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Cozen Cities - January 27, 2023

January 27, 2023

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies


Broad Street Brief: Mayoral Candidates Participate in Forums, Receive Major Endorsements; Working Families Party Aims to Expand its Reach During Upcoming Elections

January 26, 2023

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

With 110 days left until the May 16 mayoral primary, Democratic candidates have been hard at work campaigning, with many of them participating in a litany of forums for the opportunity to present their platforms to voters. Recent forum topics have included advancing economic opportunity in Philadelphia’s Black and brown communities, how best to address the city’s gun violence epidemic, and LGBT+ issues.


Cannabis Group Of The Year: Cozen O'Connor

January 26, 2023

News - Cannabis

Cozen O’Connor has been named a Law360 2022 Practice Group of the Year in Cannabis. Joe Bedwick and Patrick Martin spoke with Law360 to discuss the recognition.


Cozen O’Connor’s Canadian Buildout Continues with the Addition of John Tsiofas as Director of Canadian Operations

January 26, 2023

News

Tsiofas, who previously served as chief operating officer at Canadian firms Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, will work out of the firm’s Toronto office.


Seventh Circuit Affirms Insurers’ Application of Bump Up Provision to Exclude Coverage [Alert]

January 26, 2023

Publication - Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability Insurance Coverage - Insurance

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s holding that a settlement with various shareholder lawsuits met the definition of an “inadequate consideration claim” in a public company D&O policy and did not constitute a covered loss.


Nexo’s No-Nos Cost It $24 Million | FTC Obtains $3 Million as Karma for Pre-Approval Fibs | AGs, DOJ Fight Google Ad Tech Dominance

January 26, 2023

Publication - State Attorneys General

The State AG Report – 1.26.2023 Here are curated AG and federal regulatory news stories highlighting key areas in which state and federal regulators’ decisions are having an impact across the US.


Subrogation & Recovery Product Recall Bulletin

January 25, 2023

Publication - Subrogation & Recovery

This bulletin discusses news concerning recent recalls, repetitive failures, and alerts from January 2023.


USCIS Will Bundle Processing of I-129, I-539, and I-765 Applications [Alert]

January 25, 2023

Publication - Immigration Policy & Strategy, Labor & Employment

As the result of a settlement of a class action lawsuit challenging H-4 and L-2 adjudication delays, USCIS has agreed to resume bundling some applications.


Cozen Currents: Process Trumps Substance on the Debt Limit

January 24, 2023

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

“When listening to the histrionics surrounding the latest debt limit showdown, it’s important to take a deep breath and remember that as with most things in DC, process tends to trump substance.” — Howard Schweitzer, CEO, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies


CA Court of Appeal Calls Into Question Evidentiary Value of E-Signatures [Alert]

January 24, 2023

Publication - Commercial Litigation, Financial Services, Labor & Employment

The California Court of Appeal recently issued a troubling decision regarding the evidentiary value of electronic signatures.


SEC Adopts New Approach to Rule 10b5-1’s Affirmative Defense to Insider Trading and Related Matters

January 24, 2023

Publication - Capital Markets & Securities

Naz Jalali, Kevin Roggow, and Paul D. Hallgren discuss the recently adopted amendments to Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act by the Securities Exchange Commission in The Legal Intelligencer.


USCIS Extends Green Card Validity for Some Conditional Permanent Residents [Alert]

January 24, 2023

Publication - Immigration Policy & Strategy, Labor & Employment

USCIS announced it will extend the validity of Green Cards for those who properly file Form I-751 for 48 months beyond the card’s expiration date.


How Attys Are Advising Co-Op Boards Fearful Of Battery Fires

January 24, 2023

News - Condominiums & Cooperatives

Leni Cummins is quoted in a Law360 article discussing the recent increase in fires caused by lithium-ion batteries in New York City. While Leni is not aware of any confirmed lithium-ion explosions among her condo and co-op clients, she believes it is crucial for condo and coop boards to have conversations about implementing e-bike and scooter regulations as a preventative measure.


Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies adds Habitat for Humanity Vice President Katrell Lewis to its New York Practice

January 23, 2023

News - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies adds Katrell Lewis, formerly vp of government and community partnerships for Habitat for Humanity - New York City & Westchester County, to its New York office.


State AG Pulse | “I View Businesses As Poverty Destroyers”

January 23, 2023

Publication - State Attorneys General

In the first episode in Season Two, new Virginia AG Jason Miyares dispels the myth that AGs are anti-business. He talks about how he views businesses as victims when it comes to data breaches and seeks to work with them rather than blame them.


Landmark Supreme Court Case Could Reshape the FCA Scienter Requirement [Alert]

January 23, 2023

Publication - Government Contracts, White Collar Defense & Investigations

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon clarify the knowledge requirement for False Claims Act (FCA) cases, agreeing to hear two such cases.


Canada Proposes Sweeping National Security Updates to Investment Canada Act [Alert]

January 23, 2023

Publication - Antitrust, Commercial Litigation

Foreign investors in Canadian businesses are set to face tougher national security review provisions under the Investment Canada Act.


New York Note: LaSalle Rejected, City Legislation, Cannabis Dispensary

January 23, 2023

Publication - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

News in New York – Senate Judiciary Committee Votes No on LaSalle; NYC Council Passes and Introduces Legislation; First NY Cannabis Dispensary Owned by Justice-Impacted Individual Opens


Canada Gets Tough on Chinese Investors [Alert]

January 23, 2023

Publication - Antitrust, Commercial Litigation

New policies and changes to Investment Canada Act to block Chinese control of critical minerals supply chains.


The public takes aim at "un-American" noncompetes

January 20, 2023

News - Labor & Employment, Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants, and Computer Abuse

Michael Schmidt spoke with Axios about the Federal Trade Commission's proposed rule banning employers from using noncompete agreements.

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