Cozen O’Connor: Fritzinger, Arthur P.

Arthur P. Fritzinger

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-7264

(215) 665-2013

Arthur primarily advises and represents companies and employees facing criminal and civil exposure, guiding them through internal investigations and resulting civil and criminal litigation. He has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Arthur has extensive experience in matters involving federal corruption laws, healthcare fraud, regulation of complex technologies and civil rights litigation involving schools and universities. He has also litigated numerous commercial cases, including shareholder actions, contractual disputes, ownership disputes, fraud claims, consumer protection claims, trade secret actions, and privacy data breaches.

Arthur graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law, magna cum laude, and the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, where he was an offensive lineman on the football team. Arthur joined the firm after clerkships with the Honorable Mitchell S. Goldberg, U.S. District Court judge and the Honorable David R. Strawbridge, U.S. magistrate judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  

Arthur is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Experience

News

Cozen O'Connor and Pennsylvania Innocence Project Team Up to Clear Innocent Man Imprisoned for Murder

May 21, 2018

Congratulations to Vince McGuinness, Hayes Hunt, Dylan Alper, Calli Padilla, and Art Fritzinger, all of the Philadelphia office, for their successful advocacy for Dontia Patterson who served over a decade in prison for a crime he did not commit.

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.

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

In Same-Sex Marriage Case, Justices Face Complex Social, Legal Issues [The Legal Intelligencer]

June 10, 2015

Stephen Miller and Arthur Fritzinger discuss Obergefell v. Hodges, which the Supreme Court will decide later this month.

A Primer on Joint-Defense Agreements [The Legal Intelligencer]

May 05, 2015

Matthew Glazer and Arthur Fritzinger explain that even the most routine corporate investigation has the potential to develop into a multidefendant case, and it may be important for parties to coordinate their strategies from the beginning through joint-defense agreements.

Reporting and Investigating Potential Employee Wrongdoing [The Legal Intelligencer]

October 22, 2014

In an article published in The Legal Intelligencer, Hayes Hunt, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, and Arthur Fritzinger, an associate in the Commercial Litigation Department, discuss the importance of having clear policies in place to quickly root out potential wrongdoing and thoroughly investigate issues that arise within the organization. Employee wrongdoing may be unavoidable within a large organization, but every company has the ability to limit its impact.

The Rise and Risk of Obstructionist Discovery Tactics [The Legal Intelligencer]

August 20, 2014

In an article published in The Legal Intelligencer, Hayes Hunt, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department and Arthur Fritzinger, an associate in the Commercial Litigation Department, discuss the increasing use of the discovery process to leverage favorable settlements and resolutions.

Second Circuit Emphasizes Deference to Regulatory Agencies [The Legal Intelligencer]

June 18, 2014

In an article published in The Legal Intelligencer, Hayes Hunt, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, and Arthur Fritzinger, an associate in the Commercial Litigation Department, discuss the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s ruling in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Citigroup Global Markets, No. 11-5227-CV L (2d Cir. Jun. 4, 2014), reversing a decision rejecting a consent judgment filed by the parties and remanding the case to the district court. In its opinion, the Second Circuit provided significant guidance to federal courts and litigants, and reaffirmed the broad discretion afforded to federal agencies in settling regulatory claims.

Attorney-Client Privilege Following Corporate Dissolution [The Legal Intelligencer]

May 21, 2014

In an article published in The Legal Intelligencer, Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger, members of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, discuss Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr.'s recent ruling in Red Vision Systems v. National Real Estate Information Services, No. 14-0411 (Comm. Pls. Feb. 26, 2014), that the attorney-client privilege does not apply to corporations no longer in business has garnered significant attention, including an appeal and the filing of amicus briefing by the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Practical Tips for Maintaining Privilege With Consultants [The Legal Intelligencer]

March 19, 2014

In an article titled "Practical Tips for Maintaining Privilege With Consultants," Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger, members of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, discuss how general counsel can protect confidential communications with outside consultants from disclosure.

Privileged Communications With Outside Consultants [The Legal Intelligencer]

February 19, 2014

Penn State University recently decided to waive attorney-client privilege and cooperate in the criminal prosecutions of certain former employees. Obviously, the former employees have attempted to assert privilege to exclude potentially incriminating statements. How would it affect their claims of privilege if the university shared that confidential information with outside consultants hired during the investigation?

Supreme Court Considers Deference to Other Judicial Proceedings [The Legal Intelligencer]

January 02, 2014

In two cases this term, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the extent to which federal courts should defer to the decisions of other tribunals. Its decisions will have a substantial effect on the role of the federal courts in relation to state proceedings and in reviewing the decisions of international arbitration panels.

The Importance of Drafting Clear Corporate Bylaws [The Legal Intelligencer]

December 04, 2013

In September 2009, when the FBI had arrested Sergey Aleynikov for allegedly stealing proprietary trading codes from Goldman Sachs, the financial powerhouse probably did not expect, as a purported victim, to pay him to defend against the criminal charges. However, last month a New Jersey federal judge held that Aleynikov, a programmer at a Goldman subsidiary for less than two years, could be considered an officer by virtue of his vice president title and that the company's bylaws required it to advance his attorney fees. The ongoing dispute over the costs of Aleynikov's defense against federal and state charges arising from his alleged theft demonstrates the importance of careful drafting of the advancement and indemnification provisions of corporate bylaws.

Are Surety Agreements Insurance? Federal Courts Weigh in [The Legal Intelligencer]

November 27, 2013

When is insurance not insurance? According to both Merriam-Webster and Black's Law Dictionary, insurance is a "contract whereby one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee another against loss by a specified contingency or peril." Under that definition, "insurance" would include surety agreements, where one party agrees to indemnify another party if a third party defaults on a debt or fails to perform on a contract. But not so fast. A recent Pennsylvania federal court decision dismissed a bad-faith claim against a surety, finding that a surety bond is not "insurance" in Upper Pottsgrove Township v. International Fidelity Insurance, No. 13-1758 (E.D.Pa. Oct. 2, 2013).

Justices Considering Jurisdiction Over Foreign Parties [The Legal Intelligencer]

November 14, 2013

The jurisdiction cases reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court are rarely headline-grabbing. Nonetheless, those cases exert a significant effect on the civil litigation that fills the nation's dockets. This fall, the justices are considering two interesting cases from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that may limit the ability of federal courts to exercise jurisdiction over parties in foreign districts.

Cash 2.0: Bitcoin and the Regulation of Digital Currency [The Legal Intelligencer]

October 23, 2013

On July 31, as an act of protest against an order to share a trial court's award for the wrongful death of his son with others injured in the same traffic accident, an Illinois man decided to pony up the $150,000 in quarters. The 600,000 quarters were loaded into 150 bags, and an armored truck transported the four-ton payload from St. Louis to Marion, Ill. The bags were then divided equally, loaded onto two flatbed trucks and delivered to the law firms that represented the other victims in the wreck. Of course, not all cash transactions are this burdensome, but the example helps to explain why more payments are made without using bills or coins than ever before.

Education

  • Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2007
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Hon. Mitchell S. Goldberg, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Hon. David R. Strawbridge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania