Cozen O’Connor: Broadbent, Michael J.

Michael J. Broadbent

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4732

(215) 665-2013

Michael J. Broadbent handles a wide range of litigation matters, including complex commercial cases, real estate litigation, financial services disputes, tax litigation, and other business disputes, as well as estate matters arising in the Orphans' Court. He has represented clients in state and federal court, and in arbitration before FINRA and other tribunals. Michael also assists with the firm's internal investigations and criminal defense matters.

Michael graduated magna cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law, receiving awards for his performance in written and oral advocacy. While at Temple, he was a staff editor and a member of the editorial board of the Temple Law Review.   Michael earned his bachelor's degree in English from Pennsylvania State University.

Experience

News

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.

17 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Awarded Pro Bono Service Awards by First Judicial District of PA

October 29, 2015

The judges of the First Judicial Distrct of PA will present pro bono service awards to 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys who have handled pro bono matters this year in FJD courts.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's 2014 Pro Bono Roll of Honor

November 04, 2014

Sixteen Cozen O'Connor attorneys have been named to the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's 2014 Pro Bono Roll of Honor. Each year, the pro bono committee of the First Judicial Court recognizes attorneys who have provided pro bono services to litigants in the Philadephia Courts. In order to be named to the Roll of Honor, an attorney must practice in Philadelphia County, must have provided services to a client in a case before the FJD, must not be employed by an organization whose primary purpose is the provision of free legal services to the underprivileged, and must have provided legal services with no expectation of receiving a fee.

Publications

Affirmative Defenses: Beware of Conclusory Pleading [The Legal Intelligencer]

July 24, 2013

The heightened pleading standard set forth by the Supreme Court in Bell Atlantic v. Twombly and Ashcroft v. Iqbal has become a familiar tool for defense counsel seeking to dismiss a complaint in federal court. But is what's good for the goose also good for the gander?

Is Choice of Law Considered a Waivable Issue? [The Legal Intelligencer]

November 29, 2012

If you think you understand the law of waiver, read on. You may be surprised to learn that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has not yet decided whether typical waiver principles apply to choice-of-law issues.

Pennsylvania Announces E-Discovery Amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure [E-Discovery Law Review Blog]

June 11, 2012

Pennsylvania recently adopted amendments to its Rules of Civil Procedure that govern e-discovery practice in the Commonwealth. Although the amendments to Rules 4009 and 4011 (requests for production and the scope of discovery, respectively) use the federal term “electronically stored...

Cost Recovery Toolbox: Exceptional Cases under 35 U.S.C. § 285 [E-Discovery Law Review Blog]

August 19, 2011

In a recent post on this blog, fellow contributor Mike Zabel addressed how a prevailing party might recover the costs of e-discovery in litigating disputes in federal court under 28 U.S.C. § 1920. In Eon-Net LP v. Flagstar Bancorp, No. 2009-1308, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 15650 (Fed. Cir. July...

Discovery in the Age of Cloud Computing [E-Discovery Law Review Blog]

June 27, 2011

During the last decade, individuals and business have changed the way they manage their data by moving this data management offsite – otherwise known as cloud computing. This differs from the old model of information management that, more or less, mirrored the pre-computing era, meaning that...

Education

  • Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 2006
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania