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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. 

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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

Cozen O’Connor’s Insurance and Litigation Departments Recognized as “Departments of the Year” by The Legal Intelligencer

Cozen O'Connor has been recognized as the “Litigation Department of the Year – Insurance” and named a finalist in the “Litigation Department of the Year – Commercial Litigation (Large Firm)” category by The Legal Intelligencer.MORE

Jefferson Health System Legal Counsel, Raphaely, Joins Cozen O’Connor as Co-Chair of Health Care Practice Group

Cozen O’Connor continues to strengthen its focus on health care with the recent hiring of R. Christopher Raphaely, who will serve as co-chair of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group. Previously deputy general counsel for the Jefferson Health System, and general counsel to the system’s accountable care organization and captive professional liability insurance companies, Raphaely will be resident in the Philadelphia office.MORE

Cozen O’Connor Adds to Depth of Los Angeles Office with Hiring of Alderfer and Cousineau

Cozen O’Connor continues to grow its presence in Los Angeles with the addition of Amy B. Alderfer and Maria Louise (Ria) Cousineau, who join as partners. Alderfer joins the Commercial Litigation Department and Cousineau joins the Global Insurance Department.MORE

US Supreme Court Advances Cozen O'Connor's Landmark Sept. 11 Litigation against Saudi Arabia

Sean Carter discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that gives the go-ahead to a lawsuit by victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against the government of Saudi Arabia, alleging it indirectly financed al-Qaeda in the years before the hijackings.MORE

From Our Blogs

Texas Supreme Court Weighs In Again on the Scope of the Material Breach Doctrine

9/1/2014 1:05:56 PM +00:00

Last week, the Texas Supreme Court handed down an opinion that involved the material breach doctrine.  The doctrine — adopted twenty years ago in Hernandez v. Gulf Group Lloyds, 875 S.W.2d 691 (Tex. 1994) and subsequently applied in PAJ,...
Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith 9/1/2014MORE

Deposition Tactics - Obstructionist Litigation

8/28/2014 10:00:10 AM -05:00

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger With fewer trials and an increasing focus on using the discovery process to leverage a favorable settlement or resolution, it is common for litigation counsel to be obstructionist during discovery. For example,...
From the Sidebar 8/28/2014MORE

Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 21, 2014

8/27/2014 10:45:29 AM -05:00

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made announcements this week regarding the Open Payments system and the availability of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Consumer Assistance Program grant funds, issued a request for additiona...
Hot Button Blog 8/27/2014MORE

Opting To Learn About Stock Options In A Divorce

8/27/2014 1:13:08 AM +00:00

Many businesses choose to reward their employees with stock options in lieu of other forms of compensation.  Frequently, these options are not vested when awarded, but rather vest over time.  Even when options do vest, they are not automatically...
Family Law Focus 8/27/2014MORE

Responsibility of Electric Utilities to Trim Trees and Other Vegetation

8/26/2014 12:03:05 PM -05:00

It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and storm season will be upon us. It is never too early to be prepared for the property losses caused by high winds and winter storms. This blog explores the duty of electric utilities to...
Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog 8/26/2014MORE

Revisiting the New York Convention as Burundi Becomes its 150th Signatory

8/26/2014 4:51:34 PM +00:00

In recognition of the ever-increasing importance of international arbitration as a method of resolving international commercial disputes, Burundi recently became the 150th country to adopt the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement...
Beyond Borders: An International Business Blog 8/26/2014MORE

Can Grandma and Grandpa Get Custody In Pennsylvania?

8/13/2014 2:23:12 AM +00:00

We constantly receive calls from grandparents inquiring about their custody rights.  In some instances, the grandparent has been the child’s primary caretaker from birth.  In other instances, the grandparent has had regular contact with the...
Family Law Focus 8/13/2014MORE

Discovery of Initial Claims Investigation Documents

8/12/2014 7:53:56 PM -05:00

A recent opinion out of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania illustrates the ongoing and vexing problem of determining whether documents created during an insurer’s early claims investigation are...
Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog 8/12/2014MORE

Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 12, 2014

8/12/2014 1:01:21 PM -05:00

August recess has begun on Capitol Hill. Congressmen and women and senators are home in their districts and states, and Capitol Hill staffers are catching up on piled up work. Nonetheless, last week Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) r...
Hot Button Blog 8/12/2014MORE

President Obama Keeps Adding New Labor Regulations for Federal Contractors

8/6/2014 7:54:09 PM +00:00

It has been a busy year for executive orders, especially if you are a federal contractor.   Although the President cannot unilaterally implement new employment laws affecting private employers, there has been no shortage of new labor requirements...
HR Headaches 8/6/2014MORE