Awards & Honors

November 2020: Cozen O'Connor named to the National Law Journal’s 2020 Appellate Hot List

November 2020: Cozen O’Connor was named Law Firm of the Year for 2020, by the Legal Intelligencer. The Legal Intelligencer highlighted the firm’s many legal victories as its reason for the honor, including our recent victory before the U.S. Supreme Court, closing $510 million sale of a longtime client, and our win in the Second Circuit on behalf of the 9/11 families.

September 2020: Cozen O'Connor ranked 81 in the AmLaw Global 100 rankings (based on profits per equity partner) and ranked 92 on the Global 100 Ranking  (based on revenue)

July 2020: Cozen O’Connor ranked 67th by The American Lawyer among all U.S. Law firms for its commitment to pro bono. The ranking is based on the number of pro bono hours and the high percentage of lawyers at Cozen O'Connor who engaged in pro bono work. 

May 2020: Chambers USA ranks 63 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields and 16 Practice Areas earn Top Recognition

May 2020: Global Competition Review names David Reichenberg among the Top Antitrust Lawyers in the world on their “40 Under 40” quadrennial list.

February 2020: Intellectual Property Department Recognized by World Trademark Review 2020

February 2020: Chambers Global recognize four Cozen O’ Connor attorneys, Susan Eisenberg (Labor & Employment), Geoffrey Ferrer (Transportation & Trade), Thomas Giotto (Labor and Employment), and Joseph Tilson (Labor & Employment), as worldwide leaders in their respective practices.

January 2020: Cannabis Practice Recognized by Law360 as Cannabis Practice of the Year

January 2020: Construction Practice Recognized by Law360 as Construction Practice of the Year 

December 2019: December 2019: Minnesota Women in Law Leadership features Cozen O’Connor’s Heather Marx, Barbara Muller, Tina Syring and Kristi Zentner

November 2019: Cozen O’Connor Recognized As a Best Law Firm in 25 Practice Areas Nationwide, 106 Practice Areas Regionally

October 2019: Cozen O’Connor’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Named to Global Investigation Review’s 2019 GIR 100 List

October 2019: Litigation Department Named Best Litigation Department Finalist of the year by American Lawyer

October 2019: Gina Maisto Smith Receives Corporate Counsel 2019 Women, Influence & Power in Law Lifetime Achievement Award

September 2019: Cozen O’Connor Joins Global 100 — 100 Highest-Grossing Law Firms in the World

June 2019: Cozen O’Connor Team Wins Landmark First Amendment Ruling

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Michael Klein Receives Pennsylvania’s Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network’s Highest Honor

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