Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies lobbyists Patrick L. Carey (left), Darren Collier (center) and John F. Dunn (right) pose together at Cozen O’Connor’s office earlier this month. The law firm’s government relations subsidiary added the three professionals who each previously worked with Cozen colleague Patrick G. Martin during his time with McGuireWoods Consulting. – Photo provided by Cozen O’Connor/Andrew Collings

Cozen O'Connor adds three lobbyists in Chicago

Since Cozen O’Connor’s lobbying arm expanded to Chicago more than a year ago, the law firm’s subsidiary has added four lobbyists to its government relations team, including John F. Dunn, Darren Collier and Patrick L. Carey earlier this month.

Asian bar leader Zhao aims to raise profile

A recent study, “A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law,” revealed Asian Americans make up nearly 5% of lawyers in the country but remain woefully underrepresented in leadership positions throughout the profession.

Judge OKs suit against defunct racetracks’ directors

It’s off to the races for a bankruptcy trustee, who got the go-ahead to seek $20 million he alleges was misappropriated by the directors of two defunct horse-racing tracks.

Hospital patients can’t sue guard over hostage standoff

Two hospital patients trapped in their rooms after an inmate escaped and took hostages don’t have a case against the guard who unshackled the detainee, a federal appeals court held.

Probationer’s social media ban argued before Supreme Court

The high court heard arguments Wednesday in a case brought by a convicted sex offender banned from social media as a result of his probation.

$8.4M to mechanic exposed to asbestos

An Edwardsville law firm obtained a verdict of more than $8.4 million last month in St. Louis against Ford Motor Co. on behalf of a former mechanic exposed to asbestos in auto parts.

High court suspends 23 lawyers, disbars seven

The state’s high court suspended 23 attorneys and disbarred seven in its latest round of disciplinary orders. The orders were entered Monday.

Judge: DOJ can’t withhold funds from ‘sanctuary’ cities

The Trump administration ran afoul of federal law and the U.S. Constitution when it tried to withhold grant money from so-called sanctuary cities, a judge ruled Thursday.
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