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Margolis Healy and Associates, an affiliate of Cozen O’Connor, is a professional services firm specializing in safety, security, emergency preparedness, and regulatory compliance for all types of communities and workplaces. A market leader with deep roots in security for higher education and K-12, Margolis Healy and Associates now serves a broad client base, including corporate, health care, government, non-profit, and utilities clients as well as those in the education arena.

We provide our clients with a variety of specialized services that include, but are not limited to, safety and security program assessments; Title IX and Clery Act assessments; enterprise risk assessments; emergency preparedness and crisis plans, response systems, and exercises; implementation of lethal and less-than-lethal force options; litigation consultation; and special investigations/independent reviews. For a more detailed overview of our services, please visit our Capabilities page.

Founded by Dr. Gary J. Margolis and Steven J. Healy in January 2008, Margolis Healy quickly earned recognition as one of the leading professional services firms for safety, security, and compliance needs in North America. Margolis Healy became affiliated with Cozen O’Connor, an AmLaw 100 law firm, in 2017.

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Margolis Healy Continues to Expand with Higher Education Student Affairs Professional, Christi Hurt

September 9, 2019

WILLISTON, VT. – September 9, 2019 – Cozen O’Connor and Margolis Healy announced that Christi Hurt has joined both firms as vice president for strategic initiatives. In this newly created position, Hurt will lead strategic initiatives for both Margolis Healy and Cozen O’Connor’s Institutional Response Group.

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Vermont Schools making major disaster preparedness upgrades

June 7, 2019

Dan Pascale discussed with WCAX3 about the efforts in Vermont to keep children safe at school. Law enforcement evaluated 95 percent of schools in Vermont last year. Now, almost $700,000 from a Department of Homeland Security grant will help schools with emergency preparedness.

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Assess your unit to align with community expectations, mission

May 16, 2019

Kathy Zoner discussed with Campus Security Report about what a campus safety leader should do when creating an efficient unit. “Nothing beats face-to-face” for getting feedback on your performance, Zoner said. You can conduct surveys or hold forums.

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CEO Steven Healy discussed impacts of UNC Charlotte campus layout with the USA Today

May 7, 2019

Steven Healy discussed with the USA Today about how a campus layout impacts protecting people on campus like it did at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Universities can be particularly hard to protect against people with bad intentions. They tend to be open spaces, especially public colleges like UNCC, and it can be hard to track everyone who comes and goes.

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Margolis Healy Awarded School Safety Planning and Training Contract as Part of Vermont’s School Safety Strategy

April 29, 2019

BURLINGTON, VT. – April 29, 2019 – Margolis Healy today announced that the firm will partner with Vermont’s Department of Public Safety to provide school safety planning, training, and exercise assistance to Vermont schools. This partnership marks the second phase of a school safety strategy announced by the Scott Administration in February 2018, following the first phase of a statewide school safety assessment overseen by DPS.

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Margolis Healy to discuss PSU campus safety report at March 7 board meeting

March 7, 2019

Margolis Healy will be discussing our campus safety report during a special meeting with the Board of Trustees, PSU community and public. Click here for the full story.

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Margolis Healy Welcomes Kathy Zoner, Former Chief of Police at Cornell University

March 5, 2019

Kathy Zoner — who worked for 27 years in the Cornell Police Department, the last decade serving as the university’s chief of police — joins Margolis Healy as director of organizational assessments. Kathy will manage all projects related to campus safety assessments including management and staffing studies, post-incident reviews, special investigations, and other projects related to campus safety and security. “I am excited for the opportunity to more broadly share the vast human relations knowledge and positive police-community relationship building I have gained while at Cornell.

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Cozen O’Connor Acquires Margolis Healy

August 3, 2017

Cozen O’Connor Acquires Safety and Security Consulting FirmMargolis Healy & Associates serves universities, colleges, K-12 schools, government agencies, and private entities across the country on matters of safety and security Philadelphia, August 3, 2017 - Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the acquisition of Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC, a leading consulting firm specializing in safety and security and regulatory compliance in the United States. This acquisition by a business subsidiary of Cozen O’Connor comes six months after Cozen O’Connor launched the country’s premier Institutional Response Group led by Gina Maisto Smith and Leslie Gomez. The highly accomplished attorneys in the Institutional Response Group provide legal advice and guidance to assist institutions in preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, child abuse, and other forms of interpersonal violence.

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