Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2014 Chambers USA Rankings

Friday, May 30, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, May 30, 2014Chambers USA recognized 29 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; six attorneys were recognized nationally and eight were ranked in the top band. Stanley Sher was named a “Senior Statesman” in the Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York) industry, for the pivotal role 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, including Dispute Resolution: Insurer, Transportation (Shipping: Finance), Transportation (Shipping: Regulatory), Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Construction, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Labor & Employment (both Texas and  Pennsylvania), Litigation: General Commercial, and Real Estate.

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 “committed, professional, knowledgeable and courteous” and were further commended for their “good judgment and instinct.” Additional client references held Cozen O’Connor attorneys in high regards “for asking all the right questions” and the firm’s lawyers were heralded as “very hands-on and responsive.”

"We are proud of the diversity in practice and region of our attorneys,” said Michael J. Heller, chief executive officer of Cozen O’Connor. “Our lawyers know the industries they serve. To have clients recognize us for this knowledge and how it improves our work product is of tremendous importance to us.”

The firm is pleased to note that its Transportation & Logistics Practice Group was recognized in Band 1 nationwide (outside of New York) and its Real Estate Group was ranked Band 1 in Pennsylvania, the highest of the publication's categories, and the Construction Group was recognized in Band 2. In addition, a number of individuals have achieved personal high rankings, including: Geoffrey Ferrer ranked Nationwide for Transportation: Shipping: Finance (New York)  Marc Fink, co-chair of the firm’s Transportation Industry team, Mark Gallant, chair of the Health Care Practice Group, Fred Jacoby, vice chair of the firm and former chair of the Business Litigation Department, Jeffrey Lawrence, chair of the Transportation & Logistics Practice Group, Jason Shargel, Thomas Witt and Robert Silverman, members of the firm’s Business Law Department, and Labor & Employment attorney Marty Wickliff.

New to the rankings are Geoffrey Ferrer of the firm's Transportation & Logistics Group in New York,  Mark Gallant of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group in Philadelphia and Fred Jacoby of the Litigation Department in Philadelphia.



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


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


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


Labor & Employment


National recognitions include Stephen Cozen for insurance and Geoffrey Ferrer, Marc Fink, Jeffrey Lawrence, Wayne Rohde and Stanley Sher (Senior Statesman) in transportation. Band 1 lawyers include Mark Fink, Mark Gallant, Fred Jacoby, Jeffrey Lawrence, Jason Shargel, Robert Silverman, Martin Wickliff and Thomas Witt. The entire list of ranked individuals follows:


Stephen A. Cozen - Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer

Geoffrey D. Ferrer – Transportation: Shipping: Finance (New York)

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


A. Kenneth Levine – Insurance


Mark A. Rabinowitz - Litigation: General Commercial


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

Neal Colton - Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Stephen A. Cozen – Litigation: General Commercial

H. Robert Fiebach - Litigation: General Commercial

Mark J. Foley - Labor & Employment

Mark Gallant – Healthcare

Michael Heller - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

F. Warren Jacoby – Construction

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

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


A. 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 29 cities across two continents.



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