Cozen O’Connor has once again been listed as a leading law firm in the 2008 edition of Chambers USA, the guide to the legal profession, in the Pennsylvania categories of Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Labor and Employment and Intellectual Property. In addition, eight firm members ranked as top lawyers in the guide.
Chambers USA conducted more than 10,000 in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys across the United States, assessing specific qualities such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client. Cozen O'Connor's honored attorneys are listed below.
Richard J. Busis, resident in Cozen O'Connor’s Philadelphia office, is chair of the firm’s securities offerings and regulations practice group. He counsels a diverse group of public and private companies, ranging from start-up companies seeking venture capital to Nasdaq and NYSE-listed companies, in a wide variety of corporate and securities transactions. His practice has a particular emphasis on securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. In his securities practice, he represents companies seeking to raise capital, and underwriters, placement agents and venture funds. Busis also devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing high-tech, internet and other emerging growth companies in venture and other capital raising transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, as well as licensing and technology development arrangements. He has a particular expertise in investments involving Israeli Companies. He has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, appearing in Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.
Neal D. Colton, resident in the Cozen O'Connor’s Philadelphia office, is co-chair of the firm’s bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring practice group. His practice involves a broad range of corporate and litigation matters with special emphasis in international and domestic insolvency, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, restructuring, reorganization, nonprofit and tax-exempt organization, aircraft financing and aviation matters. Colton is certified as a business bankruptcy specialist by the American Board of Certification, a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the council of Certified Bankruptcy Specialists, a standing mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern Districts of Delaware and Pennsylvania, a director of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America continuously since 1990 and has been selected a Pennsylvania Top 100 Lawyer, a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and a Philadelphia Best Lawyer, appearing in Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers each year since 2004.
Mark E. Felger, resident in Cozen O'Connor’s Wilmington, Del., office, is the office’s managing partner. He practices in the firm’s bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring practice group, focusing in the areas of Chapter 11 reorganization and general insolvency law. He has represented all constituencies in corporate restructurings both in and out of Chapter 11, including debtors, unsecured creditors' committees, plan trustees, secured creditors, insurance companies and equity security holders as well as acquirers of troubled businesses. He is certified as a business bankruptcy specialist by the American Board of Certification and serves on the panel of mediators for the Bankruptcy Court for Delaware.
Mark J. Foley, a member in the Philadelphia office and chair of the labor and employment practice group, represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, and has extensive experience in a broad range of matters under local, state and federal law, including the NLRA, the LMRA, Title VII, Section 1983 and the First Amendment, the ADEA, the ADA, the FLSA, whistleblower laws, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, and employment-at-will principles. He has been recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the region’s 40 most dynamic young leaders, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and has been recognized as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics.
Raymond A. Kresge, resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office, has extensive experience in labor and employment matters, including litigation and counseling on a wide variety of labor and employment matters, including a wide range of employment litigation, such as age, race, sex and disability discrimination/harassment/ retaliation claims under federal law and state law; claims under ERISA and various other statutes (e.g., FMLA); breach of contract; covenants not to compete; and employment torts. He also has experience in matters of management-labor relations, such as counseling, negotiations, labor arbitrations and unfair labor practice litigation. Kresge was selected as one of 78 attorneys nationwide for the "BTI Client Service All Star List" of those lawyers who deliver outstanding client service.
Camille M. Miller, resident in Cozen O'Connor’s Philadelphia office, serves as chair of the firm’s intellectual property practice. She is also chair of the firm’s copyright practice group, internet-related rights practice group, trade secrets practice group and trademark/unfair competition/dilution/false advertising practice group. Miller concentrates her practice in intellectual property in all aspects of trademark, trade dress, copyright and unfair competition law as well as patent litigation. She has been named as one of the Women to Watch from Main Line Today, a Lawyer on the Fast Track by the Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly, and a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, appearing in Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.
Jeffrey I. Pasek is a member of the firm and a former chair of the labor and employment practice group. He concentrates in representing management in all facets of labor and employment law such as litigation and counseling on wrongful discharge and employment discrimination claims, maintaining a union-free environment, collective bargaining, occupational safety and health, whistleblower claims, wage and hour, affirmative action compliance, workplace torts and employee benefits litigation. He is active in the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, where he has served as a member of the executive committee of the board of directors, and chairman of the Industrial Relations Committee, Government Affairs Committee, and Candidate Selection Committee of the Chamber’s PAC. He has been selected as a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer" by his peers each year since 2005, appearing in Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Pasek was also named to the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
William J. Winning, resident in Cozen O'Connor’s Philadelphia office, is chair of the firm’s white collar crime and complex criminal defense practice group. He concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals and corporations under investigation for or charged with violations of federal and state criminal law. He also has significant experience representing clients in a variety of regulatory and government compliance matters. Winning is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has been named in The Best Lawyers in America and was selected a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, appearing in Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.