Cozen O’Connor: Los Angeles

Los Angeles

(213) 892-7900

(800) 563-1027

(213) 892-7999

Recent News:

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Paul S. Rutter Named the Urban Development Lawyer of the Year by Century City Bar Association

– Cozen O’Connor attorney Paul S. Rutter, a member of the real estate practice in the firm’s Santa Monica, Calif., office, has been named “Urban Development Lawyer of the Year” by the Century City Bar Association. The Association provides legal education, leadership opportunities, and a sense of community to more than 4,000 Century City attorneys. Paul is among six attorneys being recognized by the Association for distinguishing himself in his respective field of expertise.

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Los Angeles serves as a strategic operations base for many of Cozen O’Connor’s domestic and international clients. Opened in 1995, our Los Angeles office is located in the center of downtown, in close proximity to federal and state courts. Our talented litigators are licensed in California and several surrounding states and are equipped to handle complex litigation throughout the region.

Cozen O’Connor’s Los Angeles office provides a full range of services for a broad range of matters, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, subrogation, prosecution of catastrophic wildland fires, complicated insurance coverage and bad faith matters, trade secrets, cyber-security, real estate, bankruptcy, employment disputes and litigation, and the defense of product liability, toxic tort, class action, and construction cases. 

In addition to their commitment to professional excellence and outstanding client service, Cozen O’Connor’s attorneys and professional staff are dedicated to giving back to their community. Our Los Angeles office routinely volunteers at local homeless shelters and food banks, hosts meals for families at the Ronald McDonald House and participates in other fundraising events for those in need. Our attorneys also use their combined years of legal experience to provide pro bono legal assistance in partnership with Public Counsel, Bet Tzedek and other organizations in areas such as veterans’ law, immigration, guardianship, adoption, and Holocaust reparations.  

People

Philip J.  Berens

Philip J. Berens

Member

Maria Louise Cousineau

Maria Louise Cousineau

Vice Chair, Office Managing Partner

Michael R. Davisson

Michael R. Davisson

Member

Nathan Dooley

Nathan Dooley

Member

Susan A. Grueneberg

Susan A. Grueneberg

Member

Erik L. Jackson

Erik L. Jackson

Member

Alexander M.  Kargher

Alexander M. Kargher

Member

Natalie Keusseyan

Natalie Keusseyan

Associate

Matthew Evan  Lewitz

Matthew Evan Lewitz

Member

Angel Marti III

Angel Marti III

Associate

Howard D. Maycon

Howard D. Maycon

Office Managing Partner

Donald C. Nanney

Donald C. Nanney

Of Counsel

Megan R. Peitzke

Megan R. Peitzke

Member

Dina R.  Richman

Dina R. Richman

Member

Valerie D. Rojas

Valerie D. Rojas

Member

Mark S. Roth

Mark S. Roth

Member

Michael V. Ruocco

Michael V. Ruocco

Associate

David A. Shimkin

David A. Shimkin

Member

Matthew S. Steinberg

Matthew S. Steinberg

Member

Brett Nicole Taylor

Brett Nicole Taylor

Member

Paula L. Zecchini

Paula L. Zecchini

Member

News

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Paul S. Rutter Named the Urban Development Lawyer of the Year by Century City Bar Association

January 24, 2019 – Cozen O’Connor attorney Paul S. Rutter, a member of the real estate practice in the firm’s Santa Monica, Calif., office, has been named “Urban Development Lawyer of the Year” by the Century City Bar Association. The Association provides legal education, leadership opportunities, and a sense of community to more than 4,000 Century City attorneys. Paul is among six attorneys being recognized by the Association for distinguishing himself in his respective field of expertise.

Los Angeles and Santa Monica Attorneys Participates in Adoption Day

November 19, 2018 Los Angeles and Santa Monica offices finalized pro bono adoptions for six families.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Lead Franchise Lawyer Susan Grueneberg to its Los Angeles Office

July 30, 2018 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce Susan Grueneberg, one of California’s best known and highly regarded franchise law attorneys, has agreed to head up its global franchise practice.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Hiring of Gilchrist & Rutter Attorneys

September 27, 2017 Cozen O’Connor is thrilled to announce that effective October 1, 2017, all of the lawyers from the Los Angeles real estate and commercial litigation boutique, Gilchrist & Rutter, will join the firm.

Cozen O’Connor Grows Global Insurance Department in Los Angeles and Houston with Addition of Six Litigators

April 04, 2017 The six lawyers joining Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department include Stephen P. Pate, who comes to the firm as a member in the Houston office, Lauren E. Figaro who joins as an associate in the Houston office; Michael R. Davisson and Valerie D. Rojas, who both join as members in the Los Angeles office; Patricia M. Parisi, who joins as of counsel in the Los Angeles office; and Andrea J. Giovannone, who joins as an associate in the Los Angeles office. Davisson, Rojas, Parisi, and Giovannone all join from Sedgwick.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 17 Attorneys to Membership

April 03, 2017 The management committee is pleased to welcome a particularly qualified group to membership, composed of outstanding attorneys who have demonstrated remarkable professionalism, leadership, dedication, and loyalty to the firm and the legal community at large.

David A. Shimkin Selected as Cozen O’Connor’s Fellow with The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

June 15, 2016 As a 2016-17 Fellow, David will participate in targeted leadership training events with the other member fellows throughout the program year.

Cozen O’Connor Adds to Depth of Los Angeles Office with Hiring of Alderfer and Cousineau

July 01, 2014 Cozen O’Connor continues to grow its presence in Los Angeles with the addition of Amy B. Alderfer and Maria Louise (Ria) Cousineau, who join as partners. Alderfer joins the Commercial Litigation Department and Cousineau joins the Global Insurance Department.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Growth of International Subrogation and Recovery Department

November 25, 2013 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its internationally recognized Subrogation & Recovery Department with the recent addition of four attorneys. Lawyers who have joined the firm’s Subrogation & Recovery Department in 2013 include Virginia Markovich, member in the New York office; Philip J. Berens, an associate in Los Angeles; Richard J. Maleski, an associate in the Miami office; and Marie-Pier Nadeau, an associate in the Toronto office.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Growth, Adds Lateral Attorneys In Florida and Los Angeles

July 01, 2013 Cozen O’Connor continues to grow with the addition of two senior lateral attorneys: corporate transactions attorney Jahan S. Islami, who joins the firm as a partner in the Florida office, and commercial litigator Matthew S. Steinberg, who joins the firm as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Islami previously was with K&L Gates.

Erik Jackson Joins Cozen O’Connor

June 01, 2009 Cozen O'Connor announced that Erik L. Jackson has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a member of the Commercial Litigation Department.

Contacts

Howard D. Maycon

Office Managing Partner

hmaycon@cozen.com

(213) 892-7908

Maria Louise Cousineau

Vice Chair, Office Managing Partner

mcousineau@cozen.com

(213) 892-7943

Tracy Sanasac

Office Manager

tsanasac@cozen.com

(619) 685-1700

Featured Event:

You May Not Have a Home, But You Can’t Stay Here: Dealing with Homeless Trespassers Without Incurring Liability

05/14/2019

David Shimkin and Brett Taylor will be discussing the methods, pitfalls and benefits of preventing the homeless from gathering at properties at for the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Los Angeles.