Wolf Block chairman joins Cozen O’Connor

Mark Alderman, the former chairman of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen L.L.P., has joined the government relations practice of the Cozen O'Connor law firm of Center City. An early supporter and fundraiser for President Obama's election campaign as well as a member of his transition team, Alderman will practice in the firm's offices in New York, Philadelphia and Washington. Partners at Wolf Block voted March 23 to dissolve the firm after 106 years in business, citing lawyer defections and tightened credit conditions. Ever since, Wolf Block's biggest competitors in Philadelphia, including Cozen O'Connor, have rushed to recruit its lawyers. Shortly after last year's presidential election, Alderman announced that Wolf Block would expand its lobbying presence in Washington and he took an active role in organizing the effort. To date, Cozen O'Connor has recruited 66 of Wolf Block's 300 lawyers. Cozen's governmental relations practice involves counseling clients on how to navigate regulatory hurdles in Washington, along with lobbying government agencies on their behalf.

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