Cozen O’Connor: Will Kentz, Anna B.

Anna Will Kentz

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-6926

(215) 665-2013

Anna defends and advises employers in a variety of employment and labor related matters. She thinks creatively and strategically in order to focus on effective and efficient case resolution. Anna investigates and responds to internal and external complaints, including those filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Additionally,  Anna defends labor grievances and employment-related lawsuits arising from Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and related state laws. She also defends other civil rights related lawsuits, including Rehabilitation Act, § 1983 and Affordable Care Act claims.

Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Anna worked as in-house counsel for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), where she managed and defended more than 100 litigation matters, including federal and state employment discrimination claims, § 1983 claims, breach of contract claims, tort claims, Federal Rail Safety Act claims, and major Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits.

While in law school, Anna interned with the Federal Transit Administration, the Department of the Interior, and served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Catherine Fitzpatrick, Presiding Judge Family Part, Mercer County Court, New Jersey Superior Court. Anna was also a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and a staff editor of the Temple Law Journal of Science, Technology & Environmental Law.

Anna recently served as a cabinet member and treasurer of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. 

Experience

News

Cozen O’Connor Adds 17 Lawyers from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

May 08, 2017

The new attorneys add depth in Pittsburgh across Commercial and Corporate practices and continues to expand its national Labor & Employment Department

Publications

NLRB Deals Another Blow to Gig Workers’ Rights Under NLRA [Alert]

May 23, 2019

Anna Wermuth, Kelly Kindig, and Dan Johns discuss the recent advice memorandum released by the Division of Advice of the NLRB concluding drivers for the ride-sharing platform Uber are independent contractors and not employees.

Supporting Nursing Mothers is Required by Law and Improves the Workplace [HR Headaches Blog]

December 04, 2018

Last week, a Nevada bank teller sued her employer for allegedly violating federal anti-discrimination laws by berating her and retaliating against her for requesting a private space to pump breastmilk. This lawsuit reminds employers that various federal, state, and local laws provide protections for...

Non-Economic Damages Recoverable Under Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law [Labor & Employment Alert]

April 12, 2018

David Hacket and Anna Will Kentz discuss the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision in Bailets v. Pa. Turnpike Comm’n and how it will impact Pennsylvania employers who receive public funds.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2019 Labor and Employment Law Update

June 20, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

2018 Labor and Employment Law Update

June 13, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

Education

  • Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013
  • Vassar College, B.A., 2007
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania