Jim Davis

Executive Vice President, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Jim is the primary Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies lobbyist in Harrisburg and leads our efforts on behalf of clients in the state capital. With both nonprofit and private sector clients, Jim has previously or currently represents interests in health care, education, energy, retail, banking, insurance, entertainment, telecommunications, gaming, public utilities, transportation, environmental, and various associations. Throughout his career, he has built and continues to maintain strong ties with various leading members of the Pennsylvania Delegation and is well-versed in their priorities and approaches to enacting legislative change.

He joined Cozen O'Connor after a five-year tenure at Wojdak & Associates. Prior to joining Wojdak & Associates, Jim served as senior manager of public affairs for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. where he represented the world's largest retailer in discussions with the governor's office, cabinet officials and state legislators. Jim was also responsible for managing new store growth and identifying partnership and charitable giving opportunities for the company. Before joining Wal-Mart, Jim spent several years lobbying on behalf of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and working as a research analyst in the Senate of Pennsylvania.

Jim serves on the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board and the Board of the Greater Scranton YMCA.

A native of Lackawanna County, Jim graduated from Duquesne University in 1998. Jim also studied in the Health Care Administration Master's Program at King's College.


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.

In the Midst of COVID-19 Crisis, UPS Delivers More than Just Packages

March 20, 2020

On January 29, UPS, a leading multinational package delivery and supply chain management company, announced plans to construct a “super hub” in Lower Swatara Township and open three new facilities in Carlisle, Northampton County, and the Philadelphia area. The project, which is part of a $1.4 billion investment by UPS into Pennsylvania, will create an estimated 1,721 new jobs in the commonwealth.

Public Strategies’ Efforts Result in Groundbreaking Win for UPS

January 29, 2020

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced on January 29 that United Parcel Service (UPS), a leading multinational package delivery and supply chain management company, plans to construct a “super hub” in Lower Swatara Township and open three new facilities in Carlisle, Northampton County, and the Philadelphia area.

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Hosts The Reform Alliance at PA State Capitol

September 25, 2019

Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies hosted client, The Reform Alliance at the State Capitol, meeting with Pennsylvania Senate, House Leadership and Lt. Governor to advocate for probation reform.

Pennsylvania Legislation and Regulation to Watch in 2018

January 01, 2018

Jim Davis, a Cozen O'Connor Government Relations Principal, was quoted in Law360's article, "Pennsylvania Legislation And Regulation To Watch In 2018."


2022 Pennsylvania Primary Election Results

May 18, 2022

Prepared by the Pennsylvania Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Team

Governor Wolf Proposes Legalization of Recreational Cannabis [Alert]

August 25, 2020

James Davis and Heidi Schwartz discuss Governor Wolf's COVID-19-related relief programs that includes legalizing recreational marijuana to fund portions of the programs.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections – Special Pennsylvania Politics Edition

August 22, 2018

On this special edition of the Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections podcast, Howard Schweitzer, CPS’s managing partner, interviews Jim Davis, director of our Pennsylvania Public Strategies practice, about the current political climate in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Proposes Significant Changes to Its Minimum Wage And Overtime Rules [Labor & Employment Alert]

June 29, 2018

George Voegele discusses Pennsylvania Governor Wolf’s Executive Order that raises the minimum wage for employees of the Commonwealth and its agencies, as well as for employees of certain government contractors and lessors of Commonwealth property.

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.

Medical Marijuana Legal in Pennsylvania [Cannabis Industry Alert]

April 14, 2016

Jim Davis and Joe Bedwick discuss Senate Bill 3, legalizing medical marijuana in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which the Pennsylvania Senate had approved the bill earlier in the week and the state House of Representatives passed on April 13, 2016. The governor announced he will sign the legislation on Sunday, April 17.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Policy Spotlight Call: The Politics and Policy of Cannabis

April 25, 2018 - Conference Call/Podcast

Pennsylvania Canna-Business Seminar

January 28, 2017 - Harrisburg, PA

Industry Sectors


  • Duquesne University, B.A., 1998

Awards & Honors

Central Penn Business Journal’s Lobbyist Power List (2023)