Cozen O’Connor: Rinaldi Bailey, Elaine

Elaine Rinaldi Bailey

Vice Chairman

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2096

(215) 701-2096

Elaine Rinaldi Bailey is responsible for the implementation of the firm’s strategic plan and for continuing the firm’s growth in key markets nationally and internationally. She is responsible for all partner acquisitions across the firm's global geographic footprint. She is also responsible for the firm's Lateral Integration Program ensuring that all of its newly acquired talent is successfully and quickly integrated into the fabric and culture of the firm. Elaine formerly co-directed the firm’s Canadian alliance, Cozen O’Connor Subrogation Consultants, Inc., and later spearheaded the development of its Toronto Office.

For more than 25 years, Elaine’s practice focused on litigation where she tried complex litigation and property subrogation matters. Elaine has successfully handled litigation cases in more than 20 jurisdictions across 10 states. Elaine has published articles and lectured on various litigation topics including allocation and priority of recovery interests in the subrogation context. In her present management role, Elaine has published articles and spoken on lateral integration.

Elaine is a trustee of the Paoli Hospital Foundation. Elaine is a former trustee and past president of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. She was a founding member of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group and past co-chair of its Summer Associate Program. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations.

Elaine is a cum laude graduate of Pennsylvania State University and Duquesne University School of Law where she was awarded the Order of the Barristers and was the recent decisions editor of the Duquesne Law Review.

News

Cozen O’Connor Board Re-Elects Heller, Promotes McGuinness and Rinaldi Bailey

February 07, 2018

The Board of Directors of Cozen O’Connor unanimously re-elected Michael J. Heller to a third, three-year term as Chief Executive Officer of the firm, and added the title Executive Chairman effective immediately.

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.

Cozen O’Connor Member Elaine M. Rinaldi Lectures On Women In The Profession

September 15, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Member Elaine M. Rinaldi Lectures On Women In The Profession

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 Names Its 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll

April 08, 2008

Cozen O’Connor has announced that 61 attorneys and 8 paralegals have been named to the firm’s 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll.

Publications

Making a Marriage Work: Ensuring Long-Term Success In Lateral Integration [The Legal Intelligencer]

February 15, 2011

Making a Marriage Work: Ensuring Long-Term Success In Lateral Integration - The Legal Intelligencer - Have you ever thought that attracting lateral partners to your firm is much like dating and marriage? You have worked hard to attract a key lateral partner with a big book of business to your firm. You have spent a lot of time and effort, culled through a lot of other candidates and finally found what you have long desired — the lawyer of your dreams with a track record of success, a great pedigree, a significant client

Contingency Fees In Canada [International/Overseas: United States and Canada]

November 29, 2010

Contingency Fees In Canada - International/Overseas: United States and Canada - Until September of this year, Ontario was the only province in Canada that prohibited contingency fee arrangements between law firms and their clients. This state of affairs has changed since the Ontario Court of Appeal handed down its decision in the case of McIntyre v. A.G. Ontario, ruling that contingency fees in Ontario are not prohibited by the common law or statute, as long as they are reasonable and fair. Now

Apportionment of Recovery Between Insured and Insurer in a Subrogation Case [Proof of Damages - Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers]

January 13, 2006

Apportionment of Recovery Between Insured and Insurer in a Subrogation Case - Proof of Damages - Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers - 22 pgs total. Apportioning damages in a subrogation case is difficult. Jurisdictions approach the issue differently...most jurisdictions adhere to the insured whole rule, some continue to advocate the insurer whole rule. Significantly, many jurisdictions have yet to address the apportionment issue. …Given the...proration rule, it is in the best interests of both the insured and the insurer...to enter into a litigation agreement prior to commencing any action against a third-party tortfeasor.

Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers [Regional Updates in Subrogation Law & Litigation: Law & Procedure in New England States]

January 13, 2006

Subrogation and Recovery - Articles and Papers - Regional Updates in Subrogation Law & Litigation: Law & Procedure in New England States -

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Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1982
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., cum laude, 1978

Awards & Honors

Philadelphia Business Journal: Women of Distinction - 2005

  • Pennsylvania
  • Commonwealth Court Of Pennsylvania
  • Court Of Common Pleas - Bucks County
  • Court Of Common Pleas - Chester County
  • Court Of Common Pleas - Delaware County
  • Court Of Common Pleas - Philadelphia County
  • Court Of Common Pleas- Montgomery County
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Pennsylvania
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association