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Cozen O'Connor

Government Relations

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What the team is known for

Dedicated state attorneys general practice with a wide geographic reach. Well-connected attorneys able to advocate on behalf of clients on a wide range of issues, including sensitive investigations. Strong choice for securing regulatory approvals from state attorneys general, including in the context of significant M&A.

Strengths

A client comments: "The state attorneys general team has a reputation as the number-one name in this field and our experience has absolutely reinforced that reputation."

"I have been very impressed with the firm and the services it provides," says an interviewee, adding: "Cozen provides top of the market representation."

"No other firm has their bench strength and deep expertise in working with attorneys general," according to a commentator, who adds that the team is "knowledgeable and experienced."

"I think their regulatory and attorneys general practice is exceptionally strong," says a client, adding: "Their passion for their work coupled with their confidence, concern for clients' well-being, loyalty and ability to serve clients well makes them stand out among the best."

One source states: "The firm offers good geographic representation at the state level. I have never asked them to do something they couldn't do. The firm has always addressed our concerns and responded."

Work highlights

Assisted American Resort Development Association with developing constructive relationships with state attorneys general, including serving as legal experts for state attorneys general in connection with the development of legislation to protect timeshare owners and developers.

Notable practitioners

Bernard Nash has a premier state attorneys general practice. He represents major clients, including Fortune 100 companies, in investigations and litigation.
"He has been an outstanding contributor to our company’s overall success. I consider him to be a valued partner and trusted adviser. He is always highly strategic and extremely responsive, and delivers strong insights and concrete results." "His institutional knowledge, and the trust and relationships he's built with state attorneys general and their staff, is rare in the government relations world. He is viewed as a valued voice."

Lori Kalani has a well-reputed state attorneys general practice and often counsels clients on transactions, investigations and disputes with government agencies. She is knowledgeable in the areas of finance, technology and telecommunications.
"Our experience with Lori has been incredibly positive and professional." "Very good industry experience."

Milton Marquis concentrates his practice on the representation of corporations in state attorneys general investigations. He is especially active in the consumer protection and antitrust areas.
"Milton is an exceptional lawyer, who knows the law and the practice of law very well. He is resourceful and responsive. He has grace under pressure and is very levelheaded." "A skilled practitioner."

Paul Connell is a former Deputy Attorney General and senior counsel to the Wisconsin state Attorney General. His wide-ranging regulatory enforcement and litigation experience includes noted strength in state attorneys general investigations. He is especially active in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and technology sectors.
"Paul Connell has very good knowledge of the internal workings of the attorney general's office." "His work is of a high level and he has great understanding. From his experience as Deputy Attorney General, he has knowledge of a wide range of areas of law."

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Government Relations Department

Cozen O'Connor

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1200 19th Street, NW

3rd Floor

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20036

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Bernard Nash
Band 1
Lori Kalani
Band 1
Milton Marquis
Band 2
Paul Connell
Band 2