BOSTON, March 18, 2022 — Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Wendy Venoit, member of the firm’s Construction Law Group, has been named a 2021 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly. Lawyers of the Year are selected by the Lawyers Weekly editorial department for being leaders in the community and forward thinkers. In October 2021, Venoit won a $237 million award in a contentious international arbitration arising out of the wrongful termination of a construction contract, which was one of the largest arbitration awards in Massachusetts history.
Venoit has more than 25 years of experience as a construction lawyer and arbitration advocate whose practice focuses on representing contractors and owners in litigation and arbitration of construction disputes. She has extensive first chair experience in domestic and international construction disputes, including litigation in state and federal forums and mediation and arbitration before the AAA, JAMS, LCIA, ICDR and ICC. Venoit is regularly asked to counsel clients with respect to ongoing construction projects (serving as project counsel) to draft and negotiate contracts, interpret contract terms, assert and defend claims, and resolve disputes so as to avoid litigation. Venoit also regularly sits as an arbitrator in domestic and international construction arbitrations and is part of the AAA panel of construction arbitrators, the AAA mega projects panel, the ICDR panel of international arbitrators, the CPR distinguished panel of neutrals, the LCIA panel of arbitrators, and is a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
About Cozen O’Connor’s Construction Group
With more than 45 attorneys practicing in 12 offices throughout the United States, Cozen O’Connor’s Construction Group has the depth and geographical reach to handle our clients’ most complex problems in the United States and abroad. The Construction Group includes attorneys who are ranked nationally by leading peer-reviewed publications, including Chambers USA, U.S. News/Best Lawyers, and The Legal 500. Law360 has recognized the group as a Practice Group of the Year—Construction in 2019 and 2021.
About Cozen O’Connor
Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the country, Cozen O’Connor has more than 800 attorneys in 31 cities across two continents. We are a full-service firm with nationally recognized practices in litigation, business law, and government relations, and our attorneys have experience operating in all sectors of the economy. Our diverse client list includes global Fortune 500 companies, middle-market firms poised for growth, ambitious startups, and high-profile individuals.