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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 established its Pittsburgh office in April 2017. The office is located in One Oxford Centre, one of the major distinctive and recognizable skyscrapers of Downtown Pittsburgh, just steps away from City Hall. The Pittsburgh office focuses its practice in the areas of corporate law, labor & employment and commercial litigation.  

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Pregnancy Laws: The Old, the New, and Best Practices Mars, PA 09/26/2024

News

Cozen O’Connor Adds Renowned Labor and Employment Litigator David J. Garraux to its Pittsburgh Office

July 08, 2024 Garraux, who joins as a shareholder and will work out of the firm’s Pittsburgh office, is the third litigator to join the Labor & Employment group in the past six weeks alone.

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.”

Jesse Loffler Named as a Minority Corporate Counsel Association 2024 Rising Star

May 15, 2024 Jesse Loffler, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named a 2024 Rising Star by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA).

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’s Public & Project Finance Group Lands Veteran Finance Attorney Christopher J. Rayl

February 20, 2024 For over three decades Rayl has negotiated financings and refinancings on behalf of government, nonprofit, and private sector entities looking to fund major economic development projects.

Sidnee McDonald Named to the Pittsburgh Legal Diversity & Inclusion Coalition Young Professionals Advisory Board

December 01, 2023 Sidnee McDonald, an associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, has been named to the Young Professionals Advisory Board of the Pittsburgh Legal Diversity & Inclusion Coalition (PLDIC) and will serve as the Penn State Law liaison.

Make a Plan ‘Right Now’ for $55K Overtime Rule, Attorney Says

November 13, 2023 Mariah Passarelli was quoted in an HRDive article discussing how employers can tackle the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed change to increase the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime threshold drastically.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mariah Passarelli Appointed to the Western District of Pennsylvania’s Local Rules Advisory Committee

August 01, 2022 Mariah Passarelli, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, has been appointed to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania’s Local Rules Advisory Committee.

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.

Mariah Passarelli Elected to the Allegheny County Board of Governors

June 10, 2021 Mariah Passarelli, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, was voted to a three-year term on the Allegheny County Board of Governors with the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Corporate Practice Expansion in Pittsburgh with the Addition of Benjamin W. Milleville

March 25, 2021 Milleville brings a strong history of advising businesses and nonprofit organizations on corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, the negotiation of commercial agreements, governance, and real estate matters.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Expansion of Commercial Litigation Practice with the Addition of Litigator Andrew W. Reinhart

December 03, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that distinguished litigator Andrew W. Reinhart, who brings more than 20 years of experience in commercial transportation litigation, will be joining the Pittsburgh Commercial Litigation Practice.

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.

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.

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Expands its Pennsylvania Footprint, Hiring Lobbyist Kevin Kerr to Launch the Firm’s Western Pennsylvania Government Affairs Practice [Alert]

August 10, 2020 Kerr, who brings strong bipartisan ties within Pittsburgh’s city government and throughout Western Pennsylvania, will also play a key role in assisting the group’s growing government relations practices in Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

Jesse Ryan Loffler Named President of the Foundation Board of the National LGBT Bar Association

June 09, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Pittsburgh and New York-based Commercial Litigator Jesse Ryan Loffler has been named president of the National LGBT Bar Association’s Foundation board of directors.

Cozen O’Connor Expands Pittsburgh Office with the Addition of David P. Franklin and Paul D. Steinman

January 14, 2020 New hires mark another milestone for fast-growing Pittsburgh office

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.

Contacts

Jeremiah G. Garvey

Office Managing Partner

jgarvey@cozen.com

(412) 620-6570

Laura L. Reinhart

Vice-Chair, Office Managing Partner

lreinhart@cozen.com

(412) 620-6510

Kerstin Schuler

Office Manager

KSchuler@cozen.com

(412) 620-6509

Featured Event:

Pregnancy Laws: The Old, the New, and Best Practices

Mars, PA 09/26/2024

Mariah Passarelli will present “Pregnancy Laws: The Old, the New, and Best Practices” at the 2024 PHRA Annual Conference and Exhibition.