Cozen O’Connor: Sher & Blackwell to Join Cozen O’Connor

Sher & Blackwell to Join Cozen O’Connor

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cozen O’Connor will continue to expand its Washington, D.C., office with the addition of 15 lawyers and government affairs professionals from Sher & Blackwell, LLP, an international transportation and government affairs law firm. The Sher & Blackwell team will join Cozen O’Connor on September 1, 2010.

Sher & Blackwell is well known nationally and internationally for its expertise in regulatory matters, antitrust, finance and transactional work, and government affairs. In addition, the firm has deep industry experience in international and domestic maritime, intermodal transportation, offshore energy, and aviation.

“This partnership represents our continued commitment to growth in Washington, D.C., where we will now have more than 30 attorneys,” said Cozen O’Connor President and CEO Tad Decker. “Not only does Sher & Blackwell have decades of experience in D.C., they also have broad national and international experience across a wide variety of industries and practices. This combination brings to Cozen O’Connor an extremely talented and distinguished group of professionals committed to their clients, the profession, and the community.”

Sher & Blackwell partners Mark Atwood, Marc Fink, Jeffrey Lawrence, Anne Mickey, Stanley Sher, and David Smith, along with nine other lawyers and government relations professionals, will be joining Cozen O’Connor in its D.C. office.

“The practices and geographic reach of Cozen O’Connor are a perfect fit for our client base,” said Sher & Blackwell Managing Partner Marc Fink. “We reached a point where we simply needed greater resources to serve our clients’ growing needs in D.C. and around the country.”

“Our clients are large and middle-market companies operating in very demanding business environments in the U.S. and around the world,” noted Sher & Blackwell Senior Partner Jeff Lawrence. “We are all truly excited about joining Cozen O’Connor, as it will allow us to meet those client needs in a firm with superb lawyers and a great professional culture.”