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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: N/A

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

People in the News—Feb. 3, 2016—Marshall Dennehey

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 03, 2016

Butler Buchanan III of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin was reappointed as chair of the Campaign for Qualified Judges for 2016.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : February 01, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

What Could Seal Deal Between Blank Rome and Dickstein?

Gina Passarella 
and Katelyn Polantz : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2016

For Blank Rome, a firm that has long eyed continued growth in Washington, D.C., a combination of some form with ailing Dickstein Shapiro would make sense, if, of course, the price was right, legal observers said.

For Merger-Focused Pa. Firms, Where's the Next Hot Spot?

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2016

Coming off a record year for law firm mergers, with the Midwest and southern portions of the country targets of opportunity, Pennsylvania law firms will continue to expand in those markets while eyeing new geographic locations such as the Pacific Northwest, consultants and firm leaders said.

Panel Allows Injured Student to Sue Sponsor of Israel Trip

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2016

A closely divided First Department panel is allowing a student injured while taking a "gap year" in Israel to sue the trip organizer, a New York synagogue, for failing to have its chaperones take her to physical therapy.

Superior Court Reaffirms Strong Public Policy in Favor of Arbitration

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 13, 2016

Mandatory arbitration provisions have been much in the news lately. The New York Times recently ran a three-part series on arbitration provisions in consumer contracts titled "Beware the Fine Print."

US Supreme Court Addresses 'Attenuating' Circumstances

Stephen A. Miller 
and Pamela Dorian : The Legal Intelligencer : January 11, 2016

The Fourth Amendment provides a consistent stream of litigation to the U.S. Supreme Court. This term is no exception.

AP Lawyers: Cosby Appeal of Unsealing Moot

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : January 07, 2016

Bill Cosby's appeal of a federal court order unsealing documents from a 2005 lawsuit against him is "pointless" and moot, lawyers for The Associated Press said in a reply brief filed this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Pa. Firms Played Big Role in Record Year for Mergers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2016

The legal community set a new record in 2015 for the number of law firm mergers, with Pennsylvania firms comprising nearly 11 percent of that record-high.

Pelvic Mesh Win Doesn't Indicate Swift Global Accord

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2016

Even though the first case to hit trial from Philadelphia's pelvic-mesh mass tort program resulted in a $12.5 million verdict for the 65-year-old plaintiff, products liability attorneys do not think the verdict will result in a faster global settlement of the program.

Cosby Faces Felony Charge for Sexual Assault

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : December 30, 2015

Comedian Bill Cosby has been charged with aggravated indecent assault, a felony, by the Montgomery County district attorney.

Boutique Firm Grabs and Leadership Shuffles Highlighted Big Law's Year

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 29, 2015

Pennsylvania's largest law firms were busy scooping up boutiques across the country in 2015, while out-of-state firms opened up shop in cities such as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

Associate Pay on the Rise in Pennsylvania

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 23, 2015

Between salary hikes and bonuses, it was a good year to be an associate at Pennsylvania's large law firms.Over the course of the year, several firms announced increases to associate salaries and now bonus announcements are beginning to trickle in.

Bill Cosby's Not-So-Funny Year of Litigation

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : December 22, 2015

For comedian Bill Cosby, a 2014 joke accusing him of sexual assault got serious in 2015, making it a year of media scrutiny, unsealed secrets and legal battles that have just begun.

Firm Split-Ups and Lateral Moves Highlight 2015

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : December 22, 2015

If, as the song goes, breaking up is hard to do, 2015 was a challenging year for firms that dissolved, reconstituted, saw partners part ways, or otherwise experienced change. Blockbuster mergers and acquisitions were lacking. But, as was the case elsewhere, firms were active, and high lateral mobility, an industry trait for several years, remained on full display.

Daily Fantasy Sports Companies Lawyer Up

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

As they fight New York's attorney general, DraftKings and FanDuel are relying on an all-star lineup.

Movers: A Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Tasha Norman : The National Law Journal : December 21, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

People in the News—Dec. 16, 2015—Wage-and-Hour Symposium

: The Legal Intelligencer : December 16, 2015

Jonathan S. Krause, partner in the labor and employment group of the litigation department at Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, was a faculty member at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Wage-and-Hour Symposium.

'Artcorp' and Curing Improper Assignments

Menachem J. Kastner : New York Law Journal : December 14, 2015

While I totally agree with the conclusions reached by the authors of "Yellowstone Injunctions: Timeliness is Critical" that the 'Reisenberger' court held that assignments are per se incurable, the authors' reasoning is questionable in light of the First Department's decision in 'Artcorp Inc. v. Citireach Realty Corp.'

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : December 14, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Judge Rejects Bid to Find Feldman Shepherd Acted Negligently

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 10, 2015

A federal judge has denied an argument by plaintiffs who alleged their former counsel at Feldman Shepherd were "grossly negligent" in fighting defendant Ritz-Carlton's bid to have a negligence action heard in the Cayman Islands.

WARN Act Violation States Fiduciary Duty Breach

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : December 09, 2015

In Stanziale v. MILK072011 (In re Golden Guernsey Dairy LLC), Adv. Pro. No. 14-50953 (KG) (Bankr. D. Del. Sept. 21, 2015), U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross of the District of Delaware held that a Chapter 7 trustee stated a cause of action for breach of fiduciary duty against the parent company and manager of a debtor for causing the debtor to violate a state Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act statute and thereby incur liability. Gross rejected the defendants' arguments that the trustee lacked standing since the debtor suffered no harm because it was already insolvent prior to the WARN Act violations and that the trustee was actually suing on behalf of the general unsecured creditors of the debtor who themselves lacked standing to maintain derivative claims against the debtor.

Cosby's Appellate Brief Blasts 'Public Moralist' Argument

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : December 02, 2015

In a federal appeal, attorneys for Bill Cosby have argued that a federal judge was wrong to unseal documents from a 2005 lawsuit against the comedian, denouncing the contention that Cosby, as a "public moralist," has a diminished privacy interest.

Five Partners Leave Akerman

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : December 01, 2015

Akerman has lost five shareholders in the last month, including 30-year and 26-year veterans of the firm.

Justices Rule Against UPMC in Dispute With Highmark

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 01, 2015

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will not be able to charge higher out-of-network rates to thousands of patients enrolled in Highmark's Medicare Advantage coverage plan, a divided state Supreme Court has ruled.

Music Video Producer Re-Ups Suit over YouTube Take-Down

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 30, 2015

In an amended complaint, the makers of a reggae video that was removed from YouTube are pursuing fraud, defamation, antitrust and tortious interference claims.

People in the News - Nov. 30, 2015 - Cozen O'Connor Women's Initiative Co-Chairs

: The Legal Intelligencer : November 30, 2015

Cozen O'Connor named Ingrid Welch as co-chair of the firm's Women's Initiative.

Corporate Practices Strong in Growth Year for Pa. Firms

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : November 24, 2015

It was a strong year for most large Pennsylvania firms, with revenue growth in 2014 nearly across the board and profits per equity partner showing positive change at most firms. The only declines in both revenue and PPP were modest.

25 Firms in Atlanta Achieve Perfect Score on LGBT Equality Ranking

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 24, 2015

US Supreme Court Revisits Class-Action Suits in 'Campbell-Ewald'

Stephen A. Miller and Nicholas Karwacki : The Legal Intelligencer : November 20, 2015

Must a plaintiff accept a defendant's surrender? That is the question posed in Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez, No. 14-857—indeed, expressly posed by an exasperated Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. at oral argument, when he upbraided the lead plaintiffs lawyer: "You won't take 'yes' for an answer." In this case, the U.S. Supreme Court will determine whether a defendant's offer to provide complete relief to the named representative of a proposed class action moots both the representative's individual claim and the claim of the proposed class. This case may significantly impact the landscape of future class-action litigation by determining whether a defendant may stifle putative class claims by "picking-off" the named plaintiff.