CHICAGO -- Patrick Martin, principal and Midwest director of Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies, has been named to the 2020 Crain's Chicago Business "40 under 40" list.
Working out of Cozen O'Connor's Chicago office, Martin, a Glen Ellyn resident, directs the law firm's government relations and public advocacy efforts in the Midwest. His practice focuses on advising large national and international companies in the health care, energy, financial services, retail, transportation, cannabis and higher-education industries, helping them to manage their most complex government affairs matters and distinguishing himself by providing sophisticated advocacy at the local, state and federal levels.
Martin graduated from St. Charles East High School in 2005 and the University of Illinois in 2009. He was also recently honored by the university with a 2020 Outstanding Young Alumni award.
Martin has greatly expanded representation of the firm's Chicago-based clients in Washington D.C., receiving recognition from "The Hill" newspaper as one of their "Top Lobbyists of 2018" and again in 2019 in the "Hired Guns" category.
"To service such an impressive roster of clients across so many formidable venues, Patrick built a team from the ground up, recruiting recognized talent from his hometown, and creating one of the most successful government relations and public affairs practices in Chicago," said Michael J. Heller, executive chairman and chief executive officer of Cozen O'Connor.
The Crain's "40 under 40" list has highlighted Chicago's most accomplished young business, nonprofit, government and cultural leaders and their profound impact on the Chicago business community for more than 30 years.