Cozen O’Connor Names Six New Shareholders

Monday, July 20, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, July 20, 2015 – Cozen O’Connor promoted six members to shareholder of the firm: Philip Carroll (Chicago), William Davis (New York), John B. Galligan (New York), Kendall Hayden (Dallas), Andrew Kay (D.C.) and Vincent Pozzuto (New York).

“Throughout their careers, each of these attorneys has demonstrated remarkable professionalism, leadership and dedication to the firm and to our clients,” said Michael J. Heller, president and chief executive officer of Cozen O’Connor. “We congratulate this group of exceptional lawyers on their well-deserved promotion and we look forward to their continued success at the firm.”

Philip Carroll serves as chair of the firm’s Material Task Force. Carroll’s litigation practice focuses on commercial matters, products liability and subrogation defense and construction disputes. Carroll is actively involved in the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), serving on the NASP board of directors.

William Davis has extensive experience handing matters involving commercial real estate, complex finance and commercial leasing with an emphasis on highly structured transactions. Davis has successfully represented institutional investors, nationally recognized banks, real estate investment trusts, real estate funds, high net worth individuals and real estate developers.

John B. Galligan is the vice chair, office managing partner of the firm’s New York office and head of the New York subrogation group. Galligan focuses his practice areas in catastrophic property damage claims, products liability and commercial litigation. He litigates a variety of civil cases in state and federal courts, having successfully represented clients before the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.

Kendall Hayden is the vice chair, office managing partner of the firm’s Dallas office and co-chair of the Women’s Initiative. Hayden focuses her practice in commercial litigation, with an emphasis in transportation and hospitality law, as well as medical malpractice defense, products liability defense, construction defect matters, first party insurance coverage and extracontractual disputes.

Andrew Kay focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on defense of life insurers and financial services firms in class action lawsuits and regulatory litigation, commercial plaintiff lawsuits, and securities and M&A litigation. Kay has successfully litigated a wide range of matters in federal and state courts throughout the country, including breach of contract and business tort cases, securities fraud and shareholder derivative suits, governance disputes, consumer class actions, and disputes over intellectual property ownership rights.

Vincent P. Pozzuto is an experienced civil litigator who defends corporations, property owners, general contractors, construction managers, and lower tier contractors in all types of casualty cases including construction accidents, toxic torts, premises liability claims, products liability claims, construction defect claims, and ground surface accidents. He is a member of the board of directors of the Defense Association of New York and is co-editor of the Section Newsletter of the Torts and Insurance Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

“The selection of shareholders is one of the most important decisions we face every year,” said Vincent R. McGuinness, Jr., managing partner at Cozen O’Connor. “These lawyers’ commitment to the legal industry and this firm are key elements to our continued growth and success.”

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970 and ranked among the largest law firms in the United States, Cozen O’Connor has more than 850 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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