Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2016 Chambers USA Rankings

Friday, May 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, May 27, 2016 – Chambers USA recognized 41 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band. Stanley Sher (Transportation) was named “Senior Statesman.”

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 RelationsInsuranceConstructionCorporate/M&A & Private EquityLabor & Employment (Illinois, Texas and Pennsylvania), Litigation: General Commercial, Healthcare 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 “competitive, fair, timely and transparent” and that our lawyers are “the first person I call for a calm and levelheaded consideration of the issues” and have “very good issue-spotting skills and peripheral vision as to how issues relate.”

The firm is pleased to note that its Transportation & Trade Practice Group was recognized in Band 1 nationwide, the highest of the publication's categories, and the Real Estate group was recognized in Band 2. In addition, a number of individuals ranked Band 1, including: Joseph Bright, member of our Tax Group, Susan Eisenberg, member of our Labor & Employment Department, Marc Fink, member of the firm’s Transportation & Trade group, Mark Gallant, co-chair of the Health Care Practice Group, Fred Jacoby, vice chairman of the firm and former chair of the Business Litigation Department, Jeff Lawrence, chair of the Transportation & Trade Practice Group, Bernard Nash, co-chair of the firm’s State Attorneys General Practice GroupRobert Silverman and Thomas Witt, members of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, and Labor & Employment attorneys Joe Tilson, chair of the Labor & Employment department, and Marty Wickliff.

New to the rankings are Joseph Bright, David Loh, a member of the firm's Transportation & Trade Practice Group, and Jeff Weil, co-chair of the firm's Litigation Department and chair of the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group.


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


Government: Government Relations, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer, Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory, Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance, Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory.


Labor & Employment


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


Labor & Employment


National recognitions include Stephen A. Cozen for Insurance, Mark Atwood, Geoffrey D. Ferrer, Marc J. Fink, David Heffernan, Jeffrey F. Lawrence, David Loh, Anne Mickey, Wayne Rohde, and Stanley O. Sher for Transportation, and Lori Kalani, JB Kelly, and Bernie Nash for Government Relations. The entire list of ranked individuals follows:


Mark Atwood – Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory     

Stephen A. Cozen – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer        

Geoffrey D. Ferrer – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance

Marc J. Fink – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory

David Heffernan – Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

Lori Kalani – Government: Government Relations

JB Kelly – Government: Government Relations

Jeffrey F. Lawrence – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory

David Loh – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)

Anne Mickey –Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory

Bernard Nash – Government: Government Relations    

Wayne Rohde – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory               

Stanley O. Sher – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory             


Mark E. Felger – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

District of Columbia

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

Barbara Van Gelder – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Marc H. Auerbach – Healthcare

Susan N. Eisenberg – Labor & Employment

A. Kenneth Levine – Insurance

Jennifer T. Williams – Labor & Employment


Brian Bulger – Labor & Employment

Joseph Tilson – Labor & Employment


Joseph C. Bright – Tax

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

Stephen A. Cozen – Insurance and Litigation: General Commercial

H. Robert Fiebach – Litigation: General Commercial

Mark Gallant – Healthcare

Michael Heller – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Fred 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 MillerIntellectual Property

Jeffrey Pasek – Labor & Employment

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

Robert A. Silverman – Real Estate

Jeffrey G. Weil – Litigation: General Commercial

James R. Williams – Real Estate

William J. Winning – 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 top 100 law firms in America, 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 services its clients’ needs through 26 offices across two continents.

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