LAS VEGAS, September 30, 2020 — Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Karl Riley, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been selected as a member of the American Bar Association’s Fellows Program for the 2020-2022 class. The Fellows Program represents a commitment by the section to encourage the participation of young lawyers, lawyers of color, LGBT lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities in section activities. The goal of the program is to give members an opportunity to become involved in the substantive work of the section, provide opportunities for leadership roles within the section, and enhance knowledge about the section among members of diversity focused bar organizations.
Karl is an experienced and well-rounded commercial litigator, whose practical, business-minded approach to the practice of law adds significant value to his clients. Karl handles cases in state and federal courts and has managed all aspects of complex, civil litigation, including development of case analysis and strategy, direction and execution of discovery, composition and argument of discovery and dispositive motions, and negotiation of settlements. Active in the community, Karl recently served as one of the first African-American chairs of the State Bar of Nevada’s Young Lawyers Section, and was the first African-American to receive the State Bar of Nevada’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award. With the National Bar Association, Karl served as chair of the Young Lawyers Division, and as Region IX director. With the American Bar Association (ABA), Karl serves as the Nevada Young Lawyer delegate to the House of Delegates, and served as the bar leadership director for the Young Lawyers Division.