Cozen O’Connor: Schwab, Katie

Katie Schwab

Practice Director

New York

(212) 883-4913

(646) 880-3652

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.

Experience

News

Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies New York Post 2018 Midterm Election Debrief

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.

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, LLC Welcomes Katie Schwab, Rose Christ and Reggie Thomas to its New York City Government Relations Team

November 01, 2017

Previously at Manatt, Members of this Top 10 New York City Lobbying Group Bring Deep Understanding of Local Government

Publications

The New York Note – Friday, December 21

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

The New York Note – Friday, December 14

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

The New York Note – Friday, December 7

December 07, 2018

This Week in New York – de Blasio To Replace New York City Office of Emergency Management Commissioner & Next Week's Meetings

The New York Note – Friday, November 30

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

The New York Note – Friday, November 16

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

The New York Note – Friday, November 9

November 09, 2018

This Week in New York – 2018 Midterm Election Results, Next Week's City Council Hearings

The New York Note – Friday, November 2

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

The New York Note – Friday, October 26

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

The New York Note – Friday, October 19

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

The New York Note – Friday, October 12

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

The New York Note – Friday, September 21

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

Public Strategies New York Post-Primary Client Call

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.

The New York Note – Friday, September 14

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

The New York Note – Friday, August 31

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

The New York Note – Friday, August 24

August 24, 2018

This Week in New York – de Blasio in Brooklyn, New Transport Workgroup, DCP's New Executive Director & Cuomo / Nixon Debate

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

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.

The New York Note – Friday, August 10

August 10, 2018

This Week in New York – For-Hire Vehicle Bills, Rezoning in Manhattan Neighborhood & Labor and Employment Conference Invitation

The New York Note – Friday, August 3

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

The New York Note – Friday, July 27

July 27, 2018

This Week in New York – Bill to Ban Plastic Straws, Limiting Ride Sharing Services & Mayor de Blasio in Staten Island

The New York Note – Friday, June 29

June 29, 2018

This Week in New York – Affordable Housing Plan Bills Passed, Transportation Bills Introduced & Impacts of City Partnerships

The New York Note – Friday, June 22

June 22, 2018

This Week in New York – Marijuana Enforcement Policy Change & Next Week's Committee Hearings

The New York Note – Friday, June 8

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

The New York Note – Friday, June 1

June 01, 2018

This Week in New York – Property Tax Advisory Commission Announced, Charter Revision Commission Review & An Analysis of NYC Agency Contracts

The New York Note – Friday, May 25

May 25, 2018

This Week in New York – City Council Holds Final Hearing on the FY19 Executive Budget

The New York Note – Friday, May 18

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

The New York Note – Friday, May 11

May 11, 2018

This Week in New York – Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws, City Council Passes Fire Safety Bills & Executive Budget Hearings

The New York Note – Friday, May 4

May 04, 2018

This Week in New York – Safe Injection Sites, For-Hire Vehicle Hearing, Sunnyside Yard Steering Committee & Executive Budget Hearings Next Week

The New York Note – Friday, April 20

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

The New York Note – Friday, April 13

April 13, 2018

This Week in New York – FY 19 Budget, NYCHA Chairwoman Steps Down, City Council Stated Meeting, Mayor de Blasio Announcements

The New York Note – Friday, April 6

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

The New York Note – Friday, March 30

March 30, 2018

This Week in New York – NYC Employee Background Checks, School Overcrowding, Legislation in the News, and a New Cybersecurity Initiative

The New York Note – Friday, March 23

March 23, 2018

This Week in New York – Charter Revision Commission, Preliminary Budget Hearings, and Increased Funding to Address Opioid Crisis

The New York Note – Friday, March 16

March 16, 2018

This Week in New York – Preliminary Budget Hearings, Chief Technology Officer Steps Down, and a Legislation Update

The New York Note – Friday, March 9

March 09, 2018

This Week in New York – DoITT’s Design RFP, A Nightlife Mayor, New School Chancellor & Next Week’s City Council Hearings

The New York Note – September 7

January 01, 1900

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

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Public Strategies New York Post-Election Client Call

November 07, 2018 - Conference Call/Podcast

Public Strategies New York Post-Primary Client Call

September 14, 2018 - Conference Call/Podcast

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • St. Mary's College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1984

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Friends Council

Association for a Better New York, Steering Committee Member