #2 in PA in City & States' Top 50 Lobbyists

City & State Pennsylvania recognized Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies as one of the Top 50 firms based on 2021 revenues in the state, coming in at number two.

Mark is the founder and chairman of Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies, working with clients to advocate their interests with lawmakers, executive branch officials, and regulatory personnel in local, state, and federal government with an emphasis on health care and cannabis matters. 

Among his recent public and professional affiliations, Mark is or has been a member of the 57th Electoral College, the board of directors of the NASDAQ Futures Exchange, the advisory board of Phoenix Venture Partners Fund III & PVP Seed Fund, Democratic National Committee National Finance Committee (Pennsylvania chair), the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the Obama for America National Finance Committee, the United States Attorney Nominating Commission, the Judicial Selection Commission for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Kerry for President National Finance Committee (co-chair), and the advisory board of Philadelphia International Airport (chair).

An active and involved member of his community, Mark is or has been a member of the advisory board of directors of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institute, the board of trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, the board of trustees of Thomas Jefferson University (chair, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Inc., board of trustees), the board of directors of the Fairwinds Center, the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (chair of the School Committee), the board of trustees of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation; the board of directors of WXPN-FM, the board of directors of the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center of Philadelphia, the original board of directors of Living Beyond Breast Cancer; and the American Jewish Committee, Philadelphia Chapter. 

Mark is a contributor on political and policy topics with appearances in The Washington Post, Fortune, CNN, The Hill, CNBC, Fox News, FOX Business News, Politico, U.S. News & World Report, and Sirius XM's POTUS Politics. He also co-leads Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies’ political series and podcast The Beltway Briefing, which provides analysis and insight on political and policy developments in Washington.

News

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Ranked #2 in PA in City & States' Top 50 Lobbyists

September 26, 2022

City & State Pennsylvania recognized Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies as one of the Top 50 firms based on 2021 revenues in the state, coming in at number two.

Stephen Cozen and Mark Alderman Honored by City & State

May 26, 2022

Stephen Cozen and Mark Alderman have been named to the 2022 City & State Pennsylvania Power 100 list.

Cannabis On The 2020 Ballot Could Affect Neighboring States

November 02, 2020

Mark Alderman was quoted in Forbes discussing the states that will vote on legalizing recreational and medical cannabis.

For Hemp Industry, USDA's THC Rules A High-Stakes Misstep

February 14, 2020

Mark Alderman, chairman of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, was quoted in a Law360 article discussing comments submitted in response to the initial version of the USDA’s industrial hemp regulations, released last October.

Mark Alderman and Jim Schultz Discuss Midterm Elections on NBC10 Philadelphia’s @Issue

November 04, 2018

On Sunday, November 4, Mark Alderman, Chairman of Cozen O’Connor’s Public Strategies group, and Jim Schultz, Chairman of Cozen O’Connor’s Government & Regulatory group, appeared on NBC Philadelphia’s @Issue to discuss what’s at stake in the Midterm Elections.

City and State Pennsylvania names Cozen and Alderman to their 2018 PA Power 100 List

May 22, 2018

Stephen Cozen, founder and chairman of Cozen O’Connor, and Mark Alderman, chairman of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, were both named to The 2018 Power 100 list by City & State Pennsylvania, ranked 39 and 50, respectively.

Happy New Year from Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

January 01, 2018

Howard Schweitzer and Mark Alderman look back at 2017 and highlight a few of the ways it was year of change for Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies.

Publications

The Beltway Briefing - Return of the Old-School Political Scandal

February 21, 2021

Howard Schweitzer, Mark Alderman, Patrick Martin, and Stuart Shorenstein discuss the impact of the current scandals and whether they seem to indicate the return to old-school, rough-and-tumble, hardball-style politics.

Trump vs. Biden: HEALTH CARE POLICY

October 28, 2020

Alex Campau, Mark Alderman, and Brett Banker discuss the similarities and differences between Trump and Biden's health care policies.

Summary and Analysis of Key Provisions of the CARES Act

March 28, 2020

Members of Cozen O'Connor's Coronavirus Task Force provide analysis of the CARES Act and how it will impact small businesses, distressed industries, employers and employees, taxes, and the health care, real estates, and energy industries.

The Beltway Briefing – Latest Trump Administration & Congress News, 2020 Primaries & Predictions

February 21, 2019

On our second Beltway Briefing of the new year, Howard Schweitzer, Mark Alderman, Blake Rutherford, and Kaitlyn Martin discussed the latest news from the Trump Administration and the 116th Congress, broke down the most recent developments in the 2020 primaries (which seem to be in full force!), and predicted what we could expect in the months ahead.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections - Post Election: Where Are We Now

November 08, 2018

On our final episode of The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections, Mark Alderman, Howard Schweitzer, and Blake Rutherford analyze Tuesday’s election results with a view toward how the outcomes will impact policymaking in Washington heading into 2019. The team also discusses the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and look forward to what the 2020 presidential election may bring.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections – Live Election Day Edition

November 06, 2018

On today’s special, live election day edition of our Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections podcast, Howard Schweitzer, Mark Alderman, and Blake Rutherford give their final predictions and analysis before polls close.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections – Less Than a Week to Go

October 31, 2018

On this week’s (Halloween!) edition of the Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections podcast, Mark Alderman, Howard Schweitzer, and Blake Rutherford discuss the state of the midterms with less than 7 days until the ballots are counted.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections – 12 Days Until Ballots are Cast

October 25, 2018

On this week’s edition of the Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections podcast, Mark Alderman, Blake Rutherford, Kaitlyn Martin, Greg Jarmas, and Hope Sheils discuss the state of the midterms with less than two weeks to go.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections – Kavanaugh is In, What’s Next?

October 11, 2018

On this week’s edition of the Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterms podcast, Howard Schweitzer, Mark Alderman, and Blake Rutherford discuss fresh polling numbers and campaign messaging in the wake of the Kavanaugh nomination.

Déjà Vu for Democrats?

October 11, 2018

In a recent op-ed published in Real Clear Politics, Mark Alderman, chairman of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, explores the ramifications to the Democratic Party should the “blue wave” fail to materialize come November.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections – Kavanaugh, Midterms and Millennials

October 03, 2018

On this week’s edition of the Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections podcast, Howard Schweitzer, Mark Alderman, and Kaitlyn Martin discuss the continuing controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and what it means for the midterm elections.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections – Rosenstein Revelations, This Week’s Brett Kavanaugh Hearings, and Midterm Analysis

September 24, 2018

On this week’s call, Howard Schweitzer, Mark Alderman, Blake Rutherford, and Kaitlyn Martin discuss the breaking news surrounding Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in light of revelations he’s discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, the ongoing news surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, and the lens through which voters may view this ongoing “chaos in Washington” heading into November.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections – SCOTUS, Tariffs, and November Impacts

September 18, 2018

On today’s call, GOP Strategist and former COO of TARP Howard Schweitzer, Democratic strategist and former member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team Mark Alderman, and former chief of staff to two attorneys general Blake Rutherford discussed the uncertain path forward with Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and the Trump Administrations’ new round of tariffs on China – and the ways these issues could influence the midterm elections. Howard, Mark and Blake also examined the latest polling and fundraising data in key Senate, House, and Governor’s races.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections – Is a Blue Wave Coming?

September 13, 2018

It’s 53 days until the midterms, and with seemingly every day bringing new breaking news about the president, GOP Strategist and former COO of TARP Howard Schweitzer, Democratic Strategist and former member of the Obama-Biden presidential transition team Mark Alderman, and former chief of staff to two attorneys general Blake Rutherford had a lot to discuss.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections – Two Months to November

August 29, 2018

With a little over two months to go before the midterm election, GOP Strategist and former COO of TARP Howard Schweitzer and Democratic strategist and former member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team Mark Alderman discuss some of their predictions for November and analyze several highly-watched races that could tip the balance of power in Washington.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections: Fallout from Helsinki, Nomination of Kavanaugh & November Impact

July 18, 2018

On today’s call, GOP Strategist and former COO of TARP Howard Schweitzer, Democratic strategist and former member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team Mark Alderman, and former chief of staff to two attorneys general Blake Rutherford discussed the fallout from President Trump’s meeting this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, reaction to Trump’s nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, and the ways these issues and more could move voters in November.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections – Outlook Nearly Four Months Out

June 26, 2018

The midterms may still be four months away, but there’s no doubt that the news over the past two weeks is going to have an impact on how independent voters cast their ballots.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections – A Focus on the Senate Map

June 14, 2018

On today’s call, GOP Strategist and former COO of TARP Howard Schweitzer, Democratic strategist and former member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team Mark Alderman, and former chief of staff to two attorneys general Blake Rutherford break down the top U.S. Senate races to watch and began making their predictions for November.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections – Super Tuesday

June 05, 2018

The Super Tuesday of 2018 has arrived and today, voters in eight states go to the polls to cast votes in highly watched primary elections.

The Beltway Briefing – Welcome, Senator Evan Bayh

May 17, 2018

On today’s call, we welcomed a special guest – former two-term U.S. Senator and Governor of Indiana Evan Bayh, who recently joined Cozen O’Connor and Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies. Joining Howard Schweitzer, Mark Alderman, and Blake Rutherford, Senator Bayh shared insights from his time serving on the Senate Intelligence Committee and underscored his support for the confirmation of Gina Haspel as the next Director of the CIA. The conversation touched on the Trump administration’s impact on international affairs, as well as the economy.

The Beltway Briefing Policy Spotlight Call – Spotlight on the Pennsylvania Primary Elections

May 16, 2018

Former member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team Mark Alderman and former chief of staff to two attorneys general Blake Rutherford walk through the results of last night’s Pennsylvania primaries and analyze the impact they may have on the 2018 midterm elections.

The Beltway Briefing Policy Spotlight Call – The Politics & Policy of Cannabis

April 25, 2018

On today’s call, Mark Alderman, Howard Schweitzer, Jim Davis, Allison Wils, and Blake Rutherford of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies walked through the current marijuana policy landscape, examining the Trump Administration’s impact on the industry, the complexity of conflicting state and federal laws, and the myriad ways the issue has evolved.

The Beltway Briefing - Charting the Changing Personnel Dynamics within the Trump White House

April 05, 2018

On today’s call, GOP Strategist and former COO of TARP Howard Schweitzer, Democratic strategist and former member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team Mark Alderman, and former chief of staff to two attorneys general Blake Rutherford walk through the ever-changing personnel dynamics within the Trump White House, including who’s left from the president’s original cabinet and West Wing staff, who’s new, and why it matters for future policy decisions.

Beltway Briefing: February 26

February 26, 2018

On today’s call, GOP Strategist and former COO of TARP Howard Schweitzer, Democratic strategist and former member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team Mark Alderman, and former chief of staff to two attorneys general Blake Rutherford discuss the politics of the day including the potential for Congress to pass meaningful gun control and immigration reform measures, redistricting in Pennsylvania, and the White House’s recently-released infrastructure proposal – all against the backdrop of the 2018 Midterm elections.

The Beltway Briefing – The State of the State of the Union

February 07, 2018

On today’s call, GOP Strategist and former COO of TARP Howard Schweitzer, Democratic strategist and former member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team Mark Alderman, and former chief of staff to two attorneys general Blake Rutherford share reactions from last week’s State of the Union Address, explore the likelihood of a government shutdown and analyze the outlook for the 2018 Midterm elections.

The Beltway Briefing – Welcome to 2018

January 11, 2018

On our first call of the new year, GOP Strategist and former COO of TARP Howard Schweitzer, Democratic strategist and former member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team Mark Alderman, and former chief of staff to two attorneys general Blake Rutherford dive into the impact of passage of last year’s sweeping tax reform bill, the prospects for reaching a bipartisan deal on DACA, the impending threat of a government shutdown, and what this all means for the 2018 Midterm elections.

The Beltway Briefing – Analyzing Congress’s Year-End Agenda

December 06, 2017

GOP Strategist and former COO of TARP Howard Schweitzer, Democratic strategist and former member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team Mark Alderman, and former chief of staff to two attorneys general Blake Rutherford break down Congress’ busy year-end agenda as we head into the final month of the year.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Spring Institute

March 18, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA

Health Law 2021

December 07, 2020 - Webinar

Executive Forum: Insights into the Region

September 30, 2020 - Webinar

Health Law 2020

December 04, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Beltway Briefing: February 21

February 21, 2019 - Conference Call/Podcast

The Beltway Briefing: New Year, New Congress

January 09, 2019 - Conference Call/Podcast

Health Law 2019

December 05, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections Call

July 18, 2018 - Conference Call/Podcast

Beltway Briefing Our Next Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections

June 26, 2018 - Conference Call/Podcast

Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections

June 14, 2018 - Conference Call/Podcast

Beltway Briefing: May 17

May 17, 2018 - Conference Call/Podcast

Policy Spotlight Call: The Politics and Policy of Cannabis

April 25, 2018 - Conference Call/Podcast

Beltway Briefing: April 5

April 05, 2018 - Conference Call/Podcast

Beltway Briefing: March 14 2018

March 14, 2018 - Conference Call/Podcast

Beltway Briefing: February 26

February 26, 2018 - Conference Call/Podcast

Beltway Briefing: January 11

January 11, 2018 - Conference Call/Podcast

2017 Health Law Year In Review

December 06, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

Beltway Briefing: December 5

December 05, 2017 - Conference Call/Podcast

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1978
  • Brown University, B.A., 1975

Awards & Honors

Pennsylvania Power 100, 2022

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts