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SECURE ACT — Notable Changes to Retirement Plan Benefits [Alert]

January 23, 2020

Publication - Private Client Services

Dan Levine and Michael Corgan discuss how the SECURE Act may impact your estate plan.


PA Cannabis Legislation to Watch in 2020 [Alert]

January 22, 2020

Publication - Cannabis

Heidi Schwartz and Germain DeMartinis discuss possible big changes coming Pennsylvania for cannabis businesses and individuals who use cannabis products.


NJ Court of Appeals OKs Reimbursement of Employee Medical Marijuana Costs [Alert]

January 22, 2020

Publication - Labor & Employment - Cannabis

Adam C. Gutmann discusses the decision in Hager v. M & K Constr and the nationwide trend towards broad acknowledgement of the peaceful coexistence of states' medical marijuana law and federal law.


How LSU’s Football Championship Win Challenges the NCAA [The Atlantic]

January 22, 2020

Publication - White Collar Defense & Investigations

In the article, Stephen discusses the NCAA’s amateurism policies and the recent signs indicating that the Association may be moving toward a more equitable model that allows players to receive a bigger share of the wealth they create.


Former Toll Brothers GC Rejoins Cozen O'Connor

January 22, 2020

News - Commercial Litigation

John McDonald was featured in a Law360 article discussing his return to Cozen O'Connor.


Pension Factoring Continues to Create Problems [Alert]

January 21, 2020

Publication - Life Insurance & Annuities

Mike Miller and Stephen Harris discuss the facts in Michele R. Lenderman v. Emil J. Wansa, Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America and North American Co. for Life and Health Insurance and why pension factoring continues to create problems for institutions that manage and fund these pensions.


John K. McDonald, former Toll Brothers, Inc. General Counsel, Returns to Cozen O’Connor

January 21, 2020

Press Release - Commercial Litigation

McDonald brings to the practice nearly three decades of commercial litigation experience and almost 20 years as an executive with a Fortune 500 company.


Water Therapy [Los Angeles Daily Journal]

January 17, 2020

Publication - Insurance Coverage

Dina Richman was featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal Article “Water Therapy: LA litigator Dina Richman dances with manta rays, frolics with sea lion pups and marvels at humpbacks under the sea" regarding her passion for scuba diving.


Cannabis Team Named Group Of The Year in Law360 2019 Practice Groups of the Year Awards

January 17, 2020

News - Cannabis


Construction Practice Number One in Law360 2019 Practice Groups of the Year Awards

January 17, 2020

News - Construction Law


Judge Halts California Labor Law from Applying to Independent Truckers

January 16, 2020

News - Labor & Employment

Michele Miller was quoted in KTLA 5 discussing a new California labor law that was blocked to more than 70,000 independent truckers.


Chancery Modifies Order After Finding Amendment, Representations Changed Litigation [Delaware Business Court Insider]

January 15, 2020

Publication - Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring, Commercial Litigation

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider discussing a recent decision in the Court of Chancery of Delaware granting a corporation’s motion to modify an earlier advancement order where the corporation subsequently amended its claims against a former officer and director in order to eliminate the grounds for advancement.


U.S. Pressures Iran’s Revenue Sources: Sanctions Four New Sectors; Designates Foreign Metals Traders

January 15, 2020

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

In an Executive Order issued on January 10, 2020, the Trump Administration announced the imposition of new sanctions relating to the construction, mining, manufacturing and textile sectors of the Iranian economy and left open the possibility of targeting other sectors, “as may be determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State.”


De Blasio Unlikely to Hit Rezoning Goals

January 15, 2020

News - Real Estate

Ken Fisher discusses the likelihood of the de Blasio administration reaching its rezoning goals before the term ends in a Crain’s New York Business article.


Nine Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 15, 2020

Press Release - Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation & Enforcement, Environmental Regulatory & Due Diligence, Franchising, Real Estate

Super Lawyers has named nine Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers.


DOL Changes FLSA Joint Employer Rule [Alert]

January 15, 2020

Publication - Labor & Employment

Adam Gutmann discusses the differences between vertical and horizontal joint employment as outlined by the DOL's new guidance.


Notice of Appeal Winter 2020

January 14, 2020

Publication - White Collar Defense & Investigations

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar criminal lawyers


Cozen O’Connor Expands Pittsburgh Office with the Addition of David P. Franklin and Paul D. Steinman

January 14, 2020

Press Release - Commercial Litigation, Corporate

New hires mark another milestone for fast-growing Pittsburgh office


Developer Paid de Blasio-linked Lobbyist, Lawyers for East Village Petition

January 14, 2020

News - Real Estate

Ken Fisher was quoted in an article the New York Post discussing claims that a developer paid a New York City Hall lobbyist and a law firm with ties to Mayor DeBlasio to win approval of the expansion of a 10-story office tower in the East Village.


Fashion Fights Heading to the Supreme Court

January 13, 2020

News - Intellectual Property, Trademark & Copyright

Edward Weisz was quoted in Women's Wear Daily discussing trademark lawsuits involving fashion.

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