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Third Circuit Rules on Pennsylvania Prompt Payment Act, Affirms Penalty Interest and Attorney's Fees [Alert]

Kenny Cushing and Christopher Josten discus the Third Circuit of Appeals decision that PA’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA) allows downstream parties to recover penalty interest and attorney’s fees from upstream contractors who wrongfully withhold payment.

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For more than 40 years, Cozen O’Connor’s Construction Law Group has represented many of the biggest names in the construction industry on some of the most significant projects throughout the United States and around the world.

We don’t just know construction law, we know the industry, the various players, the economics, culture, issues, and stumbling blocks. Leveraging that skill set, our team offers clients cost-efficiency, creativity, and solutions that work. Our forward-thinking attorneys help shape the industry, empower our clients, and advance their projects, from creation through contract negotiations, development, and project completion. Experienced at every stage, we are passionate about the work we do, driving progress, overcoming hurdles, and guiding clients through the ever-evolving landscape of construction law.

Uncommon Experience

Our Construction Law team advises owners, developers, contractors, construction managers, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers on large-scale infrastructure and commercial real estate projects, from roads, bridges, railways, and airports to mixed-use developments, health care facilities, and data and distribution centers.

Combining uncommon industry experience, legal knowledge, and litigation skills, Cozen O’Connor’s Construction Law team partners with our clients to identify and mitigate risk. We tackle complex legal issues employing strategies based on each client’s goals and needs, guiding our clients’ projects to successful completion. When disputes arise, our team resolves them before regulators, in public forums, in court, in alternative dispute forums worldwide, and at the negotiating table.

In working with our clients, first we gain a clear understanding of what success means to each client, their goals and objectives. Then, we roll up our sleeves, dig in, and get the job done, anticipating problems, recommending creative solutions, and structuring practical agreements. Whatever their goal, we help our clients optimize efficiency, reduce costs, respond decisively, and communicate effectively with all parties, from ironworkers and masons to executives, engineers, and experts. Throughout every phase of a project, our team works to help clients optimize efficiency, reduce costs, and complete their projects on time.

Leaders in the Field

With more than 60 lawyers practicing in 10 offices throughout the U.S., Cozen O’Connor’s Construction Group has the depth and geographical reach to handle any matter. Our construction lawyers are in the field, on work sites, in boardrooms and courtrooms, offering guidance grounded in decades of immersing ourselves in our clients’ projects. Our group includes former design professionals, engineers, construction company managers, and executives. We offer far more than knowledge of the law. Our team provides first-hand experience and an insider’s perspective into the industry and the issues our clients face.

We have earned a national reputation for skill and tenacity in courts and hearing rooms with lawyers ranked nationally by leading organizations and peer-reviewed publications, including the American College of Construction Lawyers, Chambers USA, U.S. News/Best Lawyers, and The Legal 500. Law360 has repeatedly recognized the Construction Group as a Practice Group of the Year, and our Construction Group is co-chaired by one of the few construction litigators ever invited to be a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Projects, Development and Industries Experience

We provide project counseling, handle transactions-related work, and are highly experienced in all forms of dispute resolution across a broad array of projects for clients in wide-ranging industries including:

  • Commercial and residential construction
  • Power, energy, and utility
    • Power plant construction
    • Renewable energy, including solar, hydroelectric, onshore and offshore wind, and LNG facilities
    • Wastewater treatment plants
  • P3s, government, and public contracting
  • Industrial and manufacturing
  • Infrastructure, including heavy highway, aviation, and transportation
  • Mining
  • Education
    • Public and private school projects (K-12)
    • Colleges, universities, and higher education
  • Health care, including hospitals, health care facilities, assisted living, and life sciences
  • Sports, gaming, and entertainment
  • Hospitality and retail

The Work We Do

Advisory and Transactions

The foundation of any successful construction endeavor lies in well-crafted contracts. With a deep understanding of the industry, we create contracts that protect our clients’ rights, manage risk, and foster productive relationships. We communicate clearly with all parties and negotiate contracts with precision, ensuring fair terms and efficient project execution.

Dispute Resolution

With myriad moving parts, competing goals, budget constraints, complexities, and large teams involved in construction projects, disputes will often arise. When they do, our team handles them effectively and efficiently to keep projects on track. We listen to clients’ specific needs because a “win” can mean different things in challenging construction and legal environments.

Our team’s trial lawyers handle domestic and international construction disputes, including litigation in state and federal courts, mediation, and arbitration in U.S. and international forums. Some team members serve as arbitrators deciding construction cases and bring a broad perspective to our clients’ arbitrations.

In particular, we are known for our dispute resolution work on large infrastructure projects and have successfully resolved multi-million dollar cases in the U.S. and throughout the world. In addition, the team has extensive P3 experience, including one of the largest P3 cases in the United States.

When litigation is necessary, Cozen O’Connor’s construction litigators are trial-ready advocates — often a deciding factor in a case’s resolution. No one wants to go to trial, but our experience has shown that sometimes the best way to resolve a dispute is to be ready to try it.

Renewable Energy

Cozen O’Connor serves national and international clients on cutting-edge and emerging sector renewable energy construction projects from conception, permitting, regulatory approvals, and compliance to construction, operation, and exit. We are experienced in a wide variety of areas, including off- and onshore wind, solar and photovoltaic, hydroelectric, biomass and biofuels, battery storage, and other renewable energy projects.

Full-Service Capabilities and a Global Reach

The Construction Group has extensive experience in transactional work for developers and owners on a vast array of projects worldwide. Our work spans the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Middle East, the UK, Europe, South America, and Asia.

Our construction clients benefit from experienced and integrated public and private finance, corporate, bankruptcy, environmental, labor and employment, intellectual property, government relations, data privacy, renewable energy, and white collar practices, among others. In addition, the firm’s nationally recognized insurance team regularly advises construction industry leaders on alternative insurance coverage programs, liability and risk, coverage issues, and claims. 

List of Services

Our services include:

Project Development

  • Counseling on project delivery systems, contracting forms, and pricing structures
  • Preparation of bid documents
  • Project risk evaluation and review
  • Counsel on forms of insurance
  • Formation of owner- or contractor-controlled insurance programs, and captive insurance programs
  • Counsel on forms of security, including performance and payment bonds, subcontractor default insurance (Subguard™), and letters of credit
  • Drafting and negotiation of prime contracts (including design-build, EPC, CM at risk, cost reimbursable, and other forms of contract), subcontracts, and purchase orders

Project Counseling and Dispute Avoidance

  • Project counsel services, supporting the project team during the post-award, execution phase of the project.
  • Claim evaluation, preparation and defense
  • Contract, change order, and claim review
  • Project monitoring and assistance with early claim resolution
  • Client education and training programs, including contract training at the start of the project
  • Preparation of template notices, letters and timelines for use by the project team

Litigation/Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Dispute Review Boards (DRBs) and Dispute Adjudication Boards (DABs)
  • Statutory adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration (AAA, JAMs, CPR, statutory/court-ordered, and ad hoc)
  • International Arbitration (ICDR, CPR, ICC, LCIA, and ad hoc)
  • State and federal court arbitration

Legal Issues/Claims

  • Breach of contract and contract interpretation
  • Defective specifications and design
  • Construction defects and failures (including water intrusion claims)
  • Change orders and claims
    • Differing site conditions, changed conditions, and changed standards
    • Delay, disruption, acceleration, inefficiency, and interference claims
    • Out of scope extra work
  • Payment disputes
  • Bid, payment, performance, and other surety bond claims
  • Insurance, CCIP/OCIP, and Subguard™ claims.
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Defaults and terminations
  • OSHA and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance

 

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Publications

Third Circuit Rules on Pennsylvania Prompt Payment Act, Affirms Penalty Interest and Attorney's Fees [Alert]

May 10, 2024

Kenny Cushing and Christopher Josten discus the Third Circuit of Appeals decision that PA’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA) allows downstream parties to recover penalty interest and attorney’s fees from upstream contractors who wrongfully withhold payment.

U.S. Supreme Court Revisits the Right of Local Government to Exact Permit Conditions from Developers [Alert]

April 29, 2024

Steven Katkov, Tom Casparian, and Chris Josten discuss the April 12 California Supreme Court ruling in Sheetz v. El Dorado County that affects how local governments can impose conditions on property developers.

How 3D Printing And Prefab Are Changing Construction [Law360]

April 29, 2024

Jeffery Mullen and Josephine Bahn contributed an article to Law360 discussing 3D printing, which is becoming increasingly popular in construction projects.

Mastering MSAs [The Construction Lawyer]

April 19, 2024

Wendy Klein Keane contributed an article to The Construction Lawyer, discussing the risks and rewards associated with master service agreements (MSA).

US DOT Updates its Rules Regarding the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program [Alert]

April 15, 2024

The DOT announced a number of revisions to its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. Larry Prosen and Brian Doll review the changes.

AAA Updates Its Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures

March 18, 2024

Wendy Klein Keane discusses the American Arbitration Association's Rules updated Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures. The rules were update to reflect technological advances, promote efficiency, and clarify rules.

Back Again: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers [Alert]

February 21, 2024

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts Rule is back in effect and will apply to all new SCA-covered solicitations and contracts issued after February 12, 2024.

Trends That Will Shape the Construction Industry in 2024 [Law360]

January 26, 2024

Jeffery Mullen and Josephine Bahn contributed an article to Law360 analyzing the recent forecast report released by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate.

New York Sets Maximum Construction Contract Retainage at 5% for Private Projects [Alert]

January 10, 2024

Leni Cummins, Jennifer Miller, Rachel Soloman, and Anthony Riverso discuss the complexities surrounding the recent amendments to Section 756-a and Section 756-c.

Trade in Your Hard Hat for a Safety Helmet [Alert]

January 05, 2024

Larry Prosen and Brian Doll discuss a new OSHA trade release announcing its employees will now wear safety helmets instead of hard hats while on inspection sites.

IRS Proposes Helpful Rules for Energy Tax Credits [Alert]

November 27, 2023

Chris McLoon and Wendy Venoit discuss the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed regulations concerning energy tax credits.

Hospitality & Construction Disputes Post-COVID [Brill]

November 20, 2023

Cindy Lee co-authored Chapter 8: “Investor-State Arbitration and the International Construction Sector” in the 2024 edition of Hospitality & Construction Disputes Post-Covid, which is volume 6 of International and Comparative Business Law and Public Policy.

Toolbox Talk Series Recap – Using a Measured Mile Analysis to Compare Productivity on a Construction Project

November 03, 2023

Douglas Mackin contributed the article to the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law’s The Dispute Resolver, discussing productivity loss on construction projects.

Rebuilding The Construction Industry With AI [Law360]

October 26, 2023

Jeffery Mullen and Josephine Bahn contributed an article to Law360 discussing the numerous benefits and challenges the construction industry will face with AI implementation.

Federal Contractor Hourly Minimum Wage Increased to $17.20 Starting January 1, 2024 [Alert]

October 11, 2023

Stephen Seeger and Josephine Bahn outline changes to the minimum wage for federal contractor employees taking effect on January 1, 2024.

Government Shutdown Imminent: Are You Ready?

September 29, 2023

Larry Prosen discusses the critical steps needed to preserve and protect your rights before, during, and after a Government shutdown.

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

September 01, 2023

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

Build America, Buy America Final Guidance Issued [Alert]

August 28, 2023

Lawrence M. Prosen and Adam R. Poliner discuss OMB's final guidance to promote American made materials in federally funded projects.

Changes Coming for Government Construction Contractors as DOL Revises Davis-Bacon Act Regulations [Alert]

August 15, 2023

Government contractors performing federal construction work should prepare for prevailing wage rates to increase as a result of the revised regulations.

SCOTUS’ Busy Term in Government Contracts and Its Implications

August 03, 2023

Lawrence Prosen and Josephine Bahn contributed the article “SCOTUS’ Busy Term in Government Contracts and Its Implications” to the Legal Intelligencer’s Construction Law Supplement.

How Construction Industry Can Help Mitigate Wildfire Impact

July 25, 2023

Jeffery Mullen and Josephine Bahn contributed an article to Law360 discussing the ongoing challenges in the construction industry from the uptick in wildfires across North America.

New Amendments to Florida’s Construction Lien Law [Alert]

July 12, 2023

Florida House Bill 331 amends Florida’s Construction Lien Law. The changes will go into effect on October 1, 2023.

Structuring and Laying the Foundation for an Effective Complex Construction Arbitration

June 23, 2023

Wendy Venoit, Ralf Rodriguez, and Josephine Bahn contributed an article to the Jus Connect June 2023 Construction Arbitration Report.

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

June 20, 2023

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

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

June 05, 2023

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

Toolbox Talk Series Recap – Expert Conferencing ("Hot Tubbing") in Construction Disputes

June 02, 2023

Douglas Mackin contributed the article “Toolbox Talk Series Recap – Expert Conferencing ("Hot Tubbing") in Construction Disputes” to the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law’s The Dispute Resolver.

Whose Standing Now? Federal Circuit Changes Jurisdiction Precedent for Bid Protests [Alert]

June 01, 2023

The Federal Circuit ruled that the Blue & Gold waiver rule is a non-jurisdictional claims-processing rule.

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

May 19, 2023

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

Toolbox Talk Series Recap – Considerations for Optimizing Dispute Resolution Clauses

May 04, 2023

Michael Filbin contributed the article “Toolbox Talk Series Recap – Considerations for Optimizing Dispute Resolution Clauses” to the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law’s The Dispute Resolver.

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

April 10, 2023

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

Toolbox Talk Series Recap – In-House Counsel's Perspective on Improving Construction Arbitration

April 03, 2023

Douglas Mackin contributed the article “Toolbox Talk Series Recap – In-House Counsel's Perspective on Improving Construction Arbitration” to the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law’s The Dispute Resolver.

Federal Contractors May Be Blindsided by the Reach of State Sales and/or Use Taxes [Alert]

April 03, 2023

Larry Prosen and Debra Friedman discuss the Washington State Court of Appeals decision in Alstom Power Inc. v. State of Washington Department of Revenue.

Attorney Fees Award Encourages Voting Rights Litigants

February 27, 2023

Josephine Bahn contributed the article “Attorney Fees Award Encourages Voting Rights Litigants” to the American Bar Association Litigation Section’s website.

Individual Lawyers – Not Firms – Must Pay Discovery Sanctions

January 30, 2023

Josephine Bahn contributed the article “Individual Lawyers – Not Firms – Must Pay Discovery Sanctions” to the American Bar Association Litigation Section’s website.

Pay-If-Paid No Longer Enforceable in Virginia [Alert]

January 04, 2023

On Jan. 1, "pay-if-paid” clauses in new contracts became void and unenforceable as a result of Virginia Senate Bill 550 (“SB 550”) going into effect.

Formal Ethics Opinion Outlines Client Language Access Duties

October 14, 2022

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

Is Your EEO-1 Report At Risk of Disclosure?

August 31, 2022

The OFCCP informed all federal contractors that a FOIA request seeking contractor data from '16-'20 was submitted. Contractors must file objections by 9/19/22.

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.

New Virginia Law Prohibits Pay-If-Paid Clauses in Construction Contracts

May 22, 2022

Senate Bill 550 makes changes to Virginia's Prompt Payment Act and its wage theft statute that will take effect on January 1, 2023.

Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations

December 22, 2021

Ralf Rodriguez contributed an article to the ACC South Florida Winter Newsletter discussing the key points in-house counsel should consider when conducting an internal investigation to establish and maintain its privileged status.

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

Florida Legislature Proposes Significant Revisions to Construction Defect Statute [Alert]

December 06, 2021

Ralf Rodriguez discusses proposed revisions to Florida statutes § 95.11(3)(c), § 558.004, § 558.0045, § 558.0046, and §558.006.

Bad Vibrations [CLM Magazine]

November 30, 2021

Stephen Seeger contributed an article to CLM Magazine which discusses the cause and effect of construction vibrations.

TIMES THEY KEEP A CHANGIN’ — Upcoming Changes to DoD CMMC Program and Cybersecurity Requirements

November 11, 2021

Larry Prosen discusses DoD's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking updating its existing, relatively young, CMMC model certification to a CMMC 2.0 structure.

Pennsylvania’s Prompt Payment Act Applies to Mixed Use Construction [Alert]

August 12, 2021

Kenny Cushing and Nick Berenato discuss the Pennsylvania Superior Court's decision in El-Gharbaoui v. Ajayi.

Force Majeure: Allocating the Risk of the Unforeseeable in the Aftermath of COVID-19

August 12, 2021

Fred Jacoby and Jeffrey Mullen contributed an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing how the pandemic has reinforced the importance of planning for the unexpected when negotiating construction contracts, even where there is no express force majeure clause to which to point.

The International Compendium of Construction Contracts

May 10, 2021

Wendy Venoit co-authored the United States chapter of The International Compendium of Construction Contracts.

New Executive Order Requires Many Federal Contractors to Increase Minimum Wage for Workers by 2022 [Alert]

April 28, 2021

Bob Magovern and Matt Howell discuss Biden's executive order increasing the minimum wage for federal contactors.

Due Diligence Is Key When Buying a Construction Operation [Bloomberg Law]

September 17, 2020

Marion Hack contributed an article to Bloomberg Law discussing the importance for those acquiring or restructuring construction operations to perform the proper due diligence.

What the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Means for International Construction Disputes [Under Construction]

August 03, 2020

Cindy Lee co-authored an article for the ABA Forum on Construction Law Under Construction, discussing the USMCA revisions to the trade regulations previously governed by NAFTA.

Covenants vs. Conditions in Construction Contracts [ConsensusDocs]

July 09, 2020

Marion Hack and Michelle Rosenberg contributed an article to ConsensusDocs discussing the distinct difference between clauses that are conditions and clauses that are covenants in construction contracts.

Now is the Time for Construction Impact Claims [Alert]

June 02, 2020

Chris Sweeney and Alex Busch explain why now could be the perfect moment for contractors to draw a baseline and measure the impacts to date and start measuring future impacts.

Midwest States Allow Resumption of Some Construction Projects [Alert]

May 04, 2020

Sam Mogensen and Chris Sweeney provide updates on recent stay-at-home orders in the midwest and how they are impacting the construction industry.

New York’s Phased Plan to Reopen begins with Construction Industry [Alert]

April 29, 2020

Nick Berenato discusses New York's plan to reopen in phases.

Washington State Reopens Some Construction, with Restrictions [Alert]

April 27, 2020

Jesse Keene discusses Governor Inslee's addendum allowing limited construction projects to resume in Washington.

Construction Resumes in Pennsylvania on May 1 [Alert]

April 27, 2020

Nick Berenato and Chris Sweeney discuss Governor Wolf's plan to reopen the construction industry in Pennsylvania.

States Require Strict Compliance with CDC Guidance for Continued Construction Operations

April 16, 2020

Kelly Trout and Chris Sweeney detail Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania's recent orders mandating businesses that are operating follow CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

New Jersey Imposes Additional Requirements on Construction Project Sites [Alert]

April 10, 2020

Nick Berenato and Chris Sweeney discuss New Jersey's latest executive order and what it means for construction project sites.

UPDATE: Several Midwest States Close Non-Essential Businesses – Potential Construction Impacts

April 10, 2020

Chris Sweeney, Stephen Seeger, Jesse Keene, and Alex Busch detail the various stay-at-home orders issued by Midwest states and the impact of each on the construction industry.

D.C. Closes Non-Essential Businesses, Restricts Sick Employees of Essential Businesses [Alert]

March 31, 2020

Chris Sweeney, Stephen Seeger, Jesse Keene, Kelly Trout, and Alex Busch discuss the D.C. mayor's order closing all non-essential businesses and how it impacts the construction industry.

What is Emergency and Essential Construction Under Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order? [Alert]

March 31, 2020

Leni Cummins and Jennifer Miller discuss the Department of Building's guidance following Governor Cuomo's order halting all non-essential construction in New York.

Maryland and Virginia Close “Non-Essential” Business [Alert]

March 30, 2020

Christopher Sweeney, Stephen Seeger, Jesse Keene, Kelly Trout, and Alex Busch discuss how the Maryland and Virginia executive orders will impact the construction industry.

COVID-19 Construction Update: NJ, NY, DE, and PA Close Businesses

March 27, 2020

Nicholas Berenato, Chris Sweeney, Stephen Seeger, Jesse Keene, and Alex Busch review the executive orders from the governors of Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and the impact on the construction industry.

West Coast States Close Businesses Due to COVID-19 [Alert]

March 25, 2020

Chris Sweeney, Stephen Seeger, Jesse Keene, and Alex Busch discuss orders in California, Oregon, and Washington closing businesses due to coronavirus.

COVID-19 Strategies for the Construction Industry

March 20, 2020

Chris Sweeney, Stephen Seeger, and Jesse Keene discuss steps the construction industry can take now to better prepare them for the impact of COVID-19.

Follow the Money: Interpretation and Evaluation in a Forensic Schedule Analysis [The Construction Lawyer]

December 01, 2019

Wendy Venoit co-authored an article for The Construction Lawyer that discusses the third phase of Forensic Schedule Analysis in the context Rule 702.

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.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Construction Lending in Florida

March 22, 2024 - Orlando, FL

Viral in the Law: The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media

February 01, 2024 - Louisville, KY

Owner’s Roundtable

January 30, 2024 - San Antonio, TX

2023 Construction Super Conference

November 29, 2023 - Hollywood, FL

2023 Construction Law Foundations

November 02, 2023 - Philadelphia, PA

View From the Arbitrator’s Bench

September 28, 2023 - Washington, D.C.

State of Play: Federal OSHA Update

July 25, 2023 - Nashville, TN

Offshore Wind: Managing Legal Risk

May 09, 2023 - Boston, Massachusetts

TIPS & YLD Section Conference

May 03, 2023 - New York, NY

What Doesn’t Beat Us Makes Us Stronger

April 27, 2023 - Amherst, Massachusetts

Discovery Best Practices for Construction Arbitration

April 20, 2023 - New York, New York

Discovery Best Practices in Construction Arbitration

March 24, 2023 - Rancho Mirage, California

Construction Lending

March 17, 2023 - Orlando, Florida

2022 Construction Super Conference

December 06, 2022 - Las Vegas, Nevada

Arbitration v. Litigation

October 26, 2022 - Boston, MA

Mastering Master Agreements

September 29, 2022 - Memphis, TN

Future of Legal Professions

August 23, 2022 - Singapore

Introduction to Drafting Material Contract Provisions

August 05, 2022 - Chicago, Illinois

Provisions in Chapter 489 and 713, Fla. Stats. Training

August 03, 2022 - Pompano Beach, Florida

What is Really Out There?

July 28, 2022 - New York, NY

Constructing Industry Licensing Board and Lien Law Training

July 13, 2022 - Pompano Beach, Florida

Where Are We Headed?

April 14, 2022 - Amherst, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Construction Law

February 20, 2022 - Webinar

2021 Construction SuperConference

December 06, 2021 - Orlando, FL

Construction SuperConference 2021

December 06, 2021 - Orlando, Florida

ABA Forum on Construction Law 2021 Regional Meeting

September 30, 2021 - Nashville, TN

MCAA Virtual Education Conference

March 22, 2021 - Webinar

Success Tips for Female Trial Lawyers

October 21, 2020 - Webinar

International Perspectives on COVID-19

June 30, 2020 - Webinar

2019 Construction SuperConference

December 16, 2019 - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

In The News

The Dotted Line: What DOT’s Final DBE Rule Means for Civil Contractors

April 30, 2024

Lawrence Prosen was quoted in a Construction Dive article discussing the DOT’s new final rule for its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise workforce participation plan, which refines and specifies numerous aspects of the plan.

Eleven Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 22, 2024

Seven attorneys were recognized as Super Lawyers and four were named Rising Stars, a list that recognizes attorneys under the age of 40.

JD Supra Recognizes Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards

March 27, 2024

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Olivera, Lawrence Prosen, and Frances Rayer have been selected as top authors for JD Supra’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards for their thought leadership on key topics during 2023. Additionally, David Adams and Scott Bettridge were recognized for authoring a top-read article on immigration.

Troutman Pepper Construction Team Jumps to Cozen O'Connor in LA

March 21, 2024

Bruce Ficken and Marion Hack were quoted in a Law.com article discussing Marion and her team’s transition to Cozen O’Connor.

Cozen O’Connor’s Construction Group Continues its U.S. Buildout With a Major Expansion into Southern California

March 18, 2024

Marion T. Hack, Luke Nicholas Eaton, John H. Conrad, Cindy J. Lee, Venessa Drake, and Michelle Rosenberg, come to the firm from Troutman Pepper.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 23 Attorneys to Member

March 15, 2024

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

Eleven Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2024 Illinois Super Lawyers

January 29, 2024

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

Cozen O’Connor Picks Litigator Richard D. Kalson to Grow its Construction Law Practice in New York City

January 02, 2024

Kalson — whose background includes counseling and representing many of the country’s leading contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and project owners — joins the firm as a member.

Cozen O'Connor Builds Construction Group With NY Partner

January 02, 2024

Richard Kalson was featured in a Law360 article that discusses his move to Cozen O’Connor.

Wendy Venoit Discusses High Stakes Construction Projects with the Construction Super Conference

December 01, 2023

Wendy Venoit was interviewed by the Construction Super Conference to share insights about her experience with high-stakes construction projects.

4 Compliance Tips for New Davis-Bacon Rule

November 10, 2023

Lawrence Prosen was quoted in a Law360 article discussing responding to prevailing wage surveys.

Michael Filbin Selected for Massachusetts Bar Association 2023-2024 Leadership Academy

October 26, 2023

Michael Filbin, an associate in the firm’s Construction Law Group, has been selected as a fellow of the 2023-2024 class of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) Leadership Academy.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2023 Massachusetts Super Lawyers

October 24, 2023

Wendy K. Venoit was named a 2023 Massachusetts Super Lawyer and Michael Filbin was named a 2023 Massachusetts Rising Star.

Stephen Seeger Named American College of Construction Lawyers Fellow

September 20, 2023

Stephen Seeger, a member of the firm’s Construction Law Group, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL).

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

August 17, 2023

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

Fed. Inflation Law Sows ‘Great Uncertainty’ 1 Year Later

August 16, 2023

Lawrence Prosen was quoted in a Law360 article discussing the confusion and outstanding questions about the interplay between the Davis Bacon Act and the Inflation Reduction Act.

DOL's New Wage Rule With Extra Liabilities May See Lawsuits

August 10, 2023

Lawrence Prosen was quoted in a Law360 article discussing the Davis-Bacon Act, a new U.S. Department of Labor Rulemaking that allows prevailing wages on federally funded construction projects.

Wendy Venoit Reinstalled as Member of the GSUSA National Board Development Committee

July 31, 2023

Wendy Venoit, a member of the firm’s Construction Law Group, has been reinstalled as a member of the National Board Development Committee of the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).

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

July 28, 2023

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

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

July 21, 2023

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

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

July 10, 2023

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

Young Lawyers Hit by US Supreme Court Rejection of Debt Relief

July 10, 2023

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

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

July 06, 2023

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

Alumni Spotlight with Josephine M. Bahn

July 06, 2023

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

Expanding Scope Of Practice: Pamela Dorian Reflects

June 22, 2023

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

Kenneth Cushing Named an “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer” by the American Bar Association

June 22, 2023

Kenneth Cushing, a member of the firm’s Construction Law group, was named a 2023 “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer” by the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division.

Newest CSC EAB Member: “Old Pay-To-Play Format Is Long Gone”

June 22, 2023

Wendy Venoit was quoted in an article discussing her new role as a Construction SuperConference educational advisory board member and her opinions on the educational sessions that contribute to a successful conference.

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

June 05, 2023

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

Wendy Venoit Named a 2023 Massachusetts Go To Construction Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly

May 31, 2023

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that Wendy Venoit, a member of the firm’s Construction Law Group, has been named a 2023 Massachusetts Go To Construction Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly.

14 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named 2023 D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 30, 2023

Super Lawyers has named 14 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2023 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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

May 24, 2023

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

Green Concrete Idea From Netflix’s Hit “Unstable” Has Potential

May 11, 2023

Lawrence Prosen was quoted in an article published by Law360 that discusses the environmental variables and cost pressures of carbon-capturing concrete.

Wendy Venoit Inducted into The Moles

May 01, 2023

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that Wendy Venoit, a member of the firm’s Construction Law Practice, has been inducted into The Moles, a highly prestigious nationwide fraternal organization of heavy construction professionals.

Bruce Ficken and Raymond DeLuca Named to City & State’s 2023 Construction Power 100 List

April 20, 2023

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Bruce Ficken and Raymond DeLuca, co-chairs of the firm’s Construction Law Group, have been named to City & State’s 2023 Construction Power 100 list.

Josephine Bahn Honored by Legal Aid DC with the Klepper Prize for Volunteer Excellence

April 19, 2023

Josephine Bahn, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Construction Law Group, will receive the Legal Aid DC Klepper Prize for Volunteer Excellence at the 2023 Servant of Justice Awards Dinner.

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

March 23, 2023

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

How Young Attorneys Are Shaking up Law Firm Culture

March 16, 2023

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

Wendy Venoit Elected to American College of Construction Lawyers Board of Governors

March 07, 2023

Wendy Venoit, member of the firm’s Construction Law Group, has been elected to the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL) Board of Governors.

Florida Supreme Court Ruling ‘Guts the Impact of Punitive Damages’ [Daily Business Review]

January 09, 2023

Ralf Rodriguez, a member of the firm’s Construction Law Group, was quoted in a Daily Business Review article.

First-Gen Lawyers and Career Transitions with ABA YLD Chair Jo Bahn

December 22, 2022

Josephine Bahn was a guest on the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s Insider TIPS Podcast.

Josephine Bahn Featured in Saint Joseph’s University’s Hawk Stories

December 19, 2022

Josephine Bahn was featured in her college alma mater’s alumni success stories, Hawk Stories.

Original Tweets Only: Retweeters Not Liable for Defamation

December 16, 2022

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

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

November 30, 2022

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

Fla. Real Estate Attys See Lengthy Rebuild From Hurricane Ian

September 29, 2022

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

Josephine Bahn ’16 Leads ABA Young Lawyers Division

September 27, 2022

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

Could Tuition Hikes Force More Law Grads Onto BigLaw Path?

September 23, 2022

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

What Law School Should Teach, But Often Doesn’t

September 09, 2022

Josephine Bahn was quoted in an article published by Law360, which discusses the lessons attorneys wish they had received in law school but learned on their own in the workplace.

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.

$52B CHIPS Act a Boon for Construction, but Challenges Remain

August 04, 2022

Larry Prosen was quoted in an article by Construction Dive, which discusses the CHIPS Act President Biden recently signed.

13 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named 2022 D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 12, 2022

Super Lawyers has named 13 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2022 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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

July 11, 2022

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

Echoes of a Tragedy: Surfside Condo Collapse Has Lasting Ramifications

June 30, 2022

Ralf R. Rodriguez, a construction attorney in the firm’s Miami office, was quoted in the article “Echoes of a Tragedy: Surfside Condo Collapse Has Lasting Ramifications” by the South Florida Business Journal.

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.

Billions In Federal Spending Guided By Prevailing Wage Rules

April 22, 2022

Larry Prosen was quoted in an article published by Law360 which discusses how the infrastructure bill President Joe Biden signed into law in the fall is set to unleash hundreds of billions of dollars on roads, bridges, trains, and other construction projects.

Larry Prosen Named to Law360's 2022 Construction Editorial Advisory Board

April 07, 2022

Larry Prosen, member of the firm's Construction Law Group, has been named to Law360’s 2022 Construction Editorial Advisory Board.

Josephine Bahn Named to the Daily Record’s Maryland Top 100 Women List

March 31, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Josephine Bahn, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been selected to the Daily Record’s Maryland Top 100 Women List.

Wendy Venoit Named a 2021 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly

March 18, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Wendy Venoit, member of the firm’s Construction Law Group, has been named a 2021 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly.

Bruce Ficken Named to City & State’s 2022 Construction Power 75 List

March 14, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Bruce Ficken, chair of the firm’s Construction Law Group, has been named to City & State’s 2022 Construction Power 75 list.

Hub Hires: Ropes & Gray, Fisher Phillips, Nutter

March 01, 2022

Wendy Venoit was quoted in a Law360 article that featured a long list of attorney moves in Boston during the month of February.

Cozen O'Connor Expands Into Boston With Construction Pro

February 02, 2022

Wendy Venoit was featured in a Law360 article that discusses her move to Cozen O'Connor.

Cozen O’Connor Expands its Geographic Reach to Boston with Addition of Well-Known Construction Lawyer and Arbitrator, Wendy K. Venoit, to the Construction Practice Group

January 31, 2022

Venoit brings a distinguished history of litigation and arbitration of infrastructure, power, renewable energy, oil and gas, and vertical construction projects throughout the United States and internationally.

Cozen O’Connor Construction Practice Named Law360 2021 Practice Group of the Year

January 18, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm has been named a Law360 2021 Practice Group of the Year in Construction.

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 Continues Florida Expansion with Addition of Construction Litigator Ralf R. Rodriguez

October 13, 2021

Ralf R. Rodriguez joins our Miami office. He will be a member of the Construction Law Group.

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.

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.

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

June 17, 2021

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

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

May 28, 2021

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

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

May 26, 2021

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

Twelve Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 05, 2021

Super Lawyers has named 12 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2021 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

The Dotted Line: Beefing up Davis-Bacon Compliance

March 30, 2021

Larry Prosen was featured in an article published by Construction Dive, which discusses steps construction firms can take to ensure they remain compliant.

Cozen O’Connor Builds Out Washington, D.C. Construction Practice With New Shareholder Lawrence M. Prosen and Two Associates

March 01, 2021

Prosen brings a distinguished resume that includes experience in all aspects of government contracts, from regulatory compliance to claims and bid protest litigation. Joining with Prosen are two associates Benjamin L. Williams and Caitlin E. Trevillyan.

Bruce Ficken selected as Lawyer of the Year Construction Law – USA by Lawyer Monthly

December 11, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Bruce Ficken, chair of the firm’s Construction Law Group, was selected by Lawyer Monthly as Lawyer of the Year 2020 for Construction Law – USA.

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

The Dotted Line: How To Prepare For Potential Defect Claims

September 29, 2020

Marion Hack was quoted in a Construction Dive article discussing the importance of contractors documenting their work processes.

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

August 20, 2020

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

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

June 22, 2020

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

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.

Fourteen Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 20, 2020

Super Lawyers has named 14 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Cozen O’Connor’s Construction Group Named Law360 Practice Group of the Year

January 27, 2020

Cozen O’Connor has been named Law360 2019 Construction Group of the Year.

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.

Bruce Ficken, Larry Laubach, and Elizabeth Malloy Named Among “Best of the Bar” by the Philadelphia Business Journal

October 25, 2019

Bruce Ficken, chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Construction law Group, Larry Laubach, chair of the firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group, and Elizabeth Malloy, member of the Labor and Employment Group, were named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2019 “Best of the Bar.”

James Kwartnik recognized as a Law360 Rising Star

October 16, 2019

James Kwartnik has been recognized as a 2019 Rising Star by Law360.

Design Contractor URS Wins $5M In Calif. Route 91 Dispute

October 09, 2019

Marion Hack was quoted in a Law360 article discussing the jury verdict in URS Corp. v Atkinson/Walsh Joint Venture, which awarded URS the contract balance after determining it had upheld its side of the agreement.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Two More Construction Law Attorneys to its Washington D.C. Office

October 07, 2019

Cozen O’Connor today announced attorneys Christopher M. Sweeney and Alexandra E. Busch have joined its Washington D.C. Construction Law practice, bringing to four the number of lawyers who have joined the fast-growing practice in just the past two weeks.

Orange County Jury Awards $2 Million in $103-Million Damages Request

October 03, 2019

Marion Hack was quoted in a Daily Journal article discussing the jury’s decision to award URS almost all its damages request in URS Corp. v Atkinson/Walsh Joint Venture.

Cozen O’Connor Expands its Construction Law Practice in Washington D.C., Adding Stephen M. Seeger and Jesse S. Keene

September 23, 2019

Seeger and Keene have played leading roles in developing some of the largest building projects in Washington, D.C., one of the hottest and fastest-growing commercial and multifamily construction markets in the United States.

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.

Six Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2020 “Lawyers of the Year” By Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that six of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O'Connor Practice Areas and Nine Cozen O'Connor Attorneys in its 2019 Legal Guide

June 14, 2019

The Legal 500 United States named Cozen O’Connor’s Aviation, Construction, Immigration, Insurance, and Maritime practices and Cozen O'Connor attorneys Scott Bettridge, Raymond DeLuca, Geoffrey Ferrer, Bruce Ficken, David Heffernan, Jeffrey Lawrence, Robert Magovern, Anne Mickey, and Jeffrey Mullen to its 2019 Legal Guide.

Contacts

Bruce W. Ficken

Co-Chair, Construction Law

bficken@cozen.com

(215) 665-6948

Raymond L. DeLuca

Co-Chair, Construction Law

rdeluca@cozen.com

(215) 665-6945

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Awards

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

August 17, 2023

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

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

July 28, 2023

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

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

June 05, 2023

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

Bruce Ficken and Raymond DeLuca Named to City & State’s 2023 Construction Power 100 List

April 20, 2023

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Bruce Ficken and Raymond DeLuca, co-chairs of the firm’s Construction Law Group, have been named to City & State’s 2023 Construction Power 100 list.

Josephine Bahn Honored by Legal Aid DC with the Klepper Prize for Volunteer Excellence

April 19, 2023

Josephine Bahn, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Construction Law Group, will receive the Legal Aid DC Klepper Prize for Volunteer Excellence at the 2023 Servant of Justice Awards Dinner.

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

November 30, 2022

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

13 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named 2022 D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 12, 2022

Super Lawyers has named 13 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its 2022 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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

July 11, 2022

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

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.

Larry Prosen Named to Law360's 2022 Construction Editorial Advisory Board

April 07, 2022

Larry Prosen, member of the firm's Construction Law Group, has been named to Law360’s 2022 Construction Editorial Advisory Board.

Josephine Bahn Named to the Daily Record’s Maryland Top 100 Women List

March 31, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Josephine Bahn, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been selected to the Daily Record’s Maryland Top 100 Women List.

Wendy Venoit Named a 2021 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly

March 18, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Wendy Venoit, member of the firm’s Construction Law Group, has been named a 2021 Lawyer of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly.

Bruce Ficken Named to City & State’s 2022 Construction Power 75 List

March 14, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Bruce Ficken, chair of the firm’s Construction Law Group, has been named to City & State’s 2022 Construction Power 75 list.

Cozen O’Connor Construction Practice Named Law360 2021 Practice Group of the Year

January 18, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the firm has been named a Law360 2021 Practice Group of the Year in Construction.

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.

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

August 19, 2021

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

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

June 17, 2021

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

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

May 28, 2021

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

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

May 26, 2021

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

Twelve Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 05, 2021

Super Lawyers has named 12 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2021 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Bruce Ficken selected as Lawyer of the Year Construction Law – USA by Lawyer Monthly

December 11, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Bruce Ficken, chair of the firm’s Construction Law Group, was selected by Lawyer Monthly as Lawyer of the Year 2020 for Construction Law – USA.

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

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

August 20, 2020

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

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

June 05, 2020

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

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

May 14, 2020

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

Cozen O’Connor’s Construction Group Named Law360 Practice Group of the Year

January 27, 2020

Cozen O’Connor has been named Law360 2019 Construction Group of the Year.

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.

Bruce Ficken, Larry Laubach, and Elizabeth Malloy Named Among “Best of the Bar” by the Philadelphia Business Journal

October 25, 2019

Bruce Ficken, chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Construction law Group, Larry Laubach, chair of the firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group, and Elizabeth Malloy, member of the Labor and Employment Group, were named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2019 “Best of the Bar.”

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.

Six Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2020 “Lawyers of the Year” By Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that six of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by 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.

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

August 22, 2018

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

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