Cozen O'Connor is further expanding its labor and employment practice group with four attorneys joining the Philadelphia office from Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling. Mark J. Foley, Raymond A. Kresge, Andrew J. Rolfes, and George A. Voegele Jr. have high profile national practices, representing pharmaceutical, technology, real estate and other industries and municipalities in labor and employment matters.
Mr. Foley, who represents management in employment and labor matters, brings extensive experience in a broad range of issues under local, state and federal law.
Mr. Kresge represents private and public companies in all areas of labor and employment law, including management-labor relations, discrimination under federal and state laws, breach of contract and employment torts, including privacy claims and defamation.
Mr. Rolfes has extensive experience representing private and public sector employers in labor relations matters, with specific background in the transportation, health care, utility and construction industries.
Mr. Voegele handles a range of labor and employment matters, including federal and state court proceedings involving Equal Employment Opportunity laws and various common law claims, such as defamation and wrongful discharge.
Cozen O'Connor member Donald J. Farinacci recently authored When One Stood Alone: John J. Sirica's Battle Against the Watergate Conspiracy - A Tale of Moral Courage, Xlibris, 2006.
In the book, Mr. Farinacci discusses how former President Nixon covered up his Watergate crimes, and in effect, abdicated his responsibilities as moral leader of America. Whereas Judge Sirica, the U.S. district judge who persistently sought the facts while presiding over the Watergate cases, became the true moral leader of America. The book's overriding theme is how modern-day American scandals in high government and corporate entities erode society's core values, and only consistent moral courage and leadership can fortify the bedrock of America.
Mr. Farinacci is resident in the firm's New York Midtown office and head of the office's trusts and estates department.