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Law 360 Names Cozen O'Connor a Pennsylvania Powerhouse 

Once again, Law360 has named Cozen O'Connor a Pennsylvania Powerhouse, honoring the litigation and transactional attorneys working in Pennsylvania.

One of the country’s most successful litigation firms, Cozen O’Connor has been winning complex commercial trials for more than 50 years. With more than 300 highly respected litigators in the United States and Canada, including numerous fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, we are a go-to firm for sophisticated clients with complicated and consequential business litigation. Our U.S. team consistently receives a National Tier 1 ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. Our clients include public and private companies, startups, corporate boards and committees, directors and officers, nonprofits, trade associations, and government entities.

Most clients litigate reluctantly because it is costly, distracting, and unpredictable. However, for countless legitimate reasons, lawsuits must be filed and defended. Plaintiff or defendant, individual or corporation, local branch or a national chain, when litigation becomes unavoidable, there is only one acceptable option: win.

Cozen O’Connor is a trial firm — not simply a litigation firm. Our commitment to actual trial work benefits our clients both in the form of decisive verdicts and advantageous settlements. We practice before judges across nearly every U.S. state as well as in Canada, are well-versed in the procedural norms in their courtrooms, and win cases in the most challenging jurisdictions. Our commitment to hands-on trial practice is unusual in the current legal marketplace, even among prestigious peer firms. Our record of success in court contributed to the Commercial Litigation practice being selected as a Litigation Department of the Year finalist in 2023 by The American Lawyer, the firm being one of just four firms named a Law360 Powerhouse in 2022, the Commercial Litigation practice being selected as a Litigation Department of the Year in 2021 by The American Lawyer, and the firm being named Law Firm of the Year for 2020 by The Legal Intelligencer.

Our attorneys’ trial skills were developed through direct experience. Excellent trial lawyers know the language and rhythm of the courtroom. They know how to assimilate new information and recalibrate strategy as events unfold. These critical intangibles are our stock in trade. And because our litigators are trained in a wide range of areas, we can typically assign one small team to handle both unique and more general claims in a given lawsuit, resulting in a streamlined approach to staffing that maximizes efficiency.

Our experience benefits clients not only during trial but also during settlement negotiations. We are able to craft strategies based on realistic assessments of the relative strength of all parties’ positions. And our reputation for being trial-ready leads to more favorable settlements because adversaries know that we settle only to serve clients’ best interests — not to avoid court.

SERVICES

  • Appellate
  • Commercial, including:
    • Corporate governance, partnership, and shareholder rights disputes
    • Securities and financial services litigation
    • Breach of contract claims
    • Business torts
    • Data privacy and cybersecurity breaches
    • Unfair business practices
    • Antitrust
    • Class actions and mass torts
    • Product liability
    • Defamation
    • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
    • Parallel proceedings and MDLs
  • Construction
  • Criminal Defense & Government Investigations
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • Officer and Director Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Securities & Financial Services
  • Transportation

TEAM

We are trial lawyers, first and foremost. Cozen O’Connor’s litigation department retains some of the most respected courtroom attorneys in the United States and Canada. Over the last few years, as other firms have retrenched, ours has grown. Cozen O’Connor is a destination law firm for top litigators. Among our ranks are a former U.S. Supreme Court clerk, a senior official with the SEC enforcement division, experienced litigators from other prominent firms, and former federal prosecutors.

The litigation problems our clients face are high stakes, complicated and multidimensional. That is why we have an internal structure that supports cooperation among practice groups, facilitates intra-firm communication, and rewards the mobilization of diverse resources to solve target issues. Complex legal problems require a well-coordinated interdisciplinary team. All of our litigators are members of a single department and are incentivized to leverage one another’s skills and experience. At Cozen O’Connor, turf is irrelevant — success is all that matters.

 
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Canada’s New Wage-Fixing and No-Poach Offence

December 01, 2023

Michael Osborne contributed an article to the Concurrences No-Poach Agreements – Closing the Enforcement Gap publication, discussing wage-fixing and no-poach agreements, which are now prohibited and considered a criminal offense in Canada.

Asserting 'Presence-Of-Counsel' Defense In Securities Trials [Law360]

December 01, 2023

Joseph Dever and Matthew Elkin contributed an article to Law360 discussing the presence-of-counsel defense, which was raised and limited in scope in the criminal trial of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried.

Court of Chancery Describes Limitations for Vacating Arbitration Awards

November 03, 2023

Kaan Ekiner and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision that demonstrates the court’s reluctance to vacate an arbitration award even where the arbitration proceeding and the resulting award might be flawed.

US Supreme Court Questions Standing for ADA Claims [The Legal Intelligencer]

November 03, 2023

Stephen Miller and Leigh Ann Benson contributed an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s agreement to review Acheson Hotels v. Laufer.

Bill C-56: The Good, the Bad, and the Useless of the Federal Affordability Legislation

October 06, 2023

Michael Osborne contributed an article to The Globe and Mail discussing a new bill, C-56, which contains amendments to the Competition Act to make groceries affordable again.

The Long Arm of Canadian Price-Fixing Law? Canadian Jurisdiction Over Foreign Price-Fixing Conspiracies

September 29, 2023

Michael Osborne authored the chapter “The Long Arm of Canadian Price-Fixing Law? Canadian Jurisdiction Over Foreign Price-Fixing Conspiracies” in the Transnational and Cross-Border Criminal Law Canadian Perspectives, published by Irwin Law.

Back to the Future: Modernizing Canada’s Monopolization Law

September 28, 2023

Michael Osborne contributed the article “Back to the Future: Modernizing Canada’s Monopolization Law” to the Canadian Competition Law Review.

Court of Chancery Examines Director's Personal Relationship in Dismissing Duty of Loyalty Claim

September 11, 2023

Kaan Ekiner and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III’s decision In re Orbit/FR Shareholders Litigation.

Court Ruling Leads to Major Change in SBA 8(a) Social Disadvantage Determination Policy [Alert]

September 01, 2023

Larry Prosen and Brian Doll discuss the changes that have come to the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program following a Federal ruling out of Tennessee.

6 Tips for Successful Injunctive Relief Requests [LexisNexis]

August 11, 2023

James Argionis contributed a practice note to LexisNexis discussing the six best practices for maximizing success while navigating injunctive relief requests.

Ninth Circuit Confirms: Text Messages NOT “Prerecorded Voice Messages” Under TCPA [Alert]

August 11, 2023

The ruling is a substantial win for Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defendants after plaintiff argued text messages qualify as “an artificial or prerecorded voice.”

SEC Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book, Practising Law Institute (2023 ed.)

July 24, 2023

Joseph Dever, chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation and SEC Enforcement Group, co-authored Chapter 16: “SEC Market Manipulation Investigations” in the 2023 edition of SEC Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book, published by the Practising Law Institute and edited by Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Court of Chancery Address Scope of Privilege Concerning Third-Parties

July 06, 2023

Kaan Ekiner and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss Chancellor Kathleen St. Jude McCormick’s decision in The Police and Fire Retirement System of the City of Detroit v. Elon Musk.

The Return of Joint and Several Liability: Minimally Negligent Defendants May Be Held Liable for Entire Award in Pennsylvania [Reuters]

June 23, 2023

Benjamin Wilkoff and Gabriella Scott contributed the article “The Return of Joint and Several Liability: Minimally Negligent Defendants May Be Held Liable for Entire Award in Pennsylvania “ to Reuters.

Canada Cartels 2023 [Chambers Global Practice Guide]

June 22, 2023

Michael Osborne and Samuel Bogetti contributed the Canada chapter to the Chambers Cartels 2023 Guide.

It’s (Not) About Time - Government May Move to Dismiss FCA Suit at Any Point During its Pendency [Alert]

June 20, 2023

The Supreme Court confirmed that the Government may intervene and move to dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit at any time during the life of the case.

Delaware Supreme Court Addresses Forum Selection Disputes

June 09, 2023

Kaan Ekiner and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss West v. Access Control Related Enterprises, which addressed several issues that arise in cases involving forum selection disputes.

The Great Repricing: Commercial Real Estate Eyes the Abyss [Alert]

June 08, 2023

It appears as if the first cracks are developing in the commercial real estate market, and the consequences could be shattering.

Unanimous Supreme Court Holds (Reaffirms) False Claims Act Responsibility Requires Offender’s Belief of Lie [Alert]

June 05, 2023

The Court has concluded that in order to bring and prove a FCA case, the government or relators must prove that the defendants knowingly committed (or intended to commit) fraud against the government.

Florida Shortens Time to File Construction Claims and Imposes Materiality Requirement for Building Code Violations [Alert]

May 19, 2023

The new amendments shorten the statute of limitations for general negligence claims and the statute of repose for construction claims.

Talk to the Machine! AKA Revoking TCPA Consent by “Talking” to a Recording [Alert]

May 10, 2023

Can a TCPA plaintiff revoke consent to be contacted by “talking” to a pre-recorded message? Probably not.

Congress Offers Limited Monetary Relief to Certain Defense Contractors Battling Inflation [Alert]

April 10, 2023

Congress granted the DoD new authority to modify existing fixed-price contracts to compensate defense contractors for increased costs arising from inflation.

Court of Chancery Allows 30(B)(6) Depositions as a Tool in Section 220 Discovery

April 05, 2023

Kaan Ekiner and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision addressing the use and appropriate parameters for a Rule 30(b)(6) deposition as a discovery tool in connection with Delaware books and records actions under Section 220.

The Turning of the Tide? Price-Fixing Class Actions in the Canadian Courts

February 27, 2023

Michael Osborne contributed an article to Lloyd’s List Intelligence Competition Law Insight, discussing the potential change for a more balanced, less plaintiff-friendly approach to the certification process for price-fixing class actions.

Getting Ready for Canada’s Upcoming Ban on Wage-Fixing & No-Poach Agreements [Alert]

February 17, 2023

Wage-fixing and no-poach agreements will be illegal and subject to criminal penalties in Canada as of June 23, 2023.

US Supreme Court Revisits Gerrymandering and the Voting Rights Act [The Legal Intelligencer]

February 07, 2023

Stephen Miller and Pamela Dorian published an article in The Legal Intelligencer discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of the issue of gerrymandering in Merrill v. Milligan.

Biometrics Update: Class Plaintiffs Have 5 Years to Bring Claims Under Illinois’s BIPA [Alert]

February 06, 2023

Max Kaplan discusses the Supreme Court of Illinois's decision in Tims v. Black Horse Carriers, Inc., ruling that BIPA is subject to the five-year, catch-all statute of limitations.

Chancery Court Sustains M&A Fraud Claims Based on Near-Term Financial Projections

February 02, 2023

Kaan Ekiner and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision addressing several issues that often arise in motion practice at the pleading stage of cases involving allegations of M&A fraud based on near-term financial projections.

CA Court of Appeal Calls Into Question Evidentiary Value of E-Signatures [Alert]

January 24, 2023

The California Court of Appeal recently issued a troubling decision regarding the evidentiary value of electronic signatures.

Canada Proposes Sweeping National Security Updates to Investment Canada Act [Alert]

January 23, 2023

Foreign investors in Canadian businesses are set to face tougher national security review provisions under the Investment Canada Act.

Canada Gets Tough on Chinese Investors [Alert]

January 23, 2023

New policies and changes to Investment Canada Act to block Chinese control of critical minerals supply chains.

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

January 20, 2023

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

Commissioner’s Appeal of Rogers-Shaw Decision Likely to Fail [Alert]

January 17, 2023

The Commissioner’s appeal is scheduled to be heard on January 24, 2023. Read our prediction on the outcome of this appeal.

Rogers-Shaw-Videotron Deal will Increase Competition, Tribunal Finds [Alert]

January 17, 2023

The Commissioner of Competition had applied for a full block of the Rogers-Shaw-Videotron deal. The Tribunal rejected every allegation made by the Commissioner.

US Supreme Court Confronts Independent State Legislature Doctrine [The Legal Intelligencer]

January 06, 2023

Stephen Miller and Pamela Dorian published an article in The Legal Intelligencer discussing The Supreme Court’s consideration of the Independent State Legislator theory in Moore v. Harper.

Callers Beware: Court Finds Avatar Technology Is Subject To TCPA Regulation [Alert]

December 29, 2022

Brett Watson discusses recent district court decisions discussing Avatar technology as pre-recorded messages under TCPA.

Estate Planning Gone Afoul – What Is Needed to Raise the Presumption of Undue Influence? [Daily Business Review]

November 23, 2022

Jason Domark and Janet Rayo co-authored “Estate Planning Gone Afoul – What Is Needed to Raise the Presumption of Undue Influence?” for the Daily Business Review.

Technicality Likely Won’t Decide Rogers-Shaw-Quebecor Case [Financial Post]

November 14, 2022

Michael Osborne contributed an article to The Financial Post discussing the Commissioner of Competition’s challenge to the Rogers Shaw acquisition.

The Requirements of Equitable Fraud as a Basis for Chancery Court Jurisdiction

November 10, 2022

Barry Klayman & Mark Felger (Wilmington), writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss the requirements of equitable fraud as a basis for jurisdiction in the Court of Chancery in Delaware.

The US Supreme Court to Consider Fraud Theory in 'Ciminelli' [The Legal Intelligencer]

November 02, 2022

Stephen Miller and Chase Howard published an article in The Legal Intelligencer discussing Ciminelli v. United States.

Formal Ethics Opinion Outlines Client Language Access Duties

October 14, 2022

Josephine Bahn wrote the article “Formal Ethics Opinion Outlines Client Language Access Duties” for the American Bar Association Litigation Section’s website.

Court Upholds Garnishment of Beneficiary's Interest in Distributions From a Del. Statutory Trust

October 13, 2022

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger (Wilmington), writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision by the Delaware Supreme Court upholding the garnishment of a beneficiary’s interest in distributions from a Delaware Statutory Trust.

Neither Confusion Nor Expense of Counsel Enough for Article III Standing [Alert]

October 06, 2022

In Yelardy v. Miller & Milone, the plaintiff asserted an FDCPA claim against a law firm in connection with a single letter received from the firm.

How a Downturn Could Impact Civil Jury Awards [Bloomberg Law]

September 29, 2022

Benjamin Wilkoff and Daniel Brobst published the article “How a Downturn Could Impact Civil Jury Awards” in Bloomberg Law.

Federal Court Standing Decision May Spark Trend In Consumer Protection Action Filings In State Court [Alert]

September 29, 2022

The application of Spokeo principles is more commonplace across consumer protection actions, sparking a trend of plaintiffs pursuing more state court actions.

Section 301 Petition Concerning Mexican Agricultural Products Filed [Alert]

September 15, 2022

On Sept. 8, Florida lawmakers filed a petition with USTR seeking relief for an alleged Mexican export targeting scheme.

Bankruptcy Code Preempts LLC Act's Statute of Repose for Recovery of Distributions

September 01, 2022

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision by a judge in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware holding that Section 546 of the Bankruptcy Code preempts Delaware’s three-year statute of repose on the liability of a member for distributions from a limited liability company.

Lessons Learned From Deadly Condo Collapse: Reshaping Industry to Prevent Future Tragedy [The Legal Intelligencer]

August 10, 2022

Ralf Rodriguez and Alexander Thompson published, “Lessons Learned From Deadly Condo Collapse: Reshaping Industry to Prevent Future Tragedy” for The Legal Intelligencer.

Cannabis-Impaired Driving Laws Must Balance Liberty, Safety [Law360]

August 10, 2022

Jacqueline Green authored an article in Law 360 in which she discusses the recently introduced Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act.

Chancery Lacks Jurisdiction to Award Damages for an Improvidently Entered Injunction in the Absence of a Bond

August 05, 2022

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision in the Court of Chancery holding that the court lacks subject matter jurisdiction to award damages for an improvidently granted injunction in the absence of a bond or other security.

Wells Fargo Owed No Duty To Law Firm Customer To Discover Fake Check After Customer Sent Funds To Scammer Client [Alert]

July 21, 2022

U.S. District Court grants summary judgment in favor of Wells Fargo; it did not owe its customer any contractual duty to discover a fake/forged check.

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

July 18, 2022

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

When Might a Plaintiff Argue Against Their Own Article III Standing? [Alert]

June 15, 2022

The Eastern District of NY weighed in on what should happen when a defendant attempts to remove a consumer protection matter to federal court.

Director's Access to Company's Privileged Information Upheld Despite Proxy Contest

June 01, 2022

Barry Klayman & Mark Felger (Wilmington), writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, review a recent decision by the Court of Chancery in Delaware holding that where two halves of a deadlocked board are competing in a proxy contest, neither side could benefit from the company’s resources, including its privilege, to the exclusion of the other.

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

May 24, 2022

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

The Opioid Epidemic Reaches the US Supreme Court

April 15, 2022

Leigh Ann Benson and Stephen Miller contributed an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing how in Ruan v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a jury should consider a doctor’s subjective intent when assessing a potential violation of the Controlled Substances Act.

Slights Addresses Third-Party Direct Actions by Judgment Holders Against an Insurer

March 31, 2022

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, review a recent decision in the Superior Court of Delaware that addresses whether a third party may bring a direct action against an insurer for coverage on a theory of subrogation when equitable subrogation does not apply and the right cannot be traced to a statute or contract.

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

March 22, 2022

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

Litigating Fiduciary Duty Claims [American Bar Association]

March 09, 2022

Jason Domark, Aaron Krauss and Ashley Gomez-Rodon authored chapters of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) latest book.

Law Firms In “The Great Resignation,” How The Game Changed

March 07, 2022

Josephine M. Bahn was a guest on the American Bar Association’s Litigation Radio podcast episode, Law Firms In “The Great Resignation,” How The Game Changed.

Court Refuses Appointment of a Custodian Under DGCL Section 226(a)(3) to Continue Defunct Corporation

March 02, 2022

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision in the Delaware Court of Chancery refusing to appoint a custodian pursuant to Delaware General Corporation Law Section 226(a)(3) to continue the business of a defunct corporation.

The Common Law Insolvency Exception for the Sale of a Corporation's Assets Without Stockholder OK [Delaware Business Court Insider]

February 02, 2022

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision in the Delaware Court of Chancery reaffirming the continuing validity of the common law insolvency exception for the sale of all or substantially all of the assets of an insolvent or failing corporation without the requirement for stockholder approval.

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

January 25, 2022

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

Timely Appeal of Order of Dismissal Warrants Substitution and Further Proceedings by Chapter 7 Trustee

January 13, 2022

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision by the Delaware Supreme Court directing the Court of Chancery to substitute a Chapter 7 trustee for the nominal defendant and realign it as plaintiff in a shareholder action that had been dismissed for failure to make a demand on the company’s board of directors, where the case was pending on appeal when the bankruptcy case was filed.

VC Glasscock on the Evolution of the Vested Rights Doctrine in Delaware

December 09, 2021

Barry Klayman & Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision by Vice Chancellor Glasscock of the Delaware Court of Chancery reviewing the evolution of the vested rights doctrine in Delaware and synthesizing from prior case law a simplified test for its application.

In extremis — PPP Money Is Not “Free” So Applicants & Recipients Need to Beware

December 08, 2021

Larry Prosen discusses recent how the DOJ is auditing, investigating, and, where appropriate, prosecuting PPP recipients who broke the rules

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

November 10, 2021

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

Delaware Court Is Proper Forum to Address Issues Raised by Foreign Letters Rogatory

November 03, 2021

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision by Judge Paul R. Wallace of the Delaware Superior Court holding that the Delaware courts are the proper forum for resolving issues raised by a subpoena issued pursuant to foreign letters rogatory, including the propriety and scope of the subpoena and whether the expenses of complying should be shifted from the non-party target to the requesting party.

Board's Delayed Response to Misconduct in Light of Enforcement Actions Defeats 'Caremark' Claim

October 07, 2021

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, review a recent decision by Vice Chancellor Slights of the Court of Chancery dismissing a claim that defendants violated their Caremark duties because plaintiff failed to adequately plead demand futility.

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

September 14, 2021

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

Chancery Holds Section 3104(d)(4) Provides Standalone Authority for Alternative Means for Service of Process

September 02, 2021

Barry Klayman & Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, review a recent decision by Vice Chancellor Slights of the Court of Chancery of Delaware holding that section 3104(d)(4) of the Delaware Long Arm Statute provides standalone authority for alternative means for service of process, and approving international service of a summons and complaint by email and posting at the defendants’ residences.

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

August 10, 2021

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

Sontchi Rejects Majority View on Test to Determine Whether a Business Trust Is an Eligible Debtor

July 01, 2021

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, review a recent decision from Chief Judge Sontchi of the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware holding that the law of the jurisdiction in which a trust is organized governs whether it is a “business trust” that can be an eligible debtor under the Bankruptcy Code.

Coastal Communities Require Permits from Coastal Commission and from HCD for Mobile Home Construction [Alert]

June 29, 2021

Tom Casparian discusses the California Court of Appeals decision that the CCC and HCD have overlapping jurisdiction when it comes to mobile home construction and replacement in the coastal zone.

COVID Lessons Learned: Supply Chains Post-Pandemic [Industry Today]

June 07, 2021

Heather Marx and Kristi Zentner published an article in Industry Today discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global supply chain.

High Court Affirms Bankruptcy Ends LLC Membership but Not Member's Economic Interest

June 03, 2021

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, review a recent decision from the Supreme Court of Delaware affirming that the Bankruptcy Code does not preempt the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act to the extent that it divests members of an LLC who file for bankruptcy of the right to participate in the management of the company, but not their economic interest.

FDCPA Rulings Show Spokeo's Influence, 5 Years Later

May 27, 2021

Brett Watson and Karl Riley wrote an Expert Analysis for Law360, discussing how the U.S. Supreme Court's 2016 decision in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins single-handedly raised the bar for a plaintiff alleging a violation of a consumer protection statute, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

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

May 20, 2021

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

What Constitutes a Consumer Deposit for Priority Treatment Under the Bankruptcy Code

May 05, 2021

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, review a recent decision from the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware discussing what is a consumer deposit for purposes of priority treatment under section 507(a)(7) of the Bankruptcy Code and holding that prepayments to a flight service company for future airplane flights were deposits within the meaning of the statute.

US Supreme Court Poised to Revolutionize College Athletics

April 29, 2021

Stephen Miller and Jonathan Ciriello contributed an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing how change is coming to the NCAA’s amateurism model.

Playing Nice in the Sandbox: Tips for Counsel and Co-Trustees in Trust Litigation

April 06, 2021

Jason Domark co-authored an article for the Daily Business Review discussing how co-trustees and their counsel must coordinate their efforts to ensure an effective and efficient representation.

Motions for Partial Dismissal Toll the Period for Answering the Entire Complaint for Del.'s Note Action Statute

March 31, 2021

Barry Klayman & Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision from the Superior Court of Delaware holding that partial motions to dismiss toll the period for answering the entire complaint under Delaware’s Note Action Statute moving for partial dismissal before answering is not a procedural error necessitating a default or other repercussions.

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

March 23, 2021

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

Christopher Hennessy and Jeremy Glenn contributed an article to the Illinois State Bar Association L&E Newsletter

March 18, 2021

Christopher Hennessy and Jeremy Glenn contributed an article to the Illinois State Bar Association's (ISBA) Labor and Employment Law Newsletter discussing a recent bill introduced in the Illinois Legislature that, if made into law, would rewrite significant aspects of the law of restrictive covenants, particularly those entered into after the effective date of the bill's adoption into law — including barring some altogether.

US Supreme Court Considers Religious-Freedom Case From Phila.

March 03, 2021

Stephen Miller and Rohan Mohanty contributed an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing the U.S. Supreme Court case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia.

The Doctrine of Unclean Hands as Guardian of Equity

March 03, 2021

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision from the Court of Chancery of Delaware that discusses the doctrine of unclean hands and explains how it serves as the guardian of equity and a vehicle for protection of the reputation of the court itself.

Progressive Paid Leave Policy Introduced in Philadelphia City Council [Alert]

February 17, 2021

Joseph Hill, Michael Henlon, and Brianna Westbrooks discuss legislation introduced in Philadelphia City Council that would significantly expand required paid sick leave for individuals at companies with more than 50 employees.

The Affiliate Privilege Doctrine Explained

February 03, 2021

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision from the Delaware Superior Court that serves as a primer on the affiliate privilege doctrine.

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

February 01, 2021

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

SEC Proposed Exemption Provides Regulatory Clarity For Unregistered Finders

January 25, 2021

Joe Dever, Seth Popick, and Lindsey Stillwell contributed an article to Temple's Business Law Magazine discussing the SEC's decision to provide much-needed clarity to the regulatory status of so-called "finders" who assist small businesses in raising capital.

Illinois Restrictive Covenants Face A Sea Change If Bill Passes

January 19, 2021

Christopher Hennessy and Jeremy Glenn contributed an article to Law360 discussing how on January 8th, a bill was introduced in the Illinois Legislature that, if made into law, would rewrite significant aspects of the law of restrictive covenants entered into after the effective date of its adoption into law, including barring some altogether.

A Primer and a Warning for Section 220 Proceedings

January 14, 2021

Barry Klayman & Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision from the Court of Chancery in Delaware that serves as a primer on increasingly common defenses to stockholder books and records inspection demands and a cautionary tale for defendants in Section 220 proceedings who opt to pursue overly aggressive defense strategies that seek to place obstacles to the use of Section 220 as a quick and easy pre-filing discovery tool.

High Court Considers Retroactive Application of Unanimous Jury Ruling

January 07, 2021

Stephen Miller and Leigh Ann Benson contributed an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing how earlier this year, only two states still permitted nonunanimous jury convictions—Louisiana and Oregon.

Chancery Holds First-Party Claims Covered by Standard Indemnity Provision in LLC Agreement Absent Express Contrary Intent

December 09, 2020

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision by the Court of Chancery in Delaware holding that first-party claims are covered by a standard indemnity provision in a limited liability company agreement absent an express intent to the contrary, rejecting application of the presumption in a line of cases involving bilateral commercial contracts against fee-shifting with respect to claims between the contracting parties absent a clear statement allowing it.

Navigating Atty Relationship Conflicts That May Imperil Cases

December 03, 2020

Thomas Wilkinson and Douglas Fox contributed an article to Law360 discussing how to identify and what to do when conflicts arise out of a lawyer's "personal relationship" with opposing counsel.

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

November 30, 2020

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

What Calif.'s New Consumer Debt Law Means For Collectors

November 23, 2020

Brett Watson contributed an article to Law360 discussing the enactment of the Debt Collection Licensing Act and the impact this will have on collectors.

Supreme Court Confronts Whether Computer Code Can Be Copyrighted

November 04, 2020

Stephen Miller and Chase Howard contributed an article to The Legal Intelligencer explaining how in October, the court heard oral argument in Google v. Oracle America, a case that is being closely watched by the software industry.

ABA Issues Ethics Guidance on Lawyers’ Duties When Clients Engage in Fraudulent or Criminal Behavior

November 04, 2020

Thomas Wilkinson and Douglas Fox contributed an article to the PBA Federal Practice newsletter discussing lawyer’s ethical responsibilities when the their client appears to be engaging in a fraudulent scheme or criminal behavior and seeks advice in furthering that conduct.

Waiver of Partition Right Held Unenforceable Where Unlimited in Duration

November 04, 2020

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision by the Court of Chancery in Delaware holding that a waiver of partition rights by co-tenants of real property was unenforceable because it was unlimited in duration.

California Brings Licensing and Oversight to Consumer Debt Collectors [Alert]

November 02, 2020

Brett D. Watson discusses the DCLA, one of several new consumer protection bills recently enacted in California, including the state’s “mini-CFPB,” otherwise known as the California Consumer Financial Protection Law.

Anti-Assignment Clause Prohibiting Assignment by Operation of Law Applies to Subsequent Merger

October 07, 2020

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision by the Superior Court of Delaware holding that an anti-assignment clause prohibiting an assignment “by operation of law” without the other party’s consent applied to a subsequent merger in which the contracting party was not the surviving entity.

Preparing For Enhanced Enforcement Under Calif. 'Mini-CFPB' [Law360]

September 28, 2020

Brett Watson and Michael Kraft published an article to Law360 highlighting certain key provisions of the CCFPL and discussing what the CCFPL might mean for practitioners, the pros and cons of the new legislation, the challenges presented by the CCFPL, and how financial services providers should prepare themselves for anticipated aggressive enforcement procedures.

Fashion Industry Adaptations Amid Trade War, Pandemic

September 18, 2020

Heather Marx published an article to Law360 discussing the different effects that trade policies and the COVID-19 pandemic have had on the fashion industry.

Chapter 7 Trustee Can Abandon Looting Claims Back to Creditors Who Had Them Before the Bankruptcy

September 02, 2020

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger contributed an article to the Delaware Business Court Insider.

The benefits of long-term relationships in influencer marketing

August 14, 2020

Mayura Noordyke contributed an article to Agility PR Solutions discussing how putting in the work to build long-term relationships with influencers is the best way for brands to reap stable and continuing benefits.

A Long, Broken Arm Internet Defamation & Personal Jurisdiction

August 07, 2020

Michael de Leeuw and Tamar Wise contributed an article to the ACC New York City Chapter newsletter discussing issues associated with personal jurisdiction and the Internet.

Mobile Home Parks, Rental Property and COVID-19 Government Orders

August 06, 2020

Thomas Casparian provided an update for the Manufactured Housing Educational Trust —Mobile Home E-Series, to answer some questions MHET has posed that are plaguing community management, and help explain the web of emergency rules and restrictions.

Seller's Privilege Claims Remain With Seller Unless Buyer Contracts for Waiver or Waiver Right

August 05, 2020

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision by the Delaware Court of Chancery holding that, unlike the rule in merger cases, the privilege for communications regarding an asset purchase agreement and associated negotiations does not pass to the purchaser by default operation of law, but remains with the seller unless the buyer contracts for something different.

Leveraging GIS-Based Technology for Adjacent Construction Claims

August 03, 2020

Simeon Brier and Matthew Criscuolo contributed an article to the ABA discussing how adjacent construction claims are teeming with complex, data-driven issues where technology can provide tools to aid in the investigation, management and resolution of such claims.

Chancery Decision Seeks to Further Clarify Operation of Del. Borrowing Statute

July 01, 2020

Barry Klayman & Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision by the Delaware Court of Chancery interpreting the state’s borrowing statute, which provides that a suit to enforce a cause of action arising outside of Delaware cannot be brought in a Delaware court after the expiration of the applicable Delaware statute of limitations or the statute of limitations of the state or country where the cause of action arose, whichever is shorter.

California Court of Appeal Holds Banks Owe Depositors No Duty to Monitor Other Depositor’s Accounts [Alert]

June 30, 2020

Brett D. Watson discusses the California Court of Appeal's decision in Kurtz-Ahlers v. Bank of America.

Expect an Uptick in Employee Embezzlement Following COVID-19 Lockdowns [Alerts]

June 25, 2020

Brett D. Watson discusses why small businesses could experience an uptick in embezzlement post-COVID-19, how to prevent it, and how banks can insulate themselves from liability.

The Constitution and Religious Gatherings [The National Law Journal]

June 24, 2020

Michael de Leeuw and Tamar Wise contributed an article to The National Law Journal discussing the constitutional limits on infringements on religious gatherings.

Guest Post – Reverse Engineering Can Get You Only So Far. Florida Case Dismissed After Grant of Daubert Motions

June 12, 2020

Karl Neumann wrote a guest piece for the Drug & Device Law Blog discussing Ramkelewan v. Globus Medical Inc. No. 5:18-cv-100, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 229357 (M.D. Fla. Dec. 10, 2019).

Chancery Upholds Shareholder Representative Structure and Refuses to Treat Sellers as Real Parties in Interest

June 10, 2020

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger published an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider.

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.

Civil Liberties in the Age of COVID-19

June 01, 2020

Erica Pulford contributed an article to the Rutgers University Law Review discussing whether or not states can close their borders to, or impose mandatory quarantine on travelers from states or cities that have a high community spread of COVID-19.

5 Ways To Reduce Post-Pandemic Legal Malpractice Exposure

May 27, 2020

John Johnson contributed an article to Law360 discussing five ways to revisit your risk management strategies to avoid unnecessary exposure and reduce claims against your firm.

INSIGHT: Virtual Business Contacts Can Create Virtual Personal Jurisdiction

May 21, 2020

Thomas O'Rourke and William Lesser published an article to Bloomberg Law discussing how people reaching out to businesses in other states through various technology platforms to conduct business has implications for personal jurisdiction and the accompanying minimum contacts analysis.

How States Are Relaxing Truck Weight Rules During COVID-19

May 20, 2020

Tia Ghattas, Josh Greenbaum and Kendall Hayden contributed an article to Law360 outlining how some states have approached weight requirements and permit requirements, and what trucking companies should do to adhere.

COVID-19 and the Risk of Anti-Competitive Employment Practices

May 11, 2020

Jonathan Grossman, Mark Jacobson and Max Kaplan published an article to Corporate Compliance Insights discussing how employers, staffers, and recruiters should be cautious of antitrust enforcement during COVID-19.

COVID-Driven Commercial Litigation – What Businesses Can Expect

May 08, 2020

Adam Schlatner and Michael de Leeuw discuss potential COVID-19 related litigation, based on what is already happening and the legacy of other downturns.

Navigating Consumer Refund Demands on Account of the COVID-19 Pandemic [Alert]

May 08, 2020

Adam Schlatner and Matthew Elkin discuss the various state statutes and other issues facing sports teams, third-party ticket sellers, and other businesses that sell season passes and advance tickets.

Businesses may look to doctrines to excuse contract obligations

May 07, 2020

Jeffrey Greenspan contributed an article to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin discussing a few legal doctrines that may come into play when analyzing a business’s duty to perform under a contract.

Pandemic Drug Test Guidance Offers Relief To Trucking Cos.

May 06, 2020

Tia Ghattas, Josh Greenbaum and Kendall Hayden contributed an article to Law360 discussing the guidance on compliance with drug and alcohol testing requirements during COVID-19.

Cause of Action for Professional Negligence Accrues at the Time of Injury, Not When Damages Occur [Delaware Business Court Insider]

May 06, 2020

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider discussing a recent decision of the Delaware Supreme Court holding that for tort claims, such as legal malpractice actions, the wrongful act occurs at the time of injury.

Litigation During the Pandemic: Remote Depositions [Alert]

April 23, 2020

Michael de Leeuw, Adam Schlatner, and Amy Alderfer discuss things to consider before taking your first remote deposition.

Contracting to Avoid Force Majeure Litigation in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic [Alert]

April 23, 2020

Abby L. Sacunas and Nicole H. Sprinzen discuss possible language for new and future contracts to avoid contract disputes that arise out of COVID-19 and future pandemics.

How COVID-19 Might Uproot Centuries Of Litigation Traditions

April 21, 2020

Elisabeth Ross and Christopher Hennessy published an article to Law360 discussing how due to COVID-19 courts, judges and attorneys may have to adapt further or even change the rules of litigation to bring greater flexibility to the way cases are handled.

While the world is on pause, it’s a good time to review your social media compliance policy

April 20, 2020

Brianne Polito contributed an article to Agility PR Solutions encouraging businesses to review their social media advertising strategies and compliance programs to ensure that they are updated, specifically tailored to the business, and that their marketing teams as well as influencers understand what is required under the FTC regulations.

Takeaways From FDA's Relaxed Rules For Making Face Masks

April 13, 2020

Denise Bense and Karl Neumann published an article to Law360 discussing the FDA's guidance policy for face masks and respirators during the coronavirus pandemic.

Telework May Bring Reimbursement Claims For Ill. Employers

April 10, 2020

Christopher Hennessy and Jeremy Glenn published an article to Law360 discussing teleworking and what this might mean for Illinois businesses in terms of expense reimbursement.

Four considerations when coronavirus makes you a trustee

April 02, 2020

Jason Domark published an article to South Florida Business and Wealth discussing how there is a lot to know and understand as a new trustee and gives four considerations to help along the way.

Bankruptcy Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Decide Motion to Stay Pending Appeal [Delaware Business Court Insider]

April 01, 2020

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger discuss a recent decision of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware refusing to grant a motion to stay the bankruptcy proceedings pending an appeal to the district court.

Pandemic-Related Funding Options For Ill. Businesses

March 30, 2020

Christopher Hennessy and Jeremy Glenn published an article to Law360 discussing the different programs the state of Illinois has announced to help businesses navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Force Majeure from the Trenches: Cancelling Contracts in the Midst of a Global Pandemic [Alert]

March 18, 2020

Michael D. Rafalko discusses factors to consider when canceling a contract due to force majeure.

Illinois Shuts Down Most Gatherings, Expands Unemployment Benefits [Alert]

March 17, 2020

Jim Argionis discusses recent executive orders impacting Illinois's citizens and businesses.

Guarding Against Conflict Over The Procuring Cause Doctrine

March 10, 2020

Karl Neumann contributed an article to Law360 discussing the procuring cause doctrine.

Chancery Reaffirms Fiduciary Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege [Delaware Business Court Insider]

March 04, 2020

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discussing a recent decision of the Delaware Court of Chancery reaffirming the fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege in the face of a challenge based on an amendment to the Decedents’ Estates and Fiduciary Relations law.

Superior Court Holds Jurisdiction Over Enforcement of Charging Order Vests in Chancery Court [Delaware Business Court Insider]

February 05, 2020

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider explaining a recent decision in the Delaware Superior Court, which held that the Court of Chancery was the appropriate forum for enforcement of a charging order where the validity of conveyances between a limited liability company and its members was at issue.

Chancery Modifies Order After Finding Amendment, Representations Changed Litigation [Delaware Business Court Insider]

January 15, 2020

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider discussing a recent decision in the Court of Chancery of Delaware granting a corporation’s motion to modify an earlier advancement order where the corporation subsequently amended its claims against a former officer and director in order to eliminate the grounds for advancement.

US Supreme Court Considers Reach of Copyright Laws [The Legal Intelligencer]

January 08, 2020

Stephen Miller and Chase Howard published an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration for whether a state can copyright annotated complications of its own statutes.

What I Wish I Knew When I Began My Law Career [The Legal Intelligencer]

December 11, 2019

Leigh Ann Benson and other members of the Young Lawyers Editorial Board contributed an article to The Legal Intelligencer, sharing some practical advice that they would have given to themselves when they were attorneys entering the work force.

Chancery Applies 'Statutory Override' to Uphold Privilege for Emails Hosted on Adversary's Server [Delaware Business Court Insider]

December 11, 2019

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discussing a recent decision in the Court of Chancery of Delaware concerning the applicability of the attorney-client privilege to emails between a party and his attorneys.

US Supreme Court Considers 'Defense Preclusion' in Trademark Dispute [The Legal Intelligencer]

December 05, 2019

Stephen Miller and Leigh Ann Benson published an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing a current case that will be brought before U.S. Supreme Court.

"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.

Guidance On Duty To Warn In Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

November 29, 2019

Karl Neumann published an article to The Physicians Report discussing how providers and scholars in recent years have advocated for the integration of behavioral and mental health care into the primary-care system.

In Pari Delicto: Neither Fish Nor Fowl [Delaware Business Court Insider]

November 06, 2019

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discussing a recent decision of the Court of Chancery of Delaware holding that the defense of in pari delicto is not limited either to actions in equity or at law, and may be asserted as a defense by the Receiver of an insurance company to a legal claim brought in a statutory liquidation proceeding pending in the Court of Chancery.

After Reargument, Chancery Affirms There Is No Bar to an Advance Waiver of Appraisal Rights [Delaware Business Court Insider]

October 09, 2019

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discussing a recent decision of the Court of Chancery of Delaware holding that the Delaware General Corporation Law does not prohibit sophisticated owners of a corporation from including provisions in a merger agreement that bind them to a future sale of the resulting entity and the waiver in advance of their statutory appraisal rights.

The First Amendment is Not a Right to Say Anything, Anywhere

September 27, 2019

Jesse Loffler contributed an article to Lawyers Journal discussing American's freedom of speech and what this really entails.

PA Appellate Court Strikes Down Project Labor Agreement for First Time—Saves Taxpayers Millions

August 08, 2019

For the first time, a Pennsylvania court struck down the lawfulness of a project labor agreement (“PLA”), finding that it violated Pennsylvania’s competitive bidding laws. As a result, the pool of potential bidders on Pennsylvania public projects—both union and nonunion—remains competitive and will save taxpayers millions.

The 'Invisible Hand': Really Knowing Your Trial Attorney [Corporate Counsel]

July 11, 2019

Matthew Steinberg and Amy Alderfer contributed an article to Corporate Counsel discussing the importance of professionalism and courtesy in trial.

Supreme Court Limits First Amendment Exposure of Social Media Giants [Silicon Valley Business Journal]

July 11, 2019

Michael B. de Leeuw and Tamar Wise contributed an article to Silicon Valley Business Journal discussing the Manhattan Community Access Center v. Halleck (MCAC) case.

Chancery Enforces Contractual Protections for Privileged Pre-Merger Communications [Delaware Business Court Insider]

July 03, 2019

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger discuss a recent case from the Delaware Court of Chancery upholding the use by the seller of a business of contractual provisions in a merger agreement to protect pre-merger, privileged communications between the seller and its counsel in negotiating the merger and prevent their use by the buyer in subsequent litigation with the seller.

Do Your Job, Even if it Kills You? [CLM]

July 01, 2019

Simeon Brier and Matt Criscuolo contributed an article to CLM discussing the professional liability implications following the arrest of Marjory Stoneman Douglas' student Resource Offer Scot Peterson, in the wake of the February 2018 school shooting.

Payment of Discretionary Bonus Not a Per Se Fraudulent Conveyance [Delaware Business Court Insider]

June 05, 2019

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger discuss a recent case from the Delaware Bankruptcy Court holding that the payments by debtors of discretionary bonuses, not tied to previously enunciated metrics and while the debtors were insolvent, were not per se fraudulent conveyances under the Bankruptcy Code in an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider.

Climate-Related Cats [Best's Review]

June 01, 2019

Alycen Moss and Susie Lloyd contributed an article to Best's Review titled, Climate-Related Cats.

Superior Court Holds Chancery Jurisdiction Does Not Extend to All Contracts Involving LLCs [Delaware Business Court Insider]

May 08, 2019

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger discuss a recent case from the Delaware Superior Court holding that the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act does not confer jurisdiction on the Court of Chancery over all contracts involving LLCs.

Supreme Court Considers Greatest Judicial Power Grab Since 'Marbury v. Madison' [The Legal Intelligencer]

May 02, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to limit the power of administrative agencies. 'Kisor v. Wilkie,' which was argued last month, is a head-on challenge to the deference afforded to an agency when interpreting its own regulations.

How teamwork won asylum for a Mexican family [Daily Herald]

April 17, 2019

Julie Trester wrote about her personal experience helping lead the asylum victory of a young Mexican mother and her children.

Key Takeaways From the Buzz Aldrin Family Dispute [Daily Business Review]

April 15, 2019

Jason Domark, Charles C. Kline and Reid Kline discuss famous astronaut Buzz Aldrin settling a lawsuit with two of his children and his former business manager. The complaint, filed in Florida state court, alleged that the defendants assumed access to Aldrin's personal credit cards, bank accounts, trust money, space memorabilia and other property.

State Regulation of Alcohol and the Dormant Commerce Clause [The Legal Intelligencer]

March 06, 2019

Stephen Miller and Max Kaplan discuss how the 21st Amendment took center stage recently at the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices considered whether the amendment provided an exception to the dormant commerce clause, which disfavors state interference in interstate commerce.

London’s High Court Clarifies Law Relating to Letters of Request from Foreign Courts [Alert]

February 25, 2019

Cozen O Connor’s London and New York teams acted for the successful plaintiffs in Atlantica Holdings & Ors v (1) Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna JSC (2) BTA Bank JSC (Defendants) and (1) Pavel Prosyankin (2) John Howell (Third Parties / Applicants)

Tech Ethics Challenges for Family Lawyers [Family Advocate]

January 30, 2019

Tom Wilkinson co-authored an article on how Family lawyers face some special challenges because they deal with not only office technology but also the ethical concerns created by clients who neither know nor care about rules governing their lawyers' conduct.

Chancery Finds 'Mutual General Release' to Be Not All Encompassing

January 17, 2019

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger co-authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider discussing a recent decision by the Delaware Court of Chancery regarding a mutual general release.

Chancery Refuses TRO That Would Act as Prior Restraint on Speech

December 19, 2018

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger co-authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider discussing a recent decision by the Delaware Court of Chancery refusing to grant a TRO in a business dispute.

New Reimbursement Obligations For Illinois Employers In 2019 [Law360]

December 18, 2018

Christopher Hennessy, a member in the firm's Chicago office, and Jeremy Glenn, the Chicago office managing partner, co-authored an article in Law360 about new laws in 2019 that will impact Illinois employers.

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

The Denis F. McLaughlin Advanced Trial Advocacy Workshop

January 09, 2024 - Newark, NJ

Philip Kircher will serve as a faculty member at the Seton Hall Law School Denis F. McLaughlin Advanced Trial Advocacy Workshop.

Arbitration and Mediation

December 12, 2023 - Webinar

Brett Nicole Taylor and Brett Watson will present “Arbitration and Mediation” to the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Past Events

59th Annual Inter-American Bar Association Conference

December 01, 2023 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The 27th Annual Course on Written Advocacy

November 17, 2023 - Toronto, ON

Compliance and Ethics in Senior Living

October 31, 2023 - Lancaster, PA

2023 Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting

October 23, 2023 - San Antonio, TX

Mexican Labor and USMCA’s Rapid Response Mechanism

October 20, 2023 - Cleveland, OH

Key Legal Issues Keeping In-House Counsel Up at Night

September 27, 2023 - Washington, D.C.

Legal Update on the Mallory Case

September 26, 2023 - Webinar

Labor Rights and the USMCA

September 20, 2023 - Mexico City, Mexico

Legal Update with Kendall Kelly Hayden

September 13, 2023 - San Antonio, Texas

TIPS & YLD Section Conference

May 03, 2023 - New York, NY

Hot Tips in Litigation

April 23, 2023 - Hershey, PA

A Review and Update on Civil Rule 30 (b)(6)

April 19, 2023 - Atlanta, GA

Getting to Know You…in 5 Minutes: Speed Networking

March 30, 2023 - West Conshohocken, PA

ESG - What's New and Why It's Relevant to You

March 08, 2023 - Philadelphia, PA

FIRE Starters Global Summit: Dublin, Ireland

February 22, 2023 - Dublin, Ireland

2022 Association of Corporate Counsel Women’s Summit

November 16, 2022 - Conshohocken, PA

24th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

November 08, 2022 - New York, NY

The 26th Annual Course on Written Advocacy

November 01, 2022 - Webinar

Arbitration v. Litigation

October 26, 2022 - Boston, MA

Plenary: Contentious and High Stakes Mergers

October 20, 2022 - Ottawa, ON

Update on Student Loans and Bankruptcy

October 17, 2022 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ask the Attorneys – Navigating Today’s Legal Landscape

October 06, 2022 - Stone Mountain, GA

Mastering Master Agreements

September 29, 2022 - Memphis, TN

Future of Legal Professions

August 23, 2022 - Singapore

Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy

June 28, 2022 - Chicago, IL

Ethics and Professionalism for Lawyers in 2022

April 05, 2022 - Houston, TX

Ask an EMBA: Asset Management Panel

February 16, 2022 - New Haven, CT

The Challenges of SHIP’s Rehabilitation

February 10, 2022 - Santa Fe, New Mexico

My NDA is DOA

January 25, 2022 - Webinar

2021 Trade Year in Review

November 11, 2021 - Webinar

Second Chair, Not Second Fiddle

October 06, 2021 - Webinar

Legal Ethics Development in 2020 and 2021

August 17, 2021 - Webinar

Northwestern Alumni Fireside Chat

February 26, 2021 - Webinar

Transferring a Business

January 13, 2021 - Webinar

Updates on U.S. Trade Remedies

December 14, 2020 -

Professional Liability Virtual Seminar

December 02, 2020 - Webinar

22nd Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

November 16, 2020 - Webinar

Navigating the Zone of Insolvency

October 30, 2020 - Webinar

Divorce 101

September 22, 2020 - Webinar

12th Annual In-House Counsel Conference

July 28, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA

Litigating Post-Coronavirus

July 23, 2020 - Webinar

The 2020 Hospitality Law Conference: Houston

April 22, 2020 - Houston, TX

Litigating through the Coronavirus

April 17, 2020 - Webinar

CARES Act Loan Programs and Tax Relief

April 16, 2020 - Webinar

This Is The House That Women Built

December 04, 2019 - Dallas, Texas

Pennsylvania Bar Institute

November 22, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

2019 ACC Annual Meeting

October 29, 2019 - Phoenix, Arizona

2019 CLM Southeast Conference

October 03, 2019 - Kissimmee, Florida

2019 In-House Counsel CLE Series

September 17, 2019 - Minneapolis, MN

10th Law of Shale Plays Conference

September 04, 2019 - Pittsburgh, PA

2019 Brindisi Tax Academy

June 28, 2019 - Wayne, PA

General Liability Claims/Best Practices

June 21, 2019 - Naples, FL

Managing Litigation in a Family Context

June 05, 2019 - Boston, Massachusetts

New California Code on Mediations

May 21, 2019 - Los Angeles, CA

Rent Control: Coming to Your Community?

May 07, 2019 - New Orleans, LA

Emerging Issues in Civil Litigation

May 05, 2019 - Baltimore, MD

The Hospitality Law Conference Series 2.0

April 09, 2019 - Houston, TX

2019 CLM Annual Conference

March 13, 2019 - Orlando, Florida

Understanding Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

December 14, 2018 - Mount Laurel, NJ

In The News

Catherine Yun and Damali Martin Elected to Executive Committee of CLS’s Justice Rising Advocates

December 06, 2023

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 6, 2023 - Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Catherine Yun and Damali Martin, attorneys in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, have been elected to the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS)’s Justice Rising Advocates (JRA) Executive Committee.

Michael Osborne Selected to Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2023

December 01, 2023

Michael Osborne, chair of the firm’s Canadian Competition Practice, has been selected to Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2023.

Jason Domark Appointed Co-Chair of the ABA Commercial and Business Litigation Committee International Litigation Subcommittee

November 17, 2023

Jason Domark, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been appointed co-chair of the International Litigation Subcommittee for the American Bar Association Commercial and Business Litigation Committee.

Elite Voting Rights Attorney Jerry H. Goldfeder and Veteran Commercial Litigator Kerry T. Cooperman from Stroock to join Cozen O’Connor

November 15, 2023

Jerry H. Goldfeder, widely regarded as among the nation’s most influential political lawyers, and Kerry T. Cooperman, an equally influential commercial litigator and nonprofit attorney with more than a decade of experience handling complex real estate disputes and counseling nonprofit organizations, join the firm's New York City office.

Simeon Brier Recognized as a 2023 Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders Magazine

November 14, 2023

Simeon Brier, chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives, has been recognized as a 2023 Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders Magazine.

10 Questions with Heather Marx

November 14, 2023

Heather Marx was featured in a Hennepin Lawyer article discussing her practice, the unique challenges women face in the legal profession, and the advice she will never forget.

Thriving Together: Cultivating Allyship, Safety & Diversity in Law Firm Culture

November 14, 2023

Lynnette Espy-Williams, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, joined Yasmin Zand on the “CMO Series Represents” podcast.

2023 Top Women in Law: Heather Marx

November 10, 2023

Heather Marx was featured in a Minnesota Lawyer Magazine spotlight, discussing her career as an attorney.

Lynnette Espy-Williams Named to 2023 Top 10 Most Influential Women in Diversity & Inclusion List by The Chief Navigators Magazine

November 03, 2023

Lynnette Espy-Williams, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Women in Diversity & Inclusion by The Chief Navigators Magazine.

In Their Words: Hacks For New Lawyer Parents From Veterans

November 03, 2023

Dylan Alper was featured in a Law360 article discussing the advice he would give to new parents on navigating the challenges that come with being a parent and a lawyer.

Philip Kircher Honored With the St. Thomas of Villanova Award for Pro Bono Service

October 26, 2023

Philip Kircher, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been selected to receive the St. Thomas of Villanova Award for Pro Bono Service.

Report Finds Decline in Competitive Intensity

October 23, 2023

In a video interview with BNN Bloomberg, Michael Osborne discusses the Competition Bureau's study on Canada’s competitive intensity over the last two decades.

Nathan Larkin Selected as a Committee of Seventy Buchholz Fellow

October 20, 2023

Nathan Larkin, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been selected as a Buchholz Fellow of the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan civic leadership organization that advances representative, ethical, and effective government across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Champagne Announces Grocer Commitments to Stabilize Costs

October 13, 2023

In a video interview with BNN Bloomberg, Michael Osborne discusses Minister François-Philippe Champagne's announcement regarding initial commitments from Canada's grocers to stabilize food prices.

Karl Riley Recognized as a Minority Corporate Counsel Association 2023 Rising Star

October 09, 2023

Karl Riley, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named a 2023 Rising Star by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA).

Toronto Real Estate Class-Action Could Affect Billions of Dollars in Commissions

October 05, 2023

Michael Osborne was quoted in a Financial Post article discussing a class action lawsuit that alleges major brokers and real estate organizations in Toronto implemented rules that essentially stifled competition for buyer brokerage services, resulting in higher prices.

Dexter Hamilton Appointed to the Philadelphia Police Foundation Board of Directors

September 26, 2023

Dexter Hamilton, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been appointed to the Philadelphia Police Foundation board of directors.

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.”

Competition Law not Meant to Fight Inflation

September 22, 2023

Michael Osborne sat down with BNN Bloomberg to discuss the Canadian government's new legislation.

Trudeau Takes Aim at Corporate Canada as Inflation Sinks His Popularity

September 19, 2023

Michael Osborne was quoted in a Bloomberg article discussing the impact of Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne's demand for grocery executives to decrease food inflation rates.

Cozen O’Connor’s Heather Marx Named to Minnesota Lawyer’s Inaugural Top Women in Law List

September 08, 2023

Heather Marx, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation practice and vice-chair of the firm’s Trade Remedies practice, has been named by Minnesota Lawyer Magazine to its inaugural “Top Women in Law” list.

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.

Thomas Casparian and Brett Watson Named ICLS Pro Bono Volunteers of the Year

August 29, 2023

Thomas Casparian and Brett Watson, members of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, have been named Inland Counties Legal Services (ICLS) Pro Bono Volunteers of the Year.

Ten Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch in Canada

August 24, 2023

Ten Cozen O’Connor lawyers from the firm’s Toronto and Vancouver offices were selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada

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.

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

August 01, 2023

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

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jim Argionis appointed to Dean’s Advisory Council at Loyola University Chicago

July 25, 2023

Jim Argionis, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation practice, has been appointed to serve a 3-year term on the Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) at Loyola University Chicago’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department Selected as a 2023 Litigation Department of the Year Finalist by The American Lawyer

July 24, 2023

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department has been selected by The American Lawyer as a 2023 litigation department of the year finalist for Pennsylvania.

Josephine Bahn Reelected as Under 36 Representative to the American Bar Association House of Delegates

July 21, 2023

Josephine Bahn, an associate in the firm’s Construction Law Group, has been reelected by the D.C. Bar as their Under 36 representative to the American Bar Association House of Delegates.

Arbitration Compelled Based on Unsigned Fee Agreement

July 18, 2023

Jason Domark was quoted in an American Bar Association Litigation Section article discussing Zimmerman v. Sherman and the additional steps the law firm could have taken to potentially avoid enforcement litigation.

Young Lawyers Hit by US Supreme Court Rejection of Debt Relief

July 10, 2023

Josephine Bahn was quoted in a Bloomberg article discussing the Supreme Court’s decision to reject President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program. This decision disappointed many law students and early career attorneys who have taken out student loans to pay for their education.

Evan Caplan and James Mulcahy Named Philadelphia VIP Volunteers of the Month

July 07, 2023

Evan Caplan, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, and James Mulcahy, a paralegal in Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, have been selected as Philadelphia VIP's June Volunteers of the Month.

Alumni Spotlight with Josephine M. Bahn

July 06, 2023

Josephine Bahn was featured in an American Bar Association Litigation Section Alumni Spotlight.

Why Firm, Legal Dept. Leaders Should Pay Attention to Gen Z

July 06, 2023

Josephine Bahn was quoted in a Law360 article discussing how some firms have adjusted to evolving industry standards.

Expanding Scope Of Practice: Pamela Dorian Reflects

June 22, 2023

In an interview with Third Thursday, Pamela Dorian, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, discussed her experiences with construction defect cases and the advice she would give to construction law attorneys looking to handle these types of cases.

Matthew Criscuolo Reelected President of The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

June 22, 2023

Matthew Criscuolo, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been reelected as President of The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County.

Jason Domark Named President-Elect of the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami

June 13, 2023

Jason Domark, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named president-elect of the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami.

Brett Nicole Taylor Named 2023 Southern CA Super Lawyers Rising Star

June 06, 2023

Brett defends clients in state and federal court in the dietary supplement, food, and cosmetic industries from product liability claims, claims of proposition 65 violations, and violations of consumer protection actions.

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.

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.

Fred Warren Jacoby Reappointed to Pennsylvania Bar Association Committees

May 09, 2023

Fred Warren Jacoby, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been reappointed as a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee and the Collaborative Law Committee for the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

F. Warren Jacoby Reappointed Co-Chair of the PBA’s Gaming Law Committee

May 02, 2023

F. Warren Jacoby, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been reappointed as the co-chair of the Gaming Law Committee for the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Four Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized by Legal Intelligencer Awards

April 28, 2023

Four Cozen O'Connor attorneys have been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer's 2023 Professional Excellence Awards.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jim Argionis Reappointed Chairman of the Illinois Department of Employment Security Advisory Board

April 12, 2023

Cozen O’Connor attorney Jim Argionis, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice in Chicago, has been reappointed by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker as Chairman of the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Advisory Board.

Gen Z Attorneys are Here. Is The Legal Industry Ready?

March 23, 2023

Josephine Bahn was quoted in a Law360 article discussing how Generation Z attorneys approach their careers and practices.

How Young Attorneys Are Shaking up Law Firm Culture

March 16, 2023

Josephine Bahn was quoted in an ABA Journal article discussing young lawyers’ increased need for work-life balance, fair pay, and flexible working arrangements.

Four Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named to the 2023 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

March 14, 2023

Shane Hardy, Michael Osborne, Steven Weisz, and Kevin Zimka were named to the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for 2023.

Miguel Alexander Pozo Appointed to Minnesota Federal District Court Judicial Selection Committee

March 13, 2023

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that Miguel Alexander Pozo has been appointed by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) to their newly formed judicial selection committee.

Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General Group Continues its Buildout, Landing Former Virginia Deputy Attorney General Stephen Cobb

March 08, 2023

A highly accomplished first-chair litigator, Cobb joins the firm as a member and will work out of its Washington, D.C., office.

Cozen O’Connor Adds Two of the Country’s Leading Data Privacy Litigators to its Commercial Litigation Practice Group

March 06, 2023

Melissa A. Siebert and Erin Bolan Hines — data privacy litigators with renowned track records of successfully defending employers and technology enterprises entangled in major data privacy class actions and appellate cases — to its award-winning Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

Cozen O’Connor Introduces Oliver C. Hanson as Chair of its Canadian Corporate & Securities Litigation Practice

February 21, 2023

Hanson is widely recognized throughout Canada for delivering winning results for a host of clients involved in complex business issues and time-sensitive bet-the-company commercial disputes.

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.

Cozen O'Connor attorneys work pro bono to help mother and son earn asylum in United States

February 09, 2023

Matthew DiCianni and Amy Doig spoke with Chicago Lawyer Magazine about working with their client's request for asylum.

Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers

February 07, 2023

Super Lawyers has named Los Angeles attorneys Susan A. Grueneberg and Donald C. Nanney and Santa Monica attorneys Thomas W. Casparian, Jonathan S. Gross, and Paul S. Rutter to its 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers list.

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.

Competition Bureau Appeal of Rogers-Shaw Approval to Be Heard Jan. 24

January 04, 2023

Michael Osborne was quoted in a Financial Post article discussing the Competition Bureau’s appeal of a tribunal decision to approve the merger between Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc.

Tribunal ‘Smackdown’ Raises Odds of Rogers-Shaw Deal Closing, Experts Say, as Appeal Date Set

January 03, 2023

Michael Osborne was quoted in a Toronto Star article discussing the substantially increased odds of the Rogers-Shaw deal closing.

Appeal in Rogers-Shaw Takeover Set for Jan. 24

January 03, 2023

Michael Osborne was quoted in an article published by The Globe and Mail that discusses the Competition Bureau’s appeal to the tribunal’s decision to permit a proposed $20 billion deal between Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc.

Don’t Expect Minister Champagne to Second Guess the Tribunal: Competition Lawyer on Rogers-Shaw Deal

December 30, 2022

In a video interview with BNN Bloomberg, Michael Osborne, chair of the firm’s Canadian Competition Practice, discussed his view on the Competition Tribunal not opposing the Rogers-Shaw $20 billion deal.

Original Tweets Only: Retweeters Not Liable for Defamation

December 16, 2022

Josephine Bahn authored the article “Original Tweets Only: Retweeters Not Liable for Defamation” for the American Bar Associate Litigation Section’s website.

Julia Simonet, Brian Browne and Catherine Yun Selected as Firm Representatives for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

December 15, 2022

Cozen O'Connor has selected Julia Simonet, Brian Browne and Catherine Yun as Firm Representatives for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Simeon Brier Elected Vice Mayor of the Parkland City Commission

November 30, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that Simeon Brier has been elected vice mayor of the Parkland City Commission and reelected as the District One city commissioner.

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.

Rogers-Shaw Hearings Not So Public Despite Tribunal’s Pledge to Hold Open Process

November 18, 2022

Michael Osborne was quoted in a Globe and Mail article discussing the increased interest and confidentiality aspects of the Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. public hearing.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Win Asylum for Mother and Son Escaping Violence in El Salvador

November 18, 2022

Cozen O'Connor associates Matt DiCianni and Amy Doig recently won a significant pro bono victory in Immigration Court in Chicago.

Federal Judge Asks Rogers and Shaw to Provide Evidence Supporting Competition Bureau’s Proposed Relief

November 04, 2022

Michael Osborne was quoted in an article published by The Globe and Mail that discusses a recent request for Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. to address proposals from Canada’s anti-competition watchdog to resolve a dispute.

Veteran Litigator Miguel Pozo Returns to Minneapolis Office

October 18, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce veteran litigator Miguel Alexander Pozo has returned to its fast-growing North American Commercial Litigation Department.

Veteran Litigator Michael Osborne Joins Commercial Litigation Department

October 17, 2022

Osborne has defended leading pharmaceutical, banking, and technology enterprises based in Canada, the U.S., and Asia in high-stakes litigation.

City & State Pennsylvania names Laura Reinhart to 2022 PA Fifty Over 50 List

October 03, 2022

Laura Reinhart, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named as one of City & State Pennsylvania’s 2022 Pennsylvania Fifty over 50 honorees.

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.

Cozen O’Connor Member Jason Domark Appointed Co-Chair of American Bar Association Subcommittees

September 30, 2022

Cozen O’Connor announced that Jason Domark, a member in the firm’s Miami office, has been appointed co-chair of both the International Litigation subcommittee and the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) subcommittee for the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commercial and Business Litigation Committee.

Fla. Real Estate Attys See Lengthy Rebuild From Hurricane Ian

September 29, 2022

Ralf R. Rodriguez, a member of the firm’s Construction Law Group, was quoted in the Law360 article “Fla. Real Estate Attys See Lengthy Rebuild From Hurricane Ian.”

Josephine Bahn ’16 Leads ABA Young Lawyers Division

September 27, 2022

Josephine Bahn was featured in an article published by the New York Law School News.

Could Tuition Hikes Force More Law Grads Onto BigLaw Path?

September 23, 2022

Josephine Bahn was quoted in an article published by Law360, “Could Tuition Hikes Force More Law Grads Onto BigLaw Path?”

Pennsylvania Powerhouse: Cozen O'Connor

September 12, 2022

Jim Heller, co-chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, was quoted in a Law360 article discussing Cozen O’Connor attorneys steering some of the most notable matters in Pennsylvania.

Can America Love Manufactured Housing? It’s Complicated

September 09, 2022

Thomas Casparian, a member of the firm’s commercial litigation department, was recently quoted in a Law360 article that discussed manufactured housing.

Former USTR Senior Associate General Counsel Micah S. Myers Joins Cozen O’Connor

September 07, 2022

Micah S. Myers, former senior associate general counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), has joined its growing Washington, D.C. office as a member.

Matthew Criscuolo Announced as President of The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

August 31, 2022

Matthew Criscuolo, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been announced as the president of The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County.

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.

Jesse Keene Announced as Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for the Society of Construction Law North America

August 17, 2022

Jesse Keene, member of the firm’s Construction Law Group, has been announced as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for the Society of Construction Law, North America (SCL-NA).

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.

Thomas Wilkinson Appointed to the Pennsylvania Bar Insurance and Trust Fund

August 04, 2022

Thomas Wilkinson, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department and Legal Profession Practice Group, has been appointed to serve a four year term as a trustee on the Pennsylvania Bar Insurance and Trust Fund.

Cozen O’Connor Named Pennsylvania Powerhouse by Law360

August 01, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is one of four firms to receive this distinction in 2022.

Jesse Loffler Named 40 Under 40 by Bloomberg Law

July 28, 2022

Jesse was selected for this honor due to the sophistication of his legal practice and depth of his commitment to DEI and pro bono service.

Super Lawyers Names Four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to 2022 Minnesota List

July 25, 2022

Super Lawyers has named four Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Lynnette Espy-Williams on "Standing in the Gap” Podcast

July 18, 2022

Lynnette Espy-Williams, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, visited the "Standing in the Gap" podcast to discuss the importance of sustaining a purposeful and inclusive culture.

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.

PBA Gaming Law Committee Examines Issues of Skill Games vs. Chance

July 11, 2022

F. Warren Jacoby is quoted in the Pennslyvania Bar Newsletter on the Issues of Skill Games vs. Chance.

Chambers Ranks 86 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 22 Practice Areas in Chambers USA 2022 Guide

June 02, 2022

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 86 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2022 edition.

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

June 01, 2022

Super Lawyers has selected 49 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Two Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Delaware Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 31, 2022

Super Lawyers has selected two Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2022 Delaware Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Lynnette Espy-Williams on "Topping the Curve" Podcast

April 18, 2022

Lynnette Espy-Williams, Equity Partner and Chief Diversity Officer, visited the "Topping the Curve" podcast to discuss her practice as a commercial litigator.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jim Argionis Honored by Maine Township For Exceptional Community Service

April 13, 2022

Cozen O’Connor attorney Jim Argionis, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice in Chicago, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Sgt. Karen Lader Memorial Good Citizen Award.

Cozen O’ Connor Attorneys Author New Fiduciary Litigation Book for ABA

March 04, 2022

Cozen O’Connor announced that commercial litigation attorneys Jason Domark and Ashley Gomez-Rodon from its Miami office and Aaron Krauss from its Philadelphia office authored chapters of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) latest book, titled Litigating Fiduciary Duty Claims. Additionally, Domark served as editor of the publication.

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.

Lynnette Espy-Williams Named to 2022 Most Influential Black Lawyers List by Savoy Magazine

March 02, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Lynnette Espy-Williams, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department and chief diversity, equity & inclusion officer, has been named by Savoy Magazine as one of the 2022 Most Influential Black Lawyers.

Eight Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 20, 2022

Super Lawyers has named eight Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list.

Cozen O’Connor Commercial Litigation Department Named Pennsylvania Litigation Department of the Year

December 06, 2021

The American Lawyer Industry Awards honor the most exceptional lawyers, law firms, legal departments and organizations in the country. The regional litigation department of the year awards recognizes the best litigation department in each jurisdiction.

Jason Domark Featured in Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami Member Spotlight

November 29, 2021

Jason Domark, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, was featured in the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami Member Spotlight.

Matthew Siegel Named the Support Center for Child Advocates Volunteer of the Month

November 05, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Matthew Siegel, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named the Support Center for Child Advocates Volunteer of the Month

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.

Jack Carriglio Appointed to the Judiciary Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers

October 28, 2021

Jack Carriglio, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been appointed to the Judiciary Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Barry Boss Named a 2021 South Trail Blazer by The American Lawyer

October 18, 2021

Barry Boss, co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Group and co-chair, of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named a 2021 South Trailblazer by The American Lawyer.

Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department Selected as a Litigation Department of the Year Finalist by The American Lawyer

October 07, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department has been selected by The American Lawyer as a litigation department of the year finalist for Pennsylvania.

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.

Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Win Securities Fraud Case in Del. Federal Court's First In-Person Trial

October 04, 2021

Martin Bloor and Matthew Elkin were quoted in an article published by the Delaware Court Insider, which discusses a securities fraud case victory.

'Battle of the Experts': How J&J Won Its Talc Trial in Plaintiff-Friendly Philadelphia

September 28, 2021

Jim Heller was featured in an article published by The Legal Intelligencer, which discusses the J&J Talc trial in Philadelphia.

Thomas Wilkinson Elected to Serve a Three-Year Term on the ABA Board of Governors

September 17, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Thomas G. Wilkinson, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the American Bar Association Board of Governors representing Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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.

Toll Brothers Lawyer Reunites with Former Colleagues at Cozen O'Connor

July 27, 2021

Wendy Klein Keane was featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal discussing her move to Cozen O'Connor.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Former Toll Brothers Vice President and Counsel Wendy F. Klein Keane to Construction Practice

July 26, 2021

The former vice president and litigation and risk management counsel brings to this nationally recognized construction practice close to two decades of distinguished experience having managed hundreds of litigations and arbitrations through discovery, hearings, appeals, and/or settlement.

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.

Super Lawyers Names Two Minnesota Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to its 2021 List

July 20, 2021

Super Lawyers has named two Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists

Trump Needs Damning Evidence To Keep Big Tech Suits Alive

July 09, 2021

Michael de Leeuw was quoted in an article published by Law360 that discusses how former President Donald Trump filed three class actions on Wednesday alleging illegal social media censorship.

In Trump's world, only his speech is free

July 09, 2021

Michael de Leeuw was quoted in an article published by NBC News which discusses the former president's lawsuits against social media giants Facebook, Twitter, and Google.

Karl Riley Named to The American Lawyer’s 2021 Inaugural List of West Trailblazers

July 07, 2021

Karl Riley, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has named to The American Lawyer’s 2021 inaugural list of West Trailblazers.

Cozen O’Connor Expands Delaware Commercial Litigation Practice with the Addition of Kaan Ekiner

July 06, 2021

Ekiner has built a respected career as a distinguished litigator handling corporate and complex commercial matters involving corporate governance, and contractual and other commercial disputes.

F. Warren Jacoby Appointed Co-Chair of the PBA’s Gaming Law Committee

June 30, 2021

F. Warren Jacoby, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been appointed as the co-chair of the Gaming Law Committee for the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Best Law Firm Mentors 2021: Sarah Schlossberg

June 18, 2021

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

Cozen O’Connor Expands International Offices with Strategic Additions in Vancouver and Toronto

June 14, 2021

The new additions will further expand the firm’s North American Intellectual Property, Securities Litigation, White Collar Defense & Investigations, Product Liability, and Commercial Litigation practices.

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.

Cozen O'Connor Boosts N.Y. Bench as Litigation goes from Stalled to 'Warp Speed' [Reuters]

June 08, 2021

Jeremy Deutsch was featured in an article that discusses his move along with several attorneys from Anderson Kill to Cozen O'Connor's New York office.

Cozen O’Connor Bolsters Commercial Litigation Practice with the Addition of Veteran Litigator Jeremy E. Deutsch and Team

June 07, 2021

Joining with him will be Christian V. Cangiano, of counsel, Elliot J. Coz, counsel, and Eric W. Huang, Christopher Paolino, and Ian Bain as associates.

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

June 01, 2021

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

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.

Tips for Expediting the Supply Chain Backlog

May 25, 2021

Heather Marx was featured in an article published by EPS News discussing how there are certain measures businesses can take to streamline the processing of shipments by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Cozen O’Connor Trial Team Led by Paul Leary Named to Top 20 Verdicts in California 2020 List

May 14, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that a trial team led by Paul Leary has been chosen as a winner of one of the Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2020.

How the Ultrarich Avoid Messy Public Divorce Battles by Keeping Their Disputes Out of Court

May 06, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Group, was featured in an article published by Daily Exchange discussing the Gate's divorce.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Missouri v. James Addie Trial

April 29, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV discussing the Missouri v. James Addie trial.

Cozen O’Connor’s Heather Marx named to The American Lawyer’s 2021 Midwest Trailblazers list

April 20, 2021

Heather Marx, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation practice and vice-chair of the firm’s Trade Remedies practice, has been named to The American Lawyer’s 2021 inaugural list of Midwest Trailblazers.

Litigation Leaders: Cozen O’Connor’s Jim Heller on Building Trial-Ready Product Liability, White Collar and Class Action Teams

March 29, 2021

The American Lawyer profiled Jim Heller as part of its Litigation Leader series, which features the country's biggest firms' litigation practice leaders.

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.

Cozen O'Connor Brings On New E-Discovery Chair For Philly Office

February 18, 2021

Joseph Tate, Calli Padilla, and Maureen Holland are featured in a Law360 article highlighting recent leadership changes and the firm's summer associate program.

Jennifer Brandt Named a 2020 “Five Star Attorney” by Suburban Life Magazine

February 02, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law group, has been named a 2020 “Five-Star Attorney” by Suburban Life Magazine.

Six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized by the South Florida Legal Guide

February 02, 2021

Six Cozen O'Connor attorneys have been honored by the South Florida Legal Guide for their work in South Florida over the last year.

Jennifer A. Brandt a Guest on Court TV

January 30, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV discussing various court cases happening across the country.

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.

Ripple XRP is ‘unregistered security’ and here’s our suit: SEC

December 23, 2020

Joseph Dever was quoted in an article published by CoinGeek titled, "Ripple XRP is ‘unregistered security’ and here’s our suit: SEC."

Jonathan Hoffman Elected President of the Board of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America for the Philadelphia-Delaware Valley Chapter

December 14, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jonathan Hoffman, member of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been elected as president of the board of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America for the Philadelphia-Delaware Valley Chapter.

Jennifer A. Brandt a Guest on Good Day Philadelphia

December 10, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia's local Fox station.

Cozen O’Connor Expands International Arbitration Practice with the Addition of Veteran Litigator Kurt Lindquist

December 08, 2020

New Hire Furthers Growth of the Firm’s Washington, D.C. Office.

Thomas Lombardi, Co-chair of the 2020 Crocker Commercial Real Estate Symposium, Diane Hvolka Selected As a Panelist

December 03, 2020

Thomas Lombardi, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, was co-chair of the 2020 Crocker Commercial Real Estate Symposium, while Danielle Hvolka, member of the firm’s Real Estate Group, spoke on a panel.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Expansion of Commercial Litigation Practice with the Addition of Litigator Andrew W. Reinhart

December 03, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that distinguished litigator Andrew W. Reinhart, who brings more than 20 years of experience in commercial transportation litigation, will be joining the Pittsburgh Commercial Litigation Practice.

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.

Appellate Hot List 2020: Cozen O'Connor

November 01, 2020

Michael de Leeuw was featured in a Q&A held by the National Law Journal discussing Cozen O'Connor being named to the NLJ 2020 Appellate Hot List.

Is Trial Separation Just a Divorce Dress Rehearsal?

October 23, 2020

Jennifer Brandt was featured in an article published by Fatherly which discusses the differences between trial and legal separations, and what each entails.

Jesse Keene Named a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America

October 22, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jesse Keene, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. The

Helene Jaron and Calli Padilla chosen as Philadelphia Business Journal 2020 Women of Distinction Honorees

October 19, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Helene Jaron, co-chair of the firm’s Private Client Services Group, was chosen as a Philadelphia Business Journal 2020 Women of Distinction honoree and Calli Padilla, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, was named a Philadelphia Business Journal 2020 Women of Distinction Rising Star honoree.

Myriad Section 230 Bills Show Agreement Still Out Of Reach

October 16, 2020

Michael de Leeuw was quoted in a Law360 article discussing how a politically neutral proposal such as the Pact Act will likely get more traction than other bills that seek to impose stricter oversight of social media platforms.

Thomas Wilkinson Reappointed Chair of the DRI Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics Committee

October 16, 2020

Thomas Wilkinson, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department and Legal Profession Practice Group, has been reappointed as chair of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics Committee.

Jennifer A. Brandt Appeared on Court TV

October 09, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV discussing the latest in the plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the postponement of Kyle Rittenhouse’s extradition, and other headlines from recent news.

Jennifer Brandt appointed as the ABA Family Law Section Liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism

October 06, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, has been appointed as the ABA Family Law Section Liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism for the 2020 year.

Karl O. Riley Selected as a Member of the American Bar Association’s Fellows Program for 2020-2022

September 30, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Karl Riley, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been selected as a member of the American Bar Association’s Fellows Program for the 2020-2022 class.

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.

Tariff Takedown: Why Ambiance Apparel's $118 Million Federal Case is Fashion's Cautionary Tale

September 22, 2020

Rachel Collins Clarke was featured in a Sourcing Journal article which discusses how federal prosecutors have filed charges against a Los Angeles Fashion District clothing importer.

House Dems Urge Justices To Hear Pot Legalization Fight

September 15, 2020

Michael de Leeuw was featured in a Law360 article in which he called the federal government's cannabis prohibition a "disastrous anachronism that must be addressed immediately."

What to Know as Hurricane Sally Nears: Dangers and Realities of Portable Generators

September 14, 2020

Jim Heller was quoted in the Wall Street Journal discussing whether or not manufacturers will be held liable for any injuries or deaths during Hurricane Sally.

Cozen O’Connor Taps Nevada Litigator Karl O. Riley to Manage its Las Vegas Office

September 08, 2020

Riley joins the firm as a member within the firm’s Commercial Litigation department. Additionally, Riley will be a part of the Labor & Employment, Class Actions, and Appellate practice groups.

Thomas O’Rourke Named to the National Law Journal’s List of Cannabis Law Trailblazers

September 01, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Thomas O’Rourke, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named to the National Law Journal’s list of Cannabis Law Trailblazers.

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).

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jeff Greenspan Named to the Board of Directors of the Center for Enriched Living

July 28, 2020

Jeff Greenspan, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Litigation Department in Chicago, has been named to the board of directors of the Center for Enriched Living (CEL), a nonprofit organization serving teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Super Lawyers Names Four Minnesota Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to its 2020 List

July 23, 2020

Super Lawyers has named four Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Three were recognized as Super Lawyers and one was named “Rising Star.”

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.

Jason Domark Appointed to Board of Directors of Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami

July 15, 2020

Jason Domark, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation department, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami.

Thomas O’Rourke Named Law360 Rising Star in Cannabis

July 08, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Thomas O’Rourke, member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation department, has been named a Law360 “Rising Star” in the Cannabis category.

With driver drug testing facilities struggling to stay afloat, DOT considers enforcement leniency

July 08, 2020

Tia Ghattas was featured in the Commercial Carrier Journal discussing how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it will attempt to use discretion in enforcing the 2020 requirement that fleets issue random drug tests for 50% of their drivers.

Leigh Ann Benson Named to PA Bar Leadership Class

July 01, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Leigh Ann Benson, associate of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been selected to the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Bar Leadership Institute (BLI) 2020-2021 class.

Why Bayer Settled Roundup and Dicamba Litigation

June 26, 2020

Brett Nicole Taylor was featured in Successful Farming discussing how it’s costing Bayer between $11 and $12 billion to settle the dicamba and Roundup lawsuits that accompanied its 2018 $63 billion acquisition of Monsanto.

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.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Christopher Hennessy Named Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Litigation, Employment & Labor Relations Law Committee

June 12, 2020

Chicago attorney Christopher Hennessy, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Litigation Department, has been named co-chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation, Employment & Labor Relations Law Committee for the 2020-21 bar year.

Super Lawyers Names Seven Florida Cozen O’Connor Attorneys to its 2020 List

June 11, 2020

Super Lawyers has named seven Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Jillian Flax Honored as a 2020 Lawyer on the Fast Track

June 10, 2020

Jillian Flax, member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as one of this year’s Lawyers on the Fast Track category.

Jesse Ryan Loffler Named President of the Foundation Board of the National LGBT Bar Association

June 09, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Pittsburgh and New York-based Commercial Litigator Jesse Ryan Loffler has been named president of the National LGBT Bar Association’s Foundation board of directors.

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.

Community crusader

June 05, 2020

The Loyola School of Law ran an alumni profile of Jim Argionis recognizing his dedication to his practice and community and highlighting some of the community accolades his efforts have garnered.

What happens when real estate Zoom meetings go awry?

May 21, 2020

Jason Domark was featured in the South Florida Real Estate News discussing how he has been conducting roughly a dozen Zoom depositions for an ongoing construction arbitration proceeding, while being at home with three young children.

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.

Punching In: The Latest COVID-19 Benefits, Liability Questions

April 20, 2020

Jonathan Grossman was featured in a Bloomberg Law article discussing how the feds are on the lookout for staffing agencies, recruiters, and businesses colluding to fix pay rates, limit hours or prevent workers from changing jobs, in violation of antitrust law.

Cozen O’Connor Sponsor’s Webinar for Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami

April 14, 2020

Cozen O’Connor will sponsor the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami April 16, 2020, webinar presentations, “Drafting to Protect the Settlor from Himself” and “Six Strategic Estate Planning Opportunities for Right Now.”

Communication can prevent legal battles for franchisees

April 09, 2020

Kendall Hayden was quoted in Hotel News Now discussing what franchisees should be doing to meet financial obligations during COVID-19.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2020 San Diego Super Lawyers List

March 30, 2020

Super Lawyers has named two attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2020 list of top practitioners in San Diego.

Jed Bayer Named VIP's Volunteer of the Month

March 18, 2020

Jed Bayer has been named Philadelphia VIP’s Volunteer of the Month

Cozen O’Connor Continues its West Coast Expansion, Adding Three Veteran Southern California Litigators to its Los Angeles Office

March 04, 2020

Thomas Lombardi, Devin Donohue and Brett Watson — from one of southern California’s leading litigation boutiques Lombardi & Donohue — have joined the firm as members.

Cozen O’Connor Wins Major Lawsuits Involving Philadelphia’s Comcast II Tower Project and a California Oil Spill

February 24, 2020

Cozen O’Connor today announced it has secured major wins in two high-profile commercial litigation cases, one in Pennsylvania and the other in California.

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.

Simeon Brier Appointed to Board Chair of SOS Children’s Villages – Florida

January 27, 2020

Simeon Brier has been appointed chair of SOS Children’s Villages- Florida’s Board of Directors.

Former Toll Brothers GC Rejoins Cozen O'Connor

January 22, 2020

John McDonald was featured in a Law360 article discussing his return to Cozen O'Connor.

John K. McDonald, former Toll Brothers, Inc. General Counsel, Returns to Cozen O’Connor

January 21, 2020

McDonald brings to the practice nearly three decades of commercial litigation experience and almost 20 years as an executive with a Fortune 500 company.

Nine Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 15, 2020

Super Lawyers has named nine Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers.

Cozen O’Connor Expands Pittsburgh Office with the Addition of David P. Franklin and Paul D. Steinman

January 14, 2020

New hires mark another milestone for fast-growing Pittsburgh office

Seven Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized by the South Florida Legal Guide

December 17, 2019

Seven Cozen O'Connor attorney have been honored by the South Florida Legal Guide for their work in South Florida for the last year.

Christopher Hennessy, '91, Goes the Distance to Serve Others

December 09, 2019

Chris Hennessy was profiled by his alma mater, Northern Illinois University, in an alumni feature.

Cozen O'Connor: Women in Leadership

December 04, 2019

Four of Cozen O'Connor's Minneapolis-based attorneys - Heather Marx, Barbara Muller, Tina Syring and Kristi Zentner - are highlighted in a Women in Law leadership feature in Attorney at Law Magazine.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jim Argionis Appointed Chairman of Park Ridge’s Planning and Zoning Commission

November 06, 2019

Jim Argionis, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice in Chicago, has been appointed Chairman of the Park Ridge Planning and Zoning Commission.

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.

Breaking the Ice: Trade practice grows as trade wars escalate

October 30, 2019

Heather Marx was featured in the Minnesota Lawyer discussing her practice along with her life outside of the office.

Tamar Wise Named One of New York City’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars By City & State New York

October 29, 2019

Tamar Wise, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named one of New York City’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by City & State New York.

Going the Extra Mile

October 11, 2019

Chris Hennessy talks to the Chicago Lawyer magazine about the Chicago Marathon and his role as board president of the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA).

Collaborative Spirit Integral to Upcoming Chicago Marathon

October 09, 2019

Chris Hennessy, in a feature story by the Chicago Suburban Journal & Topics News, draws parallels between his work efforts as a member of the Commercial Litigation practice mentoring younger attorneys and the collaborative efforts required to excel within the running community.

Jury Sent Message With $8B Risperdal Verdict, but Lawyers Don't Expect it to Stand

October 09, 2019

Jim Heller was quoted in The Legal Intelligencer discussing the multibillion-dollar verdict that the jury ruled against Johnson & Johnson this week.

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.

Jason Domark Embodies an Easygoing Approach to Litigation

September 20, 2019

Jason Domark was recently featured in the Daily Buisness Review.

Asylum Advocates

September 12, 2019

Julie Trester and Corey Hickman were recognized by their alma mater, the University of Illinois, for their pro bono work in support of a young Mexican family seeking asylum.

Matthew Steinberg Selected as a 2019 Top Litigator and Trial Attorney of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal

September 10, 2019

Matthew Steinberg has been selected as a 2019 Top Litigator and Trial Attorney of the year by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The Los Angeles Business Journal selects 50 of the best litigators in the industry.

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.

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

May 21, 2019

Super Lawyers has selected 64 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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.

Jillian Thornton Flax Named to Product Liability Advisory Council “Future Leaders”

April 24, 2019

Jillian Thornton Flax, a member in Cozen O’Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, was admitted to the Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. (PLAC) as a part of their “Future Leaders” program.

Jim Argionis: Acting Locally

April 05, 2019

Jim Argionis, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, was the subject of a feature story in Chicago Lawyer magazine.

FDA Alert on Hacking Vulnerability in Heart Defibrillators is Wake-Up Call: Lawyers

March 28, 2019

John Sullivan was quoted in Law360's recent article on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent safety alert last week about the vulnerability to hacking of up to 750,000 implantable heart defibrillators.

Share Class Settlements won’t Kill 12b-1 Fees but Resuscitation Comes Through Disclosure

March 21, 2019

Joe Dever was quoted in Regulatory Compliance Watch's article about the state of advisers receiving 12b-1 fees for placing clients in certain mutual fund share classes.

Cozen O’Connor Continues its Pittsburgh Expansion with the Addition of Veteran Litigators Laura L. Reinhart and Gary Kelly

March 18, 2019

The firm welcomed Reinhart, who defends Union Pacific, CSX Transportation Inc., and other major transportation companies in Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)-related litigation; and Kelly, who served as general counsel at health products behemoth General Nutrition Corp. (GNC) — to its fast-growing Pittsburgh office.

Jesse Ryan Loffler Named President-Elect of the National LGBT Bar Foundation

March 08, 2019

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Pittsburgh-based Commercial Litigator Jesse Ryan Loffler has been named president-elect of the National LGBT Bar Foundation’s board of directors after serving for two years as its Treasurer.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Elizabeth Olivera Named to Board of Directors of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago

March 04, 2019

Cozen O’Connor attorney Elizabeth Olivera, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice in Chicago, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA Chicago).

Punitives Promise Fiercer Fight In Philly Risperdal Trial

January 28, 2019

Jim Heller, co-chair of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, was quoted in Law's 360 article, "Punitives Promise Fiercer Fight In Philly Risperdal Trial."

Seven Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named To 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers Lists

January 24, 2019

Super Lawyers has named seven attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2019 lists of top practitioners in Illinois.

Cozen O'Connor attorneys represent asylum seeker, buck Sessions' opinion

January 23, 2019

Cozen O'Connor attorneys Julie Trester (Labor & Employment) and Corey Hickman (Commercial Litigation), in the firm's Chicago office, won asylum for a 21-year old Mexican mother and her children.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jim Argionis Honored for Exceptional Community Service by Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce

January 10, 2019

Jim Argionis, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Litigation Department in Chicago, has been recognized by the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce as a "Community Star."

The Verdicts That Left A Mark In 2018

December 17, 2018

Jim Heller, vice chair of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, was quoted in Law360's article, "The Verdicts That Left A Mark In 2018."

Contacts

Barry Boss

Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Department
Co-Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations

bboss@cozen.com

(202) 912-4818

James H. Heller

Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Department
Chair, Product Liability

jimheller@cozen.com

(215) 665-2189

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