Sarah D. Schlossberg

Chair, Women's Initiative
Of Counsel

Sarah D. Schlossberg’s practice is focused on a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, class actions, professional malpractice, product liability, real estate litigation, construction litigation, environmental contamination, accounting malpractice and securities litigation.  

Recent matters Sarah has handled include defending two trust companies in a breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract action in federal court; representing a cabinet manufacturer in a contract dispute with a distributor in Pennsylvania state court; filing confessions of judgment to evict and recover lost revenue from holdover tenants on commercial property; defending a commercial real estate owner against allegations that its defective drainage systems caused flooding of nearby apartments and condominiums, brought as a class action on behalf of several hundred tenants; and, representing a retailer in a class action for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Sarah has tried several cases to judgment and has argued before federal and state courts.

Sarah is committed to giving back to the community and has handled numerous pro bono matters throughout her career. Through the Support Center for Child Advocates, Sarah routinely serves as an advocate for children in foster care. She has also litigated several prisoner civil rights cases, one of which resulted in a verdict in favor of her client following a two day jury trial. Sarah has been listed on Pennsylvania’s First Judicial District Pro Bono Honor Roll every year since 2007 and she received the Samuel E. Klein Pro Bono Award in 2008. 

In addition to her litigation practice, Sarah assists with administrative duties within the Commercial Litigation Department, supporting and encouraging the growth of the attorneys within the four practice groups in the department. On a more global level, she serves as Cozen O’Connor’s lateral integration coordinator for the Litigation Section to facilitate the transition of new members and shareholders. 

Sarah received her Bachelor of Science from Bradley University in 1999, where she was a member of the national championship speech team. She received her law degree from Duke University in 2004, where she was an articles editor for the Duke Journal of General Law & Policy and an executive committee member on the Moot Court Board. Immediately following law school, Sarah clerked for Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Frank J. Montemuro, Jr., sitting by designation on the Pennsylvania Superior Court. She went on to work as an associate at another Am Law 100 firm before joining Cozen O’Connor in 2010. 

News

Sarah Schlossberg Named to City & State Pennsylvania Power of Diversity: Women’s Power 100 List

August 01, 2023

Under Sarah’s leadership of the Women's Initiative, Cozen O’Connor garnered a first-time spot on Seramount’s Best Law Firms for Women and Diversity list in 2023.

Best Law Firm Mentors 2021: Sarah Schlossberg

June 18, 2021

Sarah Schlossberg was featured in a Q&A held by the Legal Intelligencer that discusses her being honored as a "Best Law Firm Mentor."

Sarah Schlossberg Honored by The Legal Intelligencer for Best Law Firm Mentor

June 01, 2021

Sarah Schlossberg, an attorney in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as a 2021 Professional Excellence Award winner in the Best Law Firm Mentors category.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized in Numerous Categories for Legal Intelligencer’s 2021 Professional Excellence Awards

May 25, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the firm’s achievements in The Legal Intelligencer’s 2021 Professional Excellence awards, which includes Cozen O’Connor being selected as a Law Firm of the Year finalist for the second year in a row.

17 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Awarded Pro Bono Service Awards by First Judicial District of PA

October 29, 2015

The judges of the First Judicial Distrct of PA will present pro bono service awards to 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys who have handled pro bono matters this year in FJD courts.

Publications

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Equity - How to Manage Your Mind to Capture and Bill All of Your Time

January 20, 2023

Molly Kremer and Sarah Schlossberg contributed an article to the February issue of ALI CLE’s The Practical Lawyer, discussing the negative outlook and struggles some attorneys have with billing.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Equity: Say What?

July 18, 2022

Sarah Schlossberg contributed an article to the August Issue of ALI CLE’s The Practical Lawyer, discussing how to navigate conversations about our country’s constantly evolving constitutional law landscape.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Equity - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Boardroom and Beyond

May 24, 2022

Kathy Jaffari and Sarah Schlossberg contributed an article to the June issue of ALI CLE’s The Practical Lawyer, discussing the increased need for boards to take the lead on implementing equitable work policies that ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) measures are being integrated and addressed within their organizations.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Equity: ADHD & Me: Strategies for Lawyers with Executive Functioning Challenges

March 22, 2022

Sarah Schlossberg contributed an article to the April issue of ALI CLE’s The Practical Lawyer, discussing strategies to help yourself stay on task, become more productive, and feel better for those with ADHD or executive functioning challenges.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Equity - Righting the (Ally)Ship

January 25, 2022

David Reichenberg and Sarah Schlossberg contributed an article to the February issue of ALI CLE’s The Practical Lawyer discussing how universal calls for equity have accelerated over the past two years thanks to the pandemic.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Equity: Out of Sync - The Great Email Crisis

November 10, 2021

Sarah Schlossberg contributed an article to the December issue of ALI CLE’s The Practical Lawyer, discussing the pandemic's impact on the volume of email traffic.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Equity: Performance Anxiety: How to Survive Evaluation Season

September 14, 2021

Sarah Schlossberg contributed an article to the October issue of ALI CLE’s The Practical Lawyer, discussing tips to ease the anxiety and pain of performance reviews.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Equity: Return to What?

August 10, 2021

Sarah Schlossberg contributed an article to the August issue of ALI CLE’s The Practical Lawyer, discussing reentry into the workplace following an unprecedented global crisis.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Equity: Oops, I Did it Again: Identifying and Rectifying Microaggressions

May 20, 2021

Sarah Schlossberg contributed an article to the June issue of ALI CLE’s The Practical Lawyer, discussing how microaggressions and implicit biases impact female and diverse attorneys.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Equality: The Rise of the Millennials

March 23, 2021

Sarah Schlossberg contributed an article to the April issue of ALI CLE’s The Practical Lawyer, discussing the challenges in the workplace and profession resulting from the rise of millennials.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Equality Her-Story: Elevating the Narrative

February 01, 2021

Sarah Schlossberg contributed an article to the February issue of ALI CLE’s The Practical Lawyer, discussing Cozen O’Connor Women’s Initiative 19th Amendment Series.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Equality: The Ongoing Challenge of Law Firm Gender Diversity

November 30, 2020

Sarah Schlossberg contributed an article to the December issue of ALI CLE’s The Practical Lawyer, discussing areas of inequality within the legal profession today.

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

Emerging and Diverging State ESG Requirements

March 14, 2024 - Philadelphia, PA

Sarah Schlossberg will moderate the “Emerging and Diverging State ESG Requirements" panel at the Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia GC/CLO Summit.

Past Events

2023 Cozen O'Connor Women's Initiative Client Event

November 08, 2023 - Philadelphia, PA

How to Evaluate Your Evaluation

September 12, 2023 - Webinar

Getting to Know You…in 5 Minutes: Speed Networking

March 30, 2023 - West Conshohocken, PA

Stop the Billing Stress!

January 18, 2023 - Webinar

2022 Association of Corporate Counsel Women’s Summit

November 16, 2022 - Conshohocken, PA

Education

  • Duke University, J.D., 2004
  • Bradley University, B.S., 1999

Awards & Honors

City & State Pennsylvania, Power of Diversity: Women 100, 2023

The Legal Intelligencer, Professional Excellence Award, Best Law Firm Mentor, 2021

The Pennsylvania First Judicial District Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2007-2020

Samuel E. Klein Pro Bono Award, 2008 

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Frank J. Montemuro, The Superior Court of Pennsylvania

Anti-Defamation League, Board Director

Wolf Performing Arts Center, Board Director; Corporate Governance Committee Chair, 2023

Maternity Care Coalition (MCC), Chair, MCC Children’s Brunch Fundraiser, 2017-2018; Committee Member, MCC Children’s Brunch Fundraiser, 2015-2016

Support Center for Child Advocates

Voter Protection Committee, Legal Volunteer in Delaware County, 2014 and 2016