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Mark L. Alderman  |  malderman@cozen.com  

Mark is a co-chair of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, working with clients to advocate their interests with decision-makers in all branches of local, state, and federal government.  Among his recent public and professional affiliations, Mark is or has been a member of the Democratic National Committee National Finance Committee (Pennsylvania chair), the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team; the Presidential Inaugural Committee; the Obama for America National Finance Committee; The United States Attorney Nominating Commission; the Kerry for President National Finance Committee (co-chair); the Advisory Board of Philadelphia International Airport (chair); the Restructuring Government Task Force of Mayor John F. Street Transition Team (co-chair); Governor Edward G. Rendell’s Retirement Systems Transition Committee; and Philadelphia 21st Century Review Forum’s Right-Sizing Government Committee.

Kenneth K. Fisher  |  kfisher@cozen.com  Ken was named one of the “10 People Who Can Help Get a Project Built or Help Stop One” by City Hall Newspaper and the Real Deal wrote that he “has emerged as a go-to-guy for real estate clients embroiled in contentious projects or public relations problems.”  Ken served as a member of the New York City Council from 1991-2001 (D-Brooklyn). He regularly appears before New York agencies, such as the Board of Standards and Appeals, City Planning Commission, Economic Development Corporation, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, as well as other city and state departments, the Office of Mayor, and New York City Council.

Peter J. Fontaine  |  pfontaine@cozen.com 

Peter draws from his prior experience as a Clean Air Act attorney in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he received the EPA’s Award for Excellence, an award given annually to one lawyer in the 120-lawyer Office of Enforcement. 


Robert Freeman  |  rfreeman@cozen.com

Robert has more than 15 years of bicameral Congressional experience, having held several ranking staff positions with federal legislators. Robert is a registered lobbyist and is actively involved in politics. His practice areas include, but are not limited to, technology, defense, homeland security, procurement, appropriations, competitive sourcing, transportation, energy, trade, and foreign relations.

Megan Mortimer  | mmortimer@cozen.com    

Megan Mortimer is government relations specialist with Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies.  She assists clients with current legislative issues before Congress and also directs the group’s research and outreach projects.  



Jeffrey L.  Nash  | jnash@cozen.com

Jeff began his career as an attorney with the New York City Legal Aide Society, Criminal Defense Division. Since joining Cozen O’Connor in 1986, he has assisted numerous clients with matters involving New Jersey government agencies and departments.  


Stuart A. Shorenstein | sshorenstein@cozen.com

Stuart has more than 30 years of experience in the communications industry in New York and Washington, D.C. He has represented group owners of broadcast stations and cable systems, media lending groups at major financial institutions and venture capital financers in connection with regulatory, transactional and operational issues in the media industry.  

Howard Schweitzer  | hschweitzer@cozen.com

Howard served in high level political and executive appointments in the Bush, Clinton, and Obama administrations, including a pivotal role in the federal government’s financial crisis response as Chief Operating Officer of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).  Howard counsels clients regarding a variety of regulatory and policy issues before the U.S. Government and represents clients before U.S. Executive Branch agencies and Congress.


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