Nearly 100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 27 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2024 Guide

Monday, June 10, 2024

PHILADELPHIA, June 10, 2024 — Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 96 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2024 edition; of those, 19 lawyers have been recognized nationally. Those 19 attorneys include Joseph C. Bedwick (Cannabis Law: Eastern United States), Ketan D. Bhirud (State Attorneys General), Siran S. Faulders (State Attorneys General), Geoffrey D. Ferrer (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance), Jonathon H. Foglia (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory), Susan A. Grueneberg (Franchising), David Heffernan (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory), Jerry W. Kilgore (State Attorneys General), Milton A. Marquis (State Attorneys General), Alycen A. Moss (Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer), Bernard Nash (State Attorneys General), Neil A. Quartaro (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)), Patrick Rizzi (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory), Wayne R. Rohde (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory), Melissa Siebert (Privacy & Data Security: Litigation), Gina Maisto Smith (Higher Educations), Jeff R. Vogel (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory), Rachel Welford (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory), and Joseph A. Ziemianski (Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer).

Twenty-two Cozen O’Connor attorneys were recognized in the Band 1 ranking for Chambers USA, the highest ranking achievable, which is based on an assessment of an attorney’s technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence commitment, and other factors. Those 22 attorneys include Raymond L. DeLuca (Construction), J.C. Ditzler (Insurance), Susan N. Eisenberg (Labor & Employment), Gregory Eisenstark (Energy & Natural Resources), Bruce W. Ficken (Construction), Mark E. Felger (Bankruptcy/Restructuring), James A. Gale (Intellectual Property), Jeremiah G. Garvey (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity), Susan A. Grueneberg (Franchising), Marion T. Hack (Construction), David Heffernan (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory), Kenan G. Loomis (Insurance), Suzanne S. Mayes (Public Finance), Jodi McDougall (Insurance), Alycen Moss (Insurance), Stephen M. Seeger (Construction), Robert A. Silverman (Real Estate), Gina Maisto Smith (Higher Education), Joseph E. Tilson (Labor & Employment), Wendy K. Venoit (Construction), Anna Wermuth (Labor & Employment), and Joseph A. Ziemianski (Insurance).

Chambers USA rankings are based on an “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 must demonstrate “sustained excellence.”

In addition to the individual lawyer rankings, Chambers USA has ranked 27 of Cozen O’Connor’s practice areas, 13 of which have been recognized nationally and eight ranked Band 1.

Practice Groups Recognized


Cannabis Law Band 3

Construction Band 4

Corporate Crime & Investigations: Highly Regarded Band 1

Government Contracts: Highly Regarded Band 2

Higher Education Band 2

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer Band 2

Labor & Employment Band 4

Retail Band 4

State Attorneys General Band 1

Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory Band 1

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance Band 2

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York) Band 3

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory Band 1


Labor & Employment: Highly Regarded Band 2


Bankruptcy/Restructuring Band 3

District of Columbia

Construction Band 3

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Band 3

Real Estate Band 4


Construction Band 5

Insurance: Dispute Resolution Band 3

Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory Band 2

Intellectual Property Band 1

Labor & Employment Band 3


Insurance Band 2


Bankruptcy/Restructuring Band 4

Labor & Employment: The Elite Band 3


Corporate/M&A Band 3

New Jersey

Energy & Natural Resources Band 1

New York

Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded Band 5

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: Highly Regarded Band 3


Construction Band 1

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity Band 3

Healthcare Band 2

Insurance Band 3

Labor & Employment Band 2

Litigation: General Commercial Band 3

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Band 2

Public Finance Band 2

Real Estate Band 1

Real Estate: Finance Band 2

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use Band 2

Tax Band 2


Insurance Band 2


Insurance Band 2

Individual Lawyers Ranked


Joseph C. Bedwick (Cannabis Law: Eastern United States) Band 3

Ketan D. Bhirud (State Attorneys General) Band 3

Siran S. Faulders (State Attorneys General) Band 2

Geoffrey D. Ferrer (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance) Band 2

Jonathon H. Foglia (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory) Band 2

Susan A. Grueneberg (Franchising) Band 1

David Heffernan (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory) Band 1

Jerry W. Kilgore (State Attorneys General) Band 2

Milton Marquis (State Attorneys General) Band 2

Alycen A. Moss (Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer) Band 3

Bernard Nash (State Attorneys General) Senior Statespeople

Neil A. Quartaro (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)) Band 4

Patrick Rizzi (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory) Band 3

Wayne R. Rohde (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory) Band 3

Melissa Siebert (Privacy & Data Security: Litigation) Band 3

Gina Maisto Smith (Higher Education) Band 1

Jeff R. Vogel (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory) Band 3

Rachel Welford (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory) Up and Coming

Joseph A. Ziemianski (Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer) Band 2


Marion T. Hack (Construction) Band 1

Walter M. Stella (Labor & Employment) Band 5


Christopher S. Clemenson (Insurance) Band 2


Mark E. Felger (Bankruptcy/Restructuring) Band 1

District of Columbia

Barry Boss (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations) Band 2

Jesse S. Keene (Construction) Band 4

Lawrence M. Prosen (Construction) Band 3

Stephen M. Seeger (Construction) Band 1

Nicole H. Sprinzen (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations) Band 3

David Tiger (Real Estate) Band 4

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

Benjamin L. Williams (Construction) Up and Coming


Scott Bettridge (Immigration) Band 2

John David Dickenson (Insurance: Dispute Resolution) Band 3

Susan Nadler Eisenberg (Labor & Employment) Band 1; (Labor & Employment: Mediators) Band 2

James A. Gale (Intellectual Property) Band 1

A. Kenneth Levine (Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory) Band 2

Samuel A. Lewis (Intellectual Property) Band 2

Ralf R. Rodriguez (Construction) Band 3

Martin T. Schrier (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity) Band 4


Alycen A. Moss (Insurance) Band 1

Kenan G. Loomis (Insurance) Band 1


Jeremy J. Glenn (Labor & Employment) Band 3

Brian L. Shaw (Bankruptcy/Restructuring) Band 3

Peter J. Roberts (Bankruptcy/Restructuring) Band 4

Joseph E. Tilson (Labor & Employment) Band 1

Anna Wermuth (Labor & Employment) Band 1


Christopher McLoon (Tax) Band 3

Wendy K. Venoit (Construction) Band 1


Christopher J. Bellini (Corporate/M&A) Band 3

New Jersey

Michael J. Connolly (Energy & Natural Resources) Band 2

Gregory Eisenstark (Energy & Natural Resources) Band 1

New York

Michael B. de Leeuw (Litigation: General Commercial) Band 5

Tamar Wise (Litigation: General Commercial) Up and Coming


Joseph C. Bright (Tax) Senior Statespeople

Richard J. Busis (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity) Band 2

Robert M. Careless (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use) Band 3

Stephen A. Cozen (Insurance) Senior Statespeople; (Litigation: General Commercial) Senior Statespeople

Kenneth A. Cushing (Construction) Up and Coming

Alfred J. D'Angelo Jr (Labor & Employment) Band 4

Raymond L. DeLuca (Construction) Band 1

Bruce W. Ficken (Construction) Band 1

Mark H. Gallant (Healthcare) Senior Statespeople

Jeremiah G. Garvey (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity) Band 1

Thomas S Giotto (Labor & Employment) Band 2

Howard Grossman (Real Estate) Band 3

Ira C. Gubernick (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity) Band 4

James H. Heller (Litigation: General Commercial) Band 5

Daniel V. Johns (Labor & Employment) Band 4

Sandra L. Kelly (Real Estate) Up and Coming

Raymond A. Kresge (Labor & Employment) Band 4

Larry P. Laubach (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity) Band 4

Jeffrey A. Leonard (Real Estate) Band 3

Elizabeth A. Malloy (Labor & Employment) Band 2

Suzanne S. Mayes (Public Finance) Band 1; (Banking & Finance) Band 2 

Camille M. Miller (Intellectual Property) Band 2

Stephen A. Miller (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations) Band 2

Deborah M. Minkoff (Insurance) Band 3

Jeffery R. Mullen (Construction) Band 3

Jeffrey I. Pasek (Labor & Employment) Band 3

R. Christopher Raphaely (Healthcare) Band 2

Frances P. Rayer (Immigration) Band 2

Jason M. Shargel (Corporate/M&A: Securities) Band 2

Kelly Shinn (Real Estate) Up and Coming

Richard J. Silpe (Tax) Band 3

Adam M. Silverman (Real Estate) Band 4

Robert A. Silverman (Real Estate)Band 1; (Real Estate: Finance) Band 2

Cheryl A. Upham (Tax) Band 2

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


Alicia G. Curran (Insurance) Band 4

Stephen P. Pate (Insurance) Band 2

A. Martin Wickliff (Labor & Employment) Senior Statespeople

Joseph A. Ziemianski (Insurance) Band 1


G. Evan Pritchard (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use) Band 3


Frank Abramonte (Intellectual Property) Band 3

Peter Berg (Insurance) Up and Coming

J.C. Ditzler (Insurance) Band 1

Lorraine Linford (Intellectual Property) Band 4

Jodi McDougall (Insurance) Band 1

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