U.S. Senator William “Mo” Cowan, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ML Strategies, the government relations and strategic consulting affiliate of international law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., where the Senator is Of Counsel and represents a diverse array of commercial clients in business, regulatory and investigative matters, has been selected to receive a Good Guys Award from the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC). Senator Cowan will be honored at the organization’s 14th Annual Good Guys Awards luncheon on April 16 at the Omni Parker House.
The MWPC introduced the Good Guys Awards in 2002 to honor men who demonstrate an ongoing commitment and partnership in achieving equality for women. According to the organization, these awards "recognize that our goals of attaining parity in politics and equality in American society can only be reached through the concerted efforts of men and women in all areas of professional life."
Senator Cowan is being recognized by the MWPC for his work as an unwavering champion for women’s rights and a tremendous advocate for women in Massachusetts. The organization highlighted the Senator’s exceptional leadership to promote women in the legal community, from his efforts to address violence against women, to his support of women’s reproductive rights, and finally to his support of women running for political office on all levels.
The MWPC was founded in 1971 and is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to maximizing the participation of women of all ages in the political process, and to increasing the number of women appointed and elected to public office and public policy positions at all levels of government. The Education Fund provides campaign skills training, workshops, young professional programs, internships and other resources that give women the organizational skills they need for effective political participation.
Senator Cowan returned to Mintz Levin in November 2013 following his tenure as interim U.S. Senator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a seat Governor Patrick appointed him to fill after it was vacated by Secretary of State John F. Kerry. He previously served as Governor Patrick’s Chief Legal Counsel and, later, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor. Prior to that, Senator Cowan was a Member in the Boston office of Mintz Levin.