WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 22, 2013Cozen O’Connor, among the 100 largest U.S. law firms, announced today that Dwayne Andrews has joined the New York office of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies. Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies is a government relations firm with offices in Washington, New York, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Wilmington.

“We are thrilled to add Dwayne to our New York office,” said Mark Alderman, chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Public Strategies. “His broad background in public policy, and emphasis in education, transportation and telecommunications issues, brings welcome depth to our expanding team, which serves clients from New York to Washington and beyond.”

Before joining Cozen O’Connor, Mr. Andrews was a principal in the New York and Washington, DC offices of Blank Rome Government Relations, LLC. He was named to the Top Lobbyists & Influencers list by OBABL (On Being A Black Lawyer) in 2012. Mr. Andrews previously served as the Vice President for Governmental Relations at Edison Schools, Inc., and spent five years working on Capitol Hill, including as a professional staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business. He also served as Press Secretary to Representative Floyd Flake (D-NY).

“Dwayne is an outstanding addition to our expanding Public Strategies group,” added Stuart Shorenstein, who heads the Cozen O’Connor’s New York Public Strategies team. “Dwayne joins a strong problem solving team in New York which on a daily basis tackles issues faced by our clients in New York City and Albany.”

“I am extremely excited to be joining Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies,” Mr. Andrews said. “I look forward to working with some of New York’s policy leaders, including Stuart, who has decades of experience on the local, state and national levels, Ken Fisher, a former city councilman, recognized as one of the top land use professionals in New York, and Alan Rubin, a national authority on disaster preparedness.”

Mr. Andrews’ practice at Cozen O’Connor will focus on the areas of education, transportation, state and local government representation, and telecommunications and technology policy.

He is on the Board of Advisors of New York City Outward Bound and is an active member of the Washington Government Relations Group. Additionally, Mr. Andrews serves as the Legislative Director of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association of New York. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University in 2000 and his bachelor’s degree from York College in 1996.

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970 and ranked among the 100 largest law firms in the United States, Cozen O’Connor has 575 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 22 offices across two continents.

About Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies is a bipartisan government relations firm, representing clients before the federal government and in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Our 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.