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Joseph Ziemianski Named Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

July 30, 2020

News - Insurance Coverage

Joseph Ziemianski, co-chair of the firm’s Global Insurance Department, has been named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

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Making Sense of "Made in the USA"

July 30, 2020

Publication - Product Regulatory & Compliance - Retail

Richard Fama and Brenden Coller contributed an article to Retail Leader discussing what “Made in the USA” really means and if the definition of that phrase will change given the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent announcement of a proposed rule governing “Made in the USA” claims.

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Virginia Adopts Workplace Safety Standards for the Pandemic — May be Coming to a State Near You [Alert]

July 30, 2020

Publication - Coronavirus Task Force, Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

Jerry Kilgore and Julia Hammond discuss Virginia's workplace safety standards to protect Virginia workers.

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Property Owners Owe Duty of Reasonable Care to Neighbors in Maryland if Circumstances Create Hazard [Alert]

July 29, 2020

Publication - Subrogation & Recovery

Mark Mullen and Larry Walker discuss the Maryland Court of Special Appeals upholding the intermediate appellate court’s decision that a property owner owes a duty of care to the owners and occupants of neighboring properties to use and maintain that property in a reasonably safe manner so as to avoid harm to neighboring properties.

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'When' Not 'How' the Question Companies Face in Preserving Video Chats

July 29, 2020

News - Electronic Discovery & Practice Advisory Services

Joseph Tate was quoted in Legaltech news discussing how phone calls typically do not fall under the category of electronically stored information (ESI) unless they are recorded and preserved in some format.

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Revised CDC isolation timeline may prompt workplace policy changes

July 29, 2020

News - Coronavirus Task Force, Labor & Employment

Debra Steiner Friedman discussed with HR Dive about the CDC's guidance for those not requiring hospitalization may be useful to employers in determining whether employees who have COVID-19 may return to work.

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Employers Must Vigilantly Evaluate WARN Obligations As Pandemic Continues [Alert]

July 28, 2020

Publication - Coronavirus Task Force, Labor & Employment

Dave Hackett and Anna Wermuth discuss what employers must do to ensure they are complying with all applicable laws.

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Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jeff Greenspan Named to the Board of Directors of the Center for Enriched Living

July 28, 2020

Press Release - Commercial Litigation

Jeff Greenspan, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Litigation Department in Chicago, has been named to the board of directors of the Center for Enriched Living (CEL), a nonprofit organization serving teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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The municipal market needs advance refundings back [The Bond Buyer]

July 28, 2020

Publication - Public & Project Finance

Suzanne Mayes discusses the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the U.S. tax-exempt bond market.

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Jennifer Brandt was a Guest on Court TV

July 28, 2020

News - Family Law

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV.

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U.S. Offshore Wind Keeps Spinning in July — Legislative Update [Alert]

July 27, 2020

Publication - Maritime Regulatory, Transportation & Trade, Wind Energy

Josh Stein discusses the regulatory and legislative activity at the end of last year and the early part of this year that could impact the offshore wind industry.

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SBA to Begin Accepting PPP Forgiveness Applications on August 10 [Alert]

July 27, 2020

Publication - Coronavirus Task Force, Corporate

Steve Dickinson, James Van Orden, and Bob Magovern discuss the SBA's procedural notice to lenders participating in the PPP concerning PPP loan forgiveness.

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Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 News Discussing the Status of Divorce Proceedings during the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 25, 2020

News - Family Law

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Fox 29 News discussing the current status of divorce proceedings in light of COVID-19.

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SEC Issues Final Rules Regarding Proxy Solicitations [Alert]

July 24, 2020

Publication - Corporate Governance & Securities

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Judge tosses Princess Cruise passenger lawsuit over coronavirus-related distress — how that affects similar court battles

July 24, 2020

News - Cruise Industry, Maritime Litigation, Transportation & Trade

Chris Kende was featured in Morningstar news discussing the decision over the Princess Cruise passenger lawsuit.

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Cozen O'Connor lawyers hoped 'gotcha' COVID-19 lawsuits wouldn't happen, say they've been disappointed

July 23, 2020

News - Class Actions

Michael McTigue and Meredith Slawe, co-chairs of Cozen O’Connor’s class actions practice group, were featured in the Pennsylvania Record discussing the evolving class actions landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic and the uptick in meritless claims.

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Super Lawyers Names Four Minnesota Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to its 2020 List

July 23, 2020

Press Release - Business/Corporate, Commercial Litigation

Super Lawyers has named four Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Three were recognized as Super Lawyers and one was named “Rising Star.”

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Some employers have illegally fired workers who refuse to sign COVID liability waivers

July 23, 2020

News - Coronavirus Task Force, Labor & Employment

David Barron was quoted in Yahoo! Finance discussing employers requiring employees to surrender their right to sue over COVID-19.

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How PTAB Reviews Examiner Errors For IPR Institution [Law360]

July 23, 2020

Publication - Intellectual Property, Patents

Jeffrey Townes and Hongling Zou explore how the Patent Trial and Appeal Board reviews examiner errors, because although the board has recently denied inter partes review based on issues presented during prosecution, petitioners have little guidance on when examiner error merits IPR institution.

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Lessons on Honoraria and Research Grants From the Alexion Settlement

July 22, 2020

News - White Collar Defense & Investigations

Martin Bloor was quoted in Anti-Corruption Report discussing the settlement agreement that Boston-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals reached with the SEC to settle FCPA charges over inappropriate payments to health care providers in Russia and to government officials in Turkey.

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