Emeritus Professor of Law, Michael Cozzillio, Esq. Joins FPS&F as Of Counsel

Cozzillo.jpgWe are pleased to announce that distinguished attorney, Emeritus Professor of Law, and author, Michael Cozzillio has joined the Firm as "Of Counsel". Mr. Cozzillio specializes in labor and employment law, complex contracts and disputes, administrative law, and sports law, having previously represented such clients as the Philadelphia Eagles,  basketball coaches Fran Fraschilla and Bob Valvano, and numerous corporate clients including, Clairol Corp., Wylain, Inc., Texas Instruments, Hills Bros. Coffee, RSR Corporation, and Knoll International.  He has co-authored a leading law school casebook on Sports Law and a treatise on Sports and Inequality.

Mr. Cozzillio earned his BA from the University of Delaware and his Juris Doctorate from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. Prior to joining FPS&F, Mr. Cozzillio spent his legal career with Venable, Baetjer & Howard in Baltimore, MD before becoming a partner at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld in Washington, DC.

Mr. Cozzillio is a renowned Professor of Law who has taught at the Widener University School of Law, Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, and Notre Dame Law School. His articles, essays and reviews on contracts and sports law have been published in prestigious law reviews and legal publications. He has served as an expert commentator for the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, USA Today, Harrisburg Patriot News, and Lebanon Daily News, among others. Mr. Cozzillio has also appeared on local television and radio programs to discuss legal issues related to the labor, employment and sports industries.  Most recently, he lectured at the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY on minorities in baseball.  His commentaries, writings, opinions and appearances have received national attention.  FPS&F is proud to announce his addition to the Firm.

Firm Founding Partner and former NJ Governor Jim Florio commented that, "Professor Cozzillio is a renowned expert in Labor and Administrative Law with real world experience.   He clearly fits in with our firm's strength in these areas and we are fortunate to have him join us."

Joseph Bock, "Of Counsel" to FPS&F, and former senior vice president for worldwide labor relations at American Home Products Corporation (now Pfizer) added, "Michael's exceptional talent will add a new perspective to an already highly recognized and effective Labor and Employment Law Group."

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