Join the RNLA's Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter for a reception featuring Jim Schultz, former Senior Associate Counsel at the Office of White House Counsel.
He will be speaking about his experience at the Office of White House Counsel and how it compares with other political roles he has had previously. Refreshments and pizza dinner will be served. One hour of CLE has been applied for in Pennsylvania.
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James D. Schultz recently returned to Cozen O’Connor as Chair of the Government and Regulatory Practice Group. Immediately prior to rejoining the firm, Jim served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Associate Counsel to the President in the Office of White House Counsel. In addition to having provided legal counsel to the President of the United States and his senior staff, Jim has provided legal counsel to the Governor of Pennsylvania and his senior staff and cabinet, a number of federal and state elected officials and has handled high profile matters for private sector clients. Jim focuses his practice on federal and state regulatory issues in jurisdictions across the country. Jim advises clients on internal investigations, government contracting and procurement, congressional inquiries, federal and state campaign finance and election laws, federal and state ethics issues, and complex litigation matters. Jim not only has a keen understanding of the challenges businesses face in highly regulated environments, he is also uniquely experienced at handling high profile legal matters that are likely to attract considerable media attention.
In his role as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Associate Counsel to the President, Jim provided counsel to the White House on matters involving government contracting, procurement, trade, and transportation and infrastructure. Jim had liaison responsibilities to the Department of Transportation and the General Services Administration. He played a significant role in the drafting and review of Executive Orders and was involved in the interview and selection process for United States Attorneys and Federal District and Circuit Court Judges. Jim served as an ethics official for the White House and had the responsibility of providing counsel on ethics and compliance matters including those involving the Ethics Act, Hatch Act, Stock Act, gift rules and financial conflicts of interest. Jim also served as counsel to the Presidential Transition and was as a member of the legal team during the 2016 Republican National Convention. Throughout the 2016 election cycle, Jim was a frequent contributor on NBC 10 Philadelphia.
Before joining the White House Counsel’s Office, Jim was in private practice at Cozen O’Connor where he represented private sector clients across a broad spectrum of highly regulated industries, including, but not limited to, health care, insurance, energy, warehousing and logistics, and technology. He served as lead Pennsylvania counsel for a national ride-share company and counseled another app-based transportation company on regulatory issues relative to its Philadelphia launch. He represented companies in complex commercial litigation matters and provided counsel to a large multinational enterprise information technology company on a high profile dispute with a state government.
Before returning to Cozen O’Connor in 2014, Jim served as General Counsel to Governor Thomas W. Corbett and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In that role, he provided legal counsel to the governor and his executive staff. Jim managed a legal organization of nearly 500 lawyers who served as counsel to 36 executive agencies and independent boards and commissions. He provided counsel on all major procurements, transactions, litigation, and the preparation of legislation and regulations on behalf of the administration and Commonwealth agencies under the governor's jurisdiction. He managed a vast portfolio of work, including agriculture; banking and securities; primary, secondary and higher education; energy; environment; insurance and health care; labor and employment; municipal finance; pensions; taxes and revenues; and transportation and infrastructure. His responsibilities also included initiating and overseeing internal investigations as well as state agency engagement with the federal government on legal matters.