12 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Thursday, October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017 – Super Lawyers has named 12 attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2017 lists of top practitioners in the New York metro area. Six were recognized as Super Lawyers and six were named “Rising Stars,” a list that recognizes attorneys under the age of 40.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys are selected to Rising Stars; only 5 percent of attorneys are selected to Super Lawyers.


2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and areas of recognition:

Michael B. de Leeuw – Business Litigation

Menachem J. Kastner – Real Estate

Christopher B. Kende – Insurance Coverage

John S. Ho – Employment & Labor

Martin B. Pavane – Intellectual Property

Frederick E. Schmidt, Jr. – Bankruptcy


2017 New York Metro Rising Stars and areas of recognition:

Alison Weintraub Berson – Business Litigation

Leni Morrison Cummins – Real Estate

Laura B. Dowgin – Insurance Coverage

Ashley G. Kessler – Intellectual Property

Vivien Krieger – Land Use/Zoning

Tamar S. Wise – Business Litigation


About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, 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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