Matthew Glavin of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Receives Alumni Award from Loyola University Chicago School of Law

June 29, 2023

Matthew Glavin, a member in Cozen O’Connor’s Public Strategies Group, has been honored by Loyola University Chicago School of Law with its 2023 St. Robert Bellarmine Award. This annual award honors alumni of the school who have distinguished themselves, in their practices of 15 years or less, by their contributions to the profession and to the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. The award will be presented to Glavin October 28 during the law school’s reunion weekend.

“This year, our nominating committee was delighted with Matt’s nomination,” said Michèle Alexandre, Dean of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. ”Matt is a long-time friend and ardent supporter of the law school, most recently on our Law Alumni Board of Governors. We are thrilled to be able to honor Matt for his impressive professional accomplishments and his unwavering commitment to give back to the legal profession, his community and the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.”

Glavin, a 2009 graduate of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, serves on its Alumni Board of Governors. The 30-member Board advocates for the law school and its members act as advisors to the School of Law Office of Alumni Relations and Development and to the Dean of the School of Law.

Since joining Cozen O’Connor in 2019, Glavin has helped drive the expansion of its Chicago-based government relations and public affairs practice, helping clients navigate the complex legislative and regulatory landscape in Illinois.

Working with Cozen O’Connor’s offices in Washington D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia, he  has also led client efforts with their government affairs.  Glavin’s clients are in a wide range of industries, including sports and entertainment, gaming, healthcare, energy, utilities, and technology.

“Matt successfully balances a thriving government relations practice, a pro bono legal practice and various charitable endeavors,”  said Jeremy Glenn, managing partner of Cozen O’Connor’s Chicago office.”  “We are proud of Matt with his latest honor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law  recognizing the myriad roles he plays.”

Before joining Cozen O’Connor, Glavin served as the national director of government affairs for American Water, overseeing legislative and regulatory policy in 47 states for the largest privately owned water utility in the country.

Prior to joining American Water, Glavin held a number of high-level state government positions under former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, including director of the Illinois Office of Business Development and chief of staff for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Earlier in his career, he served as deputy press secretary for U.S Senator Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois.

As part of his pro-bono practice, Glavin serves on the Board of Directors of Youth Guidance, a Chicago-based organization specializing in social-emotional learning, counseling and educational support for students in Chicago-area schools. In addition, he formerly served as a board member for several Illinois-based organizations, including Equality Illinois, the state’s largest LGBTQ organization; the Illinois Chamber of Commerce; the Institute for Regulated Policy Studies and on the Board of Advisors for the Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association.

Glavin earned his J.D. (cum laude, 2009) at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his B.A. in Political Science (2001) at Illinois Wesleyan University. A native of Park Ridge, Illinois, he currently resides in Oak Park, Illinois.

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has more than 825 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 services its clients’ needs through 31 offices across two continents.

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., Richmond, Albany, New York City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Chicago, 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 crisis management. Its client base spans across numerous industries, including healthcare, transportation, hospitality, education, construction, energy, real estate, entertainment, financial services, and insurance.

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