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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

"The team is amazing and provides incredible client service and great practical expertise."

"They consistently deliver outstanding and actionable advice in complex, nuanced situations."

"Cozen can handle anything that is thrown at them in a thoughtful, value-added and timely way."

Work highlights

Cozen O'Connor acted on behalf of Cardinal Health in connection with claims brought by all 50 state attorneys general and over 2,800 cities and counties against manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of opioids.

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 the rare combination of immediate responsiveness as well as deep experience in his subject matter. When facing a vexing situation, he almost always recognizes a pattern from prior work experience that points to the correct path forward. His relationships and analytical insights are equally impressive. For the right client, retaining Bernie Nash can be transformative to their business."

Former Virginia Attorney General Jerry Kilgore acts on behalf of corporations and trade associations in relation to government investigations.
"He brings immediate bona fides to any engagement as a well-regarded and well-liked former AG." "He is impeccably connected, savvy and deeply experienced in AG matters."

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.
"Lori takes the time to learn the business and offers solutions that makes sense for our business and protect our interests. Lori is responsive, savvy, sophisticated and sensitive to business operations." "Her client service is truly exceptional. She makes providing incredibly useful guidance her personal mission." "Lori is an outstanding strategic adviser."

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 outstanding lawyer. He is smart, very thorough and writes really well. He has a good sense of anticipating problems and is creative." "Milton's background and experience with federal and state regulators helps us think through questions in a holistic way. He is also very skilled at handling complex resolution, settlements and discussions with AGs in parallel with ongoing litigation."

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's understanding and reputation brings real value to building engagement strategies with Attorneys General's offices." "Paul gives excellent advice based on his extremely broad experience and knowledge set. He is extraordinarily responsive and his advice is always spot on."

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Overview

Cozen O'Connor's State AG Group leads the legal profession in representing clients with respect to industry-moving, bet-the-company, and emerging AG issues, particularly in the areas of consumer protection, antitrust, cybersecurity, data privacy, the environment, and labour/employment.

Members of the Cozen O’Connor State AG Group have served in elected senior government and in-house positions, providing us with a unique perspective and ability to assist our clients.

We work closely with our clients to develop and execute strategies for:

  • Establishing and maintaining dialogue with AGs;
  • Anticipating and crafting creative solutions to AG and federal agency policy positions that impact clients;
  • Minimizing exposure to and liability from litigation; and
  • Defending vigorously against AG and federal agency investigations and lawsuits.

Members

Kalani, Lori (Head of Department)

Nash, Bernard (Head of Department)

Allen, Christopher

Baylson, Mira

Colsey Heard, Maria

Connell, Paul

Kilgore, Jerry

Luciano, Ann-Marie

Marquis, Milton

Stoppel, Meghan

Industries

Automotive

Banking

Cannabis, Opioids, E-cigarettes & Tobacco

Consumer Finance

Education

Energy, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Renewables

Food, Beverages & Nutritional Supplements

Gaming

Healthcare

Hospitality

Manufacturing & Retail

Media & Entertainment

Metals & Mining

Nonprofits & Charities

Pharmaceuticals

Professional & Trade Associations

Technology

Telecommunications

Transportation

Government Relations

Cozen O'Connor

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Location

1200 19th Street, NW

3rd Floor

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20036

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA - Nationwide

State Attorneys General


Bernard Nash
Senior Statespeople
Jerry Kilgore
Band 2
Lori Kalani
Band 1
Milton Marquis
Band 2
Paul Connell
Band 2