Cozen O’Connor: Loffler, Jesse Ryan

Jesse Ryan Loffler



(412) 620-6493

(412) 275-2354

New York

(212) 453-3926

Jesse focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation including matters relating to securities law, shareholder litigation, contract, governmental investigations, insurance, real estate, bankruptcy and employment disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, Jesse was a litigation associate at the New York headquarters of an International law firm. While there, he engaged in all aspects of complex commercial litigation at trial and appellate level in federal and state courts.

Jesse also maintains an extensive pro bono practice serving a diverse range of clients in impact litigation, including matters relating to LGBTQ and political asylum, voting rights, women’s access to health care, and transgender rights. He has also volunteered at a legal clinic for at-risk and homeless youth in New York City.

Jesse gained valuable business experience before attending law school. He was co-founder and managing director of Magellan Publications, Inc. and manager of Research & Business Development for the Regina Regional Economic Development Authority (now Economic Development Regina, Inc.).

Jesse earned his undergraduate degree in Government from Harvard University, and earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was head editor of the Cardozo Law Review and member of Order of the Coif. While attending law school, he was a research assistant to Professor Marci Hamilton and Professor Susan Heyman. Jesse was also an Alexander Fellow, acting in the capacity as junior clerk, to Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.



Cozen O’Connor Team Wins Landmark First Amendment Ruling

June 21, 2019

The team includes Michael de Leeuw, Stuart Shorenstein, Tamar Wise, Stephen Miller, Jesse Loffler, William Lesser, and Anna Hanke.

Cozen O'Connor Promotes 27 to Membership

May 01, 2019

Cozen O'Connor is pleased to recognize 27 attorneys with the promotion to member: Dylan Alper, Philip J. Berens, Alison Weintraub Berson, Evan Berquist, Alexandra Campau, Alissa K. Christopher, Matthew D. Clyde, Rachel Collins Clarke, Michael A. Corgan, Matthew L. Elkin, Nicole M. Ellis, Alex H. Hayden, David S. Huard, Haryle Kaldis, David Kirchblum, Matthew Evan Lewitz, Jesse Ryan Loffler, Samantha L. Mazo, Lindsey A. Miller, Jeffrey M. Monhait, Jonathan Nase, Jacqueline Promislo, Shelby K. Riney, Kelly Shinn, Terri A. Sutton, Daniel P. Thiel, and Laura Zulick.

Jesse Ryan Loffler Named President-Elect of the National LGBT Bar Foundation

March 08, 2019

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Pittsburgh-based Commercial Litigator Jesse Ryan Loffler has been named president-elect of the National LGBT Bar Foundation’s board of directors after serving for two years as its Treasurer.

Jesse Ryan Loffler Honored with the Gates Award for Pro Bono Efforts

April 12, 2018

Jesse Ryan Loffler, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, was honored by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law student group OUTLaw with the Gates Award.


The First Amendment is Not a Right to Say Anything, Anywhere

September 27, 2019

Jesse Loffler contributed an article to Lawyers Journal discussing American's freedom of speech and what this really entails.

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  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
  • Harvard University, B.A., 2005

Awards & Honors

E. Nathaniel Gates Award, 2018

Immigration Equality Safe Haven Award, 2014

National LGBT Bar Association, Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40, 2014

Empire State Counsel, New York State Bar Association

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

National LGBT Bar Association, Foundation Board of Directors, Treasurer

Children’s Healthcare Is a Legal Duty (CHILD) USA, Secretary

American Bar Association

National LGBT Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

New York State Bar Association