Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2013 Chambers USA Rankings

Sunday, May 26, 2013

PHILADELPHIA – May 26, 2013 – Chambers USA has recognized 29 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their fields; five attorneys were recognized nationally and five were ranked in the top band. Additionally, Herman Fala gained recognition, for the fourth year in a row, as a “Star Individual in Real Estate,” which is given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in  their fields, and Stanley Sher was named a “Senior Statesman” in the “Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York)” industry, for the pivotal role Mr. Sher plays in the firm’s continued success in the transportation industry.

In addition to the individual lawyer rankings, Chambers USA recognized nine of Cozen O’Connor’s practice areas: Antitrust, Dispute Resolution: Insurer, Transportation (Shipping: Regulatory), Bankruptcy, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Litigation: General Commercial, Real Estate, Insurance and Labor & Employment.

The annual rankings are based on client and peer references, as well as information gathered from Chambers’ own independent research. Awarded both nationally and regionally, the rankings are based on qualities including technical legal ability, professional conduct, and client service.

Cozen O’Connor clients praised our lawyers as a “professional group of attorneys that work very well together,” and further noted that the firm has “outstanding lawyers,”  who “demonstrate professionalism to the highest degree.”  Additional client references commented on our “very respected litigation practice” and the firm’s lawyers were heralded as a “very strong – a good bench.”

"We are proud of our deep bench of outstanding lawyers,” said Michael J. Heller, Chief Executive Officer of Cozen O’Connor. “Our firm has a results oriented approach, and Chambers’ recognition of so many of our attorneys in a variety of practice areas that are committed to this approach is a great source of pride for us.”

The firm is pleased to note that its Real Estate Group in Pennsylvania was recognized in Band 1, the highest of the publication's categories, and the Litigation Group was recognized in Band 3. In addition, a number of individuals have achieved personal high rankings, including: Mark Felger, Co-Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Practice Group, Mark Foley, Chair of the Labor & Employment Group, Jeffrey Lawrence, Chair of the Transportation & Logistics Practice Group, and Labor & Employment attorney, Jeffrey Pasek. New to the rankings are Larry Laubach of the firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group in Philadelphia and Wayne Rohde of the Transportation & Logistics Practice Group in Washington, D.C.


The full list of practice groups recognized by Chamber USA follows:


Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York) and Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer.


Antitrust, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, and Real Estate.


Labor & Employment


National recognitions include Stephen Cozen for insurance and Jeffrey Lawrence, Marc Fink, and Stanley Sher (Senior Statesman) in transportation. Herman Fala was included as a Star Individual for real estate, and included as Band 1 lawyers are Mark Felger, Jeffrey Lawrence, Mark Fink, Jason Shargel, and Thomas Witt. The entire list of ranked individuals follows:


Stephen A. Cozen - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer

Marc J. Fink - Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York)

Jeffrey F. Lawrence - Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York)

Wayne Rohde - Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York)

Stanley O. Sher - Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York)


Mark E. Felger - Bankruptcy/Restructuring

District of Columbia

Barry Boss - Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Mary Lopatto – Insurance: Insurer


A. Kenneth Levine – Insurance


Mark A. Rabinowitz - Litigation: General Commercial


Richard J. Busis - Corporate/M&A: Securities

Neal Colton - Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Herman C. Fala - Real Estate

H. Robert Fiebach - Litigation: General Commercial

Mark J. Foley - Labor & Employment

Michael Heller - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Sarah A. Kelly - Labor & Employment

Raymond Kresge - Labor & Employment

Larry P. Laubach - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Jeffrey A. Leonard - Real Estate

Camille Miller - Intellectual Property

Francis Patrick Newell - Antitrust

Jeffrey Pasek - Labor & Employment

Jason M. Shargel - Corporate/M&A: Securities

Robert A. Silverman - Real Estate

James R. Williams - Real Estate

William J. Winning, Jr. - Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Thomas Witt - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


Martin Wickliff, Jr. - Labor & Employment

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970 and ranked among the 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 cities across two continents.

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