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Cozen O'Connor

  • Designation: Philadelphia
  • Head Count: 502
  • Gross Revenues: $313,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $625,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $740,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Cozen O'Connor is a Philadelphia-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cozen O'Connor has 502 attorneys and is the 81st largest firm in the United States.  With $313,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 103rd on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KS, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, PA, SC, TX and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 103 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 85 -6 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 122 -22 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 170 20 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 3 6 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 26 -22 Summer programs

In the News

Best Law Firm Corporate Practices

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 01, 2015

The Best Law Firm Corporate Practices supplement includes profiles of all the firms being honored for their outstanding corporate work, including a general category and five specialty practice area categories.

Cozen Has Quickly Grown a Successful IP Practice

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : September 01, 2015

In a little more than 10 years, Cozen O'Connor's intellectual property practice has grown from nothing into a force of nearly 40 attorneys who protect the brands of major companies across a wide variety of industries.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : August 31, 2015

Lowenstein Sandler, Otterbourg, Fox Rothschild, Cozen O'Connor, Mayer Brown and JAMS all announce new additions, while Andrews Kurth has elected three partners to its principal governance body.

First-Year Salaries Hit $160K Mark at More Pa. Firms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 28, 2015

The average starting pay for first-year associates in Pennsylvania will be noticeably higher for this fall's class, with several firms increasing pay to $160,000 or just below, according to the National Association for Law Placement and data submitted by the firms.

Advice to Firm Leaders: Mind Your Tech

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Your associates, clients and even legal pioneers are telling you: Employing the best technologies needs to be top of mind.

Midlevel Associates, In Demand and Loving It

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Most respondents said they were billing more and commanding higher rates.

Chicago Law Firms Catch Ride on Deal Surge

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : August 24, 2015

The legal market in The Second City is in solid shape, due in large part to deal making and transactional work for the area's deep bench of top public companies and some newer players.

People in the News - Aug. 20, 2015 - Fogdall Named Pro Bono Chair

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 20, 2015

Stephen Fogdall of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis was named the new chair of the firm's pro bono committee.

People in the News - Aug. 18, 2015 - Mackin Joins Sherman Silverstein

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 18, 2015

William Mackin joined Sherman, Silverstein, Kohl, Rose & Podolsky as a shareholder.

Spate of Succession Plans at Firms Driven by Age, Innovation

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 14, 2015

Reading the legal press over the last two or so years could lead to the natural assumption that law firms are getting better at succession planning, particularly the planning part. A growing number of firms have announced new firm leadership and many have done so upward of a year in advance.

Beneath Google's Fight With Orrick, a Big Business

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : August 14, 2015

Emails surfaced by the search giant show relationsihp between partner hired by Microsoft and the Mississippi AG probing Google's practices.

Peer Reviews Initiated by Insurers Not Privileged

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 11, 2015

A medical peer review initiated by an insurance company for the purpose of deciding whether to maintain a business relationship with the doctors being reviewed is not privileged under the Pennsylvania Peer Review Protection Act, the state Superior Court has ruled.

Appellate Lawyer From Holland & Knight Launches Firm

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 11, 2015

Lee Kynes has left Holland & Knight to start his own firm, Kynes Law, handling appellate matters and litigation support.

Law Firms Have Reined in Partner Board Memberships

Gina Passarella 
And Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : August 10, 2015

Board memberships have often been touted as great ways for attorneys to give back to the community and generate business contacts, but a recent situation involving Bill Cosby's defense counsel doubling as the chairman of Temple University's board highlighted why some firms have put tighter scrutiny on board affiliations.

Protecting Your Company From Privacy Breaches Begins Now

Calli Padilla and Jason Bonk : The Legal Intelligencer : August 05, 2015

There is no more important time than now—perhaps even yesterday—to understand the critical importance of implementing, enforcing and training on policies reflecting best practices to protect companies against the all too real threat of cyberhacking and privacy breaches. Technology has undoubtedly evolved faster than the law, and tech-savvy culprits—often appropriately labeled criminals—have made their presence felt across an array of industries. In-house counsel are often too busy, preoccupied and/or disinterested to recognize the impact of technology, but that must change in order to adequately safeguard businesses against potentially catastrophic consequences. For better and for worse, technology has become tremendously influential in this landscape.

Superior Court Affirms Dismissal of Firm's Dragonetti Action

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : July 31, 2015

The state Superior Court has upheld the dismissal of a Philadelphia law firm's Dragonetti action that stemmed from a string of settlements and assignments of security interests.

Plaintiff Rebuts Cosby Allegation of Settlement Breach

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : July 29, 2015

In two memoranda filed Tuesday, counsel for Andrea Constand, who reached a settlement with Bill Cosby in 2006, said the plaintiff did not breach the parties' confidentiality agreement, but it was the comedian who did so.

Cosby 'Suspicious' of Attorney Role in Transcript Release

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : July 28, 2015

Attorneys for Bill Cosby want to investigate whether the plaintiffs attorney in a 2005 lawsuit against him was involved in the recent release of a deposition transcript from that case, which ended in a confidential settlement.

People in the News - July 27, 2015 - Lions Club of Swarthmore Honors Lowe

: The Legal Intelligencer : July 27, 2015

Suzanne S. Mayes, chair of public and project finance at Cozen O'Connor, was elected president of the Forum of Executive Women for a two-year term.

INADMISSIBLE: D.C. Lawyer for Cosby Takes to the Press

: The National Law Journal : July 27, 2015

A lawyer for entertainer Bill Cosby is fighting back in the forum that may matter to him most: the court of ­public opinion. Plus more in this week's column.

Real Estate Paralegals Must Understand Title Insurance

Harry A. Reichner : The Legal Intelligencer : July 23, 2015

Title insurance is not understood as well as other types of insurance, but it is just as important. When purchasing real property, instead of purchasing the actual building or land, a client is actually purchasing the title to the property—the right to occupy and use the space. That title may be limited by rights and claims asserted by others, which may limit your client's use and enjoyment of the property and even bring financial loss. Title insurance protects against these types of hazards and defects that already exist in the title and is purchased with a one-time premium.

Cosby Case Pits Privacy Issues Against Public-Interest Concerns

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : July 21, 2015

The release of information about Bill Cosby's 2006 settlement with a woman accusing him of sexual assault has reduced doubt about some allegations against the comedian, but raised questions about the nature of sealed documents and confidential settlement agreements involving public figures.

Lawyer in Immigration Fraud Scheme Sentenced

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : July 17, 2015

A former attorney who made money by creating phony advanced degrees for immigrants seeking employment visas in the United States was ordered to serve 27 months in prison Thursday.

People in the News - July 16, 2015 - DePillis Joins Messa & Associates

: The Legal Intelligencer : July 16, 2015

Suzanne H. DePillis joined Messa & Associates as a senior associate.

People in the News - July 14, 2015 - Phila. VIP Volunteer of the Month

: The Legal Intelligencer : July 14, 2015

Timothy Law was selected as this month's Philadelphia VIP Volunteer of the Month.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 09, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Derivative Standing in Bankruptcy Proceedings

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 07, 2015

In Civ. No. 14-738-LPS (D. Del. Mar. 13, 2015), U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark of the District of Delaware considered an appeal from the bankruptcy court's denial of a creditor's motion for derivative standing.

In Unsealed Documents, Cosby Admits Giving Drugs to a Woman

Lizzy McLellan, Gina Passarella and Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : July 06, 2015

A federal judge has unsealed a number of documents revealing information about Bill Cosby's 2006 settlement with Andrea Constand over allegations of sexual assault and other claims.

Overtime Proposal Could Shift Wage Litigation

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : June 30, 2015

Employment lawyers say Obama's proposal could lead to fewer misclassification suits, it could also spur more off-the-clock claims.

Merger Mania in Chicago

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 18, 2015

So far this year, four Am Law 200 firms have picked up smaller shops in the Windy City.