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Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Schultz Back to Firm as Head of Government Law and Regulatory Affairs Practice

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to welcome James D. Schultz back to the firm as a member and chair of the newly formed Government Law and Regulatory Affairs Practice. Since 2011, Schultz has served in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel. He was appointed as First Executive Deputy General Counsel in 2011 and in 2012 was appointed by Governor Tom Corbett to head that office as General Counsel of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. MORE

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Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Elan Kandel to Global Insurance Department

Cozen O'Connor is pleased to announce that Elan R. Kandel joined the firm’s New York office as a member in the Global Insurance Department. Kandel, formerly a partner with Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP, counsels on all aspects of claims involving private equity firms and their portfolio companies, including professional liability, directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, and fiduciary liability.MORE

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Returning Member George Gowen to Its Commercial Litigation Department

Cozen O'Connor is pleased to announce that George Gowen, a former litigation member with experience in health care, securities, corporate governance and commercial transactions, is returning to the firm from food and facilities services multinational Aramark. Gowen rejoins the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department after more than four years at Aramark, where he served as vice president & associate general counsel and led the legal group for Aramark’s Healthcare and Business & Industry operating groups. MORE

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's 2014 Pro Bono Roll of Honor

Sixteen Cozen O'Connor attorneys have been named to the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's 2014 Pro Bono Roll of Honor. Each year, the pro bono committee of the First Judicial Court recognizes attorneys who have provided pro bono services to litigants in the Philadephia Courts. In order to be named to the Roll of Honor, an attorney must practice in Philadelphia County, must have provided services to a client in a case before the FJD, must not be employed by an organization whose primary purpose is the provision of free legal services to the underprivileged, and must have provided legal services with no expectation of receiving a fee. MORE

From Our Blogs

“Buying Your Peace” in a Class Action Settlement

11/25/2014 7:44:06 PM +00:00

For defense attorneys negotiating class action settlements, a major consideration is ensuring that their client has indeed “bought its peace”—and won’t be facing follow-on litigation from plaintiffs who may not be bound by the class action...
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OCR Publishes Bulletin Regarding Privacy in Light of Ebola Outbreak

11/18/2014 8:55:27 PM +00:00

In response to the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa and in light of patients being treated in several hospitals in the U.S., the HHS, OCR (OCR) recently issued a HIPAA Bulletin to remind us that HIPAA covered entities and business associates...
Health Law Informer 11/18/2014MORE

Election Brings New Wave of Minimum Wage Increases

11/7/2014 5:15:17 PM +00:00

Election day 2014 brought more than just a wave of new Republican politicians, it also brought a wave of minimum wage increases across the country. For employers with operations in multiple states, payroll just got more complicated. Five states...
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Judge Posner’s Scathing Critique of a Proposed Coupon Settlement

11/5/2014 7:37:19 PM +00:00

The topic of potential self-dealing in class action settlements has been written about extensively.  While class counsel may be fully aligned with the class in seeking to maximize the settlement, their interests diverge sharply when it comes to...
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Two Basics: Don’t Accept Candy From Strangers and Avoid Falling Into the “Document Dump[s]”

10/31/2014 1:09:21 PM +00:00

A recent order issued by M.J. Paul Grewal in Venture Corp. Ltd., et al. v. Barrett, No. 5:13-cv-03384, 2014 WL 5305575 (N.D. Cal. October 16, 2014) provides a useful reminder for all litigators: “Rule 34 (Producing Documents, Electronically Stored...
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Can State Medical Marijuana Laws Trump Employer Rights?

10/30/2014 4:27:12 PM +00:00

Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have medical marijuana laws which allow a lawful level of marijuana use. One question which comes up often in such states is whether an employer can lawfully terminate an employee who fails a drug...
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CDC Publishes Updated Interim Guidance Regarding Potential Ebola Exposure

10/28/2014 8:26:23 PM +00:00

According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak is “the biggest and most complex . . . in history,” and in August, the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be a “Public Health Emergency of...
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CDC Publishes Revised Ebola Guidelines and Announces New Monitoring Program

10/23/2014 7:56:33 PM +00:00

The CDC recently announced stricter guidelines on the use of personal protective equipment for United States healthcare workers providing healthcare services to patients with Ebola (“Guidelines”). According to the CDC, the Guidelines have three...
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Halloween Parties Could Mean HR Issues

10/23/2014 7:30:38 PM +00:00

I was recently interviewed for an article in Inside Counsel Magazine on the HR issues associated with office Halloween parties. The article is a fun read and can be found here.
HR Headaches 10/23/2014MORE

Social Media Pitfalls In Divorce

10/22/2014 12:40:08 AM +00:00

These days social media is ubiquitous.  Everyone, young and old, enjoys some form of social media — from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram– we are all spending significant time posting our life happenings, likes and dislikes, comments...
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