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Cozen O’Connor Announces Seven New Shareholders

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.

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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

Kristie M. Abel

Kristie M. Abel

Counsel

Raymond  D.  Agran

Raymond D. Agran

Of Counsel

Mark L. Alderman

Mark L. Alderman

Member

Jessica D. Alexander

Jessica D. Alexander

Director of Strategic Expansion

Dylan Alper

Dylan Alper

Member

Andrew Baer

Andrew Baer

Chair, Technology, Privacy & Data Security

Georgia Baker

Georgia Baker

Associate

Paul R. Bartolacci

Paul R. Bartolacci

Member

Edward L. Baxter

Edward L. Baxter

Member

Jared Bayer

Jared Bayer

Member

Mira E. Baylson

Mira E. Baylson

Member

Joseph C. Bedwick

Joseph C. Bedwick

Member

Marla Benedek

Marla Benedek

Associate

Leigh Ann Benson

Leigh Ann Benson

Director, Career Development and Counsel

Nicholas Berenato

Nicholas Berenato

Associate

Isaac A. Binkovitz

Isaac A. Binkovitz

Member

Matthew Bleich

Matthew Bleich

Member

Sandra A. Bloch

Sandra A. Bloch

General Counsel

Jennifer A. Brandt

Jennifer A. Brandt

Chair, Family Law

Daniel Brewer, CIPP/US

Daniel Brewer, CIPP/US

Member

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

Evan B. Caplan

Evan B. Caplan

Member

Robert  M.  Careless

Robert M. Careless

Member

Lauren Carella

Lauren Carella

Director of Legal Recruiting

Sean P. Carter

Sean P. Carter

Member

Jill M. Caughie

Jill M. Caughie

Director of Lateral Integration

Jonathan R. Cavalier

Jonathan R. Cavalier

Member

Dylan Chess

Dylan Chess

Associate

Jonathan M.  Ciriello

Jonathan M. Ciriello

Associate

William N. Clark, Jr.

William N. Clark, Jr.

Member

Dennis L. Cohen

Dennis L. Cohen

Of Counsel

Matthew Coin

Matthew Coin

Associate

F Brenden Coller

F Brenden Coller

Member

Rachel Collins Clarke

Rachel Collins Clarke

Member

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

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

Kenneth A.  Cushing

Kenneth A. Cushing

Associate

Alfred J. D`Angelo

Alfred J. D`Angelo

Member

Thomas A. Decker

Thomas A. Decker

Vice Chairman

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

Vice Chair, Construction Law

Germain E. DeMartinis

Germain E. DeMartinis

Associate

Amanda DiChello

Amanda DiChello

Member

Amy F. Divino

Amy F. Divino

Co-Chair, Trademark Prosecution Practice

Christopher  Dodson

Christopher Dodson

Associate

Pamela Dorian

Pamela Dorian

Associate

Jay A. Dorsch

Jay A. Dorsch

Chair, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Martin P. Duffey

Martin P. Duffey

Member

David W. Ellman

David W. Ellman

Chief Operating Officer

Stacie M. Evans

Stacie M. Evans

Attorney

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

Chair, Construction Law

H. Robert Fiebach

H. Robert Fiebach

Senior Counsel

Alexia M.  Fishman

Alexia M. Fishman

Co-Vice Chair, Private Client, Trusts and Estates

Brian P. Flaherty

Brian P. Flaherty

Member

Jillian Thornton Flax

Jillian Thornton Flax

Member

Gregory M. Fliszar

Gregory M. Fliszar

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

Vice Chair, Global Insurance Department

Debra Steiner Friedman

Debra Steiner Friedman

Member

Robert I. Friedman

Robert I. Friedman

Member

Arthur P.  Fritzinger

Arthur P. Fritzinger

Member

Rhonda M. Fulginiti

Rhonda M. Fulginiti

Counsel

Thomas J. Gallagher

Thomas J. Gallagher

Member

Mark H. Gallant

Mark H. Gallant

Of Counsel

Joseph A. Gerber

Joseph A. Gerber

Senior Counsel

Steven K. Gerber

Steven K. Gerber

Member

Kevin M. Gibbs

Kevin M. Gibbs

Associate

Brian Gillam

Brian Gillam

Chief Financial and Technology Officer

Nicole Marie Gill

Nicole Marie Gill

Attorney

Henry A. Gladstone

Henry A. Gladstone

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

Associate

Allison Goldis

Allison Goldis

Counsel

Leslie M. Gomez

Leslie M. Gomez

Vice Chair, Institutional Response Group

Daniel Gordon

Daniel Gordon

Associate

Josh M. Greenbaum

Josh M. Greenbaum

Member

Derek Gretkowski

Derek Gretkowski

Associate

Howard Grossman

Howard Grossman

Senior Counsel

Melissa M. Grossman

Melissa M. Grossman

Co-Vice Chair, Private Client, Trusts and Estates

Ira C. Gubernick

Ira C. Gubernick

Co-Chair, Corporate Practice Group

Harrison Haas

Harrison Haas

Associate

Lisa Calvo Haas

Lisa Calvo Haas

Chief Marketing Officer

Steven N. Haas

Steven N. Haas

Member

David L. Hackett

David L. Hackett

Member

Dexter R. Hamilton

Dexter R. Hamilton

Member

Michael J. Hanlon

Michael J. Hanlon

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

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

Kenneth M. Hildebrandt

Kenneth M. Hildebrandt

Chief Analytics Officer

Joseph Hill

Joseph Hill

Senior Principal, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Maureen P. Holland

Maureen P. Holland

Member

Richard L. Holzworth

Richard L. Holzworth

Member

Ingrid B. Hopkinson

Ingrid B. Hopkinson

Counsel

Chase A. Howard

Chase A. Howard

Associate

Kevin J. Hughes

Kevin J. Hughes

Co-Chair, Subrogation & Recovery Department

Amorie Hummel

Amorie Hummel

Associate

Hayes Hunt

Hayes Hunt

Member

Hari Iyer

Hari Iyer

Associate

Fred Warren Jacoby

Fred Warren Jacoby

Vice Chairman

Katayun Jaffari

Katayun Jaffari

Chair, Corporate Governance & Securities

Casey James

Casey James

Associate

Helene S. Jaron

Helene S. Jaron

Chair, Private Client, Trusts and Estates

Charles J. Jesuit, Jr.

Charles J. Jesuit, Jr.

Member

Daniel V. Johns

Daniel V. Johns

Member

Christopher Josten

Christopher Josten

Associate

Haryle Kaldis

Haryle Kaldis

Member

Matthew H. Kamens

Matthew H. Kamens

Senior Counsel

Max Kaplan

Max Kaplan

Member

Robert S.  Kaplan

Robert S. Kaplan

Member

Elizabeth E. Kearney

Elizabeth E. Kearney

Member

Joseph M. Kelleher

Joseph M. Kelleher

Member

Christopher J. Kelly

Christopher J. Kelly

Member

Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly

Associate

Sandra L. Kelly

Sandra L. Kelly

Associate

Sarah A. Kelly

Sarah A. Kelly

Of Counsel

Stephen Kempa

Stephen Kempa

Associate

Kevin Kerns

Kevin Kerns

Member

Kelly T.  Kindig

Kelly T. Kindig

Member

David Kirchblum

David Kirchblum

Member

Philip G. Kircher

Philip G. Kircher

Member

Erick J. Kirker

Erick J. Kirker

Member

Matthew  Klahre

Matthew Klahre

Associate

Wendy F. Klein Keane

Wendy F. Klein Keane

Member

Jonathan W. Knipe

Jonathan W. Knipe

Member

Aaron Krauss

Aaron Krauss

Member

Raymond A. Kresge

Raymond A. Kresge

Member

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

Bernard Lee

Bernard Lee

Member

Kathleen Lenox

Kathleen Lenox

Associate

Jeffrey A. Leonard

Jeffrey A. Leonard

Co-Chair, Business Law Department

Thomas  A. Leonard

Thomas A. Leonard

Member

Daniel R. Levine

Daniel R. Levine

Member

Peter C. Lim

Peter C. Lim

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

Richard M. Mackowsky

Richard M. Mackowsky

Attorney

Lezlie Madden

Lezlie Madden

Member

Anne M. Madonia

Anne M. Madonia

Member

Elizabeth A. Malloy

Elizabeth A. Malloy

Member

Suzanne S. Mayes

Suzanne S. Mayes

Co-Chair, Business Law Department

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, COSEC

Vincent R. McGuinness, Jr.

Vincent R. McGuinness, Jr.

President and Managing Partner

Arianna McLaughlin

Arianna McLaughlin

Associate

Michael W. McTigue Jr.

Michael W. McTigue Jr.

Co-Chair, Class Actions

Michael Melusky

Michael Melusky

Associate

Camille M. Miller

Camille M. Miller

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Department

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

Vice Chair, Global Insurance Department

Benjamin Mishkin

Benjamin Mishkin

Associate

Jeffrey M. Monhait

Jeffrey M. Monhait

Member

Robert M. Mueller

Robert M. Mueller

Director, Family Office Services

Marcia Mulkey

Marcia Mulkey

Of Counsel

Jeffery R. Mullen

Jeffery R. Mullen

Member

Mark T. Mullen

Mark T. Mullen

Senior Counsel

David S. Nelson

David S. Nelson

Member

Matthew F. Noone

Matthew F. Noone

Member

Karina Norwood

Karina Norwood

Associate

Michael O’Donnell

Michael O’Donnell

Associate

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

Jeffrey I. Pasek

Jeffrey I. Pasek

Member

C. Gregory Patton

C. Gregory Patton

Associate

Emily Plowcha

Emily Plowcha

Attorney

Christopher J. Preate

Christopher J. Preate

Vice Chair, Real Estate

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

Frances Rayer

Frances Rayer

Member

E. Gerald Riesenbach

E. Gerald Riesenbach

Senior Counsel

Devon Turner Riley

Devon Turner Riley

Member

Elaine Rinaldi Bailey

Elaine Rinaldi Bailey

Vice Chairman

Shelby K. Riney

Shelby K. Riney

Member

Matthew S. Robbins

Matthew S. Robbins

Associate

Victoria C. Rodgers, RN

Victoria C. Rodgers, RN

Associate

Richard S. Roisman

Richard S. Roisman

Member

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

Nathan L. Rudy

Nathan L. Rudy

Associate

Colleen Rush

Colleen Rush

Associate

Peter M. Ryan

Peter M. Ryan

Member

Eileen T. Salimbene

Eileen T. Salimbene

Member

Danielle E. Sapega

Danielle E. Sapega

Member

Cara Sawyer

Cara Sawyer

Counsel

Eric L. Scherling

Eric L. Scherling

Member

Sarah D. Schlossberg

Sarah D. Schlossberg

Of Counsel

Ilya Schwartzburg

Ilya Schwartzburg

Associate

Heidi R. Schwartz

Heidi R. Schwartz

Associate

Joseph A.  Scopelitis

Joseph A. Scopelitis

Associate

Alexa Sebia

Alexa Sebia

Associate

Harper  S. Seldin

Harper S. Seldin

Associate

Judd A.  Serotta

Judd A. Serotta

Member

Adam M. Shapiro

Adam M. Shapiro

Counsel

Jason M. Shargel

Jason M. Shargel

Member

Benjamin L. Shechtman

Benjamin L. Shechtman

Member

Abby J. Sher

Abby J. Sher

Member

Michael M. Sherman

Michael M. Sherman

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

Meredith C. Slawe

Meredith C. Slawe

Co-Chair, Class Actions
Chair, Retail

Gina Maisto Smith

Gina Maisto Smith

Chair, Institutional Response Group

Jenifer N. Smith

Jenifer N. Smith

Member

Laura Sorscher

Laura Sorscher

Member

Harmon S. Spolan

Harmon S. Spolan

Of Counsel

Michael J. Stackow

Michael J. Stackow

Counsel

Gregory J. Star

Gregory J. Star

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

Lindsey Stillwell

Lindsey Stillwell

Associate

Susan J. Stauss

Susan J. Stauss

Member

Sarah Sweeney

Sarah Sweeney

Attorney

Erin A. Szulewski

Erin A. Szulewski

Associate

J. Scott Tarbutton

J. Scott Tarbutton

Member

Joseph A.  Tate, Jr.

Joseph A. Tate, Jr.

Chair, Electronic Discovery & Practice Advisory Services

Daniel C. Theveny, Sr.

Daniel C. Theveny, Sr.

Member

Alexander Thompson

Alexander Thompson

Associate

Cheryl A. Upham

Cheryl A. Upham

Member

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 Professional Development

George A. Voegele, Jr.

George A. Voegele, Jr.

Member

Lawrence F. Walker

Lawrence F. Walker

Member

Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward

Associate

Joshua C. Weinberger

Joshua C. Weinberger

Member

Matthew I. Weinstein

Matthew I. Weinstein

Chair, Real Estate Lease Restructuring

Carl Weiss

Carl Weiss

Member

Ingrid Welch

Ingrid Welch

Member

Brianna A. Westbrooks

Brianna A. Westbrooks

Policy Adviser, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr.

Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr.

Member

Benjamin I. Wilkoff

Benjamin I. Wilkoff

Associate

James R. Williams

James R. Williams

Co-Chair, Real Estate

Deborah Winokur

Deborah Winokur

Attorney

Steven G. Winters

Steven G. Winters

Member

Thomas P. Witt

Thomas P. Witt

Of Counsel

Eli S. Wolfe

Eli S. Wolfe

Associate

Catherine Yun

Catherine Yun

Associate

Michael P.  Zanan

Michael P. Zanan

Member

Corinne Zucker

Corinne Zucker

Associate

Laura  Zulick

Laura Zulick

Member

Upcoming Events

News

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 Maistro 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, Meredith Slawe, 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, Meredith Slawe, 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.

F. Warren Jacoby Appointed Co-Chair of the PBA’s Gaming Law Committee

June 30, 2021 F. Warren Jacoby, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been appointed as the co-chair of the Gaming Law Committee for the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

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.

Harper Seldin Named 2021 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 by the LGBT Bar

March 12, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Harper Seldin, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 award by the LGBT Bar.

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.

Meredith Slawe Named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers Rising List

March 10, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Meredith Slawe, co-chair of the firm’s Class Actions Practice Group and co-chair of the Retail Industry Group, has been named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers (NAWL) Rising List.

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.

Meredith Slawe Honored as a 2020 Best Law Firm Mentor by The Legal Intelligencer

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.

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 Seven Members to Shareholder

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

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.

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

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).

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.

Meredith Slawe Honored as a 2020 Professional Excellence Award Winner

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.

Bernard Lee Honored by The Legal Intelligencer for Lifetime Achievement

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.

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.”

Cozen O'Connor Sponsors NetDiligence Ninth Annual Cyber Claims Study

October 16, 2019 Cozen O’Connor sponsored the NetDiligence ninth annual Cyber Claims Study.

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.

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.

How To Keep Your Private Information Safe Following Massive Data Breach

July 30, 2019 Brian Kint discusses the latest breach of private information including the 100 million credit card holders who have been compromised.

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.

Matthew Siegel Named to the Rutgers University Cybersecurity Certificate Program Advisory Board

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.

Cozen O’Connor’s Institutional Response Group Continues to Expand with the Addition of Helen Park, Peter C. Lim, and Adam M. Shapiro

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.

Alabama Lawmakers Pass Near-total Abortion Ban

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.

No charges for mother of child left with a stranger in Kensington, police say

May 06, 2019 Jennifer Brandt was recently interviewed by 6ABC's George Solis on the little girl abandoned in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

Jillian Thornton Flax Named to Product Liability Advisory Council “Future Leaders”

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.

Bruce Ficken Named 2019 Influencer of the Law by the Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Kelly T. Kindig, the Latest Addition to its Fast-Growing Labor & Employment Practice

February 05, 2019 Kindig Joins the Firm’s Litigation and Labor & Employment practices.

Cozen O’Connor Continues to Expand its National Labor & Employment Practice, Adding Veteran Attorney Daniel V. Johns

January 24, 2019 Johns Will Play a Key Role in Growing the Firm’s Higher Education Industry Team

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Welcomes Joe Hill Back to its Pennsylvania Practice

January 07, 2019 Hill Returns After Helping Run Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s Decisive Reelection Bid

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Former EPA Senior Counsel Marcia Mulkey to its Utility, Environmental & Energy Practice

December 03, 2018 Mulkey will provide guidance on federal environmental regulation, compliance, and enforcement.

Cozen O'Connor Named Pennsylvania Powerhouse by Law360

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.

Former Chief Prosecutor with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Joins Institutional Response Group

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.

Cozen O’Connor Member Bernard Lee Honored by Philadelphia Bar Association

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.

Attys React To DOJ's New Memo On FCA Dismissals

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.

Public & Project Finance Expands Practice with Nationally Recognized Tax Attorney

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.

Cozen O’Connor Advises Wilco Electronic Systems in Sale of Cable Assets to Comcast Corporation

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.

$28M Philly Xarelto Verdict Ripe For Reversal, Attys Say

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."

Corporate Attorney Ira Gubernick Named Among “Best of the Bar” by the Philadelphia Business Journal

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.”

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Veteran Long-Term Care Insurance Attorney

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.

Cozen O’Connor welcomes Melissa Grossman to its Private Client Services Group

September 14, 2017 The Group Assists Clients in All Areas of Wealth Management, Wealth Transfer, Philanthropy, and Business Succession Planning.

Cozen O’Connor Names Six New Shareholders

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).

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

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

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Devon Turner Riley to its Institutional Response Group

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

Hayes Hunt Wins Attorney of the Year Award

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.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Six More Attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

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.

Cozen O’Connor Adds 17 Lawyers from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

May 08, 2017 The new attorneys add depth in Pittsburgh across Commercial and Corporate practices and continues to expand its national Labor & Employment Department

Nationally Renowned Construction Law Practice Joins Cozen O’Connor

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.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 17 Attorneys to Membership

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

PBA Honors Cozen O'Connor with Promotion of Women Award

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.

NHL exec Bill Daly visits Philly to talk 2018 Olympics and expansion to Las Vegas, Quebec City and Seattle

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.

Camille Miller Named a Client Choice 2017 Winner

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.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Five Lawyers Nationally Renowned in the Institutional Response to Misconduct

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

Pennsylvania Court Enforces Sham Assessment

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.

Wills Eye Takes Medicare Fight to Federal Court

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.

Climate Scientist Defamation Ruling Could Affect Climate Debate

December 23, 2016 Peter Fontaine discusses Dr. Michael Mann’s libel claims against the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Scientists Prepare for ‘Nightmare Scenario’ Under Trump

December 15, 2016 Peter Fontaine discusses representing Michael Mann, a Pennsylvania State University climate scientist, in ClimateWire.

Contacts

Vincent R. McGuinness, Jr.

President and Managing Partner

vmcguinness@cozen.com

(215) 665-2097