November 12, 2020
The Legal Intelligencer highlighted the firm’s many legal victories as its reason for the honor, including our recent victory before the U.S. Supreme Court, closing $510 million sale of a longtime client, and our win in the Second Circuit on behalf of the 9/11 families.
November 02, 2020
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm has been named to the National Law Journal’s 2020 Appellate Hot list.
October 28, 2020
Cozen O’Connor was awarded the Philadelphia Bar Association’s inaugural Bar Champion Award at the recent Fall Quarterly meeting.
October 19, 2020
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Helene Jaron, co-chair of the firm’s Private Client Services Group, was chosen as a Philadelphia Business Journal 2020 Women of Distinction honoree and Calli Padilla, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, was named a Philadelphia Business Journal 2020 Women of Distinction Rising Star honoree.
October 16, 2020
Thomas Wilkinson, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department and Legal Profession Practice Group, has been reappointed as chair of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics Committee.
October 13, 2020
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Katayun Jaffari, chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance & Securities practice, has been named to The Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar 2020.”
October 06, 2020
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, has been appointed as the ABA Family Law Section Liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism for the 2020 year.
September 29, 2020
Meredith Slawe, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Class Actions practice and co-chair of the Retail Industry team, has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as a 2020 Professional Excellence Award winner in the Best Law Firm Mentors category.
September 15, 2020
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce its achievement of the Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification status.
September 01, 2020
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Thomas O’Rourke, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named to the National Law Journal’s list of Cannabis Law Trailblazers.
August 24, 2020
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the promotion of seven members to shareholders.
August 20, 2020
Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
August 20, 2020
Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that nine of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America.
August 19, 2020
Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been named a “2020 Top Attorney” by Suburban Life Magazine.
July 08, 2020
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Thomas O’Rourke, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation department, has been named a Law360 “Rising Star” in the Cannabis category.
July 01, 2020
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Leigh Ann Benson, associate of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been selected to the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Bar Leadership Institute (BLI) 2020-2021 class.
June 22, 2020
The Legal 500 United States named Cozen O’Connor’s Aviation, Construction, Immigration, Insurance, and Maritime practices and Cozen O’Connor attorneys Scott Bettridge, Stephen Cozen, Raymond DeLuca, Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Robert Magovern, Anne Mickey, Jeffrey Mullen, Josh Stein, Christopher Sweeney, and Jeff Vogel to its 2020 Legal Guide.
June 10, 2020
Jillian Flax, member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as one of this year’s Lawyers on the Fast Track category.
June 10, 2020
Bernard Lee, member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate group, has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as a 2020 Professional Excellence Award winner in the Lifetime Achievement category.
June 10, 2020
Meredith Slawe, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Class Actions practice, has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as a 2020 Professional Excellence Award winner in the Best Law Firm Mentors category.
May 04, 2020
Andrew Baer, Michael Crossey, and Christopher McDemus will stretch the firm’s reach within the global technology, and emerging growth business communities.
April 09, 2020
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce and celebrate the successful execution of a major ship building contract worth up to $1.5 billion between its client, TOTE Services LLC (TOTE Services) an affiliate of TOTE, LLC (TOTE), and an industry leader in ship management, marine operations, and vessel services, and Philly Shipyard Inc., (Philly Shipyard) one of the country’s leading shipbuilders and the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA.
January 21, 2020
McDonald brings to the practice nearly three decades of commercial litigation experience and almost 20 years as an executive with a Fortune 500 company.
October 25, 2019
Bruce Ficken, chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Construction law Group, Larry Laubach, chair of the firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group, and Elizabeth Malloy, member of the Labor and Employment Group, were named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2019 “Best of the Bar.”
October 16, 2019
Cozen O’Connor sponsored the NetDiligence ninth annual Cyber Claims Study.
August 28, 2019
Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
August 28, 2019
Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that six of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America.
July 30, 2019
Brian Kint discusses the latest breach of private information including the 100 million credit card holders who have been compromised.
June 24, 2019
Jennifer Brandt discussed with USA Today why divorce filings increase during the summer and practical steps to prepare for a divorce.
June 14, 2019
Matthew Siegel, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Privacy & Data Security practice, was named to the Rutgers University Cybersecurity Certificate Program Advisory Board.
May 30, 2019
Each brings to the firm a strong background conducting sensitive, often highly charged investigations involving child abuse, sexual and gender-based harassment, interpersonal violence, elder abuse, discrimination and harassment, and other forms of serious misconduct.
May 15, 2019
Jennifer sat down with the hosts of Fox29's Good Day Philadelphia to discuss Alabama's new abortion law and what's next.
May 06, 2019
Jennifer Brandt was recently interviewed by 6ABC's George Solis on the little girl abandoned in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
April 24, 2019
Jillian Thornton Flax, a member in Cozen O’Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, was admitted to the Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. (PLAC) as a part of their “Future Leaders” program.
March 20, 2019
Cozen O'Connor Construction Law Practice Chair Bruce W. Ficken has been selected as a Philadelphia Inquirer 2019 Influencers of Law Award Winner in the category of Business Litigation.
February 05, 2019
Kindig Joins the Firm’s Litigation and Labor & Employment practices.
January 24, 2019
Johns Will Play a Key Role in Growing the Firm’s Higher Education Industry Team
January 07, 2019
Hill Returns After Helping Run Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s Decisive Reelection Bid
December 03, 2018
Mulkey will provide guidance on federal environmental regulation, compliance, and enforcement.
August 28, 2018
Law360 named Cozen O'Connor a Pennsylvania Powerhouse, an honor given to five law firms who have used their roots in the Keystone State to embark on aggressive national and international expansions.
February 27, 2018
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce Michael J. Stackow — a long-time prosecutor with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office — has joined its Institutional Response Group (IRG) as counsel.
February 14, 2018
The Philadelphia Bar Association has announced that Bernard Lee, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group, is the recipient of the 2017 Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award.
January 25, 2018
Stephen A. Miller, vice chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, discusses the U.S. Department of Justice’s memo that is guiding its attorneys on when to seek dismissals of False Claims Act cases in Law360.
January 02, 2018
Jeremy “Jerry” A. Spector, nationally recognized for his work in public finance tax law and a former member with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has joined the Philadelphia office of Cozen O’Connor in the firm’s Public and Project Finance practice.
December 18, 2017
The national corporate practice group at Cozen O’Connor represented Wilco Electronic Systems, Inc., a provider of communication services to educational, government, and low-income communities throughout Philadelphia, in the sale of its cable assets to Comcast Corporation, one of the largest internet providers in the United States.
December 06, 2017
James Heller, chair of the firm's Products Liability Practice Group and vice chair of the Commercial Litigation Department, was quoted in Law360's article, "$28M Philly Xarelto Verdict Ripe For Reversal, Attys Say."
October 17, 2017
Ira C. Gubernick, vice chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, was selected for the Philadelphia Business Journal’s inaugural “Best of the Bar.”
September 21, 2017
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to welcome veteran long-term care insurance attorney Michael Rafalko to the firm’s Global Insurance Department. He joins as a member and will be resident in the Philadelphia office.
September 14, 2017
The Group Assists Clients in All Areas of Wealth Management, Wealth Transfer, Philanthropy, and Business Succession Planning.
September 07, 2017
Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce the promotion of six members to shareholders of the firm: David Brisco (San Diego), Michael de Leeuw (New York), John Dickenson (West Palm Beach), Jonathan Lichtenstein (Philadelphia), William Walsh (Seattle), and Ingrid Welch (Philadelphia).
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.
August 07, 2017
Firm Continues to Expand its Practice, Which Helps Institutions Respond to Sexual and Gender-based Harassment and Violence, Child and Elder Abuse, and Other Misconduct
July 11, 2017
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to welcome Melinda Rudolph to the firm as a member. Rudolph joins the firm’s Corporate Practice Group and is resident in the Philadelphia office.
June 23, 2017
Hayes Hunt, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, won the Legal Intelligencer's Attorney of the Year award.
May 17, 2017
Cozen O’Connor has announced the following attorneys have joined the firm: employee benefit/ERISA attorneys John H. Wilson, Lynn Brehm and Matthew Clyde, labor and employment attorney Brian A. Casal, and commercial litigators William J. Moorhead and Gabrielle Lee.
May 08, 2017
The new attorneys add depth in Pittsburgh across Commercial and Corporate practices and continues to expand its national Labor & Employment Department
April 25, 2017
Four lawyers from Pepper Hamilton have joined Cozen O’Connor to spearhead the Construction Law Group. For more than three decades, these lawyers have successfully handled some of the largest and most complex construction litigation matters throughout the United States and abroad.
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.
March 06, 2017
Our selection as the 2017 winner of the Women in the Profession's Promotion of Women recognizes the firm’s longstanding successful promotion and advancement of women across our firm, as well as our firm’s commitment to continue the growth and development of our Women’s Initiative Program, which provides mentoring and networking opportunities across the firm.
February 10, 2017
National Hockey League deputy commissioner Bill Daly came to Philadelphia on Thursday to be a keynote speaker at a sports business conference organized by local law firm Cozen O'Connor and Penn's Wharton business school.
February 09, 2017
Camille Miller, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property Department, has been named a Client Choice 2017 winner for the Intellectual Property – Trademarks category in Pennsylvania.
February 06, 2017
Lawyers will launch expanded practice focusing on holistic responses to sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, child abuse, and other misconduct
January 13, 2017
Joseph Bright discusses the Lerner case in which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a fraudulent assessment intended to coerce the taxpayer into supplying information.
December 28, 2016
Mark Gallant is representing Wills Eye Hospital in its federal lawsuit seeking to overturn a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services decision that says Wills does not qualify as a hospital under Medicare.
December 23, 2016
Peter Fontaine discusses Dr. Michael Mann’s libel claims against the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
December 15, 2016
Peter Fontaine discusses representing Michael Mann, a Pennsylvania State University climate scientist, in ClimateWire.
November 11, 2016
Chris Raphaely discusses the potential impact of a Trump administration on antitrust enforcement in the health care industry.
October 26, 2016
Suzanne Mayes discusses the growing numbers of women in corporate leadership positions in the Greater Philadelphia region.
October 19, 2016
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to welcome Laura B. Sorscher as a member of its national Real Estate practice, one of the premiere such practices in the country.
September 28, 2016
Chris Raphaely discusses a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
September 23, 2016
Cozen O'Connor's Real Estate Practice Group represented Liberty Property Trust, the REIT developing the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center project.
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.
August 09, 2016
Christopher Raphaely discusses Press Ganey’s acquisition by Swedish private equity firm EQT.
July 26, 2016
Mark Alderman, chairman of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, discusses the Democratic National Convention’s biggest speakers on After the Bell
July 21, 2016
Cozen O’Connor attorneys represent Pennsylvania-based Utz Quality Foods Inc. in its recently announced $135 million acquisition of Golden Enterprises Inc.
July 14, 2016
Greg Fliszar, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Health Law practice group, discusses the increased use of ransomware against U.S. hospitals by cyber extortionists.
July 13, 2016
Jeff Leonard discusses the impact that the Philadelphia real estate market’s record breaking volume and transaction amounts has had on real estate attorneys.
June 14, 2016
Mark Alderman and Jim Schultz appear on NBC10 news to discuss the tragedy in Orlando and its impact on the 2016 presidential election.
June 07, 2016
Mark Alderman and Jim Schultz evaluate the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential nominees on NBC10 news.
June 06, 2016
Mark Alderman discusses Clinton's media woes in a U.S. News & World Report article titled, "Clinton Can't Win for Losing."
June 06, 2016
Mark Alderman discusses the Sanders campaign's future and persistence on After the Bell.
May 31, 2016
Mark Alderman, chairman of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, discusses the prospect of a third-party candidate from the Libertarian Party on After the Bell
May 31, 2016
Mark Alderman, chairman of Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies, discusses the upcoming California primary on CNBC.
May 25, 2016
Mark Alderman, chairman of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, discusses allegations against Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on One American News Network.
May 24, 2016
Mark Alderman, chairman of Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies, says Trump is an advantage for Democrats.
May 18, 2016
Mark Alderman tells the Boston Herald that the protracted Sanders campaign is taking a toll on the Democratic party.
May 18, 2016
Mark Alderman discusses the uncivil war erupting within the Democratic Party's ranks in the Charlotte Observer and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
May 11, 2016
Mark Alderman discusses the political responses to Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Newsmax Prime.
May 03, 2016
Jeff Leonard discusses the strong 2015 real estate market in comparison to the 2016 market, and what this means for law firms.
April 25, 2016
Cozen O'Connor partners with Dreamit to provide legal services to a group of health-tech startup companies.
April 08, 2016
Chris Raphaely discusses a house-passed bill that may impact hospital decisions on mergers in Modern Healthcare.
March 04, 2016
Howard Grossman, senior counsel in Cozen O'Connor's Real Estate practice group, discusses the implications of higher property taxes in Philadelphia.
February 17, 2016
Stephen Miller, who clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in 1998 and 1999, discusses his time with the Justice and the influence he had as a judge.
October 30, 2015
Michael J. Heller and Ira C. Gubernick are quoted in Philadelphia Magazines - BizPhilly discussing the upcoming IMPACT 2015 Capital Conference and the Philadelphia entrepreneurial community.
October 29, 2015
Mark H. Gallant discusses CMS rule aimed to ensure states pay providers adequate Medicaid rates so that beneficiaries have access to the same providers as the rest of the population.
October 29, 2015
The judges of the First Judicial Distrct of PA will present pro bono service awards to 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys who have handled pro bono matters this year in FJD courts.
October 14, 2015
Suzanne S. Mayes is quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer on the progress women are making in corporate leadership positions.
August 28, 2015
Firms are rated on a scale of 1 to 5 in areas such as compensation and benefits, training and guidance, relations with partners and other associates, interest and satisfaction level of work, the firm’s policy on billable hours, management’s openness about firm strategies, and partnership chances.
July 21, 2015
Jennifer Brandt was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the hacking scandal affecting the website Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses
July 10, 2015
Suzanne Mayes, a member of Cozen O’Connor and president of the Forum for Executive Women, is quoted in an article addressing the shortage of women leadership and the need for a cultural change in order to create equal opportunities for women. Suzanne discusses the need for organizations to rethink how work gets done in order to provide women with a work-life balance and prevent the career interruption phenomenon.
July 08, 2015
The articles highlight the recent Escape the Room event, during which our summer associates had one hour to solve a series of puzzles in order to break out of a locked room.
July 03, 2015
Suzanne Mayes talks about barriers that have prevented more women from being appointed to senior leadership roles in corporations and the opportunity for Philadelphia to be a thought leader on the issue. This article in the Philadelphia Business Journal also explores challenges women executives have faced, the opportunities presented by corporations and the tricks of advancement.
June 18, 2015
Jillian Thornton Flax has been named to Billy Penn’s “Who’s Next in the Law,” a list of 18 young leaders making a difference in Philadelphia’s legal community.
May 27, 2015
Jennifer Brandt was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss family feuds related to Rosie O'Donnell and Bobby Flay.
May 20, 2015
According to an opinion piece in The New York Times, the “wife bonus” could be included in a pre- or post-nuptial agreement and is usually based on how much money her husband made and how well she does with household duties.
May 04, 2015
A team of Cozen O’Connor real estate attorneys, led by Howard Grossman, assisted a partnership comprised of affiliates of National Real Estate Development, Young Capital, SSH Real Estate and Joss Realty in its $141 million leasehold mortgage debt financing from Ullico, LLC, an insurance and investment firm.
April 14, 2015
Greg Fliszar, of the firm's health law practice, is quoted on the topic of breaches of medical data, and how the number of affected patients is on the rise.
April 14, 2015
Jennifer Brandt was a guest on Fox 29 News to discuss the recent police scrutiny of the “free-range parents” in suburban Washington, D.C.
April 10, 2015
Rutherford, who previously served as chief of staff for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, will be resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office.
April 02, 2015
Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield on CNN to Discuss the Aaron Hernandez trial, as well as the Boston bomber trial.
March 11, 2015
Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the lawsuit of Marvin Gaye's estate against singer Robin Thicke and producer Pharrell Williams in the claim that Thicke's song "Blurred Lines" copied Gaye's music. Gaye's estate was awarded $7.4 million.
March 08, 2015
Mark Gallant, co-chair of the firm's Health Care practice group, is quoted in the New York Times in an article discussing the impact of a 2012 argument against the health care law in the supreme court, and how that is effecting current medicaid expansion.
March 06, 2015
Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Fox News to discuss the lawsuit of a man who attempted to sue Applebee's after burning himself while praying over a hot plate of fajitas.
March 03, 2015
Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Group, was on Fox 29 News to discuss the arrest of a Narberth man who allegedly secretly filmed women in their homes and in the dressing rooms at King of Prussia stores. He is being charged with multiple counts of invasion of privacy, criminal use of a communication device, trespass and other related crimes.
February 23, 2015
Greg Fliszar, a member in the firm's Health Care Practice Group, is quoted in Healthcare Risk Management Review (HRMR) about the recent hacking attack of U.S. health insurer Anthem, and the lessons that can be learned from such an attack.
February 04, 2015
Jennifer Brandt, a member in the firm's family law group, appeared on Fox 29 Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the legal battle over actor Robin Williams' estate.
January 27, 2015
Joseph C. Bright, a member in the firm's tax group, speaks about how Pennsylvania's taxing authorities and bureaus are held to strict rules when it comes to notice of tax sales, and how the Commonwealth Court has cracked down on some authorities in recent cases.
January 20, 2015
In an article titled ''Why the Supreme Court's Medicaid Decision Matters,'' Mark Gallant, co-chair of the firm's Health Care Group, comments on Medicaid providers and how a recent Supreme Court hearing could affect issues at the state and federal level.
July 09, 2014
Cozen O’Connor continues to strengthen its focus on health care with the recent hiring of R. Christopher Raphaely, who will serve as co-chair of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group. Previously deputy general counsel for the Jefferson Health System, and general counsel to the system’s accountable care organization and captive professional liability insurance companies, Raphaely will be resident in the Philadelphia office.
July 08, 2014
Joe Bright, of the Tax Practice Group, was recently quoted on Philly.com in an article titled, "City of Philly Defends Wiping Clean SEPTA's $22M Tax Bill in Letter to Bill Green, Darrell Clarke." In the article, Joe offers his thoughts regarding the history of litigation over similar arguments by stating, "There are a couple of very well known Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases that say that a commercial hotel located at an airport and located on city or state or county ground is not taxable because you need hotels to operate an air transit system."
June 10, 2014
With the recent addition of Ingrid Welch as a member, Cozen O’Connor has enhanced the strength of its Private Equity and Real Estate practices. Welch previously served as the Philadelphia managing partner of a Detroit-based law firm and as in-house counsel to a Philadelphia-based private equity and real estate investment boutique with 12 years as a principal and member of the investment committee.
May 30, 2014
Chambers USA recognized 29 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; six attorneys were recognized nationally and eight were ranked in the top band. Stanley Sher was named a “Senior Statesman” in the “Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York)” industry, for the pivotal role Sher plays in the firm’s continued success in the transportation industry.
May 05, 2014
Judd A. Serotta recently joined Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia Office, as a member of the Private Client Services Practice Area. Previously focusing his practice in commercial litigation, Serotta worked at Blank Rome, LLP, for more than10 years, and left to join Cozen O’Connor in May of 2014
May 02, 2014
Patrick J. O’Connor, firm co-founder and graduate of King's College, will provide the address at King’s 65th annual commencement exercises, which will be held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pa. O'Connor will also receive an honorary doctor of humanities degree.
April 23, 2014
The Pennsylvania Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession named Cozen O'Connor to its "Honor Roll of Legal Organizations Welcoming Women Professionals." Cozen O’Connor was selected because of our programs and initiatives that help women lawyers continue and advance in their professional careers.
January 24, 2014
In an article titled “Cigna Coverage Row Shouldn’t Be Arbitrated, 3rd Circ. Told,” Mark Gallant (Health Care, Philadelphia) discusses how a Pennsylvania federal judge wrongly forced two cardiac telemetry manufacturers to arbitrate their claims that Cigna Health Corp. violated federal pension laws and unfair competition laws when it decided to stop covering the devices. Mark, who’s representing CardioNet Inc. and LifeWatch Services Inc., told a three-judge panel that claims his clients brought against the insurer under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and for trade disparagement did not fall under the terms of a provision in the contract the companies inked with Cigna requiring that the parties arbitrate any disputes over interpretations of the deal or any alleged breaches.
January 06, 2014
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce two of its members — Abby M. Wenzel and Bernard Lee — will co-chair the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, replacing current Chair Herman C. Fala, who is taking over as general counsel at longtime client Liberty Property Trust.
January 06, 2014
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced on Monday, January 6, 2014 that it would grant Cozen O’Connor’s motion for allocatur and rehear a decision finding that forgiving nearly $500,000 worth of debt accrued by U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pa during his unsuccessful 2007 Philadelphia mayoral bid would violate contribution limits under city election law.
November 06, 2013
Mark Gallant, chair of the Health Care Practice Group, and Robert Chu, of the Health Care Practice Group, were recently mentioned in a Law360 article for representing UPenn Health Systems.
November 04, 2013
Steve Cozen achieved a major victory before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of the Board of City Trusts and the city of Philadelphia. In an unanimous decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that Girard Estate is tax immune and as a consequence hundreds of millions of dollars of tax exempt bonds are no longer in limbo.
September 10, 2013
Cozen O’Connor has significantly bolstered the strength and scope of its national real estate practice with the addition of eight experienced lateral attorneys across the Washington, DC, New York, West Palm Beach, Wilmington, Philadelphia and Minneapolis offices in recent months, including seven partners and one associate.
August 28, 2013
Forty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from eight of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys were selected based on a rigorous peer-review of more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations. The list will be included in publications such as The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York magazine.
July 30, 2013
On July 30, 2013, Jeffrey Leonard and Cozen O’Connor were featured in The Legal Intelligencer. The article, titled “From Beach Bodies to Bonds”, showcases the recent strategies that have led to success and growth for Cozen O’Connor. In the article, Leonard, of the Real Estate Practice Group, explained how Cozen O’Connor’s entrepreneurial spirit has helped them stay nimble enough to meet client demands through unique servicing and pricing strategies during the recession.
July 11, 2013
Earlier this year, Mark Gallant was quoted in a Law360 article titled, "Hospitals Scramble As ACA Gives Patients Pricing Leverage". Mark Gallant, of the Health Care Practice Group, was quoted as saying "The charges are a problem, but they’re also a symptom of another problem, which is the unevenness of the payments and the need to rob Peter because you're not getting paid by Paul,” said Mark H. Gallant, chairman of the health group at Cozen O'Connor". To read more of Mark Gallant’s remarks, as well as the full article, click here.
June 18, 2013
In an article titled, "Anti-Corruption as a Cottage Industry: Rise in FCPA Enforcement Generates Heavy Workloads for Outside Counsel," Stephen Miller of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department discusses the benefits of using lawyers with experience in government when seeking counsel on FCPA-related matters.
June 17, 2013
A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. has been recognized among “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys – Top 100” by Human Resource Executive magazine. The list is compiled based on evaluations by clients and peers, as well as independent research by Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon, a nationally recognized networking site for lawyers and clients. The list honors “lawyers who represent excellence in their craft and profession and have made the greatest impact in the prior year.
June 04, 2013
Not only does this award acknowledge the firm’s dedication to making healthy education available and incentivizing employees to lead healthier lifestyles, but also congratulates the participants of the firm's wellness program for making it a success.
May 24, 2013
Hayes Hunt, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, was quoted in an article titled, ''Will She Or Won't She? D.C. Holds Breath As IRS Official Is Called Back To Testify After (Possibly) Pleading The Fifth.''
May 15, 2013
Patrick was selected to receive an honorary degree from Temple University, which conferred Thursday, May 16. On May 17, he also received an honorary degree from Villanova University School of Law.
May 13, 2013
Two attorneys have joined the Philadelphia office of Cozen O'Connor: Ira C. Gubernick, formerly of Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, joins the firm as a partner in the corporate practice, and Richard S. Roisman, formerly with McCarter & English, joins as a partner in the real estate practice.
April 26, 2013
Bob Hayes, Jordan Fox, and Rebecca Brodey were successful in persuading the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to dismiss Grammy nominated rapper Wiz Khalifa’s claim that our concert promoter client breached a promotional agreement by cancelling a Washington area concert.
April 24, 2013
Gallagher notes, “It would be a major issue. You’ve got an entire industry … predicated on the idea that you will not have any level of tax imposed on those entities.”
April 23, 2013
In an article titled, "Co-Client Relationship Between Insurer and Insured Not Automatic," Thomas G. Wilkinson of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department discusses the circumstances to which the co-client privilege applies, as well as the implications of the CAMICO Decision.
April 19, 2013
As part of its 170th Anniversary, the Legal Intelligencer chose some of the most important members of the legal community who have helped shape the law in Pennsylvania, including one of the firm's founders Stephen Cozen.
April 17, 2013
Lauren Tulli, Jill Caughie and MaryTeresa Soltis secured a summary judgment from the District Court of the Western District of Kentucky in a factually complicated and contentious pain pump case that has been in active litigation for over four years.
March 27, 2013
Ian Blum, Alphonso Collins, Kathryn Crary, Lynnette Espy-Williams, Elizabeth Featherman, Matthew Glazer, Nelsy Gomez, Andrea Hammel, Keenya Harrold, Charles Jesuit, Jr., Lezlie Madden, Marilyn Neiman, Tracey Nguyen, Cartherine Rosato Reilly, Megan Scheib, Daniel Schuch, John Schwartz, Shari Shapiro, Marko Stamenkovic, and Norasha Williams have been elected to membership in the firm.
March 12, 2013
Lynette will join current committee co-chair Kimya Johnson to spearhead the firm’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.
March 12, 2013
Thomas Wilkinson, along with his wife Kathleen, will receive the Gerald Abraham Award for Service to Villanova University School of Law at the Villanova Law Alumni Association's annual Alumni Reception and Awards Program on March 21 at the National Constitution Center.
March 07, 2013
Attorneys Mark Alderman, Mark Gallant, Colin Roskey and Howard Schweitzer are highlighted in this article on Cozen O'Connor's growth in the Health Law and Public Strategies Groups.
March 01, 2013
Miller, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group, was named a Client Choice 2013 winner on February 27, 2013 at a gala dinner held in London.
February 25, 2013
Minkoff will serve as vice chair of administration for the group, which comprises more than 100 attorneys across all of the firm’s 21 offices. Freed will serve as vice chair of strategic planning and trial team management for the group.
January 28, 2013
Michael will be honored along with Jeffrey Brown, founder, president & CEO of Brown's Super Stores, and renowned NFL Head Coach Dick Vermeil.
January 14, 2013
Philip Kircher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office, was named to the board of the Pennsylvania SPCA, the commonwealth’s largest animal welfare organization.
January 03, 2013
To read the official press release from Governor Corbett’s office and to follow the lawsuit, click here.
January 01, 2013
Adam Silverman, a member of the firm's Real Estate Group, was appointed by the Montgomery County Commissioners to the board of the Montgomery County Industrial Development Authority.
December 18, 2012
Michael J. Heller, Larry P. Laubach, Steven N. Haas, Jeffrey A. Leonard, Herman C. Fala and Jeffrey G. Weil were named to the Philadelphia SmartCEO’s 2012 list of Legal Elite.
December 17, 2012
Cozen O’Connor's board of directors elected Sandra A. Bloch as the firm’s new general counsel. A member of Cozen O’Connor since 1995, Ms. Bloch will continue her corporate law practice in addition to taking on her new role as firm general counsel.
December 12, 2012
Firm Sponsors Interns From College Prep School for Low-Income Students.
December 05, 2012
Business Insurance's Women to Watch award is an important honor in the industry. The magazine’s feature is an annual salute to business leaders and influential executives who are doing outstanding work in commercial insurance, risk management, employee benefits and related fields.
November 30, 2012
The Advisory Commission on Postsecondary Education was made up of 31 individuals and held several public meetings across the state, for input on issues that are important and suggestions for improvement of the postsecondary education system.
June 30, 2012
Stephen Miller, a member in Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense and Government Investigations Group, discussed the frustration of Bernard Madoff’s victims regarding the lack of information about the workings of the decades-long Ponzi scheme in an article titled, ''Peter Madoff Admts Aiding Brother’s Ponzi Scheme.''
May 10, 2012
Stephen Cozen Featured in The Legal Intelligencer
Regarding Impact of Girard Tax Decision
February 23, 2012
Chad E. Kurtz, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, was named ''Unsung Heroes'' by The Legal Intelligencer.
January 13, 2012
Cozen O’Connor announced that Hayes Hunt has been named chair of Pro Bono Initiatives and Advanced Advocacy Programs. In this new role, Hunt will combine pro bono services with professional training programs to expand the firm’s opportunities for lawyers to gain critical trial and transactional skills while also offering increased services to the community through partnerships with citizen corporations, nonprofits, and learning institutions.
January 11, 2012
In an article titled, ''Ministerial Exception Barred Bias Suit By Religious School Teacher, U.S. Supreme Court Rules,'' Jeff Pasek commented on the recent Supreme Court ruling, which stated that ''workplace bias lawsuits may not be brought by church employees who act as ministers to their denomination.'' Pasek noted that, according to the new ruling, ''...religious organization are entitled to the benefit of a special rule that exempts them from normal rules against employment discrimination.''
March 07, 2011
Scott Schwartz on Fox29 news
February 25, 2011
Cozen O’Connor Records Most Trademark Filings In Pennsylvania and Philadelphia For 2010
February 16, 2011
Cozen O’Connor Names Seven New Shareholders
February 09, 2011
Forty-three Cozen O’Connor lawyers from six of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition based on a rigorous peer–review of more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations.
September 29, 2009
Forty-two Cozen O’Connor attorneys from seven of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
June 18, 2009
Patrick J. O’Connor Elected Chairman of Temple Board of Trustees
May 20, 2009
Stephen A. Cozen Inducted Into International Academy of Trial Lawyers
March 16, 2009
Cozen O’Connor members Barry Boss and Hayes A. Hunt recently lectured on ''Witness Preparation and Direct Examination,'' as part of the District of Columbia Bar’s Essential Trial Skills Series. Boss and Hunt examined techniques and strategies for effective witness preparation and direct examination, including maximizing a witness' potential, while minimizing his or her weaknesses. They also discussed ethical issues in the context of witness preparation and direct examination.
March 13, 2009
Cozen O'Connor Member Scott B. Schwartz Speaks on TTAB Practice for PBI
February 26, 2009
Cozen O'Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Octuplets for Local and National Audiences
January 07, 2009
David M. Albert Joins Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia Office As Associate
December 01, 2008
Nine attorneys from the firm’s Philadelphia office and two from the West Conshohocken office were named 2008 Pennsylvania ''Rising Stars'' by Law & Politics.
November 07, 2008
Cozen O'Connor Member Jennifer Brandt Discusses Family Law Matters on CN8
September 15, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Member Elaine M. Rinaldi Lectures On Women In The Profession
September 02, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Member Sean Carter Named 2008 Lawyer On The Fast Track
August 07, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Member Nelson A. Diaz Speaks On Housing Crisis For Latino And Puerto Rican Affairs Commission
July 17, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Member Paul K. Leary Jr. Named Member Of IADC
July 10, 2008
Cozen O'Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Family Law Matters on Cable News Shows
July 10, 2008
Cozen O'Connor Member Suzanne Mayes Elected to Board of Directors of Mount Saint Joseph Academy
July 01, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Member Camille M. Miller Lectures At AIPLA Spring Meeting
June 26, 2008
Cozen O'Connor and Select Firm Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA
June 18, 2008
Cozen O'Connor member Thomas G. Wilkinson has been elected President of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI). The PBI is an educational arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the largest non-profit provider of continuing legal education in the state. It is a non-profit organization that aims to provide Pennsylvania lawyers with information that is timely, practical, cost effective and of the highest possible quality.
June 16, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Trusts And Estates Attorneys Elected To Leadership Of Local Bar Associations
June 06, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Family Law Matters On CN8, TruTV And CN8 Headline News
June 03, 2008
Special Report: Suing the Saudis - How Cozen took on a kingdom for 9/11 liability - Philadelphia Inquirer - On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Stephen Cozen huddled with expert witnesses
in a seventh-floor conference room of his Center City law firm preparing for what
promised to be a bare-knuckle trial over a string of soured movie deals.
May 21, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Member Sean P. Carter Speaks At Third Circuit Judicial Conference
May 19, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Attorney Steven K. Gerber Lectures On Fire-Spread Theories For NASP Meeting
May 13, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Ranked Among Top Trademark Filing Firms
May 08, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Appears on CNN, Fox News And CN8
May 08, 2008
Cozen O'Connor member Thomas G. Wilkinson recently lectured on ''Current Ethical Concerns for Arbitrators and Practitioners'' at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service's (FMCS) 29th Arbitration Symposium. The event, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Montgomery County Labor-Management Committee, was held in Atlantic City, N.J. The FMCS Arbitration Symposium is an opportunity for members of the labor-management community and practicing arbitrators to discuss the issues they face, exchange ideas and review recent developments in labor and employment arbitration. The presenters this year included attorneys, academics, and members of the National Academy of Arbitrators.
May 07, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Member Josh M. Greenbaum Lectures On Product Liability For AAIS
April 30, 2008
Four Cozen O’Connor members recently participated in the Mealey’s Food and Product Recall Business Strategies Conference, held in Las Vegas. John J. McDonough served as co-chair of the conference, and delivered the opening address. Richard Fama spoke on managing a recall and handling consumer claims in his presentation, entitled ''Product Recalls and Class Action Litigation from A-Z,'' and Joseph F. Bermudez lectured on ''Insurance Coverage Issues – A Comprehensive Overview.'' Vincent Pozzuto delivered a lecture on ''The FTC and ‘Made in the USA’ Claims,'' covering the history of regulation and the current qualified claims standard.
April 28, 2008
Cozen O’Connor has announced that 17 of its associates have been named members of the firm. ''We are extremely proud to welcome these highly qualified attorneys into membership in the firm,'' said Thomas A. Decker, president and chief executive officer of Cozen O'Connor, ''Their individual and combined contributions reflect the talent and strength of our firm.''
April 22, 2008
Cozen O’Connor to Present Climate Change Seminar
April 14, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Member H. Robert Fiebach Lectures For 2008 Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference
April 08, 2008
Cozen O’Connor member Aaron Krauss recently lectured for the Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia. Krauss spoke on product liability in the food industry, and ways to design contracts to address which company or supplier bears liability if contamination is discovered.
April 07, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Chairman Stephen A. Cozen Discusses Judaism’s Past And Future In The Jewish Exponent
April 07, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Member Scott B. Schwartz Served as Adjunct Professor for Drexel University
April 01, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Member Evan Caplan Honored by Legal Clinic for the Disabled
March 26, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Appears On Fox News And MSNBC
March 20, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Members Barry Boss, Bernard S. Grimm And Hayes A. Hunt Lecture on Trial Skills for D.C. Bar
February 08, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Attorney H. Robert Fiebach Speaks at 2008 Pennsylvania Bar Association Midyear Meeting
January 14, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Member Suzanne Mayes Appointed to Board of Directors of Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority
January 09, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Member Hayes A. Hunt Named Adjunct Professor of Law at Temple University
January 07, 2008
Thomas G. Wilkinson of Cozen O'Connor has been named co-chair of the State Civil Litigation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. The section's purpose is to advance the development and study of the law by suggesting improvements in applicable laws, practices and procedures. A member in the firm's Philadelphia office, Tom is a member of the Commercial Litigation Department. He concentrates his practice in business litigation, business torts, complex insurance coverage and professional responsibility matters. He is a frequent lecturer and author on civil litigation and professional responsibility topics and is the co-editor of the Pennsylvania Ethics Handbook, a comprehensive review of the rules of conduct governing lawyers, with extensive citations to case decisions and ethics opinions addressing all aspects of lawyer-client relationships.
January 04, 2008
Cozen O’Connor member Aaron Krauss has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors of Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest food rescue organization. Krauss has served on the board for six years, and as treasurer for the last four years.