Joseph A. Scopelitis

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2176

(215) 665-2013

Recent Publication:

Marijuana Legalization Push May Impact PA Utilities’ Zero Tolerance Policies [Alert]

David P. Zambito and Vincent Candiello discuss how Pennsylvania’s regulated public utilities would be impacted by the legalization of marijuana and if they are not permitted to continue their zero-tolerance drug use policies for employees involved in the operation of critical infrastructure.

Joseph is a litigation associate at Cozen O’Connor based in Philadelphia.

Before joining the firm, Joseph earned his law degree from the New York University School of Law where he served as casebook executive editor of the Moot Court Board. He also served as a teaching and research assistant and completed a practicum with the Center for Public Research & Leadership at Columbia Law School. He co-authored the article, “How the EEOC’s Maintenance of an ‘Alleged Offenders’ Log Can Help Prevent the Next Harvey Weinstein,” published in Justia.

Prior to law school, Joseph worked in talent and labor relations for a large public school district where he led strategic projects to refine the district’s staffing model, select and implement new data systems, and improve overall teacher recognition. He also has experience as a strategy and operations consultant, working with state and federal government entities to implement new technology and streamline procedures. 

Joseph graduated from Princeton University and earned his Bachelor of Arts in public & international affairs.  

 

Publications

Marijuana Legalization Push May Impact PA Utilities’ Zero Tolerance Policies [Alert]

February 26, 2021

David P. Zambito and Vincent Candiello discuss how Pennsylvania’s regulated public utilities would be impacted by the legalization of marijuana and if they are not permitted to continue their zero-tolerance drug use policies for employees involved in the operation of critical infrastructure.

Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2020
  • Princeton University, B.A., high honors, 2012
  • Pennsylvania