Cozen O’Connor: Gilani, Jawaria

Jawaria Gilani


Washington, D.C.

(202) 463-2540

(202) 861-1905

Jawaria Gilani is an associate in the firm’s State Attorneys General Practice and represents clients facing federal and state government investigations in a variety of industries.

Prior to joining Cozen O'Connor, Jawaria spent 12 years working in the health policy field. She was most recently a senior analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office and has been published on numerous health-related issues including private health insurance, the Affordable Care Act and Medicare payment issues.

Jawaria graduated from the George Washington University Law School, the University of Texas School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health, the University of South Carolina with a Master of Arts in anthropology, and Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science in anthropology.


INSIGHT: State AGs Targeted Opioids in 2018, Wider Trends Predicted for 2019 [Bloomberg Law]

February 20, 2019

Ann-Marie Luciano and Jawaria Gilani discuss the State Attorneys General actions relating to opioids in 2018 and predict enforcement trends for 2019.

2018 State AG Round-Up & Trends for 2019 [The State AG Report Blog]

January 24, 2019

In 2018, the Cozen O'Connor State Attorneys General Practice reported on a variety of significant investigations and enforcement actions conducted by state attorneys general (“AGs”) through the course of the year. Here, we provide a round-up of the noteworthy AG actions from 2018 and predict trends...

2017 Guide to State Attorneys General [Map]

May 05, 2015

The guide includes information on attorney generals in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, and Territories of the United States, including a photos, year first elected or appointed, political party affiliation, leadership positions and brief background summaries.

FAA Restores India to Category 1 Under International Aviation Safety Assessment Program [Aviation Regulatory Update]

April 08, 2015

The IASA Category 1 rating means that India’s civil aviation authority once again fully complies with the safety oversight standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations’ technical agency for international civil aviation. India had previously been rated by the FAA as a Category 1 country in August 1997 but was downgraded to Category 2 in 2012 after an FAA audit identified certain safety oversight deficiencies.

White House Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela [Transportation & Logistics Alert]

March 12, 2015

On March 9, 2015, pursuant to authority contained in the recently enacted Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act (Act), President Obama issued an executive order (EO) declaring a national emergency with respect to Venezuela. The EO cites ongoing public corruption, oppression of political opponents, curtailment of Venezuela’s free press, and violent human rights abuses in Venezuela that pose a threat to U.S. security and foreign policy and directs the imposition of targeted economic sanctions.

Supreme Court Delivers another Blow to State Action Antitrust Immunity [Antitrust & Regulatory Alert]

February 25, 2015

Today, in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, the Supreme Court held that a state dental board, created by the legislature, but comprised primarily of dentists elected by other dentists, did not qualify for immunity under the antitrust laws. This is the second time in two years that the Court has significantly limited the applicability of the state action exemption, under which states themselves are immune from the federal antitrust laws. Actions by private parties, including quasi-governmental entities, pursuant to a state regulatory regime may also be immune, but only under certain circumstances. Given the prevalence of state quasi-governmental bodies in regulating a broad range of industries such as energy, professional services, health care and transportation, these decisions will likely force states, and regulated industries, to reconsider their policy and legal strategies.

U.S. Announces Major Policy Shift on Cuba [Transportation & Logistics Alert]

December 18, 2014

On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced the beginning of major reforms regarding the relationship between the United States and Cuba. In a statement made from the White House, President Obama announced that the country would end its “outdated approach” to Cuba and begin to normalize relations between the two countries.


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2013
  • University of Texas School of Public Health, M.P.H., 2000
  • University of South Carolina, M.A., 1998
  • Tulane University, B.S., 1995
  • District of Columbia