Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2015 Chambers USA Rankings

Monday, July 6, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, July 6, 2015 – Chambers USA recognized 37 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 10 were ranked in the top band. Stanley Sher (Transportation) and Neal Colton, who retired at the beginning of 2015, (Bankruptcy/Restructuring) were named “Senior Statesman,” and Lori Kalani was named “Up and Coming” nationwide for her government practice.

In addition to the individual lawyer rankings, Chambers USA recognized 12 of Cozen O’Connor’s practice areas, including Dispute Resolution: InsurerTransportation (Shipping: Finance)Transportation (Shipping: Regulatory)Transportation: (Aviation: Regulatory), Government Relations, InsuranceBankruptcy/RestructuringConstructionCorporate/M&A & Private EquityLabor & Employment (Illinois, 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 firm as having “great bench strength” and that our “lawyers are extremely responsive and technically strong." Adding the firm is “well-diversified geographically” and has “a good practice in Chicago with excellent lawyers.”

“It is always gratifying to see scores of our attorneys recognized by Chambers, and by extension, our clients, in this manner,” said Michael J. Heller, president and chief executive officer of Cozen O’Connor. “Earlier this year, the firm expanded both geographically and with the addition of the State Attorneys General Practice, offering our clients more experience and services. It is nice that we are already receiving recognition for these strategic decisions.”

The firm is pleased to note that its Transportation & Logistics Practice Group was recognized in Band 1 nationwide (outside of New York) the highest of the publication's categories, and the Real Estate and Construction Groups were recognized in Band 2. In addition, a number of individuals ranked Band 1, including: Marc Fink, co-chair of the firm’s Transportation Industry teamMark Gallant, co-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, Bernard Nash, co-chair of the firm’s State Attorneys General Practice GroupJason ShargelThomas Witt and Robert Silverman, members of the firm’s Business Law Department, and Labor & Employment attorneys Joseph Tilson and  Marty Wickliff,

New to the rankings are Mark Atwood and Anne Mickey, both from the firm’s Transportation & Logistics Group and both ranked nationally.


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


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


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


Labor & Employment


National recognitions include Stephen Cozen for insurance, Mark Atwood, Geoffrey Ferrer, Marc Fink, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Anne Mickey, Wayne Rohde and Stanley Sher (Senior Statesman) in transportation, and Lori Kalani (Up and Coming), JB Kelly, and Bernard Nash for government. Band 1 lawyers include Mark Fink, Mark Gallant, Fred Jacoby, Bernard Nash, Jeffrey Lawrence, Jason Shargel, Robert Silverman, Joseph Tilson, A. Martin Wickliff and Thomas Witt. The entire list of ranked individuals follows:


Marc Atwood – Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

Stephen A. Cozen – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer

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

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

David Heffernan – Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

Lori Kalani – Government: Government Relations

JB Kelly – Government: Government Relations

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

Anne Mickey – Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York)

Bernard Nash – Government: Government Relations

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


Marc H. Auerbach – Healthcare

A. Kenneth Levine – Insurance


Brian Bulger – Labor & Employment

Joseph Tilson – Labor & Employment


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

Neal Colton - Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Stephen A. Cozen – Insurance and 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 more than 825 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 31 cities across two continents.



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