Cozen O’Connor: Davis, Jim

Jim Davis

Government Relations Principal


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Jim Davis 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.


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."

The Biggest Pennsylvania Policy Developments Of 2017

December 18, 2017

Jim Davis, Pennsylvania Director for Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, discusses the biggest policy developments in Pennsylvania in 2017 with Law360’s Dan Packel, including passage of internet gaming and implementation of the state’s medical marijuana program.

Pressing Questions Answered About PA’s Cannabis Cultivation Application Process

March 17, 2017

Mark Alderman and Jim Davis, both of Cozen O'Connor's Public Strategies, discuss PA cannabis cultivation application process in the Cannabis Business Times.


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.

Pennsylvania Overtime Rules Will Be in Flux [Labor & Employment Alert]

January 18, 2018

Kate Ericsson, Jeff Pasek, and Jim Davis discuss the Wolf administration's proposal to raise the salary for exempt status from the federal minimum for salaried employees to nearly double that amount in incremental shifts over the next three years.

Medical Marijuana to be Legal in Pennsylvania [Hot Button Blog]

April 14, 2016

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on April 13, 2016 passed Senate Bill 3, legalizing medical marijuana in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Senate had approved the bill earlier in the week. In what will be the final stretch of a two-year legislative roller coaster, the...

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

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  • Duquesne University, B.A., 1998