Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Welcomes Former Congressman Rodney Davis as Managing Director

January 11, 2023

Washington, D.C. – January 11, 2023 – Today, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies announced that the Honorable Rodney Davis, formerly a five-term congressman representing Illinois’ 13th District, has joined the firm as a Managing Director. In this role, Davis will leverage his substantial experience in public affairs to provide strategic counsel to the firm’s government relations clients.

“Over the past decade, the people of Illinois’ 13th Congressional district and I have worked together to strengthen transportation systems across the U.S., increase funding for critical access rural hospitals and invest in cancer treatment & prevention, support our servicemembers and veterans, and much more,” said Rodney Davis. “It has been the honor of a lifetime to work alongside my colleagues on a bipartisan basis to improve the quality of life for all Americans. With Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, I’m eager for the opportunity to carry on my public policy work.”

“Former Congressman Davis brings a strong record of leadership on the most pivotal issues on behalf of our nation, and we are pleased to welcome him to help lead our team,” said Howard Schweitzer, CEO of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies. “His insights into transportation, agriculture, and the day-to-day issues that Americans face will be invaluable as we continue to expand our practice. We are very excited about the enhanced strategic vision and offerings for our clients with Congressman Davis on board.”

“Cozen O’Connor already has one of the leading political practices in the AmLaw 100 with our Public Strategies and State Attorney General groups. Congressman Davis’ decade of experience in the public sector and leadership on key issues will further elevate Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies’ government affairs work,” said Michael Heller, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cozen O’Connor. “Evidenced by his years of public service to our nation, it is abundantly clear that Congressman Davis has what it takes to move the needle on key priorities on behalf of our valued clients.”

As a governing Republican in Congress, Congressman Davis worked with members of both sides of the aisle to seek consensus on several key issues, including infrastructure development, promoting America’s national security, supporting the men and women in the armed forces, and lowering the cost of health care.

Congressman Davis served in several leadership positions in Congress, including most recently as Ranking Member of the Committee on House Administration, Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, and Deputy Whip for Republican Whip Steve Scalise. He previously served as the Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research at the House Agriculture Committee in the 115th Congress.

About Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, an affiliate of the international law firm Cozen O’Connor, is a bipartisan government relations practice representing clients before the federal government and in cities and states throughout the country. With offices in Washington D.C., Chicago, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, New York City, Albany, Richmond, Minneapolis, and Santa Monica, the firm’s public strategies professionals offer a full complement of government affairs services, including legislative and executive branch advocacy, policy analysis, assistance with government procurement and funding programs, and strategic communications management. Its client base spans multiple industries, including health care, transportation, hospitality, education, construction, energy, real estate, entertainment, financial services, and insurance.

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has over 800 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle-market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 32 offices across two continents.

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