Cozen O’Connor Names New Co-Chair of the Global Insurance Department

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

NEW YORK – Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – Cozen O’Connor, listed in the top 100 U.S. law firms by American Lawyer, has named Melissa Brill to the role of co-chair of the firm’s Global Insurance Department. Brill will join Joseph Ziemianski as co-chair and sit on the firm’s Management Committee and board of directors.

Brill has been an attorney at the firm for more than 20 years, where she represents major professional liability, property, and general liability insurers in complex insurance coverage litigation throughout the country.

“We are very excited to have Melissa co-lead our Global Insurance Department,” said Michael J. Heller, Cozen O’Connor’s Executive Chairman and CEO.

Ziemianski added “I look forward to working with Melissa to grow the department and ensure the continued highest level of representation of the top insurers.”

Brill regularly presents at seminars and webinars discussing complex insurance-related coverage and litigation topics and is often quoted in insurance and legal trade publications. Named to Cozen O’Connor’s Pro Bono Honor Roll for the past 12 consecutive years, Brill’s pro bono representations include enforcing women’s rights under the Violence Against Women Act, seeking asylum in the United States on behalf of unaccompanied minors and obtaining reparations for Holocaust victims.

Brill received her Bachelor of Arts from Pennsylvania State University in 1991 and her law degree, with honors, from Temple University School of Law in 1995. Following law school, Brill clerked for the Honorable Edward Biester of Pennsylvania.

About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, 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 services its clients’ needs through 31 offices across two continents.



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