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Cozen O’Connor is an internationally recognized leader in the area of insurance coverage and claims. With more than 125 dedicated coverage attorneys in 15 offices, our coverage team handles complex matters for insurance industry clients across the United States and around the world.

The firm represents primary and excess insurers, reinsurers, third-party administrators, managing general agents, insurance brokers and agents, and independent adjustment companies. Collectively, our attorneys have experience in virtually every line of business. Our practice areas include:

Cozen O’Connor works closely with clients throughout the claims process to resolve issues efficiently and in a way that serves insurers’ broad business goals. Often, detailed contractual analysis and thoughtful negotiation can bring a matter to a swift conclusion. If not, our attorneys are highly skilled at dispositive motions, alternative dispute resolutions and trial. 

Indeed, Cozen O’Connor attorneys have been serving as lead trial counsel or national coordinating counsel in complex coverage litigation for four decades. The team includes fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers and International Academy of Trial Lawyers, individuals and practices highly ranked by Chambers & Partners USA and other publications, and authors of widely cited treatises on insurance law.

The size, bench strength and geographic scope of our practice greatly benefits insurers. We are able to provide comprehensive one-stop coverage counsel, advise clients on each state’s unique set of codes and jurisprudence, and identify new trends in coverage and claims handling on a national and international basis.

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Supreme Court Orders Stand Down on Insurance Neutrality Test for Standing [Alert]

July 02, 2024

Marla Benedek discusses the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Truck Insurance Exchange v. Kaiser Gypsum Co., Inc., which held that insurers facing potential liability for bankruptcy claims are parties in interest under the Bankruptcy Code.

Claims Notes: June 2024 [Alert]

June 27, 2024

Cozen O'Connor’s Global Insurance Department's Claims Notes provides quick, to-the-point summaries of national insurance developments, including notable insurance decisions, legislation, trends, and regulatory guidance.

Texas Supreme Court Rejects Free Speech and Due Process Challenges to Public Adjuster Regulations [Alert]

June 10, 2024

Karl Schulz discusses the Texas Supreme Court's recent ruling rejecting Stonewater Roofing's claim that a Texas statute violated free speech and due process rights.

Claims Notes: May 2024 [Alert]

May 30, 2024

Cozen O'Connor’s Global Insurance Department's Claims Notes provides quick, to-the-point summaries of national insurance developments, including notable insurance decisions, legislation, trends, and regulatory guidance.

Beware of Pitfalls with Use of In-House Counsel

May 13, 2024

Alicia G. Curran contributed the article “Beware of Pitfalls with Use of In-House Counsel” for the Defense Research Institute (DRI)’s May issue of For the Defense magazine.

Claims Notes: April 2024

April 29, 2024

Cozen O'Connor’s Global Insurance Department's Claims Notes provides quick, to-the-point summaries of national insurance developments, including notable insurance decisions, legislation, trends, and regulatory guidance.

Claims Notes: March, 2024

March 26, 2024

Cozen O'Connor’s Global Insurance Department's Claims Notes provides quick, to-the-point summaries of national insurance developments, including notable insurance decisions, legislation, trends, and regulatory guidance.

Texas Insurance Ruling Could Restore Finality To Appraisal [Law360]

March 06, 2024

Law360 published the “Texas Insurance Ruling Could Restore Finality To Appraisal” Expert Analysis column written by Karl A. Schulz.

Claims Notes

February 27, 2024

Cozen O'Connor’s Global Insurance Department's Claims Notes provides quick, to-the-point summaries of national insurance developments, including notable insurance decisions, legislation, trends, and regulatory guidance.

Is there CGL Coverage for Cyber Breach Claims? [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

February 23, 2024

The coverage dispute in Home Depot, Inc., et al v. Steadfast Insurance Company, et al. arises out of a 2014 data breach of millions of Home Depot’s customers’ payment information. As a result of the breach, the financial institutions needed to cancel and replace the effected cards. Subsequently,...

The End of a “Forever War”? Texas Supreme Court Answers Certified Question Concerning Appraisal [Alert]

February 13, 2024

Karl Schulz reviews a Texas Supreme Court finding on a key issue concerning appraisal that was dividing lower Texas state courts and Texas federal district courts.

The CLM Magazine Features Vincent Passarelli’s Thoughts on Recent Kansas Decision

January 03, 2024

Vincent Passarelli’s analysis of the recent Kansas decision from the Sina Davani v. Travelers Personal Insurance Company and Geico Insurance Agency, LLC case was featured in the CLM National December 2023 column.

Quirk in law allows defense attorneys to 'literally' remove cases to federal court

November 09, 2023

David A. Shimkin published the article “Quirk in law allows defense attorneys to 'literally' remove cases to federal court” for Westlaw Today.

Extreme Weather And Renewable Project Insurance Coverage

October 18, 2023

Law360 published the “Extreme Weather And Renewable Project Insurance Coverage” Expert Analysis column written by Paul Ferland and Joshua Tumen.

Cozen O'Connor Adds Insurance Attorneys In LA, Houston

October 17, 2023

Law360 covered the recent expansion to the firm’s insurance litigation practice by adding Julie E. Van Wert, David M. Berke, Jerome P. Doctors, and Rangi Perera in Los Angeles and Christopher Tramonte in Houston.

Impact of Climate Change on Coverage under Builder’s Risk Insurance Policies for Renewable Energy Projects

September 22, 2023

Paul C. Ferland and Joshua Tumen contributed the practice note “Impact of Climate Change on Coverage under Builder’s Risk Insurance Policies for Renewable Energy Projects” for Lexis+ and Practical Guidance Insurance.

1st Circ. Harvard Ruling Provides Primer On Policy Provisions

September 11, 2023

Andrew S. Paliotta wrote the expert analysis column titled “1st Circ. Harvard Ruling Provides Primer On Policy Provisions” for Law360.

First Circuit Affirms Insurer’s Denial for Late Notice Under Claims-Made Policy [Alert]

August 16, 2023

The First Circuit rejected the insured’s argument that an insurer’s purported “actual knowledge” of a claim is sufficient to comply with the policy.

FDCC’s Friday Five: Contractual Limitations on Umbrella Coverage and the Texas Supreme Court: Umbrella Policy Coverage Extended Beyond Service Contract Requirements

June 20, 2023

Melissa Brill and William H. Craven wrote the article, "Contractual Limitations on Umbrella Coverage and the Texas Supreme Court: Umbrella Policy Coverage Extended Beyond Service Contract Requirements” that was featured in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s Insurance Coverage Section of the Friday Five Newsletter.

Contractual Limitations on Umbrella Coverage and the Texas Supreme Court: Umbrella Policy Coverage Extended Beyond Service Contract Requirements [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

May 25, 2023

While not often in the limelight, standard business practice relies on service contracts and, in turn, risk transfer through those contracts. Critical issues can arise regarding whether a party seeking additional insured coverage is actually an additional insured, and if so, the amount of policy...

Washington Supreme Court Holds Certain Hybrid Occurrence/Claims-Made and Reported Policies May Violate Public Policy [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

May 18, 2023

“We cannot enforce insurance provisions that render coverage so narrow it is illusory.”[1] The Washington Supreme Court used this reasoning to hold that a contractor’s commercial general liability policy was unenforceable where it required that an “occurrence” occur and a claim be made and...

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Recent Developments and Special Situations Impacting Removal in Insurance Cases

May 10, 2023

Stephen P. Pate co-authored the article, “Should I Stay or Should I Go? Recent Developments and Special Situations Impacting Removal in Insurance Cases” for the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) May issue of For The Defense.

Insurance Coverage for Construction Defect Claims Made Simple

April 01, 2023

John R. Ewell co-authored the article, “Insurance Coverage for Construction Defect Claims Made Simple” for the American Bar Association (ABA) Spring 2023 edition of The Brief magazine.

How Courts Are Clarifying D&O Policies' Bump-Up Provisions

February 14, 2023

Andrew S. Paliotta wrote the expert analysis column titled, “How Courts Are Clarifying D&O Policies' Bump-Up Provisions” for Law360.

Seventh Circuit Affirms Insurers’ Application of Bump Up Provision to Exclude Coverage [Alert]

January 26, 2023

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s holding that a settlement with various shareholder lawsuits met the definition of an “inadequate consideration claim” in a public company D&O policy and did not constitute a covered loss.

Seventh Circuit Affirms Ruling that Notice of Amended Complaint was Untimely [Alert]

November 15, 2022

In R.W. Dunteman, the court rejected the insureds’ arguments as undermining the purpose and ordinary operation of claims-made insurance.

Significant D&O Cases From the First Half of 2022

September 22, 2022

Gary L. Gassman and Stephanie A. Nashban wrote the article “Significant D&O Cases From the First Half of 2022” for Westlaw Today.

Business Insurance’s Up Close Column with Gary Gassman

September 16, 2022

Gary L. Gassman was featured in Business Insurance’s Up Close column, commenting on the insurance industry’s outlook and challenges, his advocacy for the LBGTQ+ community, and a look into his personal life, hobbies, etc.

Forum Selection Pause: Washington’s Prohibition on Forum Selection Clauses in Insurance Contracts [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

August 31, 2022

Since Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc. v. Shute, 499 U.S. 585 (1991), forum selection clauses typically enjoy robust enforcement at both the state and federal levels. For that reason, in many (if not most) jurisdictions, contracting parties have the right and ability to structure their contracts how...

NY Insurance Ruling Reveals Limits of Contra Proferentem

August 05, 2022

John Ewell co-authored the article "NY Insurance Ruling Reveals Limits of Contra Proferentem" for Law360.

Top Bad Faith Cases of 2021

July 12, 2022

Michael W. Melendez and Chad A. Pasternack wrote the article “Top Bad Faith Cases of 2021” for Westlaw Today.

Property Insurance Coverage Can Hinge On 'Riot' Or 'Protest'

June 30, 2022

Alycen A. Moss and Elliot Kerzner wrote an expert analysis column titled, “Property Insurance Coverage Can Hinge On 'Riot' Or 'Protest'” for Law360.

Waste Water and Ambiguities: Oklahoma Supreme Court Affirms that Carrier Must Defend Oil and Gas Company in Property Damage Suit [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

June 27, 2022

In Crown Energy Co. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., Case No. 116989, 2022 WL 2128667 (Okla. June 14, 2022), the Oklahoma Supreme Court concluded that seismic activity caused by water waste disposal wells in oil and gas operations constituted an “occurrence” that was covered under a commercial general...

When Negligence Is Not an Accident: No “Occurrence” for Intentional Land Clearing [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

June 03, 2022

A new California Court of Appeal decision, Ghukasian v. Aegis Sec. Ins. Co., 78 Cal.App.5th 270 (2022), see our Alert here, affirms that a mistaken belief about the right to clear land does not transform an insured’s intentional acts into an “occurrence.” This is despite some policyholders’...

Intentional Act Without Intent to Harm May Not Be an Occurrence [Alert]

May 27, 2022

A California appellate court recently ruled that an intentional act may not be an "occurrence" even when there is no intent to cause harm.

Coverage Issues Regarding Riots, Civil Commotion, and Curfews

May 26, 2022

Alycen Moss and Elliot Kerzner co-authored the article “Coverage Issues Regarding Riots, Civil Commotion, and Curfews” for the Spring 2022 issue of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s Insights magazine.

Ten from '21 — The Top Ten Property Insurance Decisions from 2021

April 21, 2022

Alycen Moss and Stephen Pate wrote the article, "Ten from '21 — The top ten property insurance decisions from 2021," published by Westlaw Today.

Delaware Supreme Court Rejects Fundamentally Identical Relatedness Standard [Alert]

March 21, 2022

Angelo Savino and Ethan Price-Livingston discuss the decision in First Solar, Inc. v. Natl. Union Fire Ins. Co.

Ninth Circuit Affirms Application of Goods & Products Exclusion [Alert]

March 14, 2022

Angelo G. Savino and Rafael Rivera, Jr. discuss the Circuit Court's decision in Sentynl Therapeutics, Inc. v. U.S. Specialty Ins. Co.

Texas Supreme Court Adopts a Revised Northfield Exception to the Eight-Corners Rule [Alert]

March 08, 2022

James Harper discusses two opinions issued by the Supreme Court of Texas important to Texas’s duty-to-defend analysis.

COVID-19 and Event Cancellation Claims: Post-pandemic Developments [Practical Guidance]

February 03, 2022

Paul Ferland examines event cancellation coverage in general to identify the issues that will be at the forefront of legal disputes in the coming years.

Business Interruption Insurance: Post-Pandemic Litigation Developments [Practical Guidance]

January 18, 2022

Donnie Apodaca contributed a practice note in LexisNexis Practical Guidance.

The Third Circuit Finds Defense Owed for Potentially Covered Advertising Injury [Alert]

January 13, 2022

Deborah Minkoff, Alissa Christopher, and Rebekah Shapiro discuss the Third Circuit's decision in Vitamin Energy, LLC v. Evanston Ins. Co.

Circuit Split Cracks the Foundation of Illinois Brick: The Co-Conspirator Exception’s Circuit Split Exposes Need to Overturn Illinois Brick’s Indirect Purchaser Rule But Uphold Hanover Shoe

November 25, 2021

Stephen Kerstein published the article “Circuit Split Cracks the Foundation of Illinois Brick: The Co-Conspirator Exception’s Circuit Split Exposes Need to Overturn Illinois Brick’s Indirect Purchaser Rule But Uphold Hanover Shoe” for the Industrial Organization: Regulation, Antitrust & Privatization eJournal Vol. 13, Issue No. 136.

Is qEEG Evidence Admissible to Show a Brain Injury? A Washington State Court Says No [Alert]

November 11, 2021

Connor Rowinski & Robert Lee discuss the Washington court's decision in Habenicht v. Medina granting the defendants’ motion to exclude the plaintiff’s qEEG evidence.

Global Insurance Perspectives on Climate Change [White Paper]

July 21, 2021

J.D. Dickenson, Jonathan Toren, and Ryan Kelly discuss how continually shifting climate change risk realities have the potential to impact claims handling and litigation management in the insurance industry.

Doing His Part [Chicago Lawyer]

July 16, 2021

Gary Gassman is featured in the July edition of Chicago Lawyer discussing championing diversity and inclusion initiatives in his many roles within Cozen O'Connor and the American Bar Association (ABA).

First Appellate Ruling Holds COVID-19 Business Losses Are Not Physical Loss or Damage [Alert]

July 06, 2021

Alycen A. Moss and Elliot Kerzner discuss the Eighth Circuit's decision in Oral Surgeons, P.C. v. The Cincinnati Insurance Company.

Indiana Supreme Court Refuses to Hold Commercial Crime Policy Covers Ransomware Attack [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

June 30, 2021

Typically, comprehensive cyber insurance policies, rather than commercial crime policies, respond to claims of data breach and other cybercrimes. With the rise in hacking and ransomware attacks worldwide, businesses that may have chosen not to purchase cyber insurance may find themselves without...

The Insured Should Have Seen It Coming: Nevada Court Enforces Prior Acts Exclusion [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

June 24, 2021

Liability policies commonly contain exclusions precluding coverage when the insured knew or should have known that wrongful acts occurring prior to a policy’s effective date could later result in a claim. In Alps Property & Casualty Insurance Company v. Kalicki Collier, LLP, No....

Pennsylvania District Court Finds No Coverage for Foreseeable Damages to Third-Party Property Caused By Faulty Workmanship [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

May 10, 2021

In Berkley Specialty Ins. Co. v. Masterforce Constr. Corp., No. 4:19-CV-01162, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14006 (M.D. Pa. Jan. 26, 2021) (Brann, J.), the Court recently concluded that, under Pennsylvania law, all reasonably foreseeable damages to third-party property caused by faulty workmanship do...

Can a Settlement Demand Above Policy Limits Fall within Limits? A Calif. Appellate Court Says Yes

March 29, 2021

Michael Melendez and Rebekah Shapiro discuss a recent California Appeals Court decision in Planet Bingo LLC v. Burlington Ins. Co., and what it means for liability insurers.

When 1% Equals 100%: New York Rejects Fault Based Approach to Additional Insured Coverage [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

March 19, 2021

When a named insured is only 1% responsible for an accident, what percentage of indemnity coverage is owed to an additional insured? A recent New York federal court says 100%. In New York, additional insured coverage may very well extend to the additional insured’s own independent negligence, so...

Protests, Riots Raise Questions of Civil Authority Coverage [Best's Review]

March 05, 2021

Alycen Moss and Elliot Kerzner published an article in Best's Review titled, "Protests, Riots Raise Questions of Civil Authority Coverage" discussing property damage from the riots following the death of George Floyd in May 2020.

Extrinsic Evidence and the Duty to Defend in Texas: To Be or Not to Be? [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

February 17, 2021

In July of 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit revisited and affirmed its prediction that Texas courts will not allow extrinsic evidence to determine an insurer’s duty to defend where such evidence engages the truth or falsity of facts alleged in the pleadings. Notably,...

Member Spotlight: Gary Gassman [The LGBT Bar]

February 16, 2021

Gary Gassman is profiled in a feature article with the LGBT Bar Association, touching on his global insurance practice, his ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section role as well as his position as co-leader of the firm's LGBTQ+ attorney resource group.

Navigating Mortgage Holder Coverage Issues When the Insured Property Owner Forfeits Coverage

February 01, 2021

John R. Ewell co-authored the article, “Navigating Mortgage Holder Coverage Issues When the Insured Property Owner Forfeits Coverage” for the American Bar Association (ABA) Winter 2021 edition of The Brief magazine.

Does a CGL Policy’s “Business Description” or “Class Code” Limit Coverage? [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

January 13, 2021

One way a CGL insurer can narrow otherwise broad bodily injury and property damage coverage is by activity. Activities that face similar risk can be grouped using an activity classification code, which can be incorporated into the policy through a class limitation endorsement. For instance, a...

NY Appellate Court: Liability Insurer Cannot Recover Defense Costs Absent Express Policy Provision [Alert]

January 11, 2021

Melissa Brill, Laura Dowgin, and Farrell Miller discuss the decision in American W. Home Ins. Co. v. Gjonaj Realty & Mgt. Co. and what insurers in New York need to do if they want to recover its defense fees when there is ultimately no duty to indemnify.

What a Difference a Word Makes [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

October 27, 2020

A recent decision by a Massachusetts Appellate Court reinforces that every word in an insurance policy has meaning, and that one word can make all the difference. In Phoenix Baystate Constr. Co., Inc. v. First Ins. Co., 145 N.E.3d 911, 2020 WL 2516670 (Mass. App. May 18,...

What Public Adjusters Can and Cannot Do Under Texas Law

October 10, 2020

Karl A. Schulz wrote the article, "What Public Adjusters Can and Cannot Do Under Texas Law" for the State Bar of Texas' Fall 2020 Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law.

Eleventh Circuit Reaffirms Exception to the 'Four Corners' Rule for Determining an Insurer's Duty to Defend [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

September 24, 2020

As a general rule, an insurer’s duty to defend arises under Florida law when the allegations of the complaint against the insured “fairly and potentially bring the suit within policy coverage.” Jones v. Fla. Ins. Guar. Ass’n, Inc., 908 So. 2d 435, 442-43 (Fla. 2005). This general rule is often...

PA Supreme Court Holds General Contractor Overhead and Profit Can be Withheld From ACV Payments [Alert]

September 14, 2020

On August 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held, in a 4-3 decision, that insurer, Truck Insurance Exchange, was entitled to withhold general contractor overhead and profit expenses from its actual cash value payments to its insureds where the insureds did not undertake the repairs of the damaged property and, therefore, never incurred the GCOP costs.

Hurricane Laura: What Can Insurers Expect with Claims in Texas and Louisiana? [Alert]

September 02, 2020

Joseph A. Ziemianski, Melissa Brill, Alycen A. Moss, Stephen P. Pate, and Paul C. Ferland discuss what insurers can expect based on prior hurricanes.

It’s Been a Privilege: The Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege

June 08, 2020

Alycen Moss and Danielle Le Jeune contributed an article to the 2020 GDLA Law Journal discussing the importance of the attorney-client privilege.

Insurer May Not Intervene Into Insured’s Construction Defect Trial To Seek Allocation of Damages [Alert]

June 03, 2020

Tracy Eggleston and Denise Bessellieu discuss the state Supreme Court's decision in Builders Mut. Ins. Co. v. Island Pointe, LLC, and what insurers need to know.

Observations on Erie Insurance Exchange v. Moore: A Misapplication of Precedent

May 06, 2020

Debbie Minkoff and Stephen Kempa discuss the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's ruling in Erie Insurance Exchange v. Moore.

Texas Supreme Court Follows Through on Barbara Technologies and Ortiz With Three Important New Decisions [Alert]

April 22, 2020

Karl A. Schulz and Stephen P. Pate discuss three recent cases decided by the Texas Suprme Court that revived policyholder suits that were in limbo when Barbara Technologies and Ortiz were decided.

Law in a Time of Pandemic: How Texas Courts and Lawyers Responded to the Pandemic of 1918-1920 [Texas Bar Blog]

April 20, 2020

Stephen Pate contributed an article to Texas Bar Blog titled, "Law in a Time of Pandemic: How Texas Courts and Lawyers Responded to the Pandemic of 1918-1920." In this article, Stephen discusses the coronavirus pandemic and how courts responded in a similar way during the 'Spanish Flu' pandemic in 1918-1920.

Texas Supreme Court Reinforces the Eight Corners Rule, Or Does It? [Alert]

March 25, 2020

Alissa Christopher and Greg Hudson discuss Richards v. State Farm Lloyds and whether the absence of a clause requiring a carrier to defend claims that are “groundless, false or fraudulent” means that the “eight-corners” rule does not apply when determining the existence of a duty to defend.

Delaware Supreme Court Validates Federal Forum Provisions in Delaware Corporations’ Charters [Alert]

March 24, 2020

Rafael Rivera discusses the Sciabacucchi decision and how it may impact state SCAs and limit attendant D&O-related costs.

Property Insurance Coverage Issues Associated with COVID-19 [Alert]

March 16, 2020

Joe Ziemianski, Melissa Brill, Alycen Moss, Stephen Pate, and Paul Ferland discuss how courts have analyzed and applied first-party property policies for these types of non-physical losses, potential coverage under a civil authority provision, and pollution/contamination exclusions.

Insurers Must Inform Washington Insureds of the Availability of Insurance Commissioner Assistance [Alert]

March 03, 2020

Terry A. Sutton and Jordan A. Hess discuss what insurers doing business in Washington need to know prior to August 1, 2020, implementation of WAC 284-30-770.

Litigation Uptick (Best's Review)

March 03, 2020

Rafael Rivera published an article to Best’s Review titled, “Litigation Uptick.” In this article, Rafael discusses why insurers are seeing an uptick in litigation.

"Advertising" Then and Now [DRI For the Defense]

December 01, 2019

Alissa Christopher and Ashley Gomez-Rodon contributed an article to the DRI publication, For the Defense, discussing how changes in technology and the emergence of web-based advertising have forced insurers to examine what constitutes "advertising" under commercial general liability Coverage B.

Fifth Circuit: Covenant Not to Execute is a Settlement — Relieves Primary Insurer of Duty to Defend [Alert]

November 18, 2019

Joe Ziemianski and Bryan Vezey discuss what primary and excess insurers in Louisiana and Texas need to know following the decision in Aggreko, L.L.C. v. Chartis Specialty Ins. Co.

Finding the Line: The Relationship Between Privacy and Smartphone Applications

November 01, 2019

James Kuritzkes wrote the article "Finding the Line: The Relationship Between Privacy and Smartphone Applications" for the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law.

U.S. Supreme Court Considers When Politics Becomes a Crime [The Legal Intelligencer]

October 09, 2019

Stephen Miller and Ryan Kelly published an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing when playing politics can become political, specifically in Kelly v. United States.

Washington Supreme Court Holds Claims Adjusters Cannot Be Personally Liable for Bad Faith [Alert]

October 08, 2019

Terri Sutton and Jordan Hess discuss the state Supreme Court decision in Keodalah v. Allstate Insurance Company, et al.

Claims and Litigation Management magazine

October 01, 2019

Gary Gassman was recently featured in the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) magazine as part of the publication's "Voices" series — where attorneys offer their insights into commercial litigation trends and practices.

Fifth Circuit Affirms Application of Securities Exclusion [Alert]

August 26, 2019

Rafael Rivera discusses Gleason v. Markel American Insurance Company and the importance of the wording of securities exclusions in D&O policies.

Eleventh Circuit Holds No Obligation to Cover Defense Costs from DOJ Antitrust Investigation

July 30, 2019

Rafael Rivera, Jr discusses the Circuit Court's decision in Crowley and how it may impact whether government investigations trigger coverage under D&O policies and, if so, at what point during an investigation.

Ninth Circuit (California): Hamas Attacks on Israel Do Not Trigger the War Exclusions [Alert]

July 22, 2019

Joe Ziemianski, Irene Yesowitch, and Sam Stalker discuss the Circuit Court's decision in Universal Cable Prods., LLC v. Atlantic Specialty Ins. Co. and what it means for insurers in and out of California.

Texas Supreme Court Identifies Claims that Survive the Payment of an Insurance Appraisal Award [Alert]

July 17, 2019

Donnie M. Apodaca, II, Stephen Pate, and Alicia G. Curran discuss two recent the Supreme Court of Texas’s decisions and considerations for insurers before they invoke appraisal and pay the appraisal awards.

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

Significant D&O Coverage Cases in the First Half of 2024

August 07, 2024 - Webinar

Gary L. Gassman and Rafael Rivera will present a Cozen O'Connor webinar titled "Significant D&O Coverage Cases in the First Half of 2024."

Building a Culture that Works For Your Organization

July 30, 2024 - Toronto, ON

Alycen A. Moss will speak on the panel "Building a Culture that Works For Your Organization" at the FDCC Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario.

New York Labor Law: Best Practices for Risk Transfer in Construction Accident Lawsuits

July 24, 2024 - Webinar

Jessica Erickson and Joel Maxwell will present a Cozen O'Connor webinar titled "New York Labor Law: Best Practices for Risk Transfer in Construction Accident Lawsuits."

Texas Case Law Update

July 17, 2024 - Webinar

Karl A. Schulz will present the webinar “Texas Case Law Update” for the Windstorm Insurance Network.

Past Events

Top Property Cases of 2023

March 20, 2024 - Webinar

Women Leaders Blazing a Trail in Atlanta

March 12, 2024 - Atlanta, GA

2023 Bad Faith Year in Review

February 14, 2024 - Webinar

Food Recall Claims and Insurance Issues

November 15, 2023 - Webinar

The MCS-90 Endorsement

November 08, 2023 - Webinar

Wrongful Death

October 24, 2023 - Albany, NY

How to Handle the Tough Situations?

October 23, 2023 - Philadelphia, PA

2023 Professional Liability Seminar

September 28, 2023 - New York, NY

TIPS & YLD Section Conference

May 03, 2023 - New York, NY

2022 Bad Faith Year in Review

April 26, 2023 - Webinar

2023 CLM Annual Conference

March 29, 2023 - Tampa, FL

Top Property Cases of 2022

March 22, 2023 - Webinar

Consent Judgments: A Guide for Adjusters

March 20, 2023 - Orlando, FL

Additional Insureds and Contract Indemnity

February 15, 2023 - Webinar

Food Safety: It's Not Just a Gut Feeling

February 01, 2023 - Austin, TX

The FDCC’s Insurance Industry Institute (I-3)

November 10, 2022 - New York, NY

The FDCC’s Property Boot Camp

November 09, 2022 - New York, NY

Bad Faith and Extracontractual Damages

October 25, 2022 - Webinar

2022 Professional Liability Seminar

September 15, 2022 - New York, NY

Anatomy of a Consent Judgment

August 17, 2022 - Webinar

Duty to Settle

July 12, 2022 - Webinar

A Day in the Life of In-House Counsel

June 24, 2022 - Atlanta, GA

Beyond Bad Faith

May 18, 2022 - Webinar

Recent Developments Concerning Molestation Claims

April 28, 2022 - Baltimore, MD.

Bad Faith 2021 Year in Review

April 27, 2022 - Webinar

Top Property Cases of 2021

March 16, 2022 - Webinar

Combating the Anchoring Effect

February 24, 2022 - Webinar

Wildfires and their Impact on Insurance Coverage Issues

February 02, 2022 - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Coverage for Losses Caused by Riots

October 14, 2021 - Webinar

Immunity: Are you protected?

September 22, 2021 - Webinar

Time-Limited Policy Limit Demands

August 19, 2021 - Webinar

29th Annual Property Seminar

August 12, 2021 - Marietta, GA

COVID Business Interruption

August 01, 2021 - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Whose Risk Is It Anyway?

May 05, 2021 - Webinar

Bad Faith 2020 Year in Review

April 21, 2021 - Webinar

Illinois Bad Faith Law

April 08, 2021 - Webinar

Top Property Cases of 2020

March 10, 2021 - Webinar

CLM Annual Conference

March 18, 2020 - Grapevine, TX

Top Property Cases of 2019

March 10, 2020 - Webinar

2020 PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo

March 08, 2020 - National Harbor, MD

No Fuel Left in the Tank

February 12, 2020 - Webinar

2019 CLM New York Conference

December 05, 2019 - New York, NY

PLRB Large Loss Conference

November 13, 2019 - Jacksonville, FL

PLRB’s Regional Adjuster’s Conference

October 22, 2019 - Concord, NC

2019 Professional Liability Seminar

October 03, 2019 - New York, NY

2019 NRRA National Conference

October 02, 2019 - Chicago, IL

2019 Seattle Insurance Litigation Seminar

September 19, 2019 - Seattle, WA

2019 Long Term Care International Forum

September 12, 2019 - Vancouver, British Columbia

In The News

Legal 500 Recognizes Seven Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 16 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys in its 2024 Legal Guide

July 10, 2024

The Legal 500 United States named Cozen O’Connor’s Aviation, Construction, Immigration, Insurance, Maritime, and Mergers & Acquisitions practices and Cozen O’Connor attorneys Scott Bettridge, Raymond DeLuca, Michael Deutsch, Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, Jonathon Foglia, David Heffernan, Matthew Howell, James Kwartnik, Robert Magovern, Jeffrey Mullen, Patrick Rizzi, Rachel Schwartz, Josh Stein, Jeff Vogel, and Rachel Welford to its 2024 Legal Guide.

Super Lawyers Names 15 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to its 2024 Florida List

July 03, 2024

Eight Cozen O’Connor attorneys have been recognized as Super Lawyers, including Susan N. Eisenberg, James A. Gale, Howard S. Krooks, Samuel A. Lewis, Ellen S. Morris, Stuart R. Morris, Ralf R. Rodriguez, and Martin T. Schrier. The seven Cozen O’Connor attorneys recognized as Rising Stars are Heather Beale, Tiffany Bustamante, J. Kent Crocker, Arielle Eisenberg, Alexandra J. Schultz, Natasha Shaikh, and Paul Souferis.

Super Lawyers Names Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to 2024 Northern California List

July 02, 2024

Walter M. Stella was recognized as a Super Lawyer, and Solomon Pantuch and Di Addy Tang were named Rising Stars.

31 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 11, 2024

Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of attorneys are named Super Lawyers; only 2.5 percent of attorneys are listed as Rising Stars.

Nearly 100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 27 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2024 Guide

June 10, 2024

Chambers USA rankings are based on an “assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback.” In order to be ranked in the guide, lawyers and firms must demonstrate “sustained excellence.”

Stephen Pate Named President-Elect of the American College of Coverage Counsel

May 01, 2024

CHICAGO, May 1, 2024 — Stephen P. Pate, member of the Global Insurance Department and co-chair of the property insurance practice, has been named president-elect of the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC) at the Annual Business Meeting at the 2024 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

Alycen Moss Named Georgia Legal Services Program’s Star Volunteer Lawyer

April 30, 2024

Alycen A. Moss, co-vice chair of the Global Insurance Department, was named the Georgia Legal Services Program Star Volunteer Lawyer for April 2024.

Litigation likely to flow from EPA’s latest ‘forever chemicals’ regulation

April 16, 2024

John R. Ewell was quoted in the article “Litigation likely to flow from EPA’s latest ‘forever chemicals’ regulation” by Business Insurance.

Alycen Moss Reappointed to Law360’s Insurance Authority Property Editorial Advisory Board

March 20, 2024

Alycen Moss, co-vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Global Insurance Department, has been named one of Law 360's 2024 Insurance Authority Property Editorial Advisory Board members for the third year.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 23 Attorneys to Member

March 15, 2024

“This is a group of terrific lawyers across many offices and practices areas and we look forward to following their achievements,” said Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Heller.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 19 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

March 05, 2024

Ira Bodenstein, Jack Carriglio, Janet Davis, John Dunn, Mitch Edlund, Wendy Enerson, Gary Gassman, Tia Ghattas, Jeremy Glenn, Erin Bolan Hines, Mark Rabinowitz, Peter Roberts, Brian Shaw, Joseph Tilson, Julie Trester, Peter Valeta, Anna Wermuth, and Brian Williams were recognized as Leading Lawyers, Christina Sanfelippo was recognized as an Emerging Lawyer.

Cozen O’Connor Announces New Group Chairs, Office Managing Partners, Other Promotions

February 15, 2024

The firm announced several new practice group chairs, office managing partners, and leaders of firm committees and initiatives

Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2024 Georgia Super Lawyers List

February 12, 2024

Recognized by their peers in Georgia as Super Lawyers are Kenan Loomis and Alycen Moss. Luciana Aquino, Dakota E. Knehans, and Danielle C. Le Jeune were named “Rising Stars,” a list that recognizes attorneys under the age of 40.

John Ewell Discusses New York’s Approach to Regulating Insurers’ AI Risks [Bloomberg Law]

January 29, 2024

John R. Ewell was quoted in the article “New York Takes ‘Gingerly’ Approach Regulating Insurers’ AI Risks” by Bloomberg Law.

Eleven Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2024 Illinois Super Lawyers

January 29, 2024

The Cozen O’Connor attorneys who have been recognized by their peers in Illinois as Super Lawyers are Jack Carriglio, Janet Davis, Jeremy Glenn, Allen Guon, Peter Roberts, Brian Shaw, Joe Tilson, and Anna Wermuth. Amy Doig, David Doyle, and Corey Hickman were named to this year’s Illinois Rising Stars list. This is Hickman’s first year on the Rising Stars list.

The Top Environmental Insurance Trends Of 2024

January 04, 2024

John R. Ewell was quoted in the Law360 article “The Top Environmental Insurance Trends Of 2024.” The article looks at a few of the most important environmental stories in insurance over the past year, while considering how things might shape up in 2024.

Biggest General Liability Rulings From 2023's Second Half

January 04, 2024

John R. Ewell was quoted in the Law360 article “Biggest General Liability Rulings From 2023's Second Half.” The article discusses thought-provoking rulings in coverage disputes involving some hotly debated issues in the second half of 2023.

General Liability Cases To Watch In 2024

January 04, 2024

John R. Ewell was quoted in the Law360 article “General Liability Cases To Watch In 2024.” The article focuses on some significant commercial general liability coverage decisions predicted for the first half of 2024.

Cozen O’Connor Further Expands its Insurance Coverage Practice, Adding Litigators in Los Angeles and Houston

October 16, 2023

Julie E. Van Wert, David M. Berke, Jerome P. Doctors, and Rangi Perera joined in Los Angeles and Christopher Tramonte joined in Houston.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Gary Gassman recognized among Crain's “Notable Leaders in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”

October 02, 2023

(Chicago, October 2, 2023) … Cozen O’Connor attorney Gary Gassman, co-vice chair of the firm’s Global Insurance Department and co-chair of its Professional Liability Practice Group, has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of its 2023 Notable Leaders in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Super Lawyers Recognizes 27 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

September 22, 2023

Thirteen attorneys were recognized as Super Lawyers and 14 were named “Rising Stars.”

Opioid Maker Faces Uphill Coverage Battle Before 11th Circ.

September 20, 2023

Alycen A. Moss, co-vice chair of Cozen O'Connor’s Global Insurance Department, was quoted in the recent article “Opioid Maker Faces Uphill Coverage Battle Before 11th Circ.” by Law360.

Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2023 Texas Super Lawyers

September 19, 2023

HOUSTON, September 18, 2023 – Two Cozen O’Connor attorneys were named 2023 Texas Super Lawyers. Joseph A. Ziemianski and Stephen P. Pate were recognized for Insurance Coverage.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Seven New Shareholders

September 07, 2023

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce Wendy Enerson, Melissa Grossman, Susan Grueneberg, Suzanne Radcliff, Laura Reinhart, John Sullivan, and Cheryl Upham have been promoted to shareholder.

CVS' Delaware Opioid Loss Another Feather In Insurers' Cap

September 05, 2023

John R. Ewell was quoted in the expert analysis “CVS' Delaware Opioid Loss Another Feather In Insurers' Cap” by Law360.

Law360 Names Cozen O’Connor a Pennsylvania Powerhouse

August 23, 2023

Cozen O’Connor was previously named a Pennsylvania Powerhouse in 2022, 2018, and 2014.

Best Lawyers Honors More Than 200 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to its Best Lawyers in America 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023

Best Lawyers selected 232 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s U.S. offices for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Alycen Moss Appointed to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s Board of Directors

August 10, 2023

ATLANTA, August 10, 2023 – Alycen A. Moss, co-vice chair of Cozen O'Connor’s Global Insurance Department, has been appointed to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel's Board of Directors for 2023-2024.

Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2023 Washington Super Lawyers List

July 31, 2023

The Seattle attorneys who have been recognized by their peers in include firm members Jodi McDougall, Terri Sutton, and William Walsh. Peter Berg and Sarah Pozzi were recognized as 2023 Washington Rising Stars.

Business Today Names 32 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to Its Top 10 Lists

July 28, 2023

These lists recognize lawyers “mastering,” “leading,” “revolutionizing,” and “dominating” their fields in their respective states and nationwide.

Alycen Moss Named a 2023 Recipient of the FDCC’s Joseph R. Olshan Award

July 28, 2023

Alycen A. Moss, co-vice chair of the Global Insurance Department and co-chair of the firm’s Property Insurance Group, has been named a 2023 recipient of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s Joseph R. Olshan Award.

Alycen Moss Selected to Law360’s 2023 Insurance Authority Property Editorial Advisory Board

July 12, 2023

ATLANTA – Wednesday, July 12, 2023 - Alycen Moss, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Global Insurance Department, has been named one of Law 360's 2023 Insurance Authority Property Editorial Advisory Board members.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 16 Attorneys in its 2023 Guide

July 10, 2023

Cozen O'Connor's Aviation (Litigation/Regulation), Construction, L&E, M&A (Midmarket), Shipping (Finance and Litigation/Regulation) practices were ranked by the Legal 500.

General Liability Cases To Watch In 2nd Half Of 2023

June 30, 2023

John R. Ewell was quoted in the article “General Liability Cases To Watch In 2nd Half Of 2023” by Law360.

Super Lawyers Names 12 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to its 2023 Florida List

June 30, 2023

Selection to Super Lawyers is based on peer nominations and evaluations, combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of attorneys are named Super Lawyers; only 2.5% of attorneys are listed as Rising Stars.

Allyship in the Workplace

June 22, 2023

Gary L. Gassman was quoted in the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance’s (CLM) recent article discussing what constitutes the perfect work ally.

Eighty-eight Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 23 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2023 Guide

June 05, 2023

Of the 88 lawyers ranked, 17 lawyers have been recognized nationally, and eighteen were recognized in Band 1. Eight of the firm's practice areas have been recognized nationally, and nine were ranked Band 1.

Jan Tomasik Named a 2023 Top Rank Attorney by Nevada Business Magazine

June 01, 2023

Jan Tomasik was recognized as a 2023 Top Rank Attorney for Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, and Catastrophic Events by the Nevada Business Magazine.

42 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

May 24, 2023

Super Lawyers has selected 42 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Cozen O’Connor’s Stephen Pate Named Secretary-Treasurer of the American College of Coverage Counsel

May 11, 2023

CHICAGO, May 11, 2023 — Stephen P. Pate, member of the Global Insurance Department, has been named secretary-treasurer of the prestigious American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC) at the 2023 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorney’s Named 2023 Texas Rising Stars

March 22, 2023

Super Lawyers has named William Craven, Aaron Holt, and Nandini Sane to its 2023 list of Rising Stars in Texas.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2023 Georgia Super Lawyers List

February 10, 2023

Recognized by her peers in Georgia as Super Lawyers is Alycen Moss. Luciana Aquino and Danielle C. Le Jeune were named “Rising Stars,” a list that recognizes attorneys under the age of 40.

Eleven Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers

January 26, 2023

Super Lawyers has named 11 attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2023 lists of top practitioners in Illinois.

2nd Circ. To Consider Shipper's Lost Policy Dispute

January 10, 2023

John R. Ewell was quoted in the expert analysis “2nd Circ. To Consider Shipper's Lost Policy Dispute” by Law360.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys recognized as Crain's Chicago Business 2022 “Notable Gen X Leaders in Law”

December 12, 2022

Three Cozen O’Connor attorneys have been recognized as 2022 Notable Gen X Leaders in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business for their success and accomplishments in their leadership roles within the firm and across the legal community.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 30 Practice Areas Nationwide, 115 Practice Areas Regionally

November 30, 2022

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 30 practice areas nationwide and 115 practice areas regionally.

Superstorm Sandy Leaves Long Insurance Legacy At 10 Years

October 28, 2022

John R. Ewell was quoted in the expert analysis ”Superstorm Sandy Leaves Long Insurance Legacy At 10 Years” by Law360.

6th Circ. Geared Up For Next Opioid Coverage Dispute

October 19, 2022

John R. Ewell was quoted in the article “6th Circ. Geared Up For Next Opioid Coverage Dispute” by Law360.

21 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 03, 2022

Super Lawyers has named 21 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

From Outsider to Insider: Why Do I Share My Journey of Personal Acceptance? Because It Leads to Positive Change

September 12, 2022

Gary L. Gassman wrote the article "Why Do I Share My Journey of Personal Acceptance? Because It Leads to Positive Change" for the September issue of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance's magazine.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department Continues its Expansion, Landing Insurance Litigator Kimberly Petrina

August 09, 2022

Petrina is the 16th attorney to join Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department in 2022, which has grown to over 100 lawyers nationwide.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Gary Gassman and Josephine Bahn Installed in ABA Chair Roles

August 05, 2022

Gary Gassman and Josephine Bahn, have been installed in ABA Chair Roles.

Property Insurance Cases Of Note From The 1st Half Of 2022

August 05, 2022

John R. Ewell was quoted in the expert analysis “Property Insurance Cases Of Note From The 1st Half Of 2022” by Law360.

Alycen Moss Receives Prestigious Andrew C. Hecker Award from the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

August 05, 2022

Alycen Moss received the prestigious Andrew C. Hecker Award, presented annually by the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) to the member who authors the year's most outstanding article in a federation publication.

The Business Insurance Interview with Gary Gassman of Cozen O'Connor

August 03, 2022

Gary Gassman, co-vice chair of the Global Insurance Department, discusses emerging D&O threats and how the hard market is affecting insurance claims disputes.

Property Insurance Cases To Watch In The 2nd Half Of 2022

August 01, 2022

Alycen Moss, co-chair of the Property Insurance Group, was quoted in the article “Property Insurance Cases To Watch In The 2nd Half Of 2022” by Law360.

Elliot Kerzner Named Secretary of the CLM’s Atlanta Chapter

July 28, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce Elliot Kerzner, an associate in the firm’s Insurance Department, has been appointed secretary of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM).

Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Honored by Texas Lawyer

July 26, 2022

Alicia Curran was awarded a Best Mentor designation and Holt was recognized as a lawyer On The Rise.

Between the Lines: CLM’s Annual Conference Rocked it Out in Palm Desert

July 15, 2022

Alycen A. Moss was quoted in this month’s Between the Lines Column for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.

Two Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named 2022 Southern CA Super Lawyers Rising Stars

July 12, 2022

Dina R. Richman and Brett Nicole Taylor were both named to the 2022 Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars list.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 14 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys in its 2022 Legal Guide

July 11, 2022

For 30 years, The Legal 500 has assessed the strengths of law firms in more than 100 jurisdictions. The rankings use a series of criteria, including client feedback, submissions from law firms, and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.

Super Lawyers Names 10 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to its 2022 Florida List

July 11, 2022

Super Lawyers has named 10 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list.

Amber Heard Faces Fight With Insurer Over Defamation Case

July 10, 2022

John R. Ewell was quoted in the article “Amber Heard Faces Fight With Insurer Over Defamation Case” by Law360.

Cozen O'Connor's Alissa Christopher named Volunteer of the Week by the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas

June 14, 2022

Alissa Christopher, Member of the firm's Global Insurance Department, was recognized as the Volunteer of the Week by the Human Rights Initiative (HRI) of North Texas.

2nd Circ. To Tackle Adequacy Of Geico Refund Program

May 16, 2022

John R. Ewell was quoted in the expert analysis “2nd Circ. To Tackle Adequacy Of Geico Refund Program” by Law360.

Melissa Brill Elected to Membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

May 05, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Melissa Brill, co-chair of the firm’s Global Insurance Department, has been elected for membership into the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC).

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorney’s Named 2022 Texas Rising Stars

April 26, 2022

Super Lawyers has named William Craven (Insurance Coverage), Aaron Holt (Labor & Employment), and Nandini Sane (Labor & Employment) to its 2022 list of Rising Stars in Texas.

Self-Driving Car Crashes Will Lead To Liability Conflicts

April 15, 2022

John R. Ewell was quoted in the expert analysis “Self-Driving Car Crashes Will Lead To Liability Conflicts” by Law360.

Alycen Moss Named the CLM’s Claim’s Management Professional of the Year

March 29, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Alycen Moss, co-chair of the firm’s Property Insurance Group and co-vice chair of the firm’s Global Insurance Department, has been named the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance’s Litigation Management Professional of the Year.

In A Hail Mary, Virus Coverage Suits Flood State Courts

March 24, 2022

Alycen Moss and Stephen Pate were quoted in a Law360 article discussing the new wave of COVID-19 coverage lawsuits that have hit state and federal courts.

Alycen Moss Named to Law360’s 2022 Insurance Authority Property Editorial Advisory Board

March 23, 2022

Alycen Moss, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Global Insurance Department, has been named one of Law360’s 2022 Editorial Advisory Board members.

Colorado Ruling Accelerates Debate On Adjuster Liability

March 22, 2022

John R. Ewell was quoted in the article “Colorado Ruling Accelerates Debate On Adjuster Liability” by Law360.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 23 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

March 02, 2022

The Leading Lawyers Network has named 22 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners and named one other as an Emerging Lawyer in its 2022 survey results.

No Need For Faulty Work Coverage Bill, Attys For Insurers Say

February 18, 2022

John R. Ewell was quoted in the expert analysis “No Need For Faulty Work Coverage Bill, Attys For Insurers Say” by Law360.

Alycen Moss Named to 2022 Georgia Super Lawyers List

February 14, 2022

Alycen Moss (Insurance Coverage) has been named to Super Lawyers 2022 list of top practitioners in Georgia.

2nd Circ. Set To Tackle Geico Underpayment Accusations

February 02, 2022

John R. Ewell was quoted in the article “2nd Circ. Set To Tackle Geico Underpayment Accusations” by Law360.

NJ Gov. Signs Bill To Allow 'Bad Faith' Insurance Suits

January 19, 2022

John R. Ewell was quoted in the article “NJ Gov. Signs Bill To Allow 'Bad Faith' Insurance Suits” by Law360.

Alycen Moss Admitted to American College of Coverage Counsel

January 14, 2022

Alycen Moss, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Property Insurance Group, was named a fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC), the preeminent association that represents the interests of insurers and policyholders in disputes arising out of insurance policies.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 29 Practice Areas Nationwide, 121 Practice Areas Regionally

November 04, 2021

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 29 practice areas nationwide and 121 practice areas regionally.

Court Divide Deepens For Insurers' Labor Cost Battles

October 08, 2021

Alycen Moss was quoted in an article published by Insurance Authority that discusses the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that State Farm cannot automatically depreciate labor costs on top of the cost of materials when handling property damage claims.

Super Lawyers Recognizes 17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

October 04, 2021

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2021 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Two Cozen O’Connor attorneys Named 2021 Texas Super Lawyers

October 04, 2021

Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys were named 2021 Texas Super Lawyers.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Alycen Moss Named the 2021 Recipient of the FDCC’s John Appleman Award

August 10, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Alycen Moss, member of the Global Insurance Department and co-chair of the firm’s Property Insurance Group, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s John Appleman Award.

Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2021 Washington Super Lawyers List

July 20, 2021

Super Lawyers has named five Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2021 list of top practitioners in Washington.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 12 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys in its 2021 Legal Guide

June 17, 2021

The Legal 500 United States named Cozen O’Connor’s Aviation, Construction, Immigration, Insurance, and Maritime practices and Cozen O’Connor attorneys Scott Bettridge, Raymond DeLuca, Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Robert Magovern, Anne Mickey, Jeffrey Mullen, Josh Stein, Jeff Vogel, and Rachel Welford to its 2021 Legal Guide.

Super Lawyers Names Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys 2021 Southern California Rising Stars

June 11, 2021

Super Lawyers named three Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2021 Southern California Rising Stars list.

47 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 28, 2021

Super Lawyers has selected 47 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

82 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 19 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2021 Guide

May 26, 2021

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 82 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2021 edition; of those, 15 lawyers have been recognized nationally.

William Craven Named a 2021 Texas Rising Star

March 23, 2021

Super Lawyers has named William Craven, member of the firm's Global Insurance Department, to its 2021 list of Rising Stars in Texas.

Anupama Prasad Named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers Rising List

March 16, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Anupama Prasad, an associate in the firm’s Global Insurance Department, has been named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers (NAWL) Rising List.

Rafael Rivera Named 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, Jordan Chisolm and Orla Thompson Named Pathfinders

March 09, 2021

Cozen O'Connor has chosen Rafael Rivera, an associate in the firm’s Global Insurance Department, to be a member of the 2021 class of fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers List

February 12, 2021

Super Lawyers has named two attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2021 list of top practitioners in Georgia.

Eleven Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers

January 29, 2021

Super Lawyers has named eleven attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2021 lists of top practitioners in Illinois.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 26 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

January 26, 2021

The Leading Lawyers Network has named 24 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners and named two others as Emerging Lawyers in its 2021 survey results.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 Practice Areas Nationwide, 115 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2020

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 practice areas nationwide and 115 practice areas regionally.

Stephen Pate Named Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates

October 22, 2020

Stephen Pate, member of the firm’s Global Insurance Department, has been named an advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Super Lawyers Recognizes 21 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

September 29, 2020

Super Lawyers has named 21 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2020 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Texas Super Lawyers

September 24, 2020

Cozen O’Connor attorneys David L. Barron, Stephen P. Pate, A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., and Joseph A. Ziemianski were named 2020 Texas Super Lawyers.

200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 200 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Joseph Ziemianski Named Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

July 30, 2020

Joseph Ziemianski, co-chair of the firm’s Global Insurance Department, has been named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2020 Washington Super Lawyers List

July 17, 2020

Super Lawyers has named five Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2020 list of top practitioners in Washington.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 13 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys in its 2020 Legal Guide

June 22, 2020

The Legal 500 United States named Cozen O’Connor’s Aviation, Construction, Immigration, Insurance, and Maritime practices and Cozen O’Connor attorneys Scott Bettridge, Stephen Cozen, Raymond DeLuca, Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Robert Magovern, Anne Mickey, Jeffrey Mullen, Josh Stein, Christopher Sweeney, and Jeff Vogel to its 2020 Legal Guide.

Super Lawyers Names Four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys 2020 Southern California Rising Stars

June 19, 2020

Super Lawyers has named four Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Southern California Rising Stars list.

Fifty-Eight Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 05, 2020

Super Lawyers has selected 58 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

63 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2020 Guide

May 14, 2020

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 63 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2020 edition.

US Regulator Grants Exemption for Drone Flight During Lockdown [Financial Times]

April 22, 2020

Bill Walsh was quoted in an article in the Financial Times titled, "US Regulator Grants Exemption for Drone Flight During Lockdown." This article discusses a new coronavirus-related waiver for drone flight which allows an oil and gas company in Houston, TX to use unmanned aircraft instead of humans to inspect its facilities while the staff remains in lockdown.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named as 2020 Texas Rising Stars

March 05, 2020

Super Lawyers has named two attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2020 list of Rising Stars in Texas. The Cozen O’Connor attorneys who have been recognized by their peers in Texas as Rising Stars are Traci Boyle and William Craven.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers List

February 20, 2020

Super Lawyers has named two attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2020 list of top practitioners in Georgia. The Cozen O’Connor attorneys who have been recognized by their peers in Georgia as Super Lawyers are Alycen Moss (Insurance Coverage) and David Terry (Subrogation & Recovery).

Six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers

January 29, 2020

Super Lawyers has recognized six Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 lists of top practitioners in Illinois, including Joe Tilson who was again named one of the "Top 100" Illinois Super Lawyers.

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 Awarded the Pacific Northwest Chapter CPCU Society’s President’s Award

October 29, 2019

Cozen O’Connor has been awarded the Pacific Northwest Chapter Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Society’s President’s Award at the Annual I-Day on October 24, 2019.

17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 27, 2019

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Texas Super Lawyers

September 19, 2019

Cozen O’Connor attorneys Stephen P. Pate, A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., and Joseph A. Ziemianski were named 2019 Texas Super Lawyers

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Gary Gassman Elected Vice-Chair of ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

August 15, 2019

Gary Gassman, Co-Chair of Cozen O'Connor's Professional Liability Coverage Practice, has been elected Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), one of the ABA's largest sections. He is now on the path to become TIPS Chair in two years: during 2020-21 he will serve as Chair-Elect and will rise to Chair for the 2021-22 bar year.

Stephen Pate Receives Prestigious Andrew C. Hecker Award from the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

August 05, 2019

Stephen Pate received the prestigious Andrew C. Hecker Award from the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), which is presented annually to the federation member who authors the year's most outstanding article in a federation publication.

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Awards

31 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 11, 2024

Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of attorneys are named Super Lawyers; only 2.5 percent of attorneys are listed as Rising Stars.

Nearly 100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 27 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2024 Guide

June 10, 2024

Chambers USA rankings are based on an “assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback.” In order to be ranked in the guide, lawyers and firms must demonstrate “sustained excellence.”

Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2023 Texas Super Lawyers

September 19, 2023

HOUSTON, September 18, 2023 – Two Cozen O’Connor attorneys were named 2023 Texas Super Lawyers. Joseph A. Ziemianski and Stephen P. Pate were recognized for Insurance Coverage.

Law360 Names Cozen O’Connor a Pennsylvania Powerhouse

August 23, 2023

Cozen O’Connor was previously named a Pennsylvania Powerhouse in 2022, 2018, and 2014.

Best Lawyers Honors More Than 200 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to its Best Lawyers in America 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023

Best Lawyers selected 232 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s U.S. offices for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Alycen Moss Appointed to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s Board of Directors

August 10, 2023

ATLANTA, August 10, 2023 – Alycen A. Moss, co-vice chair of Cozen O'Connor’s Global Insurance Department, has been appointed to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel's Board of Directors for 2023-2024.

Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2023 Washington Super Lawyers List

July 31, 2023

The Seattle attorneys who have been recognized by their peers in include firm members Jodi McDougall, Terri Sutton, and William Walsh. Peter Berg and Sarah Pozzi were recognized as 2023 Washington Rising Stars.

Business Today Names 32 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to Its Top 10 Lists

July 28, 2023

These lists recognize lawyers “mastering,” “leading,” “revolutionizing,” and “dominating” their fields in their respective states and nationwide.

Alycen Moss Named a 2023 Recipient of the FDCC’s Joseph R. Olshan Award

July 28, 2023

Alycen A. Moss, co-vice chair of the Global Insurance Department and co-chair of the firm’s Property Insurance Group, has been named a 2023 recipient of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s Joseph R. Olshan Award.

Alycen Moss Selected to Law360’s 2023 Insurance Authority Property Editorial Advisory Board

July 12, 2023

ATLANTA – Wednesday, July 12, 2023 - Alycen Moss, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Global Insurance Department, has been named one of Law 360's 2023 Insurance Authority Property Editorial Advisory Board members.

Super Lawyers Names 12 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to its 2023 Florida List

June 30, 2023

Selection to Super Lawyers is based on peer nominations and evaluations, combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of attorneys are named Super Lawyers; only 2.5% of attorneys are listed as Rising Stars.

Eighty-eight Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 23 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2023 Guide

June 05, 2023

Of the 88 lawyers ranked, 17 lawyers have been recognized nationally, and eighteen were recognized in Band 1. Eight of the firm's practice areas have been recognized nationally, and nine were ranked Band 1.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorney’s Named 2023 Texas Rising Stars

March 22, 2023

Super Lawyers has named William Craven, Aaron Holt, and Nandini Sane to its 2023 list of Rising Stars in Texas.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 30 Practice Areas Nationwide, 115 Practice Areas Regionally

November 30, 2022

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 30 practice areas nationwide and 115 practice areas regionally.

21 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 03, 2022

Super Lawyers has named 21 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 14 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys in its 2022 Legal Guide

July 11, 2022

For 30 years, The Legal 500 has assessed the strengths of law firms in more than 100 jurisdictions. The rankings use a series of criteria, including client feedback, submissions from law firms, and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorney’s Named 2022 Texas Rising Stars

April 26, 2022

Super Lawyers has named William Craven (Insurance Coverage), Aaron Holt (Labor & Employment), and Nandini Sane (Labor & Employment) to its 2022 list of Rising Stars in Texas.

Alycen Moss Named the CLM’s Claim’s Management Professional of the Year

March 29, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Alycen Moss, co-chair of the firm’s Property Insurance Group and co-vice chair of the firm’s Global Insurance Department, has been named the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance’s Litigation Management Professional of the Year.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 23 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

March 02, 2022

The Leading Lawyers Network has named 22 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners and named one other as an Emerging Lawyer in its 2022 survey results.

Alycen Moss Admitted to American College of Coverage Counsel

January 14, 2022

Alycen Moss, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Property Insurance Group, was named a fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC), the preeminent association that represents the interests of insurers and policyholders in disputes arising out of insurance policies.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 29 Practice Areas Nationwide, 121 Practice Areas Regionally

November 04, 2021

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 29 practice areas nationwide and 121 practice areas regionally.

Super Lawyers Recognizes 17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

October 04, 2021

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2021 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 12 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys in its 2021 Legal Guide

June 17, 2021

The Legal 500 United States named Cozen O’Connor’s Aviation, Construction, Immigration, Insurance, and Maritime practices and Cozen O’Connor attorneys Scott Bettridge, Raymond DeLuca, Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Robert Magovern, Anne Mickey, Jeffrey Mullen, Josh Stein, Jeff Vogel, and Rachel Welford to its 2021 Legal Guide.

47 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 28, 2021

Super Lawyers has selected 47 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

82 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 19 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2021 Guide

May 26, 2021

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 82 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2021 edition; of those, 15 lawyers have been recognized nationally.

William Craven Named a 2021 Texas Rising Star

March 23, 2021

Super Lawyers has named William Craven, member of the firm's Global Insurance Department, to its 2021 list of Rising Stars in Texas.

Anupama Prasad Named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers Rising List

March 16, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Anupama Prasad, an associate in the firm’s Global Insurance Department, has been named to the National Association of Women’s Lawyers (NAWL) Rising List.

Rafael Rivera Named 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, Jordan Chisolm and Orla Thompson Named Pathfinders

March 09, 2021

Cozen O'Connor has chosen Rafael Rivera, an associate in the firm’s Global Insurance Department, to be a member of the 2021 class of fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Two Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers List

February 12, 2021

Super Lawyers has named two attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2021 list of top practitioners in Georgia.

Eleven Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers

January 29, 2021

Super Lawyers has named eleven attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2021 lists of top practitioners in Illinois.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 26 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

January 26, 2021

The Leading Lawyers Network has named 24 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners and named two others as Emerging Lawyers in its 2021 survey results.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 Practice Areas Nationwide, 115 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2020

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 practice areas nationwide and 115 practice areas regionally.

200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 200 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Fifty-Eight Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 05, 2020

Super Lawyers has selected 58 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

63 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2020 Guide

May 14, 2020

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 63 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2020 edition.

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.

17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 27, 2019

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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

April 25, 2019

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.

125 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-five Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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