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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, 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 and received a National Tier 1 ranking in the 2021 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 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 state, 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 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 law suit, 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.

We have decades of experience serving industries with large litigation dockets, including:

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We are trial lawyers, first and foremost. Cozen O’Connor’s litigation department retains some of the most respected courtroom attorneys in the country. Over the last few years, as other firms have retrenched, ours has grown. Cozen O’Connor is a destination law firm for top litigators around the country. 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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Section 301 Petition Concerning Mexican Agricultural Products Filed [Alert]

September 15, 2022

On Sept. 8, Floridian lawmakers filed a petition with the 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pandemic May Change The Way We Design Our Courthouses

July 21, 2020

Elisabeth Ross authored an Expert Analysis article in Law360 discussing her take on how the COVID pandemic is bound to impact not only the processes and procedures of the courts going forward, but also the very design and architecture of the courtrooms themselves.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Canary in the Coal Mine Isn’t Looking So Good Anymore

December 04, 2018

John Sullivan, a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, authored the blog, "The Canary in the Coal Mine Isn’t Looking So Good Anymore" for the Drug & Device Law blog.

What Is a “Mary Carter” Agreement? [ABA Practice Points]

November 09, 2018

David Loh, a member in the firm's Transportation & Trade Practice, and Willliam Lesser, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, "What Is a “Mary Carter” Agreement?" for the American Bar Association Practice Points.

US Supreme Court Considers Asbestos Actions Under Maritime Law [The Legal Intelligencer]

November 08, 2018

Stephen Miller, Vice Chair of the firm's White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, and Leigh Ann Benson, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, "US Supreme Court Considers Asbestos Actions Under Maritime Law" for The Legal Intelligencer.

Adviser-Consultants Held Not 'Other Professionals' for Purposes of Section 327(a) of the Bankruptcy Code

November 07, 2018

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger co-authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider discussing a pair of decisions from the Delaware Bankruptcy Court that address whether persons providing services to debtors relating to the disposition and monetization of real estate, intellectual property, and other estate assets are “professionals.”

Decisions to Clarify Time to Seek Attorney Fees for Frivolous Appeal

October 10, 2018

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger co-authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider discussing a pair of decisions from the Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court.

What the Food Industry Needs to Know About the New Prop 65 Warning Requirements [Food Safety Magazine]

October 02, 2018

Brett Taylor, a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, authored "What the Food Industry Needs to Know About the New Prop 65 Warning Requirements" for Food Safety Magazine.

A Taxonomy of Tracing Rules: One Size Does Not Fit All [American Bankruptcy Institute]

September 11, 2018

Jack Carriglio, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored "A Taxonomy of Tracing Rules: One Size Does Not Fit All" for the American Bankruptcy Institute.

How A Court's 'Pencil Color' Impacts Restrictive Covenants

September 11, 2018

Christopher Hennessy, a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, and Jeremy Glenn, a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Department, co-authored an article in Law360 Expert Analysis regarding restrictive covenants.

Bankruptcy Court Enforces Anti-Assignment Clause and Rejects Assignee’s Proof of Claim

September 05, 2018

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger co-authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider discussing a recent case from the Delaware Bankruptcy Court holding that an anti-assignment clause in a promissory note was enforceable under Delaware law.

Impossibility Preemption Mandates Reversal of $3 Million Verdict Against Pharmaceutical Company

August 31, 2018

Jeff Greenspan, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, authored a recent case discussion titled "Impossibility Preemption Mandates Reversal of $3 Million Verdict Against Pharmaceutical Company," for the ABA Trial Practice Committee website.

Do-Nothing Landlords Can Be Liable for Known Tenant-On-Tenant Harassment Under Federal Housing Act

August 30, 2018

Jeff Greenspan, a member in the firm's Commerical Litigation Department, authored "Do-Nothing Landlords Can Be Liable for Known Tenant-On-Tenant Harassment Under Federal Housing Act."

Early Termination Provisions: A Landlord’s Saving Grace…If Done Right [The New York Law Journal]

August 28, 2018

Menachem J. Kastner and Ally Hack, members in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, "Early Termination Provisions: A Landlord’s Saving Grace…If Done Right' for the New York Law Journal.

Member Attorney Spotlight: Wanji Walcott [Diversity Matters in the Legal Profession]

August 20, 2018

David Shimkin, a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, authored, "Member Attorney Spotlight: Wanji Walcott," a piece on Wanji Walcott, SVP and General Counsel of PayPal.

Court Denies Public Access to Unfiled Discovery Materials

August 06, 2018

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger co-authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discussing a recent case from the Delaware Court of Chancery holding that materials developed during the pretrial discovery process and not filed with the court are not part of the public record.

A Rare Statute-Of-Limitations Victory Against The SEC [Law360]

July 30, 2018

Joseph Dever, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, and Matthew Elkin, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, "A Rare Statute-Of-Limitations Victory Against The SEC' for Law360.

Calif. Life Insurers Get Relief From Unclaimed Property Law [Law360]

July 30, 2018

Andrew Kay and Randy Seybold, members in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, "Calif. Life Insurers Get Relief From Unclaimed Property Law" for Law360.

Turning the Plaintiff Against Itself Using the Wrongful Conduct Rule [Daily Business Review]

July 30, 2018

Jason Domark, Chuck Kline, and Reid Kline, co-authored, "Turning the Plaintiff Against Itself Using the Wrongful Conduct Rule" for the Daily Business Review.

California Controller Enjoined from Enforcing Invalid Regulations on Life Insurers [Commercial Litigation Alert]

July 24, 2018

Andrew Kay and Randy Seybold discuss the California Superior Court decision that the California controller had improperly promulgated two regulations imposing requirements on life insurers under the UPL.

MDL Court in the Testosterone Replacement Therapy Litigation Throws Out Another Large Jury Verdict

July 13, 2018

John Sullivan, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice, authored, "MDL Court in the Testosterone Replacement Therapy Litigation Throws Out Another Large Jury Verdict," for the Drug & Device Law Blog.

Personal Jurisdiction through Alter Ego Fails in Illinois

June 29, 2018

John Sullivan, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice, authored, "Personal Jurisdiction through Alter Ego Fails in Illinois" for the Drug and Device Law Blog.

Power Lunch: Are Your Products Really 'Made in the USA'? [Food Processing]

June 25, 2018

Richard Fama and Brenden Coller, members in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, published, "Power Lunch: Are Your Products Really 'Made in the USA'?" for Food Processing.

What Manufacturers Need To Know About “GDPR” – The New EU Privacy Law

June 19, 2018

Abby Sacunas, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, and Ude Lu, an associate in the firm's Intellectual Property Department, published "What Manufacturers Need To Know About “GDPR” – The New EU Privacy Law," for the DVIRC Newsletter.

Former Client Entitled to Attorney’s Entire Litigation File Including Internal Work Product [Delaware Business Court Insider]

June 07, 2018

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger co-authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discussing a recent Delaware Court of Chancery case.

A Series Of SEC Enforcement Cases Against Microcap Attys [Law360]

May 31, 2018

Joseph Dever, a member, and William Lesser, an associate, in Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored this article highlighting the SEC Chairman Jay Clayton's warning shot across the bow of practicing securities attorneys.

Pay Attention To The Law And The Science Of Cannabidiol

May 09, 2018

Brett Taylor and Amy Alderfer, members of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, "Pay Attention To The Law And The Science Of Cannabidiol," for Law360.

Bankruptcy Court Enjoins Creditor From Pursuing Claims in Chancery in Chapter 11 Trust Liquidation [Delaware Business Court Insider]

May 09, 2018

Barry Klayman, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Practice Groups, and Mark Felger, co-chair of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Practice Group, co-authored an article in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent Delaware Bankruptcy Court case enjoining a creditor from pursuing breach of fiduciary duty claims and other claims against a debtor’s former officers and early round investors in the Court of Chancery based on provisions of the debtor’s Chapter 11 plan of liquidation.

'Made In USA' Ruling Reflects New, Looser Calif. Standard

May 08, 2018

Rich Fama and Brenden Coller, members of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, "'Made In USA' Ruling Reflects New, Looser Calif. Standard," for Law360.

US Supreme Court Considers Appropriate Deference to Foreign Law

May 07, 2018

Stephen Miller, vice chair of the firm's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group and Isaac Binkovitz, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, "US Supreme Court Considers Appropriate Deference to Foreign Law," for The Legal Intelligencer.

How Accounting Claims Can Be Game-Changers in International Litigation

April 18, 2018

Jason Domark, Charles Kline, and Reid Kline, members in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, published, "How Accounting Claims Can Be Game-Changers in International Litigation" for the Daily Business Review.

Supreme Court Considers State Ban on Political Apparel in Polling Place

April 13, 2018

Stephen Miller, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, and Pamela Dorian, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, in The Legal Intelligencer "Supreme Court Considers State Ban on Political Apparel in Polling Place."

‘Possession, Custody or Control’—Got It?

April 11, 2018

Michael de Leeuw, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, authored, " ‘Possession, Custody or Control’—Got It?" for the New York Law Journal.

Chancery Addresses Subrogation Rights in the Context of Claims for Indemnification [Delaware Business Court Insider]

April 04, 2018

Barry Klayman, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Practice Groups, and Mark Felger, co-chair of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Practice Group, co-authored an article in Delaware Business Court Insider on a recent Court of Chancery case dealing with the rights of a putative subrogee in the context of a claim for indemnification of defense costs.

Is a Warrant Necessary to Search a Vehicle Parked Near a Person's Home?

April 03, 2018

Stephen Miller, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, and Pamela Dorian, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, in The Legal Intelligencer "Is a Warrant Necessary to Search a Vehicle Parked Near a Person's Home?"

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: Life and Law in the Commonwealth, 1684–2017

March 28, 2018

Thomas Wilkinson, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored two chapters in the book, The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: Life and Law in the Commonwealth 1684-2017.

U.S. Supreme Court: Reporting to the SEC Is a Prerequisite for Dodd-Frank’s “Whistleblower” Anti-Retaliation Protection

March 11, 2018

Jeffrey Greenspan, Subcommittee Chair of News and Development and Web Editor for the Trial Practice Committee for the Section of Litigation of the ABA, authored, "U.S. Supreme Court: Reporting to the SEC Is a Prerequisite for Dodd-Frank’s “Whistleblower” Anti-Retaliation Protection."

Stockholders Agreement Interpreted to Not Run Afoul of DGCL [Delaware Business Court Insider]

February 14, 2018

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, members of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Practice Groups, discuss a recent Delaware Court of Chancery case, Schroeder v.Buhannic in the Delaware Business Court Insider.

Seventh Circuit Reminds Litigants that Doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens Still “Has Continuing Application in Federal Courts”

February 13, 2018

Jeffrey B. Greenspan, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, published, "Seventh Circuit Reminds Litigants that Doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens Still 'Has Continuing Application in Federal Courts'.”

Two New Department of Justice Memoranda Strengthen False Claims Act Qui Tam Action Defenses [Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Alert]

January 26, 2018

Randy Seybold and Biz Van Gelder discuss the DOJs January 10 and January 25 memos and what they mean for FCA qui tam defendants.

Court of Appeals Issue Favorable Decision on Social Media Discovery [The Defendant]

January 18, 2018

Amanda Nelson, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored with Andrew Zajac, attorney at McGaw, Alventosa & Zajac, "Court of Appeals Issue Favorable Decision on Social Media Discovery" for The Defendant.

Bankruptcy Judge Applies Anti-Forfeiture Statute to Save Debtor's Exercise of Option to Renew Lease [Delaware Business Court Insider]

January 17, 2018

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, members of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Practice Groups, discuss a recent Delaware bankruptcy case, In re Fresh-G Restaurant Intermediate Holding, in Delaware Business Court Insider.

'Masterpiece Cakeshop v. CCRC': A Difficult Balance for Justices

January 11, 2018

Stephen Miller, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice, and Leigh Ann Benson, associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, in The Legal Intelligencer "Masterpiece Cakeshop v. CCR: A Difficult Balance for Justices."

NJ Case Bolsters The Limitations Defense Against SEC

January 02, 2018

Joseph Dever and Matthew Elkin, of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Practice, co-authored, " NJ Case Bolsters The Limitations Defense Against SEC," for Law360.

Rock May Never Die, But It Sure Has Matured [Delaware Lawyer]

December 12, 2017

Bob Hayes, a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Section, published, "Rock May Never Die, But It Sure Has Matured" for Delaware Lawyer.

Supreme Court Examines Intersection of Class Waivers and Employees’ Rights [The Legal Intelligencer]

December 04, 2017

Stephen A. Miller, vice chair of the firm's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, and Haryle Kaldis, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored for The Legal Intelligencer, "Supreme Court Examines Intersection of Class Waivers and Employees’ Rights".

US Supreme Court Confronts Partisan Gerrymandering

October 10, 2017

Stephen Miller, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations practice, and William Lesser, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation department, co-authored for The Legal Intelligencer, "US Supreme Court Confronts Partisan Gerrymandering."

Defending Made-In-The-USA Claims

October 09, 2017

Brenden Coller and Richard Fama, of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, "Defending Made-In-The-USA Claims," for Assembly Magazine.

Experts, Hearsay, and the ‘Sanchez’ Case

October 02, 2017

David Shimkin, member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, authored, "Experts, Hearsay, and the ‘Sanchez’ Case" for California Lawyer.

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

Drafting Indemnification and Hold Harmless Provisions in Commercial Contracts

November 01, 2022 - Webinar

Ralf Rodriguez will present a course, “Drafting Indemnification and Hold Harmless Provisions in Commercial Contracts,” hosted by Strafford.

Ready, Set, Negotiate! How to be Effective and Avoid Key Pitfalls When Drafting and Negotiating Construction Contracts

October 28, 2022 - Washington D.C.

Wendy Klein Keane and Josephine Bahn will speak on the panel “Ready, Set, Negotiate! How to be Effective and Avoid Key Pitfalls When Drafting and Negotiating Construction Contracts.”

Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Controls: Creating a Culture of Compliance

October 17, 2022 - Washington, DC

Nicole Sprinzen and Kendall Hayden will attend the 2022 Women, Influence & Power in Law conference and lead a roundtable discussion titled Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Controls: Creating a Culture of Compliance.

A Lawyer’s Duty to Supervise: Ethical Obligations and Practical Guidance

October 03, 2022 - Webinar

Josephine Bahn will speak on the panel “A Lawyer’s Duty to Supervise: Ethical Obligations and Practical Guidance” for the ABA CLE Committee.

Mastering Master Agreements

September 29, 2022 - Memphis, TN

Wendy Klein Keane will speak on the “Mastering Master Agreements” panel at the ABA Forum on Construction Law’s 2022 Fall Meeting.

Past Events

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

Advanced Business Law Series 2019

August 19, 2019 - Minneapolis, MN

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

The Year in Review for the General Practitioner 2018

December 05, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

Human Resource Law From Start to Finish 2018

November 07, 2018 - Eau Claire, WI

Pennsylvania Bar Institute: Business Owners Disputes

October 26, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

Government and Private Multidistrict Litigation

September 24, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN

Sophisticated Deposition Strategies

September 19, 2018 - New Castle, DE

Latino Food Symposium 2018

August 20, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA

16th Annual Hospitality Law Conference

April 12, 2018 - Houston, TX

PLRB Large Loss Conference

November 15, 2017 - Fort Worth, Texas

A Lawyer’s Ethical Obligations in a World of Technology

November 14, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

Emerging Legal Issues in Health and Pharmaceutical Law

October 10, 2017 - Indianapolis, IN

In The 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.

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.

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.

'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.

Harper Seldin Named 2021 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 by the LGBT Bar

March 12, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Harper Seldin, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 award by the LGBT Bar.

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.

Fighting for the Rights of Vulnerable Children

February 23, 2021

Harper Seldin was profiled in the Penn Law Journal in an article about his work on pro bono civil rights projects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 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.

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.

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.

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.

Breaking the Ice: Antitrust success means ‘getting the basics right’

December 11, 2019

Mark Jacobson was featured in the Minnesota Lawyer discussing his practice and what he enjoys most about it.

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."

18 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 21, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Twelve were recognized as Super Lawyers and five were named "Rising Stars."

Harper Seldin Named Committee of Seventy Buchholz Fellow

September 10, 2018

Harper Seldin has been named as one of the Committee of Seventy's Buchholz Fellows, who serve as non-voting members of the board of directors.

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

August 22, 2018

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

Pa. High Court's 'Roverano' Ruling Likely to Reshape Strict Liability Litigation

August 09, 2018

Jim Heller, chair of the firm's Products Liability Practice Group and vice chair of the Commercial Litigation Department, was quoted in The Legal Intelligencer's article, "Pa. High Court's 'Roverano' Ruling Likely to Reshape Strict Liability Litigation."

Cozen O’Connor Commercial Litigator H. Robert Fiebach, Wife Elizabeth Fiebach Honored by the American Jewish Committee

June 18, 2018

Cozen O’Connor commercial litigator H. Robert Fiebach and his wife Elizabeth Fiebach were honored by the American Jewish Committee Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey with the Human Relations Award at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Fifty-four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 12, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 54 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Fifty Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Ranked by Chambers USA 2018

May 21, 2018

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has recognized 50 Cozen O’Connor attorneys for 2018 as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 14 were ranked in the top band either nationally or at the state level.

Firms Add Construction Lawyers As Cities See More Cranes

May 10, 2018

Bruce Ficken, chair of the firm's Construction Law Practice, was quoted in Law360's feature, "Firms Add Construction Lawyers As Cities See More Cranes."

Cozen O’Connor Expands Commercial Litigation Practice in Philadelphia with Group from Drinker Biddle

April 26, 2018

Cozen O’Connor announced today that three nationally recognized commercial litigators — Michael J. Miller, Gregory J. Star, and Stephen R. Harris — along with 11 others have left Drinker Biddle to join Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation practice

Monetary Offer for Witness Testimony Triggers Suspension

April 13, 2018

Thomas Wilkinson, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, was quoted in American Bar Association's Litigation News's article, "Monetary Offer for Witness Testimony Triggers Suspension."

Jesse Ryan Loffler Honored with the Gates Award for Pro Bono Efforts

April 12, 2018

Jesse Ryan Loffler, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, was honored by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law student group OUTLaw with the Gates Award.

Cozen O’Connor Elects 19 Associates to Membership

April 09, 2018

Cozen O’Connor has elected 19 associates to membership in the firm. The management committee appointed this qualified group of attorneys to membership based on demonstrated professionalism, leadership, dedication, and loyalty to Cozen O’Connor.

Prescribing Doc's Testimony Key In 2nd Philly Xarelto Trial

April 04, 2018

James Heller, vice chair of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department and chair of the firm's Products Liability Practice, was quoted in Law360's "Prescribing Doc's Testimony Key In 2nd Philly Xarelto Trial."

The Golden State Rules

April 04, 2018

Tom Casparian, a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, was recently quoted in Cannabis Business Times's article, "The Golden State Rules."

James Heller Named to Product Liability Advisory Council

March 28, 2018

James Heller, chair of Cozen O’Connor's Products Liability Practice Group and vice chair of the Commercial Litigation Department, was admitted as a sustaining member to the Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. (PLAC).

Jeff Greenspan Named Subcommittee Chair of News and Development and Web Editor for the Trial Practice Committee for the Section of Litigation of the ABA

March 14, 2018

Chicago attorney Jeff Greenspan, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Litigation Department, has been named Subcommittee Chair of News and Development and Web Editor for the Trial Practice Committee for the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association.

2018 U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Ranks Cozen O’Connor

February 01, 2018

In the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms, Cozen O’Connor is ranked nationally in 17 practice areas and regionally in 64 practice areas.

Pregnant hospital worker claims she was fired for refusing to get flu shot

January 11, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia on the local Fox affiliate to discuss Allison LaBarbera, a pregnant ultrasound technician from Long Island who refused to get a flu shot and was subsequently fired from her job at NYU Winthrop Hospital.

Top Rated Antitrust Litigator Joins the Minneapolis Office

January 08, 2018

Cozen O’Connor, one of the country’s most successful commercial litigation firms, is pleased to welcome litigator Mark A. Jacobson to its Commercial Litigation Department’s business litigation group.

Virtual Law Offices Create Ethical Concerns

December 27, 2017

Tom Wilkinson, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, was quoted in the ABA Litigation News article, "Virtual Law Offices Create Ethical Concerns."

Nonlawyer Gets Chance to Enforce Alleged Legal Fee-Split Pact

December 22, 2017

Thomas Wilkinson, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, was quoted in the article, "Nonlawyer Gets Chance to Enforce Alleged Legal Fee-Split Pact," for ABA BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct.

$28M Philly Xarelto Verdict Ripe For Reversal, Attys Say

December 06, 2017

James Heller, chair of the firm's Products Liability Practice Group and vice chair of the Commercial Litigation Department, was quoted in Law360's article, "$28M Philly Xarelto Verdict Ripe For Reversal, Attys Say."

Review Websites Like TripAdvisor Are Under Fire. Is That Warranted?

November 30, 2017

Isaac Binkovitz, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, was quoted in the How Stuff Works' article, "Review Websites Like TripAdvisor Are Under Fire. Is That Warranted?"

Xarelto User Faces Hard Sell In 1st Philly Mass Tort Trial

November 03, 2017

James Heller, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Products Liability Practice Group, was quoted in Law 360's article, "Xarelto User Faces Hard Sell In 1st Philly Mass Tort Trial."

With Upcoming Xarelto Bellwether It's All Eyes on Philadelphia

November 02, 2017

James Heller, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Products Liability Practice Group, was quoted in The Legal Intelligencer article, "With Upcoming Xarelto Bellwether It's All Eyes on Philadelphia."

$120M State AG Deal With GM Preludes More State Actions

October 20, 2017

Jillian Thornton Flax, a member in Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, was quoted in Law360's recent article, "$120M State AG Deal With GM Preludes More State Actions."

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

People

Awards

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

Harper Seldin Named 2021 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 by the LGBT Bar

March 12, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Harper Seldin, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 award by the LGBT Bar.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 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).

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.

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.

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

June 05, 2020

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

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

May 14, 2020

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

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 Recognized As a Best Law Firm in 24 Practice Areas Nationwide, 106 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2019

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

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

September 27, 2019

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

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

August 28, 2019

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

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