Cozen O’Connor: Flaherty, Brian P.

Brian P. Flaherty

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4647

(215) 665-2013

Brian P. Flaherty is a trial lawyer who handles complex commercial cases. He represents clients in a wide range of commercial litigation and other disputes, including disputes arising out of dissolutions of partnerships; complex contractual disputes; RICO and Securities Act litigation; product liability and insurance matters; and Orphans' Court litigation, among other things. He also has handled criminal matters, particularly in the field of health care, representing health care providers and service and product suppliers subject to anti-kickback, fraud and abuse investigations and prosecutions. He has tried many cases in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in federal and state courts, and handled numerous arbitration matters.

Brian is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Commercial Litigation. He is active in the Philadelphia Bar Association, this year serving as chair of its Professional Guidance Committee. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee.

Brian worked in the legal department of the New England Power Company and in the office of the district attorney for Suffolk County, Mass. In the district attorney's office, he was assigned to the economic crimes unit, where he handled investigations and prosecutions of white-collar crimes. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts and before the U.S. Supreme Court and several federal appeals and district courts.

Brian earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1978 and his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College in 1975.

News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1978
  • Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., 1975

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America 2009-2019

  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association