Cozen O’Connor: Shargel, Jason M.

Jason M. Shargel

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-6914

(215) 665-2013

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57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

Jason has more than 35 years of experience in the private practice of corporate and securities law. Having begun his career in the SEC's Enforcement Division, Jason's practice includes mergers and acquisitions, as well as the representation of issuers and funds in venture capital, growth capital, and other private equity financings. He has also represented issuers in a wide variety of public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.

Among his honors, Jason has been named the M&A Lawyer of the Year in Philadelphia by Best Lawyers in America for 2016 and again for 2018. He has also been selected by Best Lawyers in America from 2006 through 2018 in Philadelphia for Corporate Law and for Mergers and Acquisitions, as well as recognized as one of the top ten Corporate/M&A: Securities lawyers in Pennsylvania by Chambers & Partners USA for each year from 2007 through 2019.

Jason earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an editor of the law review and a member of the Order of the Coif, and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Columbia University. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Experience

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1977
  • Columbia University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1974

Awards & Honors

IFLR 1000, Highly Regarded, 2019

2016 and 2018 M&A Lawyer of the Year in Philadelphia by Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America 2006-2019

Chambers & Partners USA: Corporate/M&A: Securities 2007-2019

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2006

  • Pennsylvania

Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association