White Collar Defense & Investigations

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

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.

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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. 

Experience

Publications

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.

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.

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.

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

OFAC Issues Compliance Guidance to Companies [Alert]

May 09, 2019

Stephen Miller and Rachel Collins Clarke discuss OFAC's expectations for effective sanctions compliance programs.

Notice of Appeal Spring 2019

April 05, 2019

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

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

March 06, 2019

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

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Scope of States’ Sovereign Immunity

February 06, 2019

Stephen Miller and Chase Howard authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer on the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision regarding whether a state can be brought into another state’s courts without its consent.

Notice of Appeal Winter 2019

January 04, 2019

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

U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Execution of Prisoner with Severe Dementia

December 05, 2018

In AmLaw Litigation Daily, Stephen Miller and Rachel Collins Clarke discuss the fact that the US Supreme Court is considering whether the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment bars the execution of an inmate who no longer remembers his own name, much less committing the capital crime of conviction.

Société Générale’s $1.34 Billion Penalty Highlights the Importance of a Robust Compliance Function [Alert]

November 27, 2018

Martin Bloor, Linda Regis-Hallinan, and Rachel Collins Clarke discuss the $1.34 billion in penalties that are part of a settlement with federal and state authorities to resolve U.S. sanctions violations involving Cuba, Iran, and Sudan.

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

November 08, 2018

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

DOJ Issues Guidance Emphasizing Importance of Remedial Action to Corporate Monitorship Decisions [White Collar Defense & Investigations Alert]

October 17, 2018

Under new Justice Department guidance, corporate defendants have a crucial, time-sensitive window to implement remedial changes independently to potentially avoid the imposition of a government-required monitor to oversee that process.

Notice of Appeal Fall 2018

October 05, 2018

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

Implications of Increasingly Invasive Technological Searches at Airports

September 19, 2018

Martin Bloor and Rachel Collins Clarke discuss the increased frequency of electronic device searches at airports, in an article published in the White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section.

The Second Circuit Narrows the Extraterritorial Reach of the FCPA [Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Alert]

August 27, 2018

Martin Bloor, Linda Regis Hallinan, Matthew Kinskey, and Dina Moussa discuss the Second Circuit's decision in United States v. Hoskins.

Notice of Appeal Summer 2018

July 09, 2018

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

Half-Baked: The Yates Memo Calls for Charging More Offenders, But How Do We Sentence Them?

July 02, 2018

Barry Boss and Rebecca Brodey author this article in The Enforcement MAZE.

New DOJ Policy Seeks to Avoid “Piling On” Corporate Penalties [Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Alert]

May 10, 2018

Martin S. Bloor and Yehudah Gordon discuss the new policy, officially titled “Policy on Coordination of Corporate Resolution Penalties,” that will be added as a new section to the U.S. Attorneys’ Manual.

US Supreme Court Considers Appropriate Deference to Foreign Law

May 07, 2018

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

CLOUD Act Guts Long-Awaited Microsoft Decision [Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Alert]

April 25, 2018

Nicole Sprinzen and Thomas Ingalls discuss recent Congressional legislation that provides a procedure for U.S. law enforcement to obtain foreign-located communications data from U.S. service providers, ending a long-running dispute concerning the extraterritorial reach of the Stored Communications Act.

Supreme Court Considers State Ban on Political Apparel in Polling Place

April 13, 2018

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

Notice of Appeal Spring 2018

April 12, 2018

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

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

April 03, 2018

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

Justices Hearing Microsoft Appeal Appear Mixed on Jurisdiction over Foreign-Located Communications [Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Alert]

March 02, 2018

Nicole Sprinzen and Thomas Ingalls discuss what took place during oral arguments before the Supreme Court, how a bill in Congress may affect the Justices' ruling, and what impact the decision will have on the obligations of electronic service providers.

Federal Budget Deal Reaffirms Executive Legislative Branch Split in Legalized Medical Marijuana Policy [Cannabis Alert]

February 12, 2018

Thomas M. O’Rourke and Nicole Sprinzen discuss how the budget deal affects the cannabis industry.

Supreme Court Tackles Fourth Amendment Case Involving Cellphone Privacy [The Legal Intelligencer]

February 07, 2018

Stephen Miller and Rachel Collins Clarke, members of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice, co-authored in The Legal Intelligencer, “Supreme Court Tackles Fourth Amendment Case Involving Cellphone Privacy."

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

January 26, 2018

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

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

January 11, 2018

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

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

December 04, 2017

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

NJ's Supreme Court Gamble: Garden State Takes on PASPA

November 09, 2017

Stephen A. Miller, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations practice, and Leigh Ann Benson, associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation department, co-authored in Yahoo!, "NJ's Supreme Court Gamble: Garden State Takes on PASPA."

Microsoft: Supreme Court Decision on Jurisdiction over Foreign-Located Communications Anticipated [Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Alert]

October 16, 2017

Nicole Sprinzen and Thomas Ingalls discuss the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari and a forthcoming decision on the specific question of whether law enforcement authorities can use the SCA to obtain a third party’s foreign-stored electronic information under the SCA’s warrant provision.

US Supreme Court Confronts Partisan Gerrymandering

October 10, 2017

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

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

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

October 17, 2022 - Washington, DC

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

Past Events

2021 WWCDA Awards Gala

December 07, 2021 - Webinar

PACDL 2021 White Collar Seminar – Virtual

November 11, 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

The Criminalization of Business Judgments

May 09, 2019 - Wichita, KS

Sentencing & Collateral

March 07, 2019 - New Orleans, Louisiana

CTeL Executive Telehealth Fall Summit 2018

December 04, 2018 - Washington, D.C.

27th Annual Federal Sentencing Guidelines Seminar

September 06, 2018 - Orlando, FL

2018 Corporate Counsel Conclave

April 27, 2018 - Washington, DC

The Memos and the Escobar Materiality Analysis

February 28, 2018 - Washington, D.C.

In The News

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.

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

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

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.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 17 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

May 21, 2019

The Leading Lawyers Network has named 17 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners - including one Emerging Lawyer - in its 2019 survey results.

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.

Nicole Sprinzen Named to Law360’s 2019 White Collar Editorial Advisory Board

April 18, 2019

The main purpose of the advisory board, according to Law360, is “to get feedback on Law360’s coverage and gain insight from experts in the field on how best to shape future coverage.”

From Reed Smith to Pierce Bainbridge, White-Collar Practices Got Publicity Boost From Mueller Probe

March 22, 2019

In an article titled From Reed Smith to Pierce Bainbridge, White-Collar Practices Got Publicity Boost From Mueller Probe, Barry Boss, co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, discusses the impact special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and past high-profile special counsel probes have had on the business climate for the white collar bar.

Nicole Sprinzen Named to DCA Live’s 2019 Emerging Women Leaders in Private Practice List

March 20, 2019

The list includes the female lawyers “who are emerging as leaders within their firms and the broader legal community.” Winners were recognized at a March 19 event held in the Washington, DC office of Willey Rein.

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

January 24, 2019

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

Two Members Again Named “Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine

November 29, 2018

Barry Boss and Barbara “Biz” Van Gelder, attorneys in Cozen O’Connor’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice, were named in the Washingtonian magazine’s "Top Lawyers" list.

Cozen O’Connor Named a World’s Leading Investigations Practice by Global Investigation Review

September 24, 2018

Global Investigation Review named Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice to the 2018 GIR 100 for the third year in a row. GIR 100 is the world’s leading guide on the law and practice of internal investigations. Based on extensive research, GIR selects 100 firms from around the world able to handle sophisticated, large-scale and cross-border, government-led and internal investigations.

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

September 21, 2018

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

Healthcare-related FCA Enforcement Actions

September 19, 2018

Niki Sprinzen spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Tara Barrow about the role of the Trump administration in the trend of increasing False Claims Act (FCA) enforcement actions and settlements.

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

August 22, 2018

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

Accountant Cops to Faking Filings to Hide Union Boss's Theft

August 02, 2018

Bruce Maffeo, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice, is quoted in an article in Law360 discussing embezzlement and falsifying information charges against the founder of Armao LLP.

Mixed martial arts star McGregor pleads guilty to role in NYC melee

July 26, 2018

Bruce Maffeo, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, discusses mixed martial arts fighter, Connor McGregor’s guilty plea in Reuters.

Anemic Appetite for Using Wire Act to Prosecute Sports Betting

July 13, 2018

Barry Boss, co-chair of the firm’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice, and Stephen Miller, vice chair of the firm’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice are featured in GamblingCompliance.

Betting on Compliance: The Supreme Court’s Decision in Murphy V. NCAA

July 12, 2018

Nicole Sprinzen, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice, shares her thoughts on the Supreme Court’s Decision in Murphy V. NCAA in an interview featured on Corporate Compliance Insights.

College Sports Face New Integrity Worries with Legal Betting

June 29, 2018

Stephen Miller, vice chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice, is quoted Law 360 on the impact legalized sports betting has on the integrity of college sports.

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

June 12, 2018

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

Banks Likely to Bet That Sports Gambling Worth the Risk

May 22, 2018

Nicole Sprinzen, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, spoke with Bloomberg Law about what banks will have to do with the legalization of sports gambling.

Cozen O'Connor and Pennsylvania Innocence Project Team Up to Clear Innocent Man Imprisoned for Murder

May 21, 2018

Congratulations to Vince McGuinness, Hayes Hunt, Dylan Alper, Calli Padilla, and Art Fritzinger, all of the Philadelphia office, for their successful advocacy for Dontia Patterson who served over a decade in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Fifty Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Ranked by Chambers USA 2018

May 21, 2018

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

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Recognizes 15 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys

May 15, 2018

Fourteen Cozen O’Connor attorneys have been named 2018 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine Washington, D.C. edition, published by Thomson Reuters.

DC Big Law Leaders Judge Zuckerberg

April 13, 2018

Barry Boss, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice, spoke with The National Law Journal about latest on Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Senate.

Cozen O’Connor Elects 19 Associates to Membership

April 09, 2018

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

White-Collar Pros Weigh Risks, 'Stigma' of Joining Trump Team

March 27, 2018

Barry Boss, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice, spoke with the National Law Journal about the president’s legal team.

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

February 01, 2018

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

Twelve Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named To 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers Lists

January 26, 2018

Super Lawyers has recognized 12 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 lists of top practitioners in Illinois, including Joe Tilson who was again named one of the "Top 100" Illinois Super Lawyers.

Attys React To DOJ's New Memo On FCA Dismissals

January 25, 2018

Stephen A. Miller, vice chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, discusses the U.S. Department of Justice’s memo that is guiding its attorneys on when to seek dismissals of False Claims Act cases in Law360.

Without ‘Smoking Gun,’ Feds Face Tough Menendez Retrial

January 22, 2018

Biz Van Gelder, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, discusses the challenges of convincing a jury when a case lacks “smoking gun” evidence in Law360.

White Collar Cases To Watch In 2018

January 01, 2018

Nicole Sprinzen, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, discusses the significance of the upcoming sentencing and likely appeal of a former HSBC executive’s fraud conviction in Law360.

Two Members named “Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine

December 13, 2017

Cozen O’Connor Criminal Defense & Internal Investigation Practice Group members Barry Boss and Barbara “Biz” Van Gelder have been named 2017 “Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian magazine.

After mistrial, Menendez speaks of ‘resurrection,’ but joy may be short-lived

November 16, 2017

Biz Van Gelder, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, discusses Senator Robert Menendez’s months-long bribery trial in The Washington Post.

Cozen O’Connor Named a World’s Leading Investigations Practice by Global Investigation Review

November 09, 2017

Global Investigation Review named Cozen O’Connor’s Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice to the 2017 GIR 100 for the second year in a row.

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

Brigeeta Richdale

Vice Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations

brichdale@cozen.com

(236) 317-5565

Nicole H. Sprinzen

Vice Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations

nsprinzen@cozen.com

(202) 471-3451

People

Awards

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.

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

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

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.

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

August 22, 2018

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

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

Washington, DC 10/17/2022

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

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