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Cozen O’Connor Attorney Gary Gassman Elected Vice-Chair of ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Gary Gassman, Co-Chair of Cozen O'Connor's Professional Liability Coverage Practice, has been elected Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), one of the ABA's largest sections. He is now on the path to become TIPS Chair in two years: during 2020-21 he will serve as Chair-Elect and will rise to Chair for the 2021-22 bar year.

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Established in October 2000, the firm’s Chicago office is located in the second largest downtown business district in the United States. In 2015, our Chicago presence grew with the addition of 59 attorneys from the Chicago-based Meckler, Bulger, Tilson firm.

Cozen O’Connor’s Chicago office attorneys provide clients with a wide variety of services including labor and employment, complex insurance coverage, complex product liability and tort defense, first and third-party coverage, subrogation and recovery,  commercial litigation, and white-collar defense and government investigations.  

We are committed to being active and involved in the Chicago community. Our lawyers serve on nonprofit boards and many of our lawyers and professional staff members enthusiastically serve as volunteers for area nonprofits.

People

James G. Argionis

James G. Argionis

Member

Alex Barbour

Alex Barbour

Of Counsel

Kevin P. Caraher

Kevin P. Caraher

Member

Jack J. Carriglio

Jack J. Carriglio

Member

Philip T. Carroll

Philip T. Carroll

Member

Janet R. Davis

Janet R. Davis

Member

Richard A. Devine

Richard A. Devine

Of Counsel

Tracey A. Dillon

Tracey A. Dillon

Member

Amy  M.  Doig

Amy M. Doig

Associate

Mitchell J. Edlund

Mitchell J. Edlund

Member

Wendy N. Enerson

Wendy N. Enerson

Member

Paul R. Garry

Paul R. Garry

Of Counsel

Gary L. Gassman

Gary L. Gassman

Member

Tia C. Ghattas

Tia C. Ghattas

Matthew T. Glavin

Matthew T. Glavin

Counsel

Jeremy J. Glenn

Jeremy J. Glenn

Office Managing Partner

Jenny R.  Goltz

Jenny R. Goltz

Member

Jeffrey B. Greenspan

Jeffrey B. Greenspan

Member

Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris

Associate

Christopher S. Hennessy

Christopher S. Hennessy

Member

Corey T. Hickman

Corey T. Hickman

Associate

Kara L. Kapp

Kara L. Kapp

Member

Philip R. King

Philip R. King

Member

Michael J. Kraft

Michael J. Kraft

Associate

Jonathan Levy

Jonathan Levy

Associate

James D.  Mackey

James D. Mackey

Associate

Patrick  G.  Martin

Patrick G. Martin

Principal and Director, Midwest

Anthony J. Morrone

Anthony J. Morrone

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, Midwest Region

Stephanie A. Nashban

Stephanie A. Nashban

Member

Evan Nogay

Evan Nogay

Associate

Elizabeth A. Olivera

Elizabeth A. Olivera

Associate

Katherine O´Malley

Katherine O´Malley

Attorney

Matthew F. Policastro

Matthew F. Policastro

Associate

Mark A. Rabinowitz

Mark A. Rabinowitz

Member

Edgar  G.  Rapoport

Edgar G. Rapoport

Associate

Elisabeth C. Ross

Elisabeth C. Ross

Associate

Jake Rubinstein

Jake Rubinstein

Member

Marisa L. Saber

Marisa L. Saber

Member

Samuel  R. Stalker

Samuel R. Stalker

Counsel

James I. Tarman, Jr.

James I. Tarman, Jr.

Joseph E. Tilson

Joseph E. Tilson

Julie L. Trester

Julie L. Trester

Member

Le G. Trieu

Le G. Trieu

Associate

Peter J. Valeta

Peter J. Valeta

Member

Jonathan Walton

Jonathan Walton

Associate

Anna Wermuth

Anna Wermuth

Vice Chair, Labor & Employment Department

Brian J. Williams

Brian J. Williams

Member

Upcoming Events

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2019 NRRA National Conference Chicago, IL 10/02/2019
Professional Liability Insurance Coverage Trends Update Chicago, IL 09/27/2019
Food Label Claims: Mitigating Legal & Regulatory Risks Conference Chicago, Illinois 09/10/2019

News

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Gary Gassman Elected Vice-Chair of ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

August 15, 2019 Gary Gassman, Co-Chair of Cozen O'Connor's Professional Liability Coverage Practice, has been elected Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), one of the ABA's largest sections. He is now on the path to become TIPS Chair in two years: during 2020-21 he will serve as Chair-Elect and will rise to Chair for the 2021-22 bar year.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Christopher Hennessy Named Chair of the Newsletter Subcommittee of the ABA Section of Litigation, Employment & Labor Relations Law Committee

August 13, 2019 Christopher Hennessy, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Litigation Department in the firm’s Chicago office, has been named chair of the Newsletter Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Employment & Labor Relations Law Committee

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys recognized as Crain's Chicago Business “Notable Gen X Leaders in Law”

May 31, 2019 Three Cozen O’Connor attorneys have been recognized as 2019 Chicago Notable Gen X Leaders in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business for their success and accomplishments in their leadership roles within the firm and across the legal community.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 17 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

May 21, 2019 The Leading Lawyers Network has named 17 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners - including one Emerging Lawyer - in its 2019 survey results.

Danielle Harris and Jennifer Queliz Selected to the 2019 National Employment Law Council Academy

April 12, 2019 Danielle Harris and Jennifer Queliz were selected as fellows in the 2019 National Employment Law Council Academy.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Eisenberg, Ferrer and Tilson Recognized in 2019 Chambers Global Rankings

April 12, 2019 Chambers Global has recognized three Cozen O’ Connor attorneys, Susan Eisenberg (Miami – Labor & Employment), Geoffrey Ferrer (New York – Transportation & Trade), and Joseph Tilson (Chicago – Labor & Employment), as worldwide leaders in their respective practices.

Jim Argionis: Acting Locally

April 05, 2019 Jim Argionis, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, was the subject of a feature story in Chicago Lawyer magazine.

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Midwest Continues its Expansion, Landing Veteran Attorney/Lobbyist Matthew T. Glavin

March 04, 2019 Glavin Brings to the Group a Strong Background in Illinois Business, Politics, and Regulatory Oversight

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Elizabeth Olivera Named to Board of Directors of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago

March 04, 2019 Cozen O’Connor attorney Elizabeth Olivera, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice in Chicago, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA Chicago).

Shout Out: Jim Argionis, attorney and Park Ridge 'Community Star'

February 13, 2019 Jim Argionis was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune/ Pioneer Press highlighting his recent Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce "Community Star" award.

Seven Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named To 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers Lists

January 24, 2019 Super Lawyers has named seven attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2019 lists of top practitioners in Illinois.

Cozen O'Connor attorneys represent asylum seeker, buck Sessions' opinion

January 23, 2019 Cozen O'Connor attorneys Julie Trester (Labor & Employment) and Corey Hickman (Commercial Litigation), in the firm's Chicago office, won asylum for a 21-year old Mexican mother and her children.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jim Argionis Honored for Exceptional Community Service by Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce

January 10, 2019 Jim Argionis, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Litigation Department in Chicago, has been recognized by the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce as a "Community Star."

L&E Attorneys Joseph Tilson and Susan Eisenberg Recognized in 2018 Chambers Global Rankings

November 05, 2018 Chambers Global has recognized Cozen O’ Connor attorneys Joseph Tilson and Susan Eisenberg as two worldwide leaders in labor and employment law. Both Tilson and Eisenberg are also ranked in the Chambers USA Guide.

Cozen O’Connor names Jeremy Glenn Chicago Office Managing Partner

October 15, 2018 Glenn takes over the role of Chicago Office Managing Partner from Anne Blume who will become CEO of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the largest professional association in the insurance industry.

Tilson Profiled by Law360 as Newly Named Chair of ABA Labor & Employment Section

August 09, 2018 Joe Tilson, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, was profiled by Law360 in an article entitled “New ABA Labor Chief Looks to Navigate Changing Landscape.”

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Anna Wermuth Named one of Chicago’s “Most Notable Women Lawyers”

July 30, 2018 Anna Wermuth, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Higher Education Industry Practice Group, and vice chair of the law firm’s Labor & Employment Department, has been honored for the second year in a row by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Cozen O’Connor Brings its Public Strategies Practice to Chicago with the Addition of Veteran Consultant Patrick G. Martin

July 10, 2018 Martin Has Spent Nearly a Decade Working with Former Indiana Governor and U.S. Senator Evan Bayh, Who Joined Cozen O’Connor in May

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Litigator Stephanie A. Nashban to its Global Insurance Department

May 14, 2018 Nashban Brings a Strong Background in Litigating/Mediating Insurance Coverage and Professional Liability Disputes

Jeff Greenspan Named Subcommittee Chair of News and Development and Web Editor for the Trial Practice Committee for the Section of Litigation of the ABA

March 14, 2018 Chicago attorney Jeff Greenspan, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Litigation Department, has been named Subcommittee Chair of News and Development and Web Editor for the Trial Practice Committee for the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017 Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Joe Tilson Elected Chair-elect of ABA Section on Labor and Employment Law

August 13, 2017 Congratulations to Joe Tilson, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor and Employment Department, on his election to Chair-elect of the American Bar Association’s Section on Labor and Employment Law.

Slow to Telecommuting Trend, Law Firms are Getting With it

August 12, 2017 Joe Tilson, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses telecommuting in Crain's Chicago Business.

Two Years Post-Merge, Cozen O'Connor Hitting Growth Goals in Labor Practice

August 10, 2017 Our Labor & Employment department was featured in an article by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Anna Wermuth selected by Crain's Chicago Business as one of the "Most Influential Women Lawyers" in Chicago

July 31, 2017 Anna Wermuth, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, was selected by Crain's Chicago Business as one of the "Most Influential Women Lawyers" in Chicago.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Earn Recognition in 2017 Chambers Global Rankings

June 15, 2017 Chambers Global has recognized Cozen O’ Connor attorneys Susan Eisenberg, Paul Dowsey, and Joseph Tilson as three worldwide leaders in their respective practices.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2017 Chambers USA Rankings

May 26, 2017 Chambers USA recognized 47 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 14 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band.

What’s Next in Labor Law?

April 03, 2017 Joe Tilson, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses what's next in labor law in Chicago Lawyer Magazine.

Gary Gassman Elected the American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s (TIPS) Diversity Officer

March 29, 2017 Gary Gassman, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Insurance department, has been elected the American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s (TIPS) diversity officer for the period August 2017 to August 2019.

Who Universities Bring to the Bargaining Table

February 23, 2017 Anna Wermuth and Joe Tilson, vice chair and chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discuss their involvement in the higher education industry in this Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article.

Thirteen Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers Lists

February 03, 2017 Super Lawyers represents the top five percent of all practicing lawyers in each state. The publishers of Super Lawyers identify preeminent attorneys based on surveys and interviews with thousands of attorneys, plus consideration of civic service and pro bono activities.

Federal Overtime Rules Face Uncertain Future

December 02, 2016 Jeremy Glenn, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment, discusses the overtime rule in the Chicago Law Bulletin.

Cozen O'Connor ranked in 2017 U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"

November 23, 2016 Firms included in the 2017 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

Departmental Grad Assistant Organizing May Succeed

October 20, 2016 Anna Wermuth, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses departmental grad assistant organizing in BNA.

Sixty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2016 Sixty-two Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 13 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Meeting the Right Match

August 01, 2016 Joseph Tilson, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment, and Michael Heller, CEO of Cozen O'Connor, discuss the MB&T and Cozen O'Connor merger last summer.

Higher Education Becomes the Poster Child for Overtime Rule Concerns

July 19, 2016 Joe Tilson discusses the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act, which will have a significant impact on higher education institutions.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 22 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

July 01, 2016 The Leading Lawyers Network has named 22 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners and named 4 others as Emerging Lawyers in its 2016 survey results.

Joseph Tilson and A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. Named among the Nation’s "Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers"

June 16, 2016 For the sixth year in a row, Cozen O’ Connor attorneys Joseph Tilson and A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. have been named to the Lawdragon/Human Resource Executive Magazine list of the nation’s “Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers.”

Three Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Earn Recognition in 2016 Chambers Global Rankings

June 09, 2016 Joseph Tilson and Susan Eisenberg recognized as worldwide leaders in labor and employment law, Paul Dowsey recognized as a leader in insurance.

Joe Tilson Discusses the Release of the Department of Labor's (DOL) Overtime Rule

June 02, 2016 Joe Tilson, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department and chair-elect of the Wage and Hour Defense Institute, discusses downstream issues associated with the May 18 release of the Department of Labor's (DOL) Overtime Rule in the Daily Labor Report.

Anna Wermuth Quoted in Sports Illustrated Article About Northwestern Football

February 25, 2016 Anna Wermuth, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, was quoted in a recent Sports Illustrated article regarding the Northwestern Football teams attempt to unionize last year.

Cozen O’Connor Named One of the Fastest Growing Law Firms in 2015 by the American Lawyer

February 19, 2016 Cozen O’Connor grew 11.2 percent due in large part to the State AG Group joining the firm’s D.C., office, and combination with Chicago firm Meckler Bulger, which also added a San Francisco office.

Joseph Tilson and Kyle Vos Strache Named Client Choice 2016 Winners by Lexology

February 17, 2016 Joseph Tilson and Kyle Vos Strache were named Client Choice 2016 winners.The Client Choice survey was conducted by International Law Office and Lexology.

15 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

February 03, 2016 Super Lawyers has named 15 attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2016 lists of top practitioners in Illinois.

Joe Tilson Discusses Common Mistakes in Client Pitches

February 02, 2016 Joe Tilson, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses common mistakes in client pitches on Law360.

Dick Devine Discusses Police Enforcement Concerns in Chicago on Salon.com

January 05, 2016 Dick Devine, of counsel to the firm’s Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations Practice, has been quoted in a number of publications recently about the ongoing police enforcement actions in Chicago.

Joe Tilson Elected to Board of Chicago Chapter of Federal Bar Association

October 07, 2015 With more than 400 members, the Chicago chapter of FBA offers a wide variety of programs and opportunities for judges and attorneys engaged in federal practice. The mission of the Association is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interest and needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary, and the public they serve.

Five Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as a 2015 ''Emerging Lawyer'' by Leading Lawyers

August 18, 2015 Five Cozen O'Connor attorneys from the firm's Chicago office have been recognized as a 2015 Illinois ''Emerging Lawyer,'' by Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

Joe Tilson Elected Vice-Chair of ABA Section on Labor and Employment Law

August 01, 2015 Tilson’s new position was announced today at the ABA’s annual meeting in Chicago, and is effective immediately.

Cozen O’Connor Names Six New Shareholders

July 20, 2015 – Cozen O’Connor promoted six members to shareholder of the firm: Philip Carroll (Chicago), William Davis (New York), John B. Galligan (New York), Kendall Hayden (Dallas), Andrew Kay (D.C.) and Vincent Pozzuto (New York).

Cozen O’Connor Combines with Meckler Bulger Tilson

June 02, 2015 Cozen O’Connor and Chicago-based Meckler Bulger Tilson (MBT) are pleased to announce that, effective June 1, 2015, 58 attorneys formerly of MBT have joined Cozen O’Connor.

Cozen O’Connor and Meckler Bulger Tilson Vote to Combine

April 23, 2015 Cozen O’Connor and Chicago-based Meckler Bulger Tilson (MBT) are pleased to announce their respective partners have agreed to a combination of 60 attorneys from MBT with Cozen O'Connor.

Cozen O’Connor’s Addition of Insurance Litigator Strengthens Chicago Office

September 17, 2014 Cozen O’Connor welcomes Wendy Enerson as a member in its Chicago office, where she brings decades of experience with insurance litigation and dispute resolution.

Cozen O’Connor Expands Insurance Practice, Chicago Office with Hiring of Kamraczewski

May 12, 2014 With the recent addition of Kevin P. Kamraczewski as a member, Cozen O’Connor has significantly added to the strength of its Global Insurance Group and its Chicago office, where he will be resident. Mr. Kamraczewski was formerly a partner at Dentons.

Tia Ghattas Featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

February 25, 2014 A feature story on Tia Ghattas, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, was recently published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The article, titled “Cozen O’Connor’s Ghattas on call, day or night,” highlights Tia’s occupation and the challenges that accompany it. Daniel Johnson, a member of the firm's Global Insurance Department, was quoted in the article, discussing Tia’s management style.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Growth of IP Litigation Practice with Seven Partners, Two Associates from Duane Morris

April 16, 2012 Cozen O’Connor Continues Growth of IP Litigation Practice with Seven Partners, Two Associates from Duane Morris

Cozen O’Connor Adds Commercial Litigator Mark Rabinowitz

November 15, 2010 Cozen O’Connor Adds Commercial Litigator Mark Rabinowitz

Cozen O’Connor Presents Trends In Litigation Seminar

November 17, 2008 Cozen O’Connor Presents Trends In Litigation Seminar

Cozen O’Connor Names Three New Managing Partners for Regional Offices

March 10, 2008 Cozen O’Connor Names Three New Managing Partners for Regional Offices

Contacts

Jeremy J. Glenn

Office Managing Partner

jglenn@cozen.com

(312) 474-7981

Connie Luckey

Office Manager

cluckey@cozen.com

(312) 382-3114

Featured Event:

Food Label Claims: Mitigating Legal & Regulatory Risks Conference

Chicago, Illinois 09/10/2019

September 10-11, 2019 - Chicago, IL