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Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act – What You Need to Know [Alert]

August 16, 2019

Publication - Labor & Employment

Adam Gutmann and Anna Wermuth discuss what employers should do to comply with the new Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Stranger-Originated Life Insurance Is Illegal and Void

August 15, 2019

Publication - Life Insurance & Annuities

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently condemned stranger-originated life insurance (“STOLI”) transactions as void ab initio human life wagers in a case that the life insurance and life settlement industries watched closely.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Christopher Hennessy Named Chair of the Newsletter Subcommittee of the ABA Section of Litigation, Employment & Labor Relations Law Committee

August 13, 2019


Christopher Hennessy, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Litigation Department in the firm’s Chicago office, has been named chair of the Newsletter Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Employment & Labor Relations Law Committee

My Weekday Workout: Cozen O’Connor's Anna McDonough

August 13, 2019

News - Corporate

Anna McDonough shares the role fitness plays in her daily life in an article on

The hush-hush world of firm lawyers in the gig economy

August 09, 2019

News - Labor & Employment

Jeremy Glenn was featured in a story in the Chicago Lawyer Magazine on the gig economy's emergence in law.

Venezuela: Not an Embargo, but Closer

August 08, 2019

Publication - Trade Regulations, Export Controls & Sanctions, Transportation & Trade

In a significant escalation of economic pressure on Venezuela’s Maduro regime, President Trump issued an executive order on August 5 that blocks all Venezuelan government property in the U.S. or in the possession of U.S. persons.

PA Appellate Court Strikes Down Project Labor Agreement for First Time—Saves Taxpayers Millions

August 08, 2019

Publication - Commercial Litigation, Construction

For the first time, a Pennsylvania court struck down the lawfulness of a project labor agreement (“PLA”), finding that it violated Pennsylvania’s competitive bidding laws. As a result, the pool of potential bidders on Pennsylvania public projects—both union and nonunion—remains competitive and will save taxpayers millions.

Highlights of Osha changes to 29 CFR 1926.55 – gases, vapours, fumes, dusts and mists [Chemical Watch]

August 08, 2019

Publication - Labor & Employment

John Ho examines updates to employee exposure limits.

Better Call Paul: One of LA’s Top Lawyers Reflects on Decades of Deals

August 07, 2019

News - Real Estate

Paul Rutter was interviewed for an article in Commercial Observer regarding his 40 years of real estate experience.

"It gives me comfort": Real estate reacts to Katz's "miraculous" Queens DA Victory [The Real Deal]

August 07, 2019

News - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies - Government Relations, Real Estate, Zoning, Land Use & Development

Ken Fisher discusses Queens District Attorney Democratic candidate Melinda Katz's narrow victory over Tiffany Cabán in the primary that was announced only after a lengthy manual recount and threats of affidavit ballot challenges.

Liquidating Trustee Succeeds to Privileges of Former Audit Committee [Delaware Business Court Insider]

August 07, 2019

Publication - Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger discuss a recent decision of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court holding that a liquidating trustee succeeds to the privileges held by the debtor’s former audit committee.

Stephen Pate Receives Prestigious Andrew C. Hecker Award from the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

August 05, 2019

News - Insurance Coverage

Stephen Pate received the prestigious Andrew C. Hecker Award from the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), which is presented annually to the Federation member who authors the year's most outstanding article in a Federation publication.

What Marketers Should Know About the Regulation of CBD-Based Products

August 05, 2019

Publication - Cannabis

Richard Fama & Kristin Keehan discuss the different regulatory bodies as well as various state laws that create these challenges for companies marketing CBD-containing products.

Danielle Harris, ’13, Selected as a Fellow to the 2019 NELC Academy

August 05, 2019

News - Labor & Employment

Northern Illinois University featured Danielle Harris in an online profile story.

Chicago Enacts Nation-Leading Predictive Scheduling Ordinance [Alert]

August 01, 2019

Publication - Labor & Employment

Jeremy Glenn and James Mackey discuss the most comprehensive “predictive scheduling” ordinance in the nation that includes significant notice, scheduling, and rest provisions for many employers in Chicago.

How I Made Partner: Cozen O'Connor's Nicole Sprinzen

August 01, 2019

News - White Collar Defense & Investigations

Nicole Sprinzen was quoted in about her time becoming a partner at Cozen O'Connor.

West Coast Expansion Continues with the Addition of 13 Labor & Employment Lawyers from Miller Law Group in California

August 01, 2019

Press Release - Employment Litigation, Labor & Employment

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce 13 attorneys from California’s Miller Law Group — one of the largest woman-owned employment law firms in the country — have joined its San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

Invested Sinking Funds Revisited: A Cautionary Reminder for Issuers and Borrowers [Alert]

August 01, 2019

Publication - Public & Project Finance

Jerry Spector discusses why issuers and borrowers should exercise extreme caution in the creation of funds to pay debt service outside of a bona fide debt service fund.

Vacancy Control the Most Onerous Form of Rent Control [MHInsider Magazine]

August 01, 2019

Publication - Manufactured Housing, Real Estate

Thomas Casparian contributed an article to MHInsider Magazine explaining some of the most common elements of MHC-specific rent control systems.

Pennsylvania Department of Health Revokes Argimed Grow Process Permit for Regulatory Violations [Alert]

July 31, 2019

Publication - Cannabis

Abby L. Sacunas discusses the importance of remaining compliant with reporting obligations under the MMA.

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