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Your accomplishments speak for you. At Cozen O’Connor, they speak for us, too. For over 40 years, we have defined ourselves by our clients’ success. In an industry built on talk, we’ve made our name by doing. And as a full-service firm, we’ve helped guide and protect countless clients with the comprehensive spectrum of our legal services, and a steadfast dedication that has made us one of the top law firms in the country. Whatever the task, however complicated the situation, our attorneys are prepared to guide you in your every endeavor. 

Spotlight

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Elan Kandel to Global Insurance Department

Cozen O'Connor is pleased to announce that Elan R. Kandel joined the firm’s New York office as a member in the Global Insurance Department. Kandel, formerly a partner with Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP, counsels on all aspects of claims involving private equity firms and their portfolio companies, including professional liability, directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, and fiduciary liability.MORE

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Returning Member George Gowen to Its Commercial Litigation Department

Cozen O'Connor is pleased to announce that George Gowen, a former litigation member with experience in health care, securities, corporate governance and commercial transactions, is returning to the firm from food and facilities services multinational Aramark. Gowen rejoins the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department after more than four years at Aramark, where he served as vice president & associate general counsel and led the legal group for Aramark’s Healthcare and Business & Industry operating groups. MORE

The 2014 ACC Annual Meeting

Cozen O'Connor attorneys will be in attendance at the 2014 Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The ACC Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of in-house counsel while offering the best value in corporate legal education and professional development. Linda Riefberg, of the Litigation Department, will partake in presenting a session titled, "The Attorney–Client Privilege and Work Product Protection in the 21st Century: A Primer on Basic Principles, Potential Pitfalls and Practical Precautions Presented by the Association of Corporate Counsel." MORE

Cozen O’Connor Continues to Grow in South Florida with the Addition of Jeffrey Gilbert

Continuing its strategic growth in South Florida, Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the arrival of commercial litigator Jeffrey Gilbert as a partner in the firm’s Miami office. Most recently a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, Gilbert is an accomplished and experienced real estate, business and trusts and estates litigator. MORE

2014 IMPACT Capital Conference

Cozen O’Connor is proud to once again be a sponsor and co-chair the IMPACT 2014 Capital Conference. The IMPACT Conference will commence on October 28, 2014, at the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia and the Crystal Tea Room. This event is the premiere entrepreneurial conference in the Mid-Atlantic region. The annual conference features company and investment presentations, industry-specific panel sessions, prestigious speakers and enhanced business development and networking opportunities. With more than 1,000 participants each year, IMPACT has been the catalyst for billions of dollars in venture funding and entrepreneurial success in the region. MORE

Cozen O'Connor Ranked First in Philadelphia, Third Nationally in American Lawyer's Best Places to Work

Cozen O’Connor is ranked first in Philadelphia, for the fifth year in a row, and third in the nation in The American Lawyer’s 2014 Mid-Level Associate Satisfaction Survey. The American Lawyer surveys third, fourth and fifth year associates on 12 aspects of job satisfaction. On a scale of 1 to 5, Cozen O’Connor scored a 4.781. MORE

41 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America

Forty-one Cozen O’Connor lawyers from eight of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Attorneys were selected based on a rigorous peer-review of more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations. The list will be included in publications such as The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York magazine.MORE

From Our Blogs

CDC Publishes Revised Ebola Guidelines and Announces New Monitoring Program

10/23/2014 7:56:33 PM +00:00

The CDC recently announced stricter guidelines on the use of personal protective equipment for United States healthcare workers providing healthcare services to patients with Ebola (“Guidelines”). According to the CDC, the Guidelines have three...
Health Law Informer 10/23/2014MORE

Halloween Parties Could Mean HR Issues

10/23/2014 7:30:38 PM +00:00

I was recently interviewed for an article in Inside Counsel Magazine on the HR issues associated with office Halloween parties. The article is a fun read and can be found here.
HR Headaches 10/23/2014MORE

Social Media Pitfalls In Divorce

10/22/2014 12:40:08 AM +00:00

These days social media is ubiquitous.  Everyone, young and old, enjoys some form of social media — from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram– we are all spending significant time posting our life happenings, likes and dislikes, comments...
Family Law Focus 10/22/2014MORE

CMS Withdraws Proposed Medicare Secondary Payer Rule

10/17/2014 4:16:53 PM +00:00

On October 8, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) withdrew its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (“NPRM”) from the Office of Management and Budget that was to address how Medicare’s future interests should be protected...
Health Law Informer 10/17/2014MORE

CMS Announces Program to Fund ACO Growth, Extends Fraud and Abuse Waivers

10/16/2014 7:51:42 PM +00:00

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced a new initiative, the ACO Investment Model, on October 15, 2014.  Under the model, ACOs which are made up of “providers [who] lack adequate access to … capital” may receive...
Health Law Informer 10/16/2014MORE

Texas Supreme Court Accepts a Concurrent Cause and Ordinance or Law Matter Involving Hurricane Ike

10/14/2014 5:53:42 PM +00:00

On October 3rd, the Texas Supreme Court granted a policyholder’s petition for review in a Hurricane Ike matter that potentially gives Texas’ highest court an opportunity to address several important insurance issues.  They include concurrent cause...
Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith 10/14/2014MORE

Skilled Nursing Facility Reaches Largest Failure of Care Settlement in DOJ History

10/13/2014 6:29:40 PM +00:00

On Friday October 10, 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) jointly announced a $38 million settlement with a skilled nursing facility (SNF), Extendicar...
Health Law Informer 10/13/2014MORE

Test Your Knowledge on OFAC Sanctions

10/10/2014 3:52:20 PM +00:00

Global sanctions have shot up the scale of high risks to be prioritized by international companies and financial institutions, including real estate, corporate and trust service provider businesses. The battle against International terrorism and...
Beyond Borders: An International Business Blog 10/10/2014MORE

Prepare for Changes to CMS’ Five Star Quality Rating System for Nursing Homes

10/10/2014 12:56:29 PM +00:00

Choosing a nursing home can be a daunting task for consumers who often have myriad questions regarding the quality of care available at the nursing homes in their areas. To help answer these questions, CMS has created the Nursing Home Compar...
Health Law Informer 10/10/2014MORE

Thinking About Pet Custody

10/8/2014 1:46:11 AM +00:00

My recent post on Avvo’s Naked Law Blog contains some thoughts about pet custody.  Click here to see the post.
Family Law Focus 10/8/2014MORE