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Cozen O’Connor Announces New Group Chairs, Office Managing Partners, Other Promotions

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Cozen O’Connor, through its affiliate Cozen O’Connor LLP, provides exceptional services for business law clients in areas including capital markets & securities, corporate and health sciences, intellectual property, white collar defence & investigations, labor & employment, tax, restructuring & insolvency, competition, regulatory, commercial and securities litigation, as well as investigation and pursuit of recovery for large property losses arising from construction projects, wildfires, product liability, and energy industry related losses. 

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Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey

Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, Canadian Region

Charles-Khalil Batrouny

Charles-Khalil Batrouny

Associate

Samuel Bogetti

Samuel Bogetti

Associate

Kevin P. Caraher

Kevin P. Caraher

Member

Zachary Cooper

Zachary Cooper

Associate

Nathan Dooley

Nathan Dooley

Member

Andrew Elbaz

Andrew Elbaz

Co-Chair, Canadian Capital Markets & Securities

Noelle Engle-Hardy

Noelle Engle-Hardy

Vice Chair, Office Managing Counsel

Daniel A. Fiorita

Daniel A. Fiorita

Member

Douglas B. Fox

Douglas B. Fox

Of Counsel

Jeremy Gellis

Jeremy Gellis

Member

Shane Hardy

Shane Hardy

Chair, Canadian Intellectual Property Practice Group

David Huard

David Huard

Member

Zachary Janes

Zachary Janes

Associate

Alexander Katznelson

Alexander Katznelson

Member

Frances A. Kleuskens

Frances A. Kleuskens

Associate

Atoussa Mahmoudpour

Atoussa Mahmoudpour

Chair, Canadian Life Sciences & Technology

Any Obando Ospina

Any Obando Ospina

Associate

Michael Osborne

Michael Osborne

Chair, Canadian Competition Practice

Steven Pearlstein

Steven Pearlstein

Senior Counsel

Pamela Pengelley

Pamela Pengelley

Member

Brigeeta Richdale

Brigeeta Richdale

Co-Chair, Luxury Brand Protection and Enforcement

Enzo Sallese

Enzo Sallese

Member

Michael Shafarenko

Michael Shafarenko

Associate

Robert Sottile

Robert Sottile

Member

Steven Weisz

Steven Weisz

Office Managing Counsel

Andrea Wong

Andrea Wong

Member

Kevin Zimka

Kevin Zimka

Member

Nicholas D. Pengelley

Nicholas D. Pengelley

Claims and Litigation Consultant

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News

Cozen O’Connor Announces New Group Chairs, Office Managing Partners, Other Promotions

February 15, 2024 The firm announced several new practice group chairs, office managing partners, and leaders of firm committees and initiatives

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.

Cozen O’Connor Brings its Cross-Border Real Estate Practice to Canada, Adding Three Lawyers in Toronto

January 29, 2024 Enzo Sallese, Steven I. Pearlstein, and Andrea Wong — will join its fast-growing North American Real Estate practice.

Michael Osborne Selected to Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2023

December 01, 2023 Michael Osborne, chair of the firm’s Canadian Competition Practice, has been selected to Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2023.

Charles-Khalil Batrouny Appointed to Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada Research Ethics Board

November 08, 2023 Charles-Khalil Batrouny, an associate in the Subrogation & Recovery Department, has been appointed to the Research Ethics Board of Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Any Obando Ospina Passes Trademarks Agent Exam

October 23, 2023 Any Obando Ospina, an associate in Cozen O'Connor’s Intellectual Property Department, recently passed the Trademarks Agent Exam in Canada.

Report Finds Decline in Competitive Intensity

October 23, 2023 In a video interview with BNN Bloomberg, Michael Osborne discusses the Competition Bureau's study on Canada’s competitive intensity over the last two decades.

Champagne Announces Grocer Commitments to Stabilize Costs

October 13, 2023 In a video interview with BNN Bloomberg, Michael Osborne discusses Minister François-Philippe Champagne's announcement regarding initial commitments from Canada's grocers to stabilize food prices.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Chambers Canada

October 13, 2023 Shane Hardy (Intellectual Property), Michael G. Osborne (Competition/Antitrust: Litigators), and Steven J. Weisz (Restructuring/Insolvency) were also recognized in the 2023 Chambers Global rankings.

Toronto Real Estate Class-Action Could Affect Billions of Dollars in Commissions

October 05, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in a Financial Post article discussing a class action lawsuit that alleges major brokers and real estate organizations in Toronto implemented rules that essentially stifled competition for buyer brokerage services, resulting in higher prices.

Trudeau Takes Aim at Corporate Canada as Inflation Sinks His Popularity

September 19, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in a Bloomberg article discussing the impact of Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne's demand for grocery executives to decrease food inflation rates.

Liberals Target Grocers With Changes to Competition Act, Threaten Tax Measures if Prices Don’t Stabilize

September 18, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in a Globe and Mail article discussing the proposed changes to the Competition Act to combat food inflation prices.

A Chill Descends

September 06, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in a National Magazine article discussing the mixed reactions to the Competition Tribunal’s order for the Competition Bureau to pay roughly $13 million to Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc.

Competition Bureau ordered to pay millions to Rogers, Shaw

September 05, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in a Financial Post article discussing the Competition Tribunal’s order for the Competition Bureau to pay over $12 million in legal fees and compensation after it failed in its bid to block the Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications merger.

Ten Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch in Canada

August 24, 2023 Ten Cozen O’Connor lawyers from the firm’s Toronto and Vancouver offices were selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada

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.

Antitrust Experts Say Competition Bureau Unlikely to Oppose Merger Between Postmedia and Key Torstar Assets

July 11, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in a Toronto Star article discussing the concern about the Toronto Star and Postmedia deal reducing competition in the media sector.

Are Canada’s Competition Laws Outdated? Some Say It’s Time for Change

June 02, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in a CBC News article discussing the Commissioner of Competition Matthew Boswell’s efforts to reform Canada’s competition laws.

Lawsuit Over Cineplex’s Online Booking Fee Will Be an Uphill Battle for Competition Bureau

May 25, 2023 In a video interview with BNN Bloomberg, Michael Osborne, chair of the firm’s Canadian Competition Practice, discussed the Competition Bureau and Cineplex lawsuit over the theatre’s online ticket prices.

Glencore’s Bid for Teck Spurs Call for Canada Pensions to Up Domestic Equity Stake

May 16, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in a Reuters article discussing Canadian institutional investors wanting to push Canada’s most significant pension funds to limit their exposure to domestic companies.

Michael Osborne Elected to the Canada Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Board of Directors

April 27, 2023 Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that Michael Osborne has been elected to the board of directors for the Canada Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

Lack of Competition Allowing Major Players to Dominate Canada’s Business Landscape, Critics Say

April 10, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in a Globe and Mail article discussing critics’ opinions of increasing competition in Canada to fix the economy.

Champagne’s Threat: Can the Industry Minister Really Force Big Telcos to Lower Phone Bills?

April 05, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in a Financial Post article discussing Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne’s threat to seek further legislation and regulatory powers to drive down cellphone bills if they do not get cheaper with Videotron in the mix.

Four Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named to the 2023 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

March 14, 2023 Shane Hardy, Michael Osborne, Steven Weisz, and Kevin Zimka were named to the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for 2023.

Cozen O’Connor Continues its Canadian Expansion, Adding a Leading Securities and Capital Markets Team to its Toronto Office

February 01, 2023 Andrew Elbaz and Alexander Katznelson join as members and Zachary Janes and Michael Shafarenko as associates in the firm's Corporate Practice Group in Toronto.

Cozen O’Connor’s Canadian Buildout Continues with the Addition of John Tsiofas as Director of Canadian Operations

January 26, 2023 Tsiofas, who previously served as chief operating officer at Canadian firms Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, will work out of the firm’s Toronto office.

Rogers and Shaw Win Merger Case at Federal Court of Appeal

January 25, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in a Toronto Star article discussing Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications’ victory at the Federal Court of Appeal, which upheld a ruling in favor of their merger.

Rogers-Shaw Deal Gets Lift as Court Rebuffs Antitrust Appeal

January 24, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in a Bloomberg article discussing the dismissed appeal by a Canadian appeals court in the Roger-Shaw Communications merger.

Supreme Court Unlikely to Want to Take On Rogers-Shaw Case: Competition Lawyer

January 24, 2023 In a video interview with BNN Bloomberg, Michael Osborne, chair of the firm’s Canadian Competition Practice, discussed the dismissal of the Competition Bureau’s appeal seeking to overturn the Competition Tribunal’s approval of Rogers Communications Inc.’s proposed merger with Shaw Communications Inc

Rogers-Shaw, Canada Regulator to Duke It Out in Federal Court Over C$20 Billion Bid

January 23, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in a Reuters article discussing the Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications’ appeal, which will be heard tomorrow in a Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa.

Competition Bureau Appeal of Rogers-Shaw Approval to Be Heard Jan. 24

January 04, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in a Financial Post article discussing the Competition Bureau’s appeal of a tribunal decision to approve the merger between Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc.

Appeal in Rogers-Shaw Takeover Set for Jan. 24

January 03, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in an article published by The Globe and Mail that discusses the Competition Bureau’s appeal to the tribunal’s decision to permit a proposed $20 billion deal between Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc.

Tribunal ‘Smackdown’ Raises Odds of Rogers-Shaw Deal Closing, Experts Say, as Appeal Date Set

January 03, 2023 Michael Osborne was quoted in a Toronto Star article discussing the substantially increased odds of the Rogers-Shaw deal closing.

Don’t Expect Minister Champagne to Second Guess the Tribunal: Competition Lawyer on Rogers-Shaw Deal

December 30, 2022 In a video interview with BNN Bloomberg, Michael Osborne, chair of the firm’s Canadian Competition Practice, discussed his view on the Competition Tribunal not opposing the Rogers-Shaw $20 billion deal.

Rogers-Shaw Hearings Not So Public Despite Tribunal’s Pledge to Hold Open Process

November 18, 2022 Michael Osborne was quoted in a Globe and Mail article discussing the increased interest and confidentiality aspects of the Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. public hearing.

Cozen O'Connor's Recent Canadian Growth Featured on Law.com International

November 16, 2022 In the article, "Foreign Firms Making Waves in Canada's Mid-Market" Law.com discusses Cozen O'Connor's recent growth in Toronto and Vancouver.

Federal Judge Asks Rogers and Shaw to Provide Evidence Supporting Competition Bureau’s Proposed Relief

November 04, 2022 Michael Osborne was quoted in an article published by The Globe and Mail that discusses a recent request for Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. to address proposals from Canada’s anti-competition watchdog to resolve a dispute.

Cozen O’Connor’s Steven Weisz Recognized in 2022 Edition of Euromoney’s Expert Guides: Banking, Finance, and Transactional Law

October 25, 2022 PHILADELPHIA, October 25, 2022 — Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that bankruptcy attorney Steven Weisz, a member in the firm’s Toronto office, has been recognized by Euromoney in its 2022 edition of Expert Guides: Banking, Finance, and Transactional Law. Steve is listed as one of the leading attorneys internationally in the Restructuring and Insolvency category.

Veteran Litigator Michael Osborne Joins Commercial Litigation Department

October 17, 2022 Osborne has defended leading pharmaceutical, banking, and technology enterprises based in Canada, the U.S., and Asia in high-stakes litigation.

Six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch in Canada

August 30, 2022 Best Lawyers selected five Cozen O’Connor lawyers from the firm’s Toronto and Vancouver offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada and one attorney from the Vancouver office for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

Veteran Restructuring/Insolvency Litigator Steven J. Weisz Joins Cozen O’Connor’s Bankruptcy Group in Toronto

June 13, 2022 Weisz will play a key role in further expanding Cozen O’Connor’s restructuring and insolvency practice to serve both domestic and international clients with business operations in Canada and the United States.

Cozen O’Connor Continues its North American IP Group Buildout, Adding IP Litigator Noelle Engle-Hardy to its Toronto Office

April 25, 2022 Engle-Hardy comes to Cozen O’Connor from Smart & Biggar LLP, where she worked in the firm’s trademark, copyright, industrial design, and litigation practice groups.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers in Canada

August 26, 2021 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers has selected three Cozen O’Connor lawyers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Cozen O’Connor Expands International Offices with Strategic Additions in Vancouver and Toronto

June 14, 2021 The new additions will further expand the firm’s North American Intellectual Property, Securities Litigation, White Collar Defense & Investigations, Product Liability, and Commercial Litigation practices.

Contacts

Steven Weisz

Office Managing Counsel

sweisz@cozen.com

(647) 417-5334

Noelle Engle-Hardy

Vice Chair, Office Managing Counsel

nengle-hardy@cozen.com

(647) 417-5333

John Tsiofas

Director of Canadian Operations

jtsiofas@cozen.com

(416) 639-6670

Joanne Burtnik

Office Manager

jburtnik@cozen.com

(416) 639-6701

Featured Event:

Celebrating Women in Health and Life Sciences

Toronto, ON 03/08/2024

Atoussa Mahmoudpour will be speaking at the OBIO Networking with Inspirational Women in Science event, Celebrating Women in Health and Life Sciences.