Cozen O’Connor carefully avoids the boom-bust recruiting cycle that often marks other large law firms. Instead, with a focus on financial stability and effective firm management, we maintain steady, strategic growth. We actively seek lawyers and groups who fulfill the needs of our clients and expand the breadth and depth of services that we offer. At the same time, we closely protect the culture that defines us as a firm, which contributed to Cozen O’Connor being the only law firm named to Newsweek’s inaugural list of America’s Most Loved Workplaces in 2021. Therefore, we take a rigorous approach to ensuring that new lawyers are a good fit for the firm both personally and professionally.

The lawyers who have joined us as lateral lawyers over the years have grown and thrived at Cozen O’Connor. We take a uniquely proactive approach to giving our lateral hires a complete and meaningful integration experience, and we are one of the few firms in the country that has a dedicated Director of Lateral Integration to guide the integration of our member-level laterals. Jill Caughie, a licensed attorney who practiced in the firm’s Commercial Litigation group for several years, fills this role. Jill also chairs the firm’s Lateral Integration Committee, comprised of leaders from the firm’s Business, Litigation, IP, and Labor & Employment departments, our recruiting team and the firm’s chief marketing officer. At Cozen O’Connor, we view lateral integration as a fulsome endeavor that warrants the same energy and enthusiasm that is devoted to recruiting. Our laterals can count on receiving the help they need as they become woven into the fabric of the firm.

Whether you are a partner or group of partners looking to expand your platform or an associate looking to grow your practice in a dynamic firm with a great work environment, we invite you to use the tabs on the left to learn more about joining our firm.

I think the strongest element of the summer program is that the program is equal parts challenging and fun. I got a good sense of the type of work that goes on at Cozen O’Connor but also a sense of the types of attorneys that work there. The positive interactions I had with the people at Cozen O’Connor is what drew me to the firm initially and what makes me want to go back after graduation.

2023 Summer Associate

I feel valued by my peers and my supervisors. I’m also given the opportunity to provide mentoring to others and share my passions with others at the firm.

Attorney in the Chairman’s Group

It is rewarding and challenging. My department co-chairs are excellent leaders and are always available for questions or support. The firm values employees’ wellbeing and work-life balance.

Attorney in Subrogation

I am appreciated every single day. I am a valued member of a magnificent team who all work hard to get the job done. Management had core principles that seem to align with my principles.

Employee in IP Prosecution Litigation

I have wonderful mangers and mentors who encourage me to develop as an attorney, begin marketing my skills, and move forward in my career. I feel very supported at Cozen O’Connor.

Attorney in Business Litigation

The attorneys I work for are great. I have nothing but respect for them. There is always something new to learn, which keeps the job interesting and challenging. The firm management appears to be very supportive and respectful of their staff.

Legal Practice Assistant

I work with an amazing group of people. We work hard and love what we do. The people at Cozen O’Connor are all team players and are always supportive.

Legal Practice Assistant

The firm provides a platform for me to utilize every bit of energy I can put into the job. Every need is heard, fairly considered and more often fulfilled. I have the opportunity to advance my career at Cozen O’Connor.

Employee in Public Strategies

I feel challenged every day. This is the most rewarding career I could have ever hoped for. I am so thankful for and love Cozen O’Connor.

Private Client Services

Cozen O’Connor acknowledges good work and encourages teamwork and comradery. They provide numerous tools and resources to educate and help in training, as well as physical and emotional well-being.

Legal Practice Assistant

We work hard but appreciate and value each other’s time and non-work commitments. Most importantly, my particular group of attorneys, support staff, etc. are phenomenal mentors, colleagues, and friends.

Attorney in Construction Law

I have the opportunity to do meaningful work in an encouraging environment with dedicated, capable, supportive colleagues.

Attorney in Real Estate

I get to help my team succeed every day and it is a privilege. Cozen O’Connor offers me the ability to use my skill sets to continue to grow and be involved in various aspects of corporate life including ERGs for Business Professionals and Pro-Bono work as well.

Legal Practice Assistant

I love the people I work with and I love what I’m doing. I love my clients. I consider myself so fortunate to be able to practice law at a firm like Cozen O’Connor. I tell anyone who will listen that Cozen O’Connor is “THE” place to work. I wish I spent my entire career here.

Attorney in Labor and Employment