Chambers Ranks 86 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 22 Practice Areas in Chambers USA 2022 Guide

Thursday, June 2, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, June 2, 2022 – Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 86 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2022 edition. Of those, 16 lawyers have been recognized nationally. Those 16 attorneys include: Mark W. Atwood (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory), Joseph C. Bedwick (Cannabis Law: Eastern United States), Paul W. Connell (State Attorneys General), Geoffrey D. Ferrer (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance), Bruce W. Ficken (Construction), Jonathon H. Foglia (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory), Susan A. Grueneberg (Franchising), David Heffernan (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory), Lori Kalani (State Attorneys General), Jerry W. Kilgore (State Attorneys General), Jeffrey F. Lawrence (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory), Milton A. Marquis (State Attorneys General), Anne E. Mickey (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance), Bernard Nash (State Attorneys General), Wayne R. Rohde (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory), and Rachel Welford (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory).

Eighteen Cozen O’Connor attorneys were recognized in the Band 1 ranking, the highest ranking achievable, which is based on an assessment of a the attorney’s technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence commitment, and other factors. Those 18 attorneys include, Joseph C. Bright (Tax), Raymond L. DeLuca (Construction), Susan N. Eisenberg (Labor & Employment), Gregory Eisenstark (Energy & Natural Resources), Bruce W. Ficken (Construction), James A. Gale (Intellectual Property), Jeremiah G. Garvey (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity), Susan A. Grueneberg (Franchising), David Heffernan (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory), Mark A. Jacobson (Antitrust), Lori Kalani (State Attorneys General), Jeffrey F. Lawrence (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory), Kenan G. Loomis (Insurance), Stephen M. Seeger (Construction), Robert A. Silverman (Real Estate), Joseph E. Tilson (Labor & Employment), James R. Williams (Real Estate), and Joseph Ziemianski (Insurance).

Stephen A. Cozen (Insurance) (Litigation: General Commercial), Mark H. Gallant (Healthcare)

Fred Jacoby (Construction), Bernard Nash (State Attorneys General), and A. Martin Wickliff (Labor & Employment) were all named Senior Statespeople. Thomas P. Witt (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use) was ranked an Eminent Practitioner. Four attorneys  were named Associates to Watch: Kenneth A. Cushing (Construction), Sandra L. Kelly (Real Estate), Rachel Welford (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory), and Benjamin L. Williams (Construction). Chambers USA recognized Robert M. Careless (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use), Jeffery R. Mullen (Construction), and Tamar S. Wise (Litigation: General Commercial) as Up and Coming attorneys.

In addition to the individual lawyer rankings, Chambers USA ranked 22 of Cozen O’Connor’s practice areas, eight of which have been recognized nationally.

Chambers USA ranking tables are based on “assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback.” In order to be ranked in the guide, lawyers and firms are required to demonstrate “sustained excellence.”


USA - Nationwide


Corporate Crime & Investigations: Highly Regarded

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer

Labor & Employment

State Attorneys General

Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory


Labor & Employment: Highly Regarded



District of Columbia


Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations



Intellectual Property

Labor & Employment





Labor & Employment: The Elite



New Jersey

Energy & Natural Resources

New York

Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded


Banking & Finance


Corporate/M&A & Private Equity



Intellectual Property

Labor & Employment

Litigation: General Commercial

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Real Estate

Real Estate: Finance

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use





Individual Lawyer Rankings

USA - Nationwide

Mark W. Atwood (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory)

Joseph C. Bedwick (Cannabis Law: Eastern United States)

Paul W. Connell (State Attorneys General)

Geoffrey D. Ferrer (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance)

Bruce W. Ficken (Construction)

Jonathon H. Foglia (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory)

Susan A. Grueneberg (Franchising)

David Heffernan (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory)

Lori Kalani (State Attorneys General)

Jerry W. Kilgore (State Attorneys General)

Jeffrey F. Lawrence (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory)

Milton A. Marquis (State Attorneys General)

Anne E. Mickey (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance)

Bernard Nash (State Attorneys General)

Wayne R. Rohde (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory)

Rachel Welford (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory)


Walter M. Stella (Labor & Employment)


Mark E. Felger (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Thomas M. Horan (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

District of Columbia

Barry Boss (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)

Jesse S. Keene (Construction)

Lawrence M. Prosen (Construction)

Stephen M. Seeger (Construction)

Nicole H. Sprinzen (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)

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

Benjamin L. Williams (Construction)


Scott Bettridge (Immigration)

Susan N. Eisenberg (Labor & Employment)

James A. Gale (Intellectual Property)

A. Kenneth Levine (Insurance)

Samuel A. Lewis (Intellectual Property)

Ralf R. Rodriguez (Construction)

Martin T. Schrier (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity)


Kenan G. Loomis (Insurance)


Robert M. Fishman (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Jeremy J. Glenn (Labor & Employment)

Peter J. Roberts (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Brian L. Shaw (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Joseph E. Tilson (Labor & Employment)

Anna Wermuth (Labor & Employment)


Wendy K. Venoit (Construction)


Christopher J. Bellini (Corporate/M&A)

Mark A. Jacobson (Antitrust)

New Jersey

Michael J. Connolly (Energy & Natural Resources)

Gregory Eisenstark (Energy & Natural Resources)

New York

Michael B. de Leeuw (Litigation: General Commercial)

Tamar Wise (Litigation: General Commercial)


Joseph C. Bright (Tax)

Richard J. Busis (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity)

Robert M. Careless (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use)

Stephen A. Cozen (Insurance) (Litigation: General Commercial)

Kenneth A. Cushing (Construction)

Alfred J. D'Angelo (Labor & Employment)

Raymond L. DeLuca (Construction)

Bruce W. Ficken (Construction)

Thomas J. Gallagher (Tax)

Mark H. Gallant (Healthcare)

Jeremiah G. Garvey (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity)

Thomas S. Giotto (Labor & Employment)

Howard Grossman (Real Estate)

Michael J. Hanlon (Labor & Employment)

Michael J. Heller (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity)

Fred Jacoby (Construction)

Daniel V. Johns (Labor & Employment)

Sandra L. Kelly (Real Estate)

Raymond A. Kresge (Labor & Employment)

Larry P. Laubach (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity)

Jeffrey A. Leonard (Real Estate)

Elizabeth A. Malloy (Labor & Employment)

Suzanne S. Mayes (Banking & Finance)

Camille M. Miller (Intellectual Property)

Stephen A. Miller (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)

Jeffery R. Mullen (Construction)

Jeffrey I. Pasek (Labor & Employment)

R. Christopher Raphaely (Healthcare)

Jason M. Shargel (Corporate/M&A: Securities)

Richard J. Silpe (Tax)

Adam M. Silverman (Real Estate)

Robert A. Silverman (Real Estate: Finance) (Real Estate)

Cheryl Upham (Tax)

James R. Williams (Real Estate)

Thomas P. Witt (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use)


Alicia G. Curran (Insurance)

Stephen P. Pate (Insurance)

A. Martin Wickliff (Labor & Employment)

Joseph A. Ziemianski (Insurance)


Frank Abramonte (Intellectual Property)

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