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Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department Selected as a 2023 Litigation Department of the Year Finalist by The American Lawyer

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department has been selected by The American Lawyer as a 2023 litigation department of the year finalist for Pennsylvania.

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Cozen O'Connor’s Philadelphia office serves as the firm’s headquarters. The firm was founded in Philadelphia in 1970 and has grown substantially over the years. Our offices are in the One Liberty Place building in the heart of the center city district of Philadelphia.

 

The attorneys in our Philadelphia office handle the gamut of litigation, business and, government strategies matters in both state and federal courts. Many of our attorneys are admitted to practice in multiple states, accommodating clients in Pennsylvania and its bordering states.

 

Many of our Philadelphia-based attorneys contribute to the welfare of the community by serving in leadership roles on bar associations, charitable, educational, cultural and civic organizations, and by their involvement in social service organizations. The firm has also been recognized for its efforts in diversity and for its philanthropy.

People

Mark L. Alderman

Mark L. Alderman

Chairman, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Jessica D. Alexander

Jessica D. Alexander

Director of Strategic Expansion

Dylan Alper

Dylan Alper

Member

Kyle Anderson

Kyle Anderson

Senior Principal, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

John Ashley

John Ashley

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Baer

Andrew Baer

Chair, Technology, Privacy & Data Security

Kristina Bakardjiev

Kristina Bakardjiev

Director of Legal Practice Innovation

Darby Baliga

Darby Baliga

Associate

Paul R. Bartolacci

Paul R. Bartolacci

Member

Laura Bartow

Laura Bartow

Attorney

Edward L. Baxter

Edward L. Baxter

Member

Jared Bayer

Jared Bayer

Member

Duncan R. Becker

Duncan R. Becker

Associate

Joseph C. Bedwick

Joseph C. Bedwick

Vice Chair, Corporate Practice Group

Marla Benedek

Marla Benedek

Member

Leigh Ann Benson

Leigh Ann Benson

Director, Career Development

Nicholas Berenato

Nicholas Berenato

Associate

Matthew Bleich

Matthew Bleich

Member

Jennifer A. Brandt

Jennifer A. Brandt

Chair, Family Law

Joseph C. Bright

Joseph C. Bright

Member

Michael J. Broadbent

Michael J. Broadbent

Member

Daniel Brobst

Daniel Brobst

Associate

Brian D. Burack

Brian D. Burack

Member

Erin Bushnell

Erin Bushnell

Chief Human Resources Officer

Richard J. Busis

Richard J. Busis

Of Counsel

Jason A.  Cabrera

Jason A. Cabrera

Member

Robert M. Careless

Robert M. Careless

Member

Lauren Carella

Lauren Carella

Director of Legal Recruiting

Sean P. Carter

Sean P. Carter

Member

Matthew Catron

Matthew Catron

Associate

Jill M. Caughie

Jill M. Caughie

Director of Lateral Integration

Kara Cheever

Kara Cheever

Associate

Jonathan M.  Ciriello

Jonathan M. Ciriello

Member

Robert Clark

Robert Clark

Associate

William N. Clark, Jr.

William N. Clark, Jr.

Member

Fara A.  Cohen

Fara A. Cohen

Associate

Rikisha Collins

Rikisha Collins

Associate

Shari Coltoff

Shari Coltoff

Attorney

Amy Corenswet

Amy Corenswet

Associate

Michael A.  Corgan

Michael A. Corgan

Member

Andrea Cortland

Andrea Cortland

Member

Matthew Coughlin

Matthew Coughlin

Associate

Chad M. Cowan

Chad M. Cowan

Member

Stephen A. Cozen

Stephen A. Cozen

Chairman

Michael Crossey

Michael Crossey

Co-Chair, Emerging Business & Venture Capital

Gregory P. Cunningham

Gregory P. Cunningham

Member

John J. Cunningham, III

John J. Cunningham, III

Vice Chairman

Alexandra B. Curtin

Alexandra B. Curtin

Associate

Kenneth A.  Cushing

Kenneth A. Cushing

Member

Alfred J. D`Angelo

Alfred J. D`Angelo

Member

Thomas A. Decker

Thomas A. Decker

Vice Chairman

Laura DeFeo

Laura DeFeo

Associate

Melinda Levine deLisle

Melinda Levine deLisle

Director of Pro Bono Engagement

Robert V. Dell´Osa

Robert V. Dell´Osa

Member

Raymond L. DeLuca

Raymond L. DeLuca

Co-Chair, Construction Law

Germain E. DeMartinis

Germain E. DeMartinis

Associate

Amy F. Divino

Amy F. Divino

Co-Chair, Trademark Prosecution Practice

Christopher  Dodson

Christopher Dodson

Member

Pamela Dorian

Pamela Dorian

Member

Jay A. Dorsch

Jay A. Dorsch

Chair, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

David W. Ellman

David W. Ellman

Chief Operating Officer

Robert L. Evans

Robert L. Evans

Vice President, COSECURE

Stacie M. Evans

Stacie M. Evans

Attorney

Alexandra Fahringer

Alexandra Fahringer

Associate

Philip J. Farinella

Philip J. Farinella

Associate

Megan K. Feehan

Megan K. Feehan

Member

Elliott R. Feldman

Elliott R. Feldman

Co-Chair, Subrogation & Recovery Department

Bruce W. Ficken

Bruce W. Ficken

Co-Chair, Construction Law

H. Robert Fiebach

H. Robert Fiebach

Senior Counsel

Thomas Finnegan

Thomas Finnegan

Attorney

Alexia M.  Fishman

Alexia M. Fishman

Vice Chair, Private Client, Trusts and Estates

Brian P. Flaherty

Brian P. Flaherty

Member

Jillian T. Flax

Jillian T. Flax

Member

Peter J. Fontaine

Peter J. Fontaine

Chair, Environmental

Douglas B. Fox

Douglas B. Fox

Of Counsel

Lauren A. Fox

Lauren A. Fox

Member

Eric D. Freed

Eric D. Freed

Member

Lauren Freeman

Lauren Freeman

Associate

Debra Steiner Friedman

Debra Steiner Friedman

Member

Robert I. Friedman

Robert I. Friedman

Member

Arthur P.  Fritzinger

Arthur P. Fritzinger

Member

Mark H. Gallant

Mark H. Gallant

Of Counsel

Joseph A. Gerber

Joseph A. Gerber

Senior Counsel

Steven K. Gerber

Steven K. Gerber

Member

Lauren Gibbons

Lauren Gibbons

Counsel

Brian Gillam

Brian Gillam

Chief Operating Officer, Ancillary Business Units

Nicole Marie Gill

Nicole Marie Gill

Chair and Managing Member, CODISCOVR

Kendyl E. Gilmore

Kendyl E. Gilmore

Associate

Henry A. Gladstone

Henry A. Gladstone

Retired Senior Counsel

Matthew A. Glazer

Matthew A. Glazer

Member

Edward M. Glickman

Edward M. Glickman

Senior Counsel

Natalie Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg

Associate

Joshua I. Goldenberg

Joshua I. Goldenberg

Member

Allison Goldis

Allison Goldis

Counsel

Evan Goldsmith

Evan Goldsmith

Associate

Leslie M. Gomez

Leslie M. Gomez

Vice Chair, Institutional Response Group

Diedrick Graham

Diedrick Graham

Vice President, Culture & Strategy, The Healy+ Group

Josh M. Greenbaum

Josh M. Greenbaum

Member

Howard Grossman

Howard Grossman

Senior Counsel

Melissa M. Grossman

Melissa M. Grossman

Co-Chair, Private Client, Trusts and Estates

Ira C. Gubernick

Ira C. Gubernick

Co-Chair, Corporate Practice Group

Lisa Calvo Haas

Lisa Calvo Haas

Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer

David L. Hackett

David L. Hackett

Member

Dexter R. Hamilton

Dexter R. Hamilton

Member

Daniel Q. Harrington

Daniel Q. Harrington

Member

Robert S. Hawkins

Robert S. Hawkins

Member

Alex H. Hayden

Alex H. Hayden

Member

Robert W. Hayes

Robert W. Hayes

Member

Steven Healy

Steven Healy

CEO, The Healy+ Group

Ethan Heller

Ethan Heller

Associate

James H. Heller

James H. Heller

Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Department
Chair, Product Liability

Michael J. Heller

Michael J. Heller

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mindy J. Herczfeld

Mindy J. Herczfeld

Chief Legal Talent Officer

Jared Hershman

Jared Hershman

Associate

Kenneth M. Hildebrandt

Kenneth M. Hildebrandt

Chief Analytics Officer

Heather Hill

Heather Hill

Member

Joseph Hill

Joseph Hill

Managing Director, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Maureen P. Holland

Maureen P. Holland

Member

Ingrid B. Hopkinson

Ingrid B. Hopkinson

Member

Chase A. Howard

Chase A. Howard

Associate

Kevin J. Hughes

Kevin J. Hughes

Co-Chair, Subrogation & Recovery Department

Amorie Hummel

Amorie Hummel

Member

Hayes Hunt

Hayes Hunt

Member

Katayun Jaffari

Katayun Jaffari

Chair, Corporate Governance
Co-Chair, Capital Markets & Securities
Chair, ESG

Helene S. Jaron

Helene S. Jaron

Co-Chair, Private Client, Trusts and Estates

Charles J. Jesuit, Jr.

Charles J. Jesuit, Jr.

Member

Daniel V. Johns

Daniel V. Johns

Member

Cecil J. Jones

Cecil J. Jones

Member

Christopher Josten

Christopher Josten

Associate

Haryle Kaldis

Haryle Kaldis

Member

Matthew H. Kamens

Matthew H. Kamens

Senior Counsel

Benjamin Kampf

Benjamin Kampf

Associate

Cara Kaplan

Cara Kaplan

Associate

Max Kaplan

Max Kaplan

Member

Robert S.  Kaplan

Robert S. Kaplan

Member

Elizabeth E. Kearney

Elizabeth E. Kearney

Vice Chair, Real Estate

Joseph M. Kelleher

Joseph M. Kelleher

Member

Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly

Associate

Sandra L. Kelly

Sandra L. Kelly

Member

Sarah A. Kelly

Sarah A. Kelly

Of Counsel

Stephen Kempa

Stephen Kempa

Member

Kevin Kerns

Kevin Kerns

Member

Stephen B. Kerstein

Stephen B. Kerstein

Associate

Daniel Kilburn

Daniel Kilburn

Associate

Kelly T.  Kindig

Kelly T. Kindig

Member

David Kirchblum

David Kirchblum

Co-Chair, Commercial Finance

Philip G. Kircher

Philip G. Kircher

Member

Erick J. Kirker

Erick J. Kirker

Member

Sarah Kirkpatrick

Sarah Kirkpatrick

Associate

Matthew  Klahre

Matthew Klahre

Associate

Wendy F. Klein Keane

Wendy F. Klein Keane

Member

Jonathan W. Knipe

Jonathan W. Knipe

Co-Chair, Real Estate

Aaron Krauss

Aaron Krauss

Member

Raymond A. Kresge

Raymond A. Kresge

Member

Terry Kufen

Terry Kufen

Chief Information Officer

Jason Kurtyka

Jason Kurtyka

Associate

James M.  Kwartnik, Jr.

James M. Kwartnik, Jr.

Member

Nathan  J. Larkin

Nathan J. Larkin

Associate

Larry P. Laubach

Larry P. Laubach

Co-Chair, Corporate Practice Group

Paul K. Leary, Jr.

Paul K. Leary, Jr.

Co-Vice Chair, Business Litigation

Alison Lecker

Alison Lecker

Member

Jeffrey A. Leonard

Jeffrey A. Leonard

Co-Chair, Business Law Department

Thomas  A. Leonard

Thomas A. Leonard

Member

Alexa Lettiere

Alexa Lettiere

Member

Daniel R. Levine

Daniel R. Levine

Member

Brian L. Lincicome

Brian L. Lincicome

Attorney

Andrew D. Linz

Andrew D. Linz

Associate

Lester E. Lipschutz

Lester E. Lipschutz

Member

Daniel J. Luccaro

Daniel J. Luccaro

Member

Kurt K. Lunkenheimer

Kurt K. Lunkenheimer

Member

Lezlie Madden

Lezlie Madden

Member

Anne M. Madonia

Anne M. Madonia

Member

Taylor Malatesta

Taylor Malatesta

Associate

Elizabeth A. Malloy

Elizabeth A. Malloy

Member

Damali Martin

Damali Martin

Attorney

Suzanne S. Mayes

Suzanne S. Mayes

Co-Chair, Business Law Department
Chair, Public & Project Finance

Victoria Mazzola

Victoria Mazzola

Associate

Christopher McDemus

Christopher McDemus

Co-Chair, Emerging Business & Venture Capital

John K. McDonald

John K. McDonald

Member

Anna M. McDonough

Anna M. McDonough

Member

Trevor McGuinness

Trevor McGuinness

Director of Ancillary Business Unit Development

Vincent R. McGuinness, Jr.

Vincent R. McGuinness, Jr.

President and Managing Partner

Arianna McLaughlin

Arianna McLaughlin

Associate

Christopher McLoon

Christopher McLoon

Member

Madison H. McNulty

Madison H. McNulty

Associate

Seamus J. Meintel

Seamus J. Meintel

Associate

William Mercier

William Mercier

Associate

Michelle A. Michelson

Michelle A. Michelson

Associate

Camille M. Miller

Camille M. Miller

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property

Melanie A. Miller

Melanie A. Miller

Member

Michael J. Miller

Michael J. Miller

Chair, Life Insurance & Annuities
Co-Chair, Software

Stephen A. Miller

Stephen A. Miller

Co-Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations

Steven Millman

Steven Millman

Member

Deborah M. Minkoff

Deborah M. Minkoff

Senior Counsel

Benjamin Mishkin

Benjamin Mishkin

Member

Rohan Mohanty

Rohan Mohanty

Associate

Jeffrey M. Monhait

Jeffrey M. Monhait

Member

Fran Mozgai, CPP

Fran Mozgai, CPP

Director, Physical Security Services, COSECURE

Jeffery R. Mullen

Jeffery R. Mullen

Member

Mark T. Mullen

Mark T. Mullen

Senior Counsel

Tyler L. Murphy

Tyler L. Murphy

Associate

Kelli Natrin

Kelli Natrin

Associate

David S. Nelson

David S. Nelson

Member

Matthew F. Noone

Matthew F. Noone

Member

Kyle Norton

Kyle Norton

Director, Regulatory Compliance, The Healy+ Group

Karina Norwood

Karina Norwood

Associate

Nicolas Novy

Nicolas Novy

Member

Michael O’Donnell

Michael O’Donnell

Member

Sean P. O´Donnell

Sean P. O´Donnell

Member

Mark E. Opalisky

Mark E. Opalisky

Member

Thomas M. O´Rourke

Thomas M. O´Rourke

Member

Calli Jo Padilla

Calli Jo Padilla

Member
Co-Chair, Women’s Initiative

Morgan C. Palmiter

Morgan C. Palmiter

Associate

Jeffrey I. Pasek

Jeffrey I. Pasek

Member

C. Gregory Patton

C. Gregory Patton

Associate

Anna Pedraza

Anna Pedraza

Associate

Christopher J. Preate

Christopher J. Preate

Member

Jacqueline Promislo

Jacqueline Promislo

Member

Erica C. Pulford

Erica C. Pulford

Associate

Michael D.  Rafalko

Michael D. Rafalko

Member

R. Christopher Raphaely

R. Christopher Raphaely

Co-Chair, Health Care & Life Sciences

Frances Rayer

Frances Rayer

Member

Michael J. Rein

Michael J. Rein

Director, Organizational Assessment Services, The Healy+ Group

Kyle Rice

Kyle Rice

Associate

E. Gerald Riesenbach

E. Gerald Riesenbach

Senior Counsel

Elaine Rinaldi Bailey

Elaine Rinaldi Bailey

Of Counsel

Shelby K. Riney

Shelby K. Riney

Member

Justin Risser

Justin Risser

Attorney

Kira Rivera

Kira Rivera

Counsel

Matthew S. Robbins

Matthew S. Robbins

Associate

Victoria C. Rodgers, RN

Victoria C. Rodgers, RN

Associate

Richard S. Roisman

Richard S. Roisman

Of Counsel

Andrew J. Rolfes

Andrew J. Rolfes

Member

Lori C. Rosenberg

Lori C. Rosenberg

Chair, Partner Recruitment and Integration

Robert W. Rubenstein

Robert W. Rubenstein

Associate

Kayla Rubin

Kayla Rubin

Associate

Nathan L. Rudy

Nathan L. Rudy

Associate

Colleen Rush

Colleen Rush

Member

Peter M. Ryan

Peter M. Ryan

Co-Chair, Antitrust

Matthew Sacchetta

Matthew Sacchetta

Associate

Eileen T. Salimbene

Eileen T. Salimbene

Member

Danielle E. Sapega

Danielle E. Sapega

Member

Cara Sawyer

Cara Sawyer

Counsel

Jenna Schaffer

Jenna Schaffer

Associate

Sarah D. Schlossberg

Sarah D. Schlossberg

Of Counsel

Ilya Schwartzburg

Ilya Schwartzburg

Member

Heidi R. Schwartz

Heidi R. Schwartz

Associate

Gabriella Scott

Gabriella Scott

Associate

Jordan Scull

Jordan Scull

Associate

Judd A.  Serotta

Judd A. Serotta

Member

Adam M. Shapiro

Adam M. Shapiro

Member

Jason M. Shargel

Jason M. Shargel

Member

Benjamin L. Shechtman

Benjamin L. Shechtman

Member

Abby J. Sher

Abby J. Sher

Member

Kelly Shinn

Kelly Shinn

Member

Matthew J. Siegel, CIPP/US

Matthew J. Siegel, CIPP/US

Member

Richard J. Silpe

Richard J. Silpe

Chair, Tax

Adam M. Silverman

Adam M. Silverman

Member

Robert A. Silverman

Robert A. Silverman

Member

Joseph P. Sirbak, II

Joseph P. Sirbak, II

Member

Gina Maisto Smith

Gina Maisto Smith

Chair, Institutional Response Group

Jenifer N. Smith

Jenifer N. Smith

Member

Laura Sorscher

Laura Sorscher

Member

Jeremy A. Spector

Jeremy A. Spector

Of Counsel

Gregory J. Star

Gregory J. Star

Vice Chair, Life Insurance & Annuities
Co-Chair, Software

Jeffrey Stiles

Jeffrey Stiles

Associate

Susan J. Stauss

Susan J. Stauss

Member

Sarah Sweeney

Sarah Sweeney

Associate General Counsel – Professional Responsibility

Erin A. Szulewski

Erin A. Szulewski

Member

Joan Taylor

Joan Taylor

Associate

Daniel C. Theveny, Sr.

Daniel C. Theveny, Sr.

Member

Alexander Thompson

Alexander Thompson

Associate

Cheryl A. Upham

Cheryl A. Upham

Vice Chair, Tax

Mark E. Utke

Mark E. Utke

Member

Mark H. Vacha

Mark H. Vacha

Member

James F. Van Orden

James F. Van Orden

Member

Alexandra Vecchio

Alexandra Vecchio

Director of Operations

George A. Voegele, Jr.

George A. Voegele, Jr.

Member

Carlynne Wagner

Carlynne Wagner

Associate

Lawrence F. Walker

Lawrence F. Walker

Member

Joshua C. Weinberger

Joshua C. Weinberger

Member

Matthew I. Weinstein

Matthew I. Weinstein

Chair, Real Estate Lease Restructuring

Carl Weiss

Carl Weiss

Member

Max Weiss

Max Weiss

Member

Ingrid Welch

Ingrid Welch

Member & General Counsel

Brianna A. Westbrooks

Brianna A. Westbrooks

Government Relations Associate, Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr.

Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr.

Member

Benjamin I. Wilkoff

Benjamin I. Wilkoff

Member

Deborah Winokur

Deborah Winokur

Associate General Counsel – Professional Responsibility

Steven G. Winters

Steven G. Winters

Member

Jacqueline M. Winton

Jacqueline M. Winton

Associate

Thomas P. Witt

Thomas P. Witt

Of Counsel

Eli S. Wolfe

Eli S. Wolfe

Member

Catherine Yun

Catherine Yun

Associate

Michael P.  Zanan

Michael P. Zanan

Member

Corinne Zucker

Corinne Zucker

Associate

Laura  M. Zulick

Laura M. Zulick

Member

News

Leslie Gomez Honored by NACUA with 2024 First Decade Award

June 12, 2024 Leslie Gomez, vice chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Institutional Response Group, has been honored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) with the 2024 First Decade Award.

31 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 11, 2024 Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of attorneys are named Super Lawyers; only 2.5 percent of attorneys are listed as Rising Stars.

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

June 10, 2024 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.”

Susan Stauss Receives the National Structured Settlements Trade Association Leadership Award

April 22, 2024 Susan Stauss, member of the firm’s Life Insurance and Annuities practice, has been selected to receive the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) Leadership Award.

Thomas Wilkinson Selected to Receive the PBA Civil Litigation Professional Excellence Award

April 12, 2024 Thomas Wilkinson, a member of the firm’s Legal Profession Services practice, has been selected to receive the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Civil Litigation Professional Excellence Award.

JD Supra Recognizes Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards

March 27, 2024 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Olivera, Lawrence Prosen, and Frances Rayer have been selected as top authors for JD Supra’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards for their thought leadership on key topics during 2023. Additionally, David Adams and Scott Bettridge were recognized for authoring a top-read article on immigration.

Troutman Pepper Construction Team Jumps to Cozen O'Connor in LA

March 21, 2024 Bruce Ficken and Marion Hack were quoted in a Law.com article discussing Marion and her team’s transition to Cozen O’Connor.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Win Several PA Legal Awards; Firm Named Finalist for Law Firm of the Year

March 19, 2024 John Cunningham, Steven Haas, Kristina Bakardjiev, Dylan Alper, and Maureen Holland were all recognized this year.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 23 Attorneys to Member

March 15, 2024 “This is a group of terrific lawyers across many offices and practices areas and we look forward to following their achievements,” said Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Heller.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Paul Ferguson, Eligio Bishop, and Jesse Alvarez on Court TV’s Think Tank

March 04, 2024 Jennifer Brandt was a guest on Court TV’s Think Tank to discuss Paul Ferguson’s sentencing and the influence of his mother in the tortured brother murder trial.

GCs Urged to Act Before Employees Become Whistleblowers

February 23, 2024 Joseph Sirbak was quoted in a Legal Dive article discussing how the Supreme Court's ruling in Murray v. UBS has altered the landscape for whistleblower litigation, highlighting the importance of employer responsiveness to employee reports of misconduct.

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Names Three New Managing Directors in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia

February 07, 2024 Rose Christ, C. Towner French, and Joseph Hill were promoted to managing director, effective January 1, 2024.

Intellectual Property Department Honored by World Trademark Review 2024

February 06, 2024 Cozen O'Connor’s Intellectual Property Department was recognized by World Trademark Review 1000. Amy Divino, Noelle Engle-Hardy, Lisa Ferrari, Shane Hardy, Ashley Kessler, Lorraine Linford, Camille Miller, Melanie Miller, Brigeeta Richdale, and Edward Weisz were named to the World Trademark Review 1000 list.

Employer Wariness of Gen Z May Spur Age Bias Claims

February 05, 2024 Debra Steiner Friedman was quoted in a Law360 article highlighting the increase in age-biased complaints from young workers, urging employers to avoid age discrimination.

Center City Law Firm Increases First-Year Associate Salaries by $10K to $15K

January 30, 2024 Michael Heller was interviewed by the Philadelphia Business Journal to discuss the increase in associate salaries this year and the plan for salary modifications for associates in their second year and above.

Lessons Learned from Lincoln Shape Civility, Professional Conduct

January 26, 2024 Thomas Wilkinson was quoted in a Pennsylvania Bar News article discussing Abraham Lincoln’s career as a lawyer and politician, highlighting his influence on shaping the ethics, standards, and civility in the legal profession.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Wendi Adelson and Dan Markel on Court TV’s Think Tank

January 26, 2024 Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV’s Think Tank to discuss Wendi Adelson and Dan Markel’s divorce documents.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Ruby Franke, KY v Brice Rhodes, and MA v. Brian Walshe on Court TV’s Think Tank

January 04, 2024 Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV’s Think Tank.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Top Cases in the News

December 07, 2023 Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV’s Think Tank.

Jeffrey Pasek Reelected to Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Board of Directors

November 21, 2023 Jeffrey Pasek, a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, has been reelected to the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry board of directors.

What Is No-Fault Divorce And Why Is It Under Scrutiny?

November 20, 2023 Jennifer Brandt was quoted in a Fatherly article discussing at-fault divorces, which required spouses to prove blame or fault before initiating a divorce.

In Their Words: Hacks For New Lawyer Parents From Veterans

November 03, 2023 Dylan Alper was featured in a Law360 article discussing the advice he would give to new parents on navigating the challenges that come with being a parent and a lawyer.

Philip Kircher Honored With the St. Thomas of Villanova Award for Pro Bono Service

October 26, 2023 Philip Kircher, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been selected to receive the St. Thomas of Villanova Award for Pro Bono Service.

Nathan Larkin Selected as a Committee of Seventy Buchholz Fellow

October 20, 2023 Nathan Larkin, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been selected as a Buchholz Fellow of the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan civic leadership organization that advances representative, ethical, and effective government across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Case Headed to NLRB Might Prohibit Employers from Holding ‘Captive Audience’ Meetings

October 19, 2023 Daniel Johns was quoted in an SHRM article discussing a case pending before the National Labor Relations Board, which seeks to eliminate captive audience meetings and prevent employers from limiting email usage solely to business related matters.

City & State Pennsylvania Names Debra Friedman and Thomas Giotto to Their 2023 Pennsylvania Labor Power 100 List

October 03, 2023 Debra Steiner Friedman and Thomas Giotto of Cozen O'Connor’s Labor & Employment Department were named to the 2023 Pennsylvania Labor Power 100.

Dexter Hamilton Appointed to the Philadelphia Police Foundation Board of Directors

September 26, 2023 Dexter Hamilton, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been appointed to the Philadelphia Police Foundation board of directors.

Pa. Disciplinary Board Floats Rule Barring Lawyer-Client Sexting

September 05, 2023 Deborah Winokur was quoted in a Law360 article discussing a possible rule proposal by the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board that would clarify restrictions on attorney-client sexual relations to include a bar on sexual communication.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Long Island Serial Killer and Jamie Komoroski on Court TV’s Think Tank

August 30, 2023 Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV’s Think Tank to discuss the court date in the Long Island serial killer case and his potential connections to the unsolved murders.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Adam Montgomery and Ashley Pearson on Court TV’s Think Tank

August 28, 2023 Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV’s Think Tank.

Law360 Names Cozen O’Connor a Pennsylvania Powerhouse

August 23, 2023 Cozen O’Connor was previously named a Pennsylvania Powerhouse in 2022, 2018, and 2014.

Best Lawyers Honors More Than 200 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to its Best Lawyers in America 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023 Best Lawyers selected 232 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s U.S. offices for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Deborah Winokur Appointed to the ABA Standing Committee on Public Protection in the Provision of Legal Services

August 11, 2023 Deborah Winokur, a member of the firm’s Legal Profession Services practice, has been appointed to the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Public Protection in the Provision of Legal Services.

Jennifer Brandt Elected Vice Chair of the ABA Family Law Section and Co-Vice Chair of the ABA Family Law Section Diversity Committee

August 11, 2023 Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been elected vice chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section (FLS) and co-vice chair of the ABA FLS Diversity Committee.

Is Love Dead? Recent Celebrity Divorces Have Fans Wondering

August 01, 2023 Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on LiveNow from Fox to discuss recent celebrity divorces and prenups.

Sarah Schlossberg Named to City & State Pennsylvania Power of Diversity: Women’s Power 100 List

August 01, 2023 Under Sarah’s leadership of the Women's Initiative, Cozen O’Connor garnered a first-time spot on Seramount’s Best Law Firms for Women and Diversity list in 2023.

Business Today Names 32 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to Its Top 10 Lists

July 28, 2023 These lists recognize lawyers “mastering,” “leading,” “revolutionizing,” and “dominating” their fields in their respective states and nationwide.

Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department Selected as a 2023 Litigation Department of the Year Finalist by The American Lawyer

July 24, 2023 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department has been selected by The American Lawyer as a 2023 litigation department of the year finalist for Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Michael Turney and Alex Murdaugh on Court TV’s Think Tank

July 21, 2023 Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV’s Think Tank.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Alexee Trevizo on Court TV’s Think Tank

July 17, 2023 Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV’s Think Tank to discuss Alexee Trevizo, a teen mom charged with her newborn’s death.

David Hackett Named Chair of the Riddle HealthCare Foundation

July 12, 2023 David Hackett, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, has been named the chair of the Riddle HealthCare Foundation.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Bryan Kohberger’s Motion Hearing on Court TV’s Think Tank

July 10, 2023 Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV’s Think Tank to discuss Bryan Kohberger’s upcoming motion hearing.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 16 Attorneys in its 2023 Guide

July 10, 2023 Cozen O'Connor's Aviation (Litigation/Regulation), Construction, L&E, M&A (Midmarket), Shipping (Finance and Litigation/Regulation) practices were ranked by the Legal 500.

Evan Caplan and James Mulcahy Named Philadelphia VIP Volunteers of the Month

July 07, 2023 Evan Caplan, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, and James Mulcahy, a paralegal in Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, have been selected as Philadelphia VIP's June Volunteers of the Month.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Stephen Smith’s Death Investigation on Court TV’s Think Tank

July 06, 2023 Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV's Think Tank.

Kenneth Cushing Named an “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer” by the American Bar Association

June 22, 2023 Kenneth Cushing, a member of the firm’s Construction Law group, was named a 2023 “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer” by the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division.

Expanding Scope Of Practice: Pamela Dorian Reflects

June 22, 2023 In an interview with Third Thursday, Pamela Dorian, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, discussed her experiences with construction defect cases and the advice she would give to construction law attorneys looking to handle these types of cases.

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Lands National Communications Expert and Former Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus Kyle D. Anderson

June 12, 2023 Anderson brings to the firm more than three decades of serving as a senior communications adviser to clients ranging from the Democratic National Party to the multi-billion-dollar Walton Family Foundation.

Jennifer Brandt Reappointed as Co-Chair of the PBA Children’s Rights Committee

May 31, 2023 Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been reappointed as co-chair of the PBA Children's Rights Committee.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Doomsday Cult Murder Trial, Stepmother Murder Trial, and Bryan Kohberger on Court TV’s Think Tank

May 19, 2023 Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV’s Think Tank.

Veteran Tax Attorney Christopher S. McLoon Joins Cozen O’Connor in Philadelphia

May 15, 2023 McLoon has spent nearly three decades providing strategic tax guidance to major businesses, investors, and real estate developers.

Thomas Wilkinson to Receive the 2023 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Third Circuit

May 02, 2023 Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that Thomas Wilkinson, a member of the firm’s Legal Profession Services practice, has been selected to receive the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Third Circuit.

The Financial Implications of Divorce

April 26, 2023 Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss what couples facing divorce need to consider in this economy.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Doomsday Cult Mom Murder Trial and Georgia v. Austin Ford on Court TV’s Think Tank

April 24, 2023 Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV’s Think Tank.

Katayun I. Jaffari Elected Vice Chancellor of Philadelphia Bar Association, Will Become Chancellor in 2025

January 18, 2023 Jaffari’s current and past Philadelphia Bar Association positions include chair of the Board of Governors, chair of the Business Law Section, co-chair of the Women’s Rights Committee, and member of the executive committee of the Public Interest Law Section.

Six Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2023 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers

August 22, 2022 Geoffrey Ferrer, James Forsyth, J. Bruce Maffeo, Suzanne Mayes, Jason Shargel, and Anna Wermuth received the highest annual ratings from their peers.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Named Pennsylvania Powerhouse by Law360

August 01, 2022 Cozen O’Connor is one of four firms to receive this distinction in 2022.

Cozen O'Connor Promotes 28 Attorneys to Member

March 25, 2022 Cozen O'Connor promoted 28 attorneys to member in March.

Suzanne Mayes Selected as a Recipient of City & State PA’s Above & Beyond Awards

March 23, 2022 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Suzanne Mayes, co-chair of the firm’s Business Law Department and co-chair of the firm’s Public & Project Finance Group, has been selected as a recipient of City & State PA’s Above & Beyond Awards.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management 2022

March 23, 2022 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2022 year.

Bruce Ficken Named to City & State’s 2022 Construction Power 75 List

March 14, 2022 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Bruce Ficken, chair of the firm’s Construction Law Group, has been named to City & State’s 2022 Construction Power 75 list.

Hugh Algeo Elected Chair of the Upper Main Line YMCA Board of Advisors

March 08, 2022 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Hugh Algeo, counsel in the firm’s Family Law Group, has been elected chair of the Upper Main Line YMCA Board of Advisors (UMLY).

Katayun Jaffari Selected to Receive the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award

February 11, 2022 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce Kathy Jaffari, chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance & Securities, has been selected to receive the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award.

Lawdragon names Cozen O’Connor’s Brian Shaw and Thomas Horan Among Top 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers

January 31, 2022 Lawdragon has named Brian Shaw and Thomas Horan, members of Cozen O’Connor’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring practice, to its 2022 list of the Top 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers.

Cozen O'Connor Named a 2022 Top Workplace

January 26, 2022 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm has earned the 2022 Top Workplaces USA award.

David Hackett Named Chairman of the Board of Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry

December 15, 2021 Hackett has served on the board for the past five years, serving as chair-elect for the past two years.

Leslie Gomez Selected to Latino Leaders Magazine 2021 Top Latino Lawyers List

December 09, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Leslie Gomez, vice chair of the firm’s Institutional Response Group, has been selected to Latino Leaders Magazine 2021 Top Latino Lawyers list.

Gina Maisto Smith and Amorie Hummel Selected as 2021 Women of Distinction Honorees by the Philadelphia Business Journal

November 23, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Gina Maisto Smith, chair of the firm’s Institutional Response Group, and Amorie Hummel, an associate in the firm’s Environmental Group, have been selected as 2021 Women of Distinction honorees by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 29 Practice Areas Nationwide, 121 Practice Areas Regionally

November 04, 2021 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 29 practice areas nationwide and 121 practice areas regionally.

Cozen O’Connor Named to America’s Most Loved Workplaces 2021

November 03, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce it has made Newsweek’s 2021 list of America’s Most Loved Workplaces.

Katayun Jaffari Joins Advisory Board of Drexel’s Governance Center

October 18, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Kathy Jaffari has been invited to join the advisory board of Drexel’s Governance Center.

Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department Selected as a Litigation Department of the Year Finalist by The American Lawyer

October 07, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department has been selected by The American Lawyer as a litigation department of the year finalist for Pennsylvania.

Stephen Cozen and Stephen Miller Recognized as 2021 Best of the Bar Honorees by The Philadelphia Business Journal

October 06, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the Philadelphia Business Journal will honor Stephen Cozen and Stephen Miller at its fifth annual Best of the Bar Awards.

Thomas Wilkinson Elected to Serve a Three-Year Term on the ABA Board of Governors

September 17, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Thomas G. Wilkinson, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the American Bar Association Board of Governors representing Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Cozen O’Connor Announced as Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified

September 16, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that it has achieved Mansfield 4.0.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Seven New Shareholders

August 31, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the promotion of seven members to shareholders: Steven P. Katkov, Erick J. Kirker, Cheri L. MacArthur, Alycen A. Moss, Lisa J. Myers, Michael Rafalko, and David A. Shimkin.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021 Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Jennifer Brandt Re-appointed ABA Family Law Section Liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism, Appointed to the ABA FLS Finance Committee

August 03, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been re-appointed as the ABA Family Law Section Liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism and appointed to the ABA Family Law Section Finance Committee.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Former Toll Brothers Vice President and Counsel Wendy F. Klein Keane to Construction Practice

July 26, 2021 The former vice president and litigation and risk management counsel brings to this nationally recognized construction practice close to two decades of distinguished experience having managed hundreds of litigations and arbitrations through discovery, hearings, appeals, and/or settlement.

Jennifer Brandt Named Co-Chair of the PBA Children’s Rights Committee

July 22, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been named co-chair of the PBA Children’s Rights Committee.

47 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 28, 2021 Super Lawyers has selected 47 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

82 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 19 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2021 Guide

May 26, 2021 Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 82 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2021 edition; of those, 15 lawyers have been recognized nationally.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized in Numerous Categories for Legal Intelligencer’s 2021 Professional Excellence Awards

May 25, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the firm’s achievements in The Legal Intelligencer’s 2021 Professional Excellence awards, which includes Cozen O’Connor being selected as a Law Firm of the Year finalist for the second year in a row.

Cozen O’Connor Joins Alliance for Asian American Justice

May 21, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that it has joined the Alliance for Asian American Justice, a national pro bono initiative committed to standing up for victims, and preventing future acts, of anti-Asian hate.

Cozen O’Connor Trial Team Led by Paul Leary Named to Top 20 Verdicts in California 2020 List

May 14, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that a trial team led by Paul Leary has been chosen as a winner of one of the Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2020.

Michael Heller Unanimously Re-Elected CEO of Cozen O’Connor

April 14, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Michael J. Heller has been unanimously re-elected to a fourth, three-year term as CEO of the firm.

JD Supra Selects Four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys as Top Authors

April 05, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Bernard Nash and Lori Kalani, co-chairs of the firm’s State Attorneys General practice, Michael Schmidt, vice chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, and Rachel Welford, an attorney in the firm’s Transportation & Trade Group have been selected as top authors for JD Supra’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards for their thought leadership on key topics during 2020.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 15 Attorneys to Member

March 25, 2021 Cozen O'Connor promoted 15 attorneys to member: Donnie Apodaca, Brian Burack, Jason Cabrera, Kristina Cherevas, Jonathan Gale, Matthew Glavin, Yehudah Gordon, Max Kaplan, Jason Kreps, Anna Will Kentz, Daniel Levine, Peter Lim, Matthew Policastro Laura Reinhart, and Danielle Sapega.

PBA Names 2020 Commission on Women in the Profession (WIP) Award on Behalf of H. Robert Fiebach

March 11, 2021 The Pennsylvania Bar Association has named its 2020 Commission on Women in the Profession (WIP) Award on behalf of H. Robert Fiebach, senior counsel in Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department and co-chair of the firm’s Legal Malpractice Group.

Rafael Rivera Named 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, Jordan Chisolm and Orla Thompson Named Pathfinders

March 09, 2021 Cozen O'Connor has chosen Rafael Rivera, an associate in the firm’s Global Insurance Department, to be a member of the 2021 class of fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Cozen O’Connor Adds Former Silverstein Properties Executive Vice President and General Counsel Jonathan W. Knipe

March 08, 2021 Knipe has spent the past 15 years with Silverstein Properties, serving in the capacity of chief legal officer and corporate secretary, and was instrumental in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center properties after 9/11.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management

February 16, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2021 year.

Cozen O’Connor Scores a 100 on the HRC Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index

February 02, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce it achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index.

Jonathan Hoffman Elected President of the Board of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America for the Philadelphia-Delaware Valley Chapter

December 14, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jonathan Hoffman, member of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been elected as president of the board of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America for the Philadelphia-Delaware Valley Chapter.

Bruce Ficken selected as Lawyer of the Year Construction Law – USA by Lawyer Monthly

December 11, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Bruce Ficken, chair of the firm’s Construction Law Group, was selected by Lawyer Monthly as Lawyer of the Year 2020 for Construction Law – USA.

Cannabis Team Named Group of the Year in Law360 2020 Practice Groups of the Year Awards

December 01, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm has been named a Law360 2020 Practice Group of the Year in Cannabis.

Cozen O’Connor Named Law Firm of the Year by The Legal Intelligencer

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.

Cozen O’Connor Named to the National Law Journal’s 2020 Appellate Hot List

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.

Cozen O’Connor Awarded Inaugural Bar Champion Award

October 28, 2020 Cozen O’Connor was awarded the Philadelphia Bar Association’s inaugural Bar Champion Award at the recent Fall Quarterly meeting.

Helene Jaron and Calli Padilla chosen as Philadelphia Business Journal 2020 Women of Distinction Honorees

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.

Thomas Wilkinson Reappointed Chair of the DRI Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics Committee

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.

Katayun Jaffari Named to The Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2020

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.”

Jennifer Brandt appointed as the ABA Family Law Section Liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism

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.

Cozen O’Connor Achieves Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification Status

September 15, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce its achievement of the Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification status.

Thomas O’Rourke Named to the National Law Journal’s List of Cannabis Law Trailblazers

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.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes Six Members to Shareholder

August 24, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the promotion of six members to shareholders.

200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020 Best Lawyers selected 200 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).

Nine Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2021 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

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.

Jennifer Brandt Named a “2020 Top Attorney” by Suburban Life Magazine

August 19, 2020 Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been named a “2020 Top Attorney” by Suburban Life Magazine.

Thomas O’Rourke Named Law360 Rising Star in Cannabis

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.

Leigh Ann Benson Named to PA Bar Leadership Class

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.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 13 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys in its 2020 Legal Guide

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.

Jillian Flax Honored as a 2020 Lawyer on the Fast Track

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.

Cozen O’Connor Boosts its Technology, Privacy, Data Security and Emerging Growth Practices by Adding Nine Attorneys from Philadelphia Law Boutique Baer Crossey McDemus LLC

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.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Play A Major Role in TOTE Services’ Shipbuilding Contract with Philly Shipyard

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.

John K. McDonald, former Toll Brothers, Inc. General Counsel, Returns to Cozen O’Connor

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.

Bruce Ficken, Larry Laubach, and Elizabeth Malloy Named Among “Best of the Bar” by the Philadelphia Business Journal

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.”

Six Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2020 “Lawyers of the Year” By 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.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

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.

Divorces spike in the summer. Here's how to prepare for the end, experts say

June 24, 2019 Jennifer Brandt discussed with USA Today why divorce filings increase during the summer and practical steps to prepare for a divorce.

Contacts

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President and Managing Partner

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(215) 665-2097

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