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White collar defense is all about delivering results when the stakes are high. Companies, boards, special committees, and individuals engage Cozen O’Connor’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice to navigate their most serious inquiries. Whether managing an internal report of potential misconduct or a full-blown government investigation, our team is efficient, responsive, discrete — and, most importantly, effective.

360-Degree Perspective

Cozen O’Connor lawyers bring a critical perspective to every case. Our White Collar Group includes former federal prosecutors from large U.S. Attorney offices; a former deputy chief of the Civil Division of the District of Columbia’s U.S. Attorney’s Office; former federal prosecutors (and supervisory prosecutors) with DOJ and SEC; former state and local prosecutors; and a former assistant federal public defender.

Our practitioners have been on both sides of the table, so they know how white collar cases are built — and how they can be dismantled.

Government Enforcement

The goal for clients facing a government investigation is quite simple: prevent prosecution. Cozen O’Connor is exceptionally skillful at maintaining that focus. Having worked in government and formed professional relationships with government officials, our attorneys are able to identify persuasive arguments, narrow the scope of inquiries, limit exposure, and negotiate favorable resolutions.

In the rare event that prosecution is unavoidable, Cozen O’Connor’s team of veteran trial lawyers stands ready to vindicate our clients in court. Our attorneys have collectively tried hundreds of cases, both as defense attorneys and as prosecutors.

Internal Investigations

Cozen O’Connor regularly conducts complex internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients and is recognized by Global Investigations Review as one of the world’s top 100 investigations practices.

Our attorneys lead comprehensive investigations with speed. We set priorities, judge witness credibility, make factual findings, and help clients understand their potential exposure. In the end, we offer clients actionable, jargon-free advice, including whether to discipline rogue actors, self-report misconduct, revamp compliance mechanisms, or take other remedial protective measures.

Similarly, Cozen O’Connor provides sophisticated preventative compliance advice outside the context of an internal investigation.

Experienced Counsel

Over decades of practice, the team has accrued extensive subject-matter knowledge, including in the areas of criminal antitrust, international anti-corruption, trade sanction, False Claims Act, health care fraud and financial fraud statutes. Cozen O’Connor directs client strategy in the context of inquiries, investigations, and enforcement actions by federal, state, and local authorities, including DOJ, SEC, FTC, CFTC, executive agency inspector generals, U.S. attorneys, state attorneys general, and the U.S. Congress. 

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Supreme Court Confronts Difficulty of Moderating Social Media Platforms [The Legal Intelligencer]

April 26, 2024

Stephen Miller and Pamela Dorian contributed an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing two cases, Moody v. NetChoice and NetChoice v. Paxton, before the U.S. Supreme Court that will impact the future of social media content.

Notice of Appeal Spring 2024

April 09, 2024

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar defense lawyers

Conducting an Effective and Efficient Internal Investigation

April 05, 2024

Brigeeta Richdale contributed to the recent issue of Risk & Compliance Magazine.

US Supreme Court Considers Overhaul to Administrative Law [The Legal Intelligencer]

March 01, 2024

The Supreme Court "is currently considering its most consequential challenge to 'the administrative state' in decades," say Stephen Miller and Andrew Linz in an article in The Legal Intelligencer.

Are You Secure? DOJ’s Cyber-Fraud Initiative and Heightened FCA Enforcement [Alert]

February 26, 2024

A new trend in false-reporting cases is emerging under the FCA’s broad authority — cybersecurity enforcement. Arthur Fritzinger, Calli Padilla, and Jacqueline Winton discuss.

Whistleblower Watch Winter 2024

February 26, 2024

A quarterly update on FCA Enforcement and Qui Tam Litigation from Arthur Fritzinger and Calli Padilla.

Preparing For DOJ's Data Analytics Push in FCPA Cases [Law360]

February 20, 2024

In this Law360 article, Nicole H. Sprinzen, Kurt Lunkenheimer, and Molly Shaffer look at how data analytics has historically been used in corporate enforcement to understand how the U.S. Department of Justice Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit — and likely the SEC, which has its own civil FCPA enforcement unit — will collect and use data to prosecute global foreign corruption cases.

The SDNY Pilots a New Program for Whistleblowers [Alert]

January 16, 2024

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has launched a pilot program to incentivize individuals to come forward and report illegal activity.

US Supreme Court Examines Double-Jeopardy Impact of 'Repugnant' Verdicts

January 04, 2024

Stephen Miller, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation group, and Lauren Freeman, an associate of the Litigation department, authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer discussing the upcoming Supreme Court ruling in McElrath v. Georgia, where the high court will decide whether the double jeopardy clause bars retrial of a defendant who was both convicted and acquitted in an inconsistent or “repugnant” verdict.

DOJ Signals Increased Emphasis on Data Analytics to Prosecute FCPA Global Corruption [Alert]

November 30, 2023

Kurt Lunkenheimer and Nicole Sprinzen discuss the DOJ's recent announcement that they will leverage data analytics to proactively identify and prosecute crimes in foreign corruption cases.

The British Columbia Securities Commission Implements a New Whistleblower Program [Alert]

November 22, 2023

Lucy Schilling, Zachary Janes, Jeremy Gellis, and Rebecca Sim discuss the BCSC's new Whistleblower Program to encourage individuals to voluntarily provide information about securities misconduct by offering them financial rewards of up to C$250,000.

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

November 03, 2023

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

Notice of Appeal Fall 2023

October 10, 2023

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar defense lawyers.

DOJ Announces New Safe Harbor Policy for M&As [Alert]

October 05, 2023

Calli Padilla and Nicole Sprinzen discuss the DOJ's new Mergers & Acquisitions Safe Harbor Policy.

Expert: January 2024 NC Sports Betting Launch is “Absolutely Realistic”

September 05, 2023

Stephen Miller speaks with NC Sharp about North Carolina’s slow yet certain progress toward legal online sports betting.

The Ripple effect—when a ripple becomes a wave

August 14, 2023

Kara L. Kapp wrote the article, “The Ripple effect—when a ripple becomes a wave” published by Westlaw Today. The article discusses two major recent decisions applying U.S. securities registration requirements to digital assets.

Expert: Concerns Over 18+ Betting Issues Not Enough to Change KY Law

August 09, 2023

Stephen Miller speaks with PlayKentucky about the significance of the legal age limit (18) on sports betting in Kentucky, the largest 18-and-over sports betting jurisdiction in the United States.

Whistleblower Watch Summer 2023

August 07, 2023

A quarterly update on FCA Enforcement and Qui Tam Litigation

Supreme Court Confirms: Subjective Beliefs of Falsity are Fair Game in FCA Lawsuits [Alert]

August 04, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court held in two consolidated landmark cases that a defendant’s subjective beliefs must be considered in determining whether they knowingly violated the False Claims Act. The ruling will have far-reaching and immediate ramifications in FCA litigation.

Big Data, Big Recovery: The Emergence of Data Analytics in Health Care FCA Enforcement [Alert]

August 04, 2023

Data analytics has notably amplified the investigation of health care claims, but these new approaches have raised concerns within the legal system.

Trump's 3rd Indictment is a Winnable Case for Special Counsel Jack Smith - But It Won't be a Slam Dunk, Former Federal Prosecutors Say

August 03, 2023

Sarah Krissoff speaks with Insider about the criminal indictment of former President Trump in connection with his role in the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol.

KY Colleges Need ‘Targeted Training’ To Prevent Betting Scandals

August 03, 2023

Stephen Miller speaks with PlayKentucky about the biggest legal issues sports betting companies are currently facing.

Notice of Appeal Summer 2023

July 11, 2023

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar defense lawyers.

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.

The British Columbia Securities Commission Will Impose Monetary Penalties without a Hearing [Alert]

May 01, 2023

Jeremy Gellis discusses BC Notice 2023/03, permitting the executive director to impose monetary penalties for less serious contraventions of securities regulations and decisions without a hearing. It is the first program of its kind in Canada.

Supreme Court Appears Unlikely to Adopt “Objectively Reasonable” Test for False Claims Act Liability [Alert]

April 20, 2023

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in two consolidated, landmark False Claims Act cases, and oral argument suggests how the Court will rule.

Notice of Appeal Spring 2023

April 18, 2023

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar defense lawyers.

US Supreme Court Confronts the Limits of Honest-Services Fraud

April 17, 2023

Stephen Miller and Cat Yun, attorneys in the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations group, authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer discussing the case of Percoco v. United States, where the Supreme Court must determine whether the honest-services-fraud statute applies only to public officials, or if it can apply to private citizens acting with influence over public officials.

Top DOJ Changes to its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs [Alert]

March 07, 2023

As part of a sweeping revamp of its white collar criminal enforcement policies that began last year, the DOJ announced two significant changes last week.

Whistleblower Watch Winter 2023

March 01, 2023

A quarterly update on FCA Enforcement and Qui Tam Litigation

B.C.S.C. Provides Guidance on Investor Relations Disclosure in Social Media [Alert]

March 01, 2023

This decision provides guidance about what “clear and conspicuous” disclosure looks like, and what information is sufficient to satisfy the requirement.

The FCA as a Sword to Combat Pandemic-Related Fraud: No End in Sight [Alert]

February 28, 2023

In 2022, federal prosecutors used the False Claims Act to recover nearly $7 million from fraud related to pandemic-relief. We expect that to increase in 2023.

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

February 17, 2023

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

Landmark Supreme Court Case Could Reshape the FCA Scienter Requirement [Alert]

January 23, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon clarify the knowledge requirement for False Claims Act (FCA) cases, agreeing to hear two such cases.

DOJ Offering Increased Reductions in Fines to Incentivize Companies to Voluntarily Report Misconduct [Alert]

January 18, 2023

Nicole H. Sprinzen & Joseph Simpson discuss the Department of Justice's changes to its existing Corporate Enforcement Policy that will grant as much as a 75% reduction in fines for companies that voluntarily self-report wrongdoing.

New Congress, New Investigations [Alert]

January 10, 2023

Kevin McCarthy finally clinched the Speaker’s gavel and swore in members of the 118th Congress, which ushers in a new period of Congressional investigations.

Guide for Internal Investigations of White Collar Crime

December 19, 2022

Michael Osborne contributed three sections, Multi-Jurisdictional Investigations, Employee Witnesses and Upjohn Warning, and Data Protection and Privacy, and provided edits to the Canadian Bar Association’s “Guide for Internal Investigations of White Collar-Crime.”

Third Circuit Rejects “Intended Loss” as Basis to Sentence Economic Crimes

December 02, 2022

On November 29, the Third Circuit issued a decision that will substantially impact the sentences imposed for federal fraud offenses.

High Court Addresses Relief for Prisoners Following Clarification of Statutory Laws [The Legal Intelligencer]

December 01, 2022

Stephen Miller and Leigh Ann Benson argue in The Legal Intelligencer that the Supreme Court’s decision in Jones v. Hendrix, expected before July 2023, should clarify - regardless of the outcome – the rights of federal prisoners to petition for habeas corpus relief of previously challenged convictions when a high court decision of statutory interpretation is applied retroactively.

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

November 02, 2022

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

BCSC Reaches First-Ever Settlement Agreements for 52(2) Violation [Alert]

October 04, 2022

These recent settlement agreements are the first public application of IR-related disclosure and demonstrate the BCSC’s expectations of how 52(2) will apply.

BC Court of Appeal: Bankruptcy Does Not Erase Monetary Securities Penalties [Alert]

August 16, 2022

In Poonian v British Columbia, the British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled that the fresh start policy does not extinguish fraud-related securities penalties in British Columbia.

Notice of Appeal Summer 2022

July 26, 2022

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar defense lawyers.

BCSC Denies Driving Privileges to Enforce Securities Fraud Sanctions [Alert]

June 16, 2022

The BC Securities Commission dismissed an application to overturn a decision to deny a man a driver’s license after committing 62 counts of securities fraud.

DOJ Enforcement Against Cryptocurrency Exchanges

May 10, 2022

Kara Kapp discusses a guilty plea by two co-founders of a cryptocurrency exchange in an article published by the Banking Law Journal.

Notice of Appeal Spring 2022

May 02, 2022

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar defense lawyers.

The ‘Ripple’ Effect: A Striking Development on Defending Digital Asset Securities Litigation

April 21, 2022

In an article published by Thomson Reuters Westlaw, Kara Kapp discusses the implications of the court’s acceptance of Ripple Labs’ fair notice defense in the SEC litigation against the company and two of its executives, which has potentially wide-ranging implications for digital asset markets.

The Importance of a Racially Diverse Sentencing Commission [Fed. Sentencing Reporter]

April 01, 2022

Barry Boss and Kara Kapp published an article in Federal Sentencing Reporter (Vol. 34, Issue 4, Apr. 2022), titled “The Importance of a Racially Diverse Sentencing Commission.”

The White House Calls for a Sweeping Review of the Government’s Approach to Cryptocurrency [Alert]

March 15, 2022

Kara Kapp discusses President Biden's Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets.

A Blockbuster Week for DOJ Enforcement against Cryptocurrency Exchanges [Alert]

March 02, 2022

Kara Kapp discusses two co-founders of a cryptocurrency exchange, BitMEX, Arthur Hayes and Benjamin Delo, pleading guilty to violating the Bank Secrecy Act by failing to implement and maintain an anti-money laundering program. The court overseeing the BitMEX prosecution also denied a motion to dismiss the indictment against the third co-founder of BitMEX.

Romance Fraud — Lessons from the Tinder Swindler (Avoid Being Heartbroken & Scammed) [Alert]

February 15, 2022

Brigeeta Richdale and Rebecca Sim discuss Canadian Securities Administrators’ warning to the public about fraudsters luring Canadians into relationships that eventually lead to investment scams.

DOJ Continues Crackdown on No-Poach-Agreements [Alert]

February 02, 2022

Nathan Larkin and Stephen Miller, discuss the DOJ's crackdown on alleged “no poach” or “wage fixing” market collusion between competitors.

Notice of Appeal Winter 2022

January 11, 2022

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar defense lawyers.

US Supreme Court Confronts Federal Jurisdiction of Arbitration Awards [The Legal Intelligencer]

December 21, 2021

Stephen Miller and Chase Howard published an article discussing how the U.S. Supreme Court has considered several arbitration-related challenges in recent years due to parties often preferring to arbitrate disputes rather than litigate in (public) courts.

DOJ Antitrust Targets (Again) No-Poach Hiring Agreements [Alerts]

December 13, 2021

Stephen A. Miller, David Reichenberg, and Lauren Vaca discuss the most DOJ criminal prosecution of no-poach agreements.

Biden Administration Unveils New Strategy on Countering Corruption [Alert]

December 09, 2021

Martin S. Bloor and Joseph Simpson discuss the Biden administration's Strategy on Countering Corruption, guidance emphasizing the importance of responding to the threat of transnational corruption, and on preventing bad actors from using the United States and international financial systems to hide assets and launder money sourced from corrupt acts.

Improving the NCAA’s Regulation of Payments to Athletes

November 09, 2021

Next week, the NCAA's Board of Governors will receive recommendations for new rules and structures for regulating college sports.

Notice of Appeal Fall 2021

October 08, 2021

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar defense lawyers

Preview of the US Supreme Court’s October Term 2021

October 08, 2021

Stephen Miller contributed an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing the US Supreme Court’s October term.

How the Economic Loss Guideline Lost its Way, and How to Save It [Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law]

August 23, 2021

Cozen O’Connor attorneys Barry Boss and Kara Kapp published an essay in the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law on the arbitrary and disproportionate sentencing recommendations driven by the economic crimes sentencing guideline.

Doing Battle on (At Least) Two Fronts: What Happens When Multiple Regulators Engage in Parallel Enforcement Efforts?

July 20, 2021

Multi-agency cooperation efforts can go a long way toward obtaining mitigated civil or criminal penalties.

Notice of Appeal Summer 2021

July 13, 2021

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar defense lawyers

Supreme Court Ruling Fosters New Era of NCAA Amateurism

June 28, 2021

The Supreme Court's June 21, 2021, decision in NCAA v. Alston ended the NCAA’s efforts to stall reform of its amateurism model, say Stephen Miller and Calli Padilla in Bloomberg Law Insights.

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.

CBD Advertising Proceed with Caution to Avoid Confusion, Stay Out of State AG Crosshairs

April 29, 2021

State AG Group members, Meghan Stoppel and Mira Baylson penned an article for Cannabis Business Executive on the real threat of regulatory scrutiny and the importance of a carefully crafted marketing campaign for companies manufacturing and selling CBD.

Gensler's SEC Can Bring Regulatory Clarity to Digital Assets

April 14, 2021

Chris Bellini and Kara Kapp discuss potential changes to be made to the digital assets industry as a result of Gensler’s recent appointment as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission in ThinkAdvisor.

Notice of Appeal Spring 2021

April 13, 2021

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar defense lawyers

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.

Grievance Panel Weighing Attorney Who Sued Former VP Pence Includes Big Law Partners, White-Collar Defenders [National Law Journal]

February 24, 2021

Barry Boss was quoted in a National Law Journal article discussing a lawyer regulatory panel in Washington, D.C., which recently received a referral from a federal judge who has broadly questioned a lawyer behind a lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s presidential victory.

PPP Fraud Is Ripe for Enforcement in 2021. Can Self-Disclosure & Cooperation Create a Path to Leniency? [Alert]

February 17, 2021

Rachel Collins-Clarke and Calli Padilla discuss the government's government enforcement of abuse of the CARES Act, PPP, or Economic Aid Act.

Robust Compliance Efforts Earn Princeton Leniency for Violation of Export Administration Regulations

February 09, 2021

Calli Padilla discusses Princeton University's administrative settlement with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, to resolve allegations of violations of the Export Administration Regulations.

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

January 13, 2021

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

Notice of Appeal Winter 2021

January 12, 2021

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar defense lawyers.

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.

High Court Examines Requirement of Political Party Affiliation for State Judges [The Legal Intelligencer]

December 04, 2020

Stephen Miller and Catherine Yun contributed an article to The Legal Intelligencer titled, "High Court Examines Requirement of Political Party Affiliation for State Judges." This article discusses a recent case that presents a challenge to the Delaware Constitution’s anti-patronage provisions

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.

Notice of Appeal Fall 2020

October 19, 2020

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar defense lawyers.

Coronavirus Pandemic May Force Shift in Oversight of College Sports [The Legal Intelligencer]

October 19, 2020

Stephen Miller wrote an article discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had on college athletics and the future of the NCAA.

The Department of Justice Announces the First-of-its-Kind Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework [Alert]

October 09, 2020

Barry Boss and Kara Kapp discuss the DOJ Cyber-Digital Task Force 83-page framework intended to help cryptocurrency entrepreneurs understand and comply with U.S. legal obligations.

Has the SAFT Been KIKed to the Curb?

October 02, 2020

Kara Kapp discusses the court's decision in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Kik Interactive, Inc.

Cozen O’Connor Negotiates Historic Settlement for Offshore Sports-Betting Company [Alert]

September 30, 2020

Barry Boss, Stephen A. Miller, and Kara Kapp discuss the non-prosecution agreement involving 5Dimes.

CFTC Issues New Guidance Prioritizing Compliance Programs in Enforcement Decisions [Alert]

September 16, 2020

Nicole H. Sprinzen and Yehudah Gordon the CFTC's new guidance memorandum outlining factors that the Division of Enforcement will consider when evaluating compliance programs in connection with actions it brings.

DOJ Prosecutes Fashion Company For Skirting Customs Tariffs - Could This Be The Hot New Trend? [Alert]

September 02, 2020

Danielle Garno, Rachel Collins Clarke, and Joseph Simpson discuss the DOJ's action against Ambiance Apparel and what it could mean for other fashion companies.

DOJ Antitrust Division Endorses International Cooperation in Cartel Investigations [Alert]

August 20, 2020

J. Bruce Maffeo, Nicole H. Sprinzen, and Thomas Ingalls discuss the DOJ's the Guidance on Enhancing Cross-Border Leniency Cooperation.

Resolutions Highlight Aggressive Sanctions Enforcement, Need For Senior Level Commitment to Compliance [Alert]

July 21, 2020

Gordon Yehudah and Martin Bloor discuss the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control's settlement with Essentra FZE Co. Ltd., for alleged violations of the North Korea Sanctions Regulations.

Updated Government Guidance on Vertical Mergers [Alert]

July 15, 2020

Thomas Ingalls discusses the DOJ and FTC's new Vertical Merger Guidelines setting forth how they intend to analyze mergers between companies at different levels in a distribution chain.

Importance of a Robust Compliance Program Underscored by DOJ’s Updated Corporate Compliance Guidance [Alert]

June 04, 2020

Martin Bloor and Kara Kapp discuss the new DOJ guidance and the importance to make regular efforts to update their programs and to reinforce company policies in the wake of breaches to strengthen their effectiveness.

Supreme Court Emphasizes Limits of Federal Fraud Statutes

May 21, 2020

Karen Williams and Stephen Miller discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Kelly v. United States.

Companies Receiving PPP Funds Should Prepare for Audits, and Implement Compliance Now [Alert]

May 08, 2020

Nicole H. Sprinzen and Joseph Simpson discuss steps companies who took PPP funds should take now to prepare for audits by the SBA, Treasury, DOJ, or the FBI.

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.

Notice of Appeal Spring 2020

April 07, 2020

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white-collar defense lawyers.

Public Company COVID-19 Disclosures and Mitigating Securities Litigation Risks [Alert]

March 16, 2020

Joseph Dever, Linda Regis-Hallinan, and Andrew Punzo discuss the SEC's announcement regarding public disclosures in a company's periodic report in light of COVID-19.

Supreme Court Appears Unlikely to Further Curtail SEC Disgorgement Authority

March 06, 2020

Linda Regis-Hallinan and Joseph Dever discuss the Supreme Court case Liu v. SEC and the questions that the Justices asked that may point to which way the Court will rule.

Court Reverses Foreign National’s FCPA Conviction, Setting a High Bar to Establish an Agency Relationship [Alert]

February 28, 2020

A ruling issued on Wednesday, February 26 by a Connecticut federal court details the type of control necessary to find that a foreign national acted as an agent of a U.S. domestic concern for purposes of falling within the coverage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement – A Tool to Fight Corruption

February 20, 2020

Rachel Collins-Clarke and Thomas Ingalls discuss the USMCA and why companies would be wise to proactively update their compliance programs in light of the recommendations contained within it.

Emerging Trends Under the DOJ’s Corporate Enforcement Policy

February 20, 2020

Niki Sprinzen and Kara Kapp (White Collar Defense & Investigations) authored an article in Corporate Compliance Insights, titled Emerging Trends Under the DOJ’s Corporate Enforcement Policy, offering guidance to help compliance professionals navigate the FCPA landscape given what lies ahead, particularly in terms of white-collar prosecutions.

State Attorney Activism and Enforcement Trends

February 03, 2020

Ann-Marie Luciano, Chris Allen, and Bryan Mosca published an article in Bloomberg Law on February 3, 2020, sharing their observations on trends in state Attorney General activity in 2019, and the enforcement priorities they expect to see AGs focus on in 2020.

How LSU’s Football Championship Win Challenges the NCAA [The Atlantic]

January 22, 2020

In the article, Stephen discusses the NCAA’s amateurism policies and the recent signs indicating that the Association may be moving toward a more equitable model that allows players to receive a bigger share of the wealth they create.

Notice of Appeal Winter 2020

January 14, 2020

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar criminal lawyers

DOJ Offers Incentives to Encourage Self-Reporting of Export and Sanctions Violations [Alert]

December 19, 2019

Martin S. Bloor and Don Kassilke the DOJ's revised guidance regarding VSDs to further encourage companies to self-report potential criminal violations of the U.S. export control and economic sanctions laws.

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.

Jury Finds Executive Acted As An Agent, Giving DOJ New Leverage To Pursue Foreign Nationals

November 11, 2019

Martin S. Bloor and Thomas Ingalls discuss a recent verdict and how it could be a new way of prosecuting foreign executives of international companies for FCPA violations even if they are never present in the United States.

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

October 09, 2019

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

Notice of Appeal Fall 2019

October 08, 2019

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar criminal lawyers.

DOJ Antitrust Division Now Gives Credit for Compliance Program in Cartel Investigations

July 22, 2019

Nicole H. Sprinzen and Thomas Ingalls discuss how, under the new Antitrust Division policy, an effective compliance policy would prevent antitrust violations but also remediate them when they do occur.

Notice of Appeal Summer 2019

July 10, 2019

A quarterly newsletter reviewing Third Circuit opinions impacting white collar criminal lawyers

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

2024 Corporate Counsel University

June 25, 2024 - Philadelphia, PA

Calli Padilla and Art Fritzinger will be panelists at this year’s Corporate Counsel University, sponsored by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). They and Christina Hud, Senior Compliance Counsel, Global Investigations at Pfizer, will lead a panel titled "What to do When the Government Comes Knocking."

Past Events

FIRE Americas 2024

June 05, 2024 - Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

2024 Economic Crime Prevention Switzerland

March 05, 2024 - Zurich, Switzerland

White Collar Crime 2024

March 05, 2024 - San Francisco, CA

Health Law 2024

December 05, 2023 - Philadelphia, PA

2023 WWCDA Awards Gala

November 28, 2023 - Washington, D.C.

2023 PACDL White Collar Practice Seminar

November 16, 2023 - Philadelphia, PA

Key Legal Issues Keeping In-House Counsel Up at Night

September 27, 2023 - Washington, D.C.

ABA White Collar Crime 2023

March 01, 2023 - Miami, FL

FIRE Starters Global Summit: Dublin, Ireland

February 22, 2023 - Dublin, Ireland

2021 WWCDA Awards Gala

December 07, 2021 - Webinar

Second Chair, Not Second Fiddle

October 06, 2021 - Webinar

Betting on Sports America

December 01, 2020 - Virtual

ABA Business Law 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

September 21, 2020 - Virtual

12th Annual In-House Counsel Conference

July 28, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA

Lessons from Recent Compliance Failures

June 25, 2020 - Webinar

Wall Street Journal Webinar

June 19, 2019 - Webinar

In The News

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

June 11, 2024

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

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

June 10, 2024

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

Sarah Krissoff Speaks with CNN/Max about AG Garland’s Congressional Testimony

June 04, 2024

Sarah Krissoff, a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, appeared on CNN/Max This Morning show on June 4 to discuss Attorney General Merrick Garland’s contentious testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.

Cozen O’Connor Lands Securities Enforcement Regulatory Attorney Alexander I. Cohen, Further Expanding its Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice in New York City

June 03, 2024

Cohen, who comes to the firm from Sidley Austin LLP, joins the firm as a member and will work out of its rapidly growing New York City office.

Trump’s Lawyers Rested Their Case After Calling Just 2 Witnesses/ Experts Say That’s Not Unusual.

May 21, 2024

Sarah Krissoff, a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, was quoted in an Associated Press article in connection with the Trump legal team’s decision in his hush money trial to rest its case after calling just two witnesses.

Sarah Krissoff Speaks with BBC About Hush Money Trial

May 12, 2024

Sarah Krissoff, a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, appeared on BBC News on May 12 to discuss Michael Cohen’s testimony in the former President Trump's hush money trial.

Sarah Krissoff Speaks with MSNBC About Hush Money Trial

May 10, 2024

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, appeared on MSNBC’s Ana Cabrera show on May 10, to discuss the latest developments in the hush money trial of former President Trump.

Who is Todd Blanche, Donald Trump's Lawyer in his Stormy Daniel's Hush Money Trial?

April 24, 2024

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, spoke with Reuters on April 24, to talk about the background of Todd Blanche, a lawyer defending Trump in his trial on charges stemming from hush money paid to a porn star and handling several other criminal cases for Trump.

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.

Sarah Krissoff Appears on CNN to Discuss Day 1 of Trump’s NY Hush Money Trial

April 22, 2024

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, was a guest on CNN’s Erin Burnett show on April 22 to discuss Day 1 of Donald Trump’s trial in New York for allegedly falsifying business records related to hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election.

Sarah Krissoff Speaks with BBC about Jury Selection in Hush Money Trial of Donald Trump

April 19, 2024

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, was a guest on BBC News on April 19 to discuss the end of jury selection in Trump’s hush money trial, after a New York appeals court denied a last-ditch bid by the former president to delay the unprecedented case.

Sarah Krissoff Speaks with BBC about Trump’s Upcoming Trial in Manhattan

April 15, 2024

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, was a guest on BBC News on April 15 to discuss the latest developments in the Trump legal realm, including the expected opening statements in the historic criminal case against the former president.

Sarah Krissoff Speaks with PBS about Colorado’s Decision to Bar Trump from the Ballot

January 08, 2024

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, spoke with PBS’s PBS NewsHour on January 5 about the Colorado Supreme Court Dec. 19 decision that said Donald Trump engaged in insurrection, thereby forfeiting his right to appear on the presidential ballot again.

Sarah Krissoff Speaks with CNN about Trump’s Pressure on Michigan Canvassers in 2020 Elections

December 22, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, appeared on CNN’s CNN This Morning show on December 22 to discuss the potential implications of the newly released recording indicating that the former president had pressured two Republican canvassers in Michigan not to certify the 2020 presidential election results.

Sarah Krissoff Speaks with BBC about Jury Verdict in Giuliani Case

December 22, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, spoke with BBC News on December 22 to discuss the jury verdict in a high-profile defamation damages trial of Rudi Giuliani in Washington, D.C., ordering Giuliani to pay more than $148 million to two Georgia election workers for the harm caused by defamatory statements he made following the 2020 election.

Sarah Krissoff Speaks with BBC about Supreme Court’s Decision to Expedite Judgment on Trump’s Immunity Claim

December 11, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, was a guest on BBC News on December 11, to discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to consider Special Counsel’s request regarding Donald Trump’s claim that he is immune from prosecution and can’t face criminal charges related to efforts to overturn the November 2020 election, in an unusual effort to expedite a judgment crucial for moving the case speedily toward trial.

Sarah Krissoff Speaks with CNN about Special Counsel’s Petition for High Court to Fast-track Trump’s Immunity Claim

December 11, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, appeared on CNN’s CNN This Morning show on December 11, to discuss Special Counsel Jack Smith’s request for the Supreme Court to fast-track its consideration of Donald Trump’s claim he is immune from prosecution for alleged election obstruction in 2020.

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

December 06, 2023

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

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Trial has Ended, but the Fallout Has Just Begun

November 08, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations group, spoke with Fast Company about the prison sentence that Sam Bankman-Fried, the fallen leader of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, will likely receive at his sentencing in March next year.

Barry Boss Speaks with Danny Cevallos on Smerconish About SBF’s Sentencing

November 06, 2023

Barry Boss, Co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations group, was a guest on the “with Danny Cevallos” program of the Michael Smerconish show on Sirus/XM channel.

Bankman-Fried’s Pre-Trial Antics Haunt Him Before Sentencing

November 03, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations group, spoke with Bloomberg Law about Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), the fallen cryptocurrency exchange FTX leader whom a federal jury in the U.S. District for the Southern District of New York found guilty of seven counts of fraud and conspiracy, following a month-long trial.

Pleas in Trump’s Georgia Racketeering Case Show ‘Dam Breaking’

October 25, 2023

Sarah Krissoff spoke with Bloomberg Law about a trio of guilty pleas over the past week from lawyers charged in the 2020 election racketeering case in Georgia that show prosecutors circling closer to Donald Trump and his inner sanctum of post-election advisers ahead of a trial.

Will Sam Bankman-Fried Take the Witness Stand? It Would be Dangerous — but He Has Little to Lose.

October 19, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations group, spoke with Business Insider about the criminal trial of crypto mogul Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), who is accused of running a multibillion-dollar fraud at cryptocurrency exchange FTX

Trump Special Counsel Plays Cards Close on What Makes a Witness

October 17, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations group, spoke with Bloomberg Law about the special counsel’s election conspiracy investigation of Donald Trump and defense lawyers’ frustration with murky DOJ guidance about whether a prospective cooperator can be a defined as a “subject” or a mere witness.

FTC, CFTC Sue Ex-CEO Of Bankrupt Crypto Lender Voyager

October 12, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations group, spoke with Law360 about the FTC and CFTC lawsuit against the former CEO of bankrupt crypto lender Voyager, alleging that the former executive failed to register the crypto lender as a commodity pool and falsely told investors that the platform was a "safe haven" to park their funds and generate high returns.

Bankman-Fried’s Legal Woes Extend Far Beyond Criminal Trial

October 10, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations group, and Joseph Dever, a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations and Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement groups, spoke with Bloomberg Law about the many civil and regulatory lawsuits crypto mogul Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), who is accused of running a multibillion-dollar fraud at cryptocurrency exchange FTX, may be facing even if he beats the criminal charges.

Preview of the US Supreme Court’s October Term 2023

October 05, 2023

Stephen Miller, Co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer previewing some of the most important cases the U.S. Supreme Court will tackle in the first half of its 2023 term.

Sarah Krissoff Speaks with CNN About NY AG Lawsuit Against Donald Trump

September 27, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, was a guest on CNN’s CNN This Morning show on September 27, to discuss New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur F. Engoron’s ruling in the New York Attorney General’s civil fraud investigation into the former president’s business practices.

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

September 22, 2023

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

Sarah Krissoff Speaks with BBC About Georgia Election Interference Case

September 20, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, appeared on BBC News on September 30, to discuss the potential ramifications of the first guilty plea in the Georgia election interference case, which alleges a widespread racketeering conspiracy to overturn Donald Trump’s 2020 electoral loss to Joe Biden.

Steel Mogul Settles $48M Award Fight After 1st Day of Trial

September 19, 2023

Law360 discusses a confidential, high-profile settlement a group of Brazilian pig iron producers reached with Hans Mende, a global steel magnate and founder of American Metals & Coal International Inc. following the first day of a Manhattan jury trial in the more than decade-old dispute over the enforcement of the arbitral award against Mende.

Cozen O’Connor Hires Kurt Konrad Lunkenheimer, Expanding its White Collar Practice to South Florida

September 18, 2023

Kurt Konrad Lunkenheimer, a trial lawyer turned federal prosecutor in Miami, has joined its White Collar Defense & Investigations group.

Sarah Krissoff Speaks with CBS About Potential Legal Consequences of Trump’s Social Media Attacks

August 25, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, speaks with CBS News about the consequences the former president could face if his social media attacks against his critics and political opponents violate his pre-trial release conditions.

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

August 17, 2023

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

Sarah Krissoff Speaks with CNN about Superseding Indictment Against Donald Trump

July 31, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, was a guest on CNN’s CNN This Morning show on July 31, to discuss the superseding indictment filed against the former president in the classified documents investigation last week.

Sarah Krissoff Discusses Hunter Biden’s and Donald Trump’s Legal Cases on BBC

July 27, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, appeared as a guest on BBC’s World News show on July 26.

Sarah Krissoff Discusses the Former President’s Legal Cases

July 21, 2023

Sarah Krissoff, a member at the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, was a guest on CNN’s CNN Tonight show on July 21 to discuss the many state and federal lawsuits and prosecutions involving Donald Trump.

Cozen O’Connor Adds Litigator and Former Federal Prosecutor Sarah Krissoff to its White Collar Defense Group

July 17, 2023

Krissoff comes to the firm from Day Pitney LLP, and joins Cozen O’Connor as a member. She will work out of the New York City office.

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.

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.

Nicole Sprinzen Speaks with CBS NY About NYPD Officer Accused of Spying for China

February 03, 2023

Nicole Sprinzen was interviewed by CBS News New York on February 2, 2023, in connection with an exclusive story about a Tibet-born NYPD officer Baimadajie Angwang, who made headlines in the New York area and across the country after he had been accused of being a spy for China.

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

November 30, 2022

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

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

October 03, 2022

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

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.

Six Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2023 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers

August 22, 2022

Geoffrey Ferrer, James Forsyth, J. Bruce Maffeo, Suzanne Mayes, Jason Shargel, and Anna Wermuth received the highest annual ratings from their peers.

Brigeeta Richdale Profiled by Financier Worldwide’s Power Players List

July 25, 2022

Financier Worldwide, a leading publisher of news and analysis in the dynamic corporate finance and board-level business arenas, recognized as a highly valued source of intelligence to the corporate, investment and advisory community, has published a profile of Brigeeta Richdale in its Power Players: Investigations & White-Collar Crime 2022 - Distinguished Advisers edition.

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.

British Columbia Securities Commission Litigation Manager Jeremy Gellis Joins Cozen O’Connor in Vancouver

June 06, 2022

Gellis joins the firm as a member and will represent clients facing securities regulatory proceedings, enforcement-related litigation, and investigation matters.

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.

Kara Kapp Named National Law Journal’s 2021 DC Rising Star

November 17, 2021

The Rising Stars award recognizes and celebrates professional excellence of 40 young lawyers who represent a cross-section of practice areas and have “proven their mettle where it counts, representing high-profile clients and securing high-dollar victories.”

Cozen O’Connor White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Named to 2021 GIR 100 List

November 09, 2021

Cozen O’Connor’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice group was named to the GIR 100 list for the sixth year in a row.

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.

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.

Stephen Cozen and Stephen Miller Recognized as 2021 Best of the Bar Honorees by The Philadelphia Business Journal

October 06, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the Philadelphia Business Journal will honor Stephen Cozen and Stephen Miller at its fifth annual Best of the Bar Awards.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cozen O’Connor’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Named to Global Investigations Review’s 2020 GIR 100 List

November 03, 2020

Global Investigation Review (GIR) has unveiled its 2020 list of the top global investigations practices and named Cozen O’Connor’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice to its GIR 100 list for the fifth year in a row.

Cozen O’Connor Negotiates Historic Settlement for Offshore Sports-Betting Company

October 01, 2020

Barry Boss, Stephen Miller, and Kara Kapp negotiate a historic non-prosecution agreement involving 5Dimes, a major offshore sports-betting operator.

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.

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).

Novartis and Subsidiaries Settle FCPA Cases for $346M, Avoiding a Monitor Despite Recidivism

July 08, 2020

Niki Sprinzen was quoted in an Anti-Corruption Report discussing the settlement agreement Novartis, a Swiss pharmaceutical company, reached with the U.S. DOJ and the SEC to settle FCPA charges.

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.

COVID Crimes: White Collar Cases To Expect From The Crisis

May 11, 2020

Niki Sprinzen was quoted in a Law360 article discussing white collar cases such as price gouging and insider trading that are likely to result from the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic fallout.

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.

Employers See Strings Attached In $500B CARES Act Relief

April 03, 2020

Niki Sprinzen was quoted in a Law360 article discussing the oversight by a newly created special inspector general of the $500 billion CARES Act that could result in an increase in enforcement and litigation similar to that seen in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.

Impeachment Is Almost Over. Here Are the Dozens of Lawyers Who Got Involved

February 05, 2020

On February 5, the National Law Journal published an article about the private lawyers who were pulled into President Donald Trump's impeachment at “nearly every stage of the proceedings."

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.

Samsung Heavy Industries Resolves Petrobras-Related FCPA Charges With a Split Fine

December 19, 2019

Niki Sprinzen was quoted in an Anti-Corruption article discussing the Deferred Prosecution Agreement that Samsung Heavy Industries, a Samsung Group subsidiary dedicated to storage vessels and offshore oil platforms, agreed to with the Department of Justice to resolve the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act-related charges.

Bruce Maffeo Quoted in Law360 Article on UAW President’s Resignation

November 20, 2019

Facing potential expulsion from United Automobile Workers, Gary Jones, the union president, resigned last week. Bruce Maffeo, a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations practice group, was quoted in a Law360 article discussing the resignation saying Jones was retiring “to allow the union to focus on its core mission to improve the lives of its members and families.”

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

November 05, 2019

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

Cozen O’Connor’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Named to Global Investigation Review’s 2019 GIR 100 List

October 25, 2019

Global Investigation Review named Cozen O’Connor’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice to the GIR 100 List for the fourth year in a row.

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.

How I Made Partner: Cozen O'Connor's Nicole Sprinzen

August 01, 2019

Nicole Sprinzen was quoted in Law.com about her time becoming a partner at Cozen O'Connor.

Contacts

Barry Boss

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

bboss@cozen.com

(202) 912-4818

Stephen A. Miller

Co-Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations

samiller@cozen.com

(215) 665-4736

Nicole H. Sprinzen

Vice Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations

nsprinzen@cozen.com

(202) 471-3451

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Awards

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

June 11, 2024

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

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.

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.

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

November 30, 2022

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

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

October 03, 2022

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

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.

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.

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.

Stephen Cozen and Stephen Miller Recognized as 2021 Best of the Bar Honorees by The Philadelphia Business Journal

October 06, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that the Philadelphia Business Journal will honor Stephen Cozen and Stephen Miller at its fifth annual Best of the Bar Awards.

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.

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.

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.

Cozen O’Connor’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Named to Global Investigations Review’s 2020 GIR 100 List

November 03, 2020

Global Investigation Review (GIR) has unveiled its 2020 list of the top global investigations practices and named Cozen O’Connor’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice to its GIR 100 list for the fifth year in a row.

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

August 20, 2020

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

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

June 05, 2020

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

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

May 14, 2020

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

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

November 05, 2019

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

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

September 27, 2019

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

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

August 28, 2019

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

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.

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

April 25, 2019

The 2019 Washington, D.C, edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 13 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

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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