Cozen O’Connor: Fiebach, H. Robert

H. Robert Fiebach

Senior Counsel

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4166

(215) 665-2013

H. Robert Fiebach joined Cozen O’Connor in February 1995. He is senior counsel to the firm's Commercial Litigation Department and co-chair of the firm's Legal Malpractice Group. 

In addition to his trial experience, Robert is an accomplished appellate advocate. He has successfully handled many appeals within his practice areas in the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has also successfully handled appeals in the Federal Courts of Appeal for the Second and Fourth Circuits. Robert has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995 in four categories and was selected by Best Lawyers as its Philadelphia Litigation-Real Estate Lawyer of the Year for 2014.

Robert sits on the boards of The Defender Association and the American Jewish Committee of Philadelphia. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is a past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, past chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability and has been biographed in Who's Who's American Law, Chambers USA Guide, and has been named a Super Lawyer by Philadelphia magazine since the inception of that designation. He earned both his undergraduate degree (B.A., 1961) and his law degree (LL.B., cum laude, 1964) from the University of Pennsylvania. He was the research editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. Additionally, Robert was president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association from 1993-1994.

News

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.

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

May 21, 2019

Super Lawyers has selected 64 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Commercial Litigator H. Robert Fiebach, Wife Elizabeth Fiebach Honored by the American Jewish Committee

June 18, 2018

Cozen O’Connor commercial litigator H. Robert Fiebach and his wife Elizabeth Fiebach were honored by the American Jewish Committee Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey with the Human Relations Award at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

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 Earns Client Recognition in 2017 Chambers USA Rankings

May 26, 2017

Chambers USA recognized 47 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 14 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band.

Sixty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2016

Sixty-two Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 13 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2016 Chambers USA Rankings

May 27, 2016

Chambers USA recognized 41 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band.

Fifty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 17, 2015

The current edition is based on more than five million detailed evaluations by the top lawyers of the country. This list will be included in dozens of city and regional publications in the United States including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2015 Chambers USA Rankings

July 06, 2015

Chambers USA recognized 37 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 10 were ranked in the top band.

H. Robert Fiebach Discusses Second Circuit’s Decision to Invalidate Security Interest on $1.5 Billion Loan in Law360

January 29, 2015

In an article titled ‘’Simpson Thacher May Be Haunted By $1.5B Loan Gaffe,’’ H. Robert Fiebach, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, comments on a paralegal’s error that went unnoticed by Simpson Thacher attorneys, dooming JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s secured interest in a $1.5 billion loan tied up in the General Motors bankruptcy. Whatever may be in store for Simpson Thacher, the larger takeaway of the Second Circuit’s ruling is that law firms and their clients cannot expect to be saved from their own mistakes even when their intentions are beyond dispute — particularly where correcting those errors could create negative consequences for others, Robert said.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2014 Chambers USA Rankings

May 30, 2014

Chambers USA recognized 29 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; six attorneys were recognized nationally and eight were ranked in the top band. Stanley Sher was named a “Senior Statesman” in the “Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York)” industry, for the pivotal role Sher plays in the firm’s continued success in the transportation industry.

46 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2013

Forty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from eight of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys were selected based on a rigorous peer-review of more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations. The list will be included in publications such as The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York magazine.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2013 Chambers USA Rankings

May 26, 2013

PHILADELPHIA – May 26, 2013 – Chambers USA has recognized 29 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their fields; five attorneys were recognized nationally and five were ranked in the top band.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2012 Chambers USA Rankings

June 11, 2012

Chambers USA has recognized 28 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their fields; five attorneys were recognized nationally and three were ranked in the top band.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2011 Chambers USA Rankings

June 16, 2011

Chambers USA has recognized 27 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their fields.

43 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America

February 09, 2011

Forty-three Cozen O’Connor lawyers from six of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition based on a rigorous peer–review of more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations.

H. Robert Fiebach Appointed to American Bar Association’s Advisory Committee

September 27, 2010

H. Robert Fiebach, a senior attorney in Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, was appointed to the Advisory Committee of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Substance Abuse after completing a three year term as a member of the Committee, during which he served as Chair of the Committee for two and a half years.

Forty-Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers in America

September 29, 2009

Forty-two Cozen O’Connor attorneys from seven of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers By Law & Politics

May 28, 2009

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that 52 attorneys from the firm’s Philadelphia and West Conshohocken offices have been named 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Law & Politics, and will appear in the June 2009 issues of Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Twenty-Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Honored As Best Lawyers In America

October 29, 2008

Twenty-five Cozen O’Connor attorneys from six of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers By Law & Politics

May 29, 2008

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that 42 attorneys from the firm’s Philadelphia and West Conshohocken offices have been named 2008 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Law & Politics, and will appear in the June 2008 issues of Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Cozen O’Connor Member H. Robert Fiebach Lectures For 2008 Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference

April 14, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Member H. Robert Fiebach Lectures For 2008 Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference

Cozen O’Connor Attorney H. Robert Fiebach Speaks at 2008 Pennsylvania Bar Association Midyear Meeting

February 08, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Attorney H. Robert Fiebach Speaks at 2008 Pennsylvania Bar Association Midyear Meeting

Publications

Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition

February 23, 2017

Jennifer McHugh and Robert Fiebach, attorneys in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, a chapter titled “Issue and Claim Preclusion” in the prestigious legal series Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition.

Ballard Spahr a Victor in Suit Filed Against it by Potential Client [The Legal Intelligencer]

June 11, 2008

A Montgomery County jury vindicated Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll Monday in a breach of fiduciary duty suit brought against the firm by a man seeking between $17 million to $30 million in lost profits plus interest and punitive damages.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Pennsylvania Bar Association: Midyear Meeting 2011

February 02, 2011 - Key West, FL

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., cum laude, 1964
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1961

Awards & Honors

Chambers & Partners USA 2011-2017

Best Lawyers in America 1995-2020

Best Lawyers in AmericaPhiladelphia Litigation-Real Estate Lawyer of the Year 2014 

Super Lawyer - Philadelphia Magazine

American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, Top Rated Lawyer in Appellate Law 2014

  • Pennsylvania
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association