Ira C. Gubernick

Co-Chair, Corporate Practice Group

Ira Gubernick serves as co-chair of the Corporate Practice and as a member of the firm’s board of directors. He leads corporate transactions on behalf of public and private companies, funds and family offices, dynamic startups, and ambitious entrepreneurs.

His current practice focuses on the areas of mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, private equity and growth transactions, restructurings, financings, and business advising. Ira advises clients across numerous industries, including health care, technology, gaming, manufacturing, wholesale, and retail and he serves as lead counsel on diverse deals valued in the millions to billions of dollars.

Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Ira practiced at several other international and regional law firms, and served for more than a decade as an in-house general counsel and business development executive.

Ira received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and earned his B.A. in accounting, with distinction, from The George Washington University. He is a member of the accounting academic society, Beta Alpha Psi; the business academic society, Beta Gamma Sigma; and the leadership honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa. At The George Washington University, Ira served as president of the Student Association and a university trustee. He was the inaugural recipient of the School of Business’s Distinguished Scholar Award.

Outside of his legal practice, Ira serves on the Leadership Advisory Council of The George Washington University, executive board of the Philadelphia Art Museum’s Corporate Partners Program, and is an active volunteer and fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.

Experience

News

Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice and Multiple Attorneys Recognized in IFLR1000 2022 Edition

October 24, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm’s Corporate Practice and multiple attorneys in the firm’s Corporate and Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring practices have been recognized by IFLR1000 in its 2022 edition.

Cozen O'Connor Names Four Shareholders to Board of Directors

September 12, 2022

Cozen O’Connor has elected shareholders Susan Eisenberg, Gene Giotto, Ira Gubernick, and Gina Smith to the firm’s board of directors.

Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice and Multiple Attorneys Recognized by IFLR1000

September 16, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm’s Corporate Practice and multiple attorneys in the firm’s Corporate and Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring practices have been recognized by IFLR1000.

Corporate Attorney Ira Gubernick Named Among “Best of the Bar” by the Philadelphia Business Journal

October 17, 2017

Ira C. Gubernick, vice chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, was selected for the Philadelphia Business Journal’s inaugural “Best of the Bar.”

Cozen O’Connor Announces Strategic Partnership with Dreamit

April 25, 2016

Launches New “COpilot” Website Designed to Address Emerging Businesses’ Needs

Events & Seminars

Past Events

ACC Greater Philadelphia - Corporate Counsel University

February 13, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • The George Washington University, B.Acy., with high distinction, 1986

Awards & Honors

IFLR1000, Highly Regarded, 2019-2022

Philadelphia Business Journal Best of the Bar 2017

  • Pennsylvania
  • Co-Vice Chairman, IMPACT 2014 Capital Conference; Co-Chairman, IMPACT 2015 Capital Conference
  • Executive Board of the Corporate Partners Program, Philadelphia Art Museum, 2013 – 2020, 2022
  • Executive Council, The George Washington University Luther Rice Society
  • Executive Leadership Team, American Heart Association's 2014 Heart Ball
  • Active Participant, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Leadership Advisory Council, The George Washington University