Jason M. Shargel



(215) 665-6914

(215) 665-2013

Recent News:

Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice and Multiple Attorneys Recognized by IFLR 1000

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 IFLR 1000.

Jason has more than 40 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 and, since 2006, has been selected by Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law and for mergers and acquisitions in Philadelphia. He has also been recognized as one of the top Corporate/M&A: Securities lawyers in Pennsylvania by Chambers & Partners USA each year since 2007, and was recognized as "highly regarded" in Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity and M&A in Pennsylvania in IFLR 1000 from 2019-2021.

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.



  • 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, 2019-2021

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

Best Lawyers in America 2006-2022

Chambers & Partners USA: Corporate/M&A: Securities 2007-2021

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2006

  • Pennsylvania

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

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association