LONDON, UK – January 8, 2013 – Cozen O’Connor, among the 100 largest U.S. law firms, has announced that international commercial litigator Donna Goldsworthy has joined the London office as a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Arbitration group. Ms. Goldsworthy joins Cozen O’Connor from a London firm, where she served as a Partner in the litigation team. She brings with her a wealth of experience gained from her previous senior roles in both major US and ‘Magic Circle’ firms.
Ms. Goldsworthy’s practice spans a range of industry sectors including real estate, financial institutions and energy. She has significant experience in international and cross border litigation and arbitration. She also has experience in disputes in the areas of white collar crime, regulatory, international trading agreements, commercial contracts, commodities, and joint venture agreements. She recently has played key advisory roles to clients on the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Cozen O’Connor’s London office is a limited liability partnership with members that include English solicitors and registered U.S. attorneys. The London practice extends to insurance and reinsurance coverage, subrogated recoveries and international commercial litigation.
“We are confident that Donna will be of great value to the team in London,” said Vince McGuinness, Managing Partner of Cozen O’Connor, based in Philadelphia. “She brings a wealth of experience, strengthens our deep litigation capabilities, and Donna's proven track record for growing and diversifying her practice will be a great asset as we continue to grow our London office and expand our European presence.”
“We’re thrilled to have Donna join our team,” agreed Simon Jones, London Office Managing Partner. “Her diverse background complements the talented group we have, providing us with expanded capabilities in international litigation and arbitration in London and Europe.”
“I am delighted to join a truly progressive international law firm with many talented lawyers and a stellar management team,” Ms. Goldsworthy said, “I am excited to help grow the London office, and I am pleased to join a firm recognized as a top firm for diversity.”
Throughout her career, Ms. Goldsworthy has had significant trial experience and has been the lead advocate on a number of mediations. Ms. Goldsworthy is a qualified Solicitor-Advocate and mediator. She received her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 1995 from the College of Law, Guildford and received her Higher Rights of Audience qualification from the College of Law, London 2003.
About Cozen O’Connor
Established in 1970 and ranked among the 100 largest law firms in the United States, Cozen O’Connor has 575 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 21 offices across two continents.