Georgetown University Law Center, 2009
Senior Special Projects Editor for The Georgetown Law Journal.
Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, magna cum laude 2002
Wayne was a litigation attorney at Dechert LLP, one of the largest and most prominent law firms in the world. In his more than six years at the firm, he obtained favorable outcomes for clients by analyzing and presenting complex legal and factual issues. While at the firm, Wayne worked on high-stakes, high-profile matters that were often reported on by local, national, and international media outlets. Wayne is now the owner of Copo Strategies, a law firm focused on the Court of Public Opinion.
Before law school, Wayne practiced public relations at The Star Group, a one-time Advertising Age “Top 100” marketing communications firm. In his four years at the firm, he developed and executed public relations and marketing initiatives on behalf of regional, national, and international clients.
Wayne resides in Center City Philadelphia. If you keep an eye out, you might find him running on one of Philadelphia’s numerous running trails, desperately trying to keep Father Time away from his knees.
Wayne is admitted to practice law in all state courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
“10 Things I Hate About Statements to the Media About Ongoing Litigation” (Part I), Legal Intelligencer/Pennsylvania Law Weekly, May 9, 2017 (authored)
Fox 29 “Good Day Philadelphia,” May 6, 2017
Fox 29 “Good Day Philadelphia,” April 15, 2017
“Trump Comments Highlight Need For a Plan When Clients Go Rogue,” The National Law Journal, March 20, 2017
”Policy of Not Commenting on Pending Litigation is Misguided,” Legal Intelligencer/Pennsylvania Law Weekly, March 14, 2017
”Your Litigation Strategy May Be Killing Your Client’s Business,” Legal Intelligencer/Pennsylvania Law Weekly, January 10, 2017
“Rule of Professional Conduct 3.6: The Ethics of Making Your Client’s Case in the Court of Public Opinion” Continuing Legal Education course, May 2, 2017 (co-presenter)
”Ethics: Social Media, Trial Publicity and Professionalism” Continuing Legal Education course, NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar, April 28, 2017 (co-presenter)