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Steve Dickinson discusses Cozen O’Connor, its recent growth, and how he assists international companies doing business in the United States and domestic companies in their international opportunities during the Rock Report segment of It’s Your Agri Business.


We advise foreign clients with interests in the United States, U.S.-based clients with interests abroad, and foreign and domestic partners in cross-border trade and joint ventures. More specifically, our clients include foreign corporations, international subsidiaries, U.S. firms, foreign and domestic governments, venture funds and emerging businesses, investment funds, tax-exempt organizations, corporate boards, executives, and entrepreneurs. The firm provides sophisticated counsel on corporate and regulatory law, as well as on all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution.

In addition to first-hand experience with and detailed knowledge of foreign legal and regulatory regimes, attorneys in Cozen O’Connor’s International Practice are knowledgeable about foreign cultures and languages. Our attorneys have studied, lived, and practiced in countries around the world, which greatly enhances the firm’s capacity to operate effectively abroad.


Corporate. Cozen O’Connor attorneys complete major international corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and sales, joint ventures, “going private” transactions, public auctions and tender offers, technology and licensing agreements, secured and unsecured loans, and dealership, franchise, partnership agreements as well as other cross-border deals.

Securities. Cozen O’Connor represents clients in capital-raising activities in the U.S. and abroad, including initial and alternative public offerings, private equity and debt offerings, offerings of high-yield debt and rated securities, private placement of debt, equity and hybrid securities, shelf takedowns, secondary underwritten offerings, ATM offerings, PIPEs, and other offerings. We also advise clients on compliance matters with respect to registration, stock exchange listings, periodic filings, proxy statements, securities arbitrations, and investigations.

International Trade & Customs. Cozen O’Connor represents U.S. and foreign companies in trade matters involving a range of issues from customs compliance and export controls to economic sanctions and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. We appear regularly before the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Treasury, Homeland Security, State, and Defense, as well as in various trade and international courts.

Immigration. Cozen O’Connor advises clients on immigrant and non-immigrant visas, permanent residency, work permits, intra-company transfers, hiring procedures for foreign nationals, citizenship, and immigration law compliance. We resolve immigration issues as they pertain to individuals, families, or groups of workers; assess compliance programs; and evaluate corporate transactions.

Government Relations. Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, the firm’s bipartisan government relations agency, offers the full complement of government affairs services, including legislative and executive branch advocacy, policy analysis, government procurement assistance, and crisis management. Members of the group have held high-level positions in both Republican and Democratic administrations, worked for members of Congress, and staffed presidential and gubernatorial transition teams.

Litigation. Cozen O’Connor is a renowned business litigation firm. Our members have successfully represented domestic and international clients for more than 40 years and appear in courts around the world on a daily basis. We handle disputes in areas such as antitrust, intellectual property, product liability, securities, professional liability, government investigations, criminal defense, tax, and bankruptcy. We also have extensive experience with global insurance coverage and subrogation/recovery.

Intellectual Property. Cozen O’Connor helps clients acquire, manage, and protect their intellectual property to compete effectively in a global economy. We maintain an up-to-the-minute knowledge of international patent, trademark, trade dress and copyright law; advise clients on procurement, prosecution, enforcement, asset management, monetization, licensing and litigation; and protect clients from infringement, deceptive trade practices, counterfeiting, misappropriation of trade secrets, and publicity and privacy violations.

Insurance. Cozen O’Connor represents leading insurance and reinsurance companies in coverage and bad faith litigation involving many different lines of insurance product, including professional liability, financial lines, directors and officers liability, commercial property, builders risk, life and health, cyber risks, environmental, energy, food contamination, surety, policyholder bankruptcy, and financial guaranty. Our attorneys regularly serve as lead trial or coordinating counsel on behalf of major insurers and reinsurers across the globe.

Private Client Services.  Cozen O’Connor assists high net worth individuals and families with connections to multiple jurisdictions with all aspects of their cross-border income, estate, and gift tax planning. We help clients create structures to achieve their personal wealth transfer objectives while maintaining privacy and minimizing taxes. 

Transportation & Logistics. Cozen O’Connor supports a premier international transportation practice. From Marad protocols and maritime competition laws to government contracts and international arbitrations, our attorneys help clients operate in the international marketplace. We are knowledgeable about foreign treaties and competition law, enjoy good rapport with foreign counterparts, and often advise foreign organizations and law firms on relevant U.S. laws.



USTR Annual Report to Congress on China’s Compliance with WTO: Request for Public Comments [Alert]

August 23, 2021

T. Wallrich, H. Marx, and K. Zentner discuss the USTR’s Trade Policy Staff Committee soliciting public commentary regarding China’s compliance with its obligations to the WTO.

Antitrust Enforcers Lodge First Criminal Indictment for Violation of No-Poach Agreement [Alert]

January 13, 2021

David Reichenberg, Stephen Miller, and Casey James discuss the DOJ's indictment charging Surgical Care Affiliates LLC of colluding with two companies not to solicit each other’s senior-level employees.

U.S. Companies with Foreign Affiliates Face Reporting Deadline in 2020 [Alert]

March 26, 2020

Barbara Muller reminds U.S. persons that control at least 10 percent or more of the ownership interests in a foreign business enterprise must file a mandatory benchmark survey called Form BE 10 by May 29, 2020.

U.S. Companies with Foreign Affiliates Face Reporting Deadline In 2020

November 13, 2019

Barbara Muller discussed the various requirements for any U.S. person who controls, directly or indirectly, at least 10 percent or more of the ownership interests in a foreign business enterprise.

Sixth Circuit Finds Discovery Under 28 USC § 1782 Is Available in Foreign Arbitrations

September 24, 2019

David Loh and Chris Raleigh discuss the Sixth Circuit' decision in Abdul Latif Jameel Transportation Company Ltd. v. FedEx Corp., that relies on the Supreme Court decision in Intel Corp. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

English Court Considers if U.S. Controlled Marine Insurers Must Pay Claim in Light of Sanctions [Alert]

December 03, 2018

Andrew Tobin and Marli Wildchut discuss a recent marine insurance case wherein London based but U.S. controlled insurers were ordered by an English court to pay a cargo insurance claim concerning Iran, under a policy governed by English Law, because the standard London Market sanctions exclusion clause did not provide them with a defense.

U.S. Companies with Foreign Ownership Face Reporting Deadline [International Alert]

March 14, 2018

Barbara Müller discusses the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) requirement that all U.S. entities with 10 percent or more foreign ownership file a mandatory benchmark survey called Form BE-12 by May 31, 2018 (June 30, 2018, if the survey is filed via the BEA’s online system).

Federal Tax Legislation: Major Changes to International Taxation [Tax Alert]

January 04, 2018

Josh Weinberger discusses how the Trump administration's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act impacts U.S. persons with foreign income earned by foreign corporations.

Hurricane Maria Highlights the Peril of Puerto Rico’s Colonial Status

September 28, 2017

Evan Berquist, a member of Cozen O'Connor's International practice, discusses Hurricane Maria in on The Hill.

Developments in Reporting Requirements for Foreign Investors in the United States

February 08, 2017

Steve Dickinson discusses recent developments in reporting requirements for foreign investors in the ABA Section of International Law’s M&A and Joint Ventures Committee Newsletter.

New IRS Reporting Rule Could Bite Unwary Foreign Investors [Corporate Alert]

January 05, 2017

Steven Dickinson discusses the IRS's new reporting requirements for wholly foreign-owned limited liability companies and other disregarded entities, which is a significant change from past practice.

P5+1 Nations Reach Nuclear Deal with Iran [Transportation & Logistics Alert]

July 16, 2015

Under the JCPOA, Iran will reduce its stockpile of enriched uranium, limit the number of centrifuges it operates for uranium enrichment, and allow monitoring of its nuclear program by IAEA inspectors and the U.S. and E.U. nuclear-related sanctions against Iran will be eased and ultimately phased out.

U.S. and Cuba Reestablish Diplomatic Relations [Transportation & Logistics Alert]

July 06, 2015

President Obama announced that the United States and Cuba had reached agreement on the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and that the two countries would soon reopen embassies in each other’s capitals for the first time since 1961.

White House Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela [Transportation & Logistics Alert]

March 12, 2015

On March 9, 2015, pursuant to authority contained in the recently enacted Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act (Act), President Obama issued an executive order (EO) declaring a national emergency with respect to Venezuela. The EO cites ongoing public corruption, oppression of political opponents, curtailment of Venezuela’s free press, and violent human rights abuses in Venezuela that pose a threat to U.S. security and foreign policy and directs the imposition of targeted economic sanctions.

U.S. Ukraine-Related Sanctions: Another List to Check and What It Means [Transportation & Logistics Alert]

July 23, 2014

On July 16, 2014 in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control announced that it was adding several individuals and entities to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list. As with previous designations, most of the individuals appear to be high ranking members of Russia’s political or military establishment, while the entities appear connected to Russia’s energy and defense sectors.

Anti-suit Injunctions and Anti-arbitration Injunctions in the US Enjoining Foreign Proceedings [Practical Law Litigation]

July 17, 2014

Martin Gusy and Matthew Weldon, members of Cozen O’Connor’s International Arbitration Practice Group, authored a Thomson Reuters Practical Law practice note that examines the legal and procedural requirements counsel must consider when seeking to enjoin international litigation or arbitration.

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2014 (7th Edition)

April 30, 2014

Martin Gusy and Matthew Weldon, members of Cozen O’Connor’s International Arbitration Practice Group, authored the New York chapter of the 7th edition of “The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2014,” published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London ( The Guide provides corporate counsel and international practitioners with a comprehensive overview of litigation and alternative dispute resolution practices across the globe.

An Introduction to International Law for Afghanistan [Afghanistan Legal Education Project ]

June 01, 2011

Evan Berquist co-authored the International Law for Afghanistan, 1st ed. This publication gives a detailed view of international law as it relates to Afghanistan.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Updates on U.S. Trade Remedies

December 14, 2020 -

What the Stimulus Means for Your Company

March 31, 2020 - Webinar

Going Global? Resources Today

May 24, 2018 - Des Moines, Iowa

Globalism and Managing Risk

October 05, 2017 - Des Moines, IA

Going Global: Thinking Beyond the Domestic Market

July 10, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN

EMLO 2017 Spring Seminar

April 27, 2017 - Genoa, Italy


November 17, 2016 - Fargo, ND

41st IATTO Forum

November 02, 2016 - Des Moines, IA

Iowa and China: Business at the Crossroads

September 07, 2016 - Des Moines, IA

Union Internationals des Avocats 59th Congress

October 28, 2015 - Valencia, Spain

21st Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop

June 12, 2014 - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

London Market U.S.A. Study Tour

July 14, 2013 - Chicago, IL

In The News

The Rock Report

September 27, 2021

Steve Dickinson discusses Cozen O’Connor, its recent growth, and how he assists international companies doing business in the United States and domestic companies in their international opportunities during the Rock Report segment of It’s Your Agri Business.

Italy Practice Featured by Italian Press for Critical Role in Assisting Leading Companies Achieve Expansion during COVID-19 Challenges

April 26, 2021

Christian Moretti and Cozen O’Connor’s Italy Practice were featured in Top Legal magazine in an article discussing legal developments and market trends as well as opportunities for Italian companies in the United States and China.

Cozen O’Connor Continues to Ramp up its Corporate Practice, Adding Leading Cross-Border Corporate Attorney Christian Moretti to its New York Office

June 02, 2020

Moretti is the 12th Attorney to Join the Corporate Practice Group in the Last Two Months

Cozen O’Connor Recognized As a Best Law Firm in 24 Practice Areas Nationwide, 106 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2019

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.

Cozen O’Connor Advises Eurofins Scientific in $175 Million Acquisition of TestAmerica Environmental Services

October 04, 2018

The Corporate and International practices at Cozen O’Connor represented Eurofins Scientific SE in the acquisition of TestAmerica Environmental Services LLC (TestAmerica) from JSTI Group. The transaction is valued at $175 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to the fulfillment of regulatory and customary closing conditions.

Cozen O’Connor Guides Eurofins Scientific in $670 Million Acquisition of Covance Food Solutions

May 04, 2018

The Corporate and International practices at Cozen O’Connor represented Eurofins Scientific SE in the acquisition of Covance Food Solutions from Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp).

Dickinson appointed to Minnesota District Export Council

February 15, 2018

Steven J. Dickinson, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s International Practice, has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Minnesota District Export Council.

Eurofins Scientific Acquires EAG Laboratories for $780 Million

December 05, 2017

The national corporate practice and international practice at Cozen O’Connor represented Eurofins Scientific SE in the acquisition of EAG Laboratories from affiliates of Odyssey Investment Partners. The transaction is valued at $780 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis, and closed on December 1, 2017.

Lt. Governor Tina Smith to Lead Bipartisan Delegation of Minnesota Elected Officials and Business Leaders to Cuba

June 16, 2017

Minnesota governor Tina Smith issued a press release about the trade mission to Cuba, which begins Monday, June 19th.

The Skill You Should Acquire To Land Your Next Job

March 19, 2017

Evan Berquist is quoted in a Forbes article about the growing importance of foreign language skills.

Notes on Cuban Chocolate & Responsible Tourism in Baracoa

January 17, 2017

Evan Berquist, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice Group, discusses Cuba’s food-rationing system and responsible tourism on the travel blog, Epicure and Culture.


Steven J. Dickinson

Co-Chair, International Practice

(612) 260-9051

Jeffrey F. Lawrence

Chair, Transportation & Trade, Co-Chair, International Practice

(202) 463-2504

Christian Moretti

Vice Chair, International Practice

(212) 883-2238


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