Katie provides strategic advice and analysis to nonprofit organizations, trade associations, and corporations that are engaged in New York City's complex regulatory, legislative, and procurement systems. She also counsels her clients in the development and implementation of effective public and community outreach strategies.
Katie's professional experience as a government official, non-profit executive, and government contractor give her a unique insight into the role and responsibilities of an advocate. Prior to joining the firm, she served as managing director and co chair of a major New York City government, policy, and government contracts practice; as the director of government and corporate affairs for Cemusa Inc., an international street furniture and outdoor advertising company; and as Deputy Commissioner for Comprehensive Planning for Nassau County Planning Commission in the administration of County Executive Tom Suozzi. Katie began her career in the counsel’s office at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and served in the Mayor’s Office of City Legislative Affairs and the Department of Transportation’s Division of Franchises, Concessions and Consents. After leaving city service, she joined the Alliance for Downtown New York and became the founding executive director of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association in Oyster Bay, Long Island.
Katie is personally committed to her community and New York City, serving on the several boards including the Design Trust for Public Space, the Celebrate Brooklyn! Friends Committee, and the Association for a Better New York Steering Committee.
Katie earned her bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Saint Mary's College. Katie earned her law degree from University of Virginia Law School.
June 14, 2021
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Katie Schwab, managing director of the firm’s Public Strategies Group, has been named a board member of the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association (DLMA).
January 28, 2020
Katie Schwab, Director of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies New York Government Affairs practice, has been honored by City & State New York as one of the 2020 “New York 50 Over 50” leaders.
November 07, 2018
Stuart Shorenstein, Katie Schwab, Ken Fisher, and Rose Christ from Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies New York host a special conference call to debrief on the New York general election results and the implications of the results in terms of policy for the next term.
November 01, 2017
Previously at Manatt, Members of this Top 10 New York City Lobbying Group Bring Deep Understanding of Local Government
July 20, 2021
Alyssa Baldassini, Kaitesi Munroe, Vivien Krieger, and Katie Schwab discuss Mayor de Blasio's plan to make the temporary Open Restaurants Program permanent.
June 28, 2021
Alyssa Baldassini, Kaitesi Munroe, Vivien Krieger and Katie Schwab discuss the NYC Council Approval of the Proposal to Mandate Racial Equity Reports for Certain Land Use Applications
April 22, 2021
Alyssa Baldassini, Lauren Turenchalk, Vivien Krieger, and Katie Schwab discuss the eight top Democratic candidates and their plans for affordable housing.
April 29, 2020
Katie Schwab & Jamie Ansorge discuss three new bills introduced in New York City City Council that would impact employers in the city.
March 26, 2020
Stuart Shorenstein, Katie Schwab, Jamie Ansorge, and Evan Preminger discuss EC 202.9, requiring New York state-regulated financial institutions to provide mortgage forbearance for residential properties located in New York for 90 days and to eliminate ATM fees, overdraft fees, and credit card late payment fees.
February 11, 2020
Katie Schwab discusses two new bills in New York City impacting fast food employers and employees. A hearing on the bills is scheduled for February 13.
May 24, 2019
New legislation would add 10 days of employee personal time and expand employer liability.
December 21, 2018
This Week in New York – Deputy Mayor for Housing & Urban Development Steps Down & de Blasio Announces Next Commissioner to Oversee the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
December 14, 2018
This Week in New York – Plan to Raise $3 Billion for NYCHA Units, Council Looking Into Amazon Deal & Next Week's Meetings
December 07, 2018
This Week in New York – de Blasio To Replace New York City Office of Emergency Management Commissioner & Next Week's Meetings
November 30, 2018
This Week in New York – Melissa Mark-Viverito Announces Run for NYC Public Advocate, NYC Council Approves Appointment of Margaret Garnett as Department of Investigations Commissioner, New Bills Aim to Legalize e-Bikes and e-Scooters
November 16, 2018
This Week in New York – Amazon's New Headquarters Planned for Long Island City, Calls to Eliminate Office of the New York City Public Advocate & Next Week's City Council Hearings
November 09, 2018
This Week in New York – 2018 Midterm Election Results, Next Week's City Council Hearings
November 02, 2018
This Week in New York – Council Passes New Bills Related to Commercial Spaces, Ballot Proposals Receive Mixed Support from Elected Officials, Jamie Ansorge Named to 40 Under 40 List & Election Day Reception Invitation
October 26, 2018
This Week in New York – Michael Blake, Jumaane Williams Announce Intent to Run for Office of NYC Public Advocate, Next Week's City Council Hearings, Upcoming Beltway Briefing Podcast
October 19, 2018
This Week in New York – City Council Passes “Parental Empowerment” Bill Package, Kelly Jin Appointed as City’s Chief Analytics Officer, Next Week's City Council Hearings
October 12, 2018
This Week in New York – Hearing on Commercial Rent Renewal Legislation (Int. 737-A) Set for October 22, Next Week's City Council Hearings, Beltway Briefing Podcast: The Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections
September 21, 2018
This Week in New York – Waterfront Management Advisory Board Convened, Amy Peterson Appointed as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Next Week's City Council Hearings
September 14, 2018
This Week in New York – New York Primary Election Results, City Council Approves Several Pieces of Legislation, Next Week's City Council Hearings
September 14, 2018
On today’s New York Client Call, Stuart Shorenstein, Katie Schwab, Rose Christ and Ken Fisher of our New York City team debrief on last night’s New York primary election results and analyze the results of several heavily contested New York State Senate races that could potentially impact control of the chamber.
September 07, 2018
This Week in New York – Proposed Amendments to City Charter, City Council Speaker Calls For City To Take Over Subways & Upcoming NY Post-Primary Client Call
August 31, 2018
This Week in New York – Council Passes School Speed Camera Legislation, Democratic Candidates for Governor and Attorney General Hold Debates & New NYC Ferry Route
August 24, 2018
This Week in New York – de Blasio in Brooklyn, New Transport Workgroup, DCP's New Executive Director & Cuomo / Nixon Debate
August 15, 2018
On this special edition of the Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections call, Howard Schweitzer, CPS’s Managing Partner, interviews Katie Schwab, Rose Christ and Ken Fisher of our New York City office about the current political climate in New York, the recent activism we’ve been seeing by the City Council and Mayor’s Office – particularly as it relates to the “disruptors” like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb – and the team’s thoughts on the closely-watched Governor and State Attorneys General races in New York.
August 10, 2018
This Week in New York – For-Hire Vehicle Bills, Rezoning in Manhattan Neighborhood & Labor and Employment Conference Invitation
August 03, 2018
This Week in New York – Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Steps Down, Executive Director of New York City Department of City Planning Steps Down, Rezoning of Inwood Section of Manhattan
July 27, 2018
This Week in New York – Bill to Ban Plastic Straws, Limiting Ride Sharing Services & Mayor de Blasio in Staten Island
June 29, 2018
This Week in New York – Affordable Housing Plan Bills Passed, Transportation Bills Introduced & Impacts of City Partnerships
June 22, 2018
This Week in New York – Marijuana Enforcement Policy Change & Next Week's Committee Hearings
June 08, 2018
This Week in New York – Council and Mayor Close to an Agreement on Fair Fares, Council Approves Opioid and Drug Treatment Bills, Proposal to Add 'X' Category to NYC Birth Certificates
June 01, 2018
This Week in New York – Property Tax Advisory Commission Announced, Charter Revision Commission Review & An Analysis of NYC Agency Contracts
May 25, 2018
This Week in New York – City Council Holds Final Hearing on the FY19 Executive Budget
May 18, 2018
This Week in New York – Administration Unveils New Platform Dedicated to Helping Women Succeed & First-In-Nation Task Force To Examine Automated Decision Systems
May 11, 2018
This Week in New York – Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws, City Council Passes Fire Safety Bills & Executive Budget Hearings
May 04, 2018
This Week in New York – Safe Injection Sites, For-Hire Vehicle Hearing, Sunnyside Yard Steering Committee & Executive Budget Hearings Next Week
April 20, 2018
This Week in New York – Central Park To Become Car-Free, Head of Landmarks Preservation Commission Resigning, Lead Inspections & Open-door Helicopters Banned
April 13, 2018
This Week in New York – FY 19 Budget, NYCHA Chairwoman Steps Down, City Council Stated Meeting, Mayor de Blasio Announcements
April 06, 2018
This Week in New York – Chief Privacy Officer Appointed, Cuomo vs. De Blasio on NYCHA, Unsafe Playgrounds, and New Schools Chancellor’s First Day
March 30, 2018
This Week in New York – NYC Employee Background Checks, School Overcrowding, Legislation in the News, and a New Cybersecurity Initiative
March 23, 2018
This Week in New York – Charter Revision Commission, Preliminary Budget Hearings, and Increased Funding to Address Opioid Crisis
March 16, 2018
This Week in New York – Preliminary Budget Hearings, Chief Technology Officer Steps Down, and a Legislation Update
March 09, 2018
This Week in New York – DoITT’s Design RFP, A Nightlife Mayor, New School Chancellor & Next Week’s City Council Hearings
Events & Seminars
November 06, 2020
November 07, 2018
- Conference Call/Podcast
September 14, 2018
- Conference Call/Podcast