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Cozen O'Connor

  • Designation: Philadelphia
  • Head Count: 495
  • Gross Revenues: $306,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $620,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $720,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Cozen O'Connor is a Philadelphia-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cozen O'Connor has 495 attorneys and is the 85th largest firm in the United States.  With $306,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 103rd on The American Lawyer's 2014 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 -2 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

Cozen O'Connor Grows Revenue 2.1 Percent, PPP 2.8 Percent

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 27, 2015

Cozen O'Connor grew revenue 2.1 percent and boosted profits per equity partner (PPP) 2.8 percent on a year driven by growth in the firm's corporate, real estate and commercial litigation practices, the firm's CEO said.

A Push by Some for Looser State Rules Over Referral Fees

Gina Passarella and P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : March 24, 2015

A media report earlier this month about law firm emails that purport to show former Justice Seamus P. McCaffery, and not his wife, may have been the one to refer out certain cases while on the bench, has again raised questions about Pennsylvania's comparatively lax referral-fee rules.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 23, 2015

Nine firms, including Blank Rome, Dickstein Shapiro and Paul Hastings, announce new additions.

Revenue Down at Alston & Bird as Toyota, Other Litigation Concludes

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 20, 2015

Alston & Bird's revenue dipped last year, and the firm shed nonequity partners, but its managing partner, Richard Hays, said the firm anticipated and budgeted for the decline after several large litigation matters concluded in 2013.

People in the News - March 17, 2015 - Seiferth Joins ADR Options

: The Legal Intelligencer : March 17, 2015

Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O'Connor's family law practice group, is set to speak Friday at the 2015 American Board of Vocational Experts annual conference in Texas.

Fallen Shelf Caused Head Injury, Plaintiff Claims

: The Legal Intelligencer : March 17, 2015

According to the plaintiff's mediation memorandum, on Oct. 5, 2011, plaintiff Jessica M. Ng, a scientific researcher, was standing in an aisle and talking to a co-worker at the Colket Translational Research Center in Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, when a 32-pound wood panel fell from a tech desk and struck her on the head.

Stroock & Stroock, Cozen O'Connor Expand Miami Offices

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : March 16, 2015

The two national firms have expanded their leases at the Southeast Financial Center, further cementing the downtown Miami tower as the premier office building for law firms.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 16, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Litigation Lag Reveals Law Firms Making Same Mistakes

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 16, 2015

The slowdown in litigation facing the country's largest law firms has not only raised the specter of layoffs, but has also revealed that firms have made some of the same old hiring decisions in building back from the recession and may need to once again restructure.

US Supreme Court Confronts Testimony in Child Abuse Cases

Stephen A. Miller and Kathryn A. Young : The Legal Intelligencer : March 12, 2015

Child abuse cases are notoriously difficult to prosecute, in large part because there are often few witnesses to the alleged abuse, and those witnesses are often very young. The question whether those young witnesses must testify about their abuse in court, therefore, has great practical and constitutional importance. The U.S. Supreme Court already held in 1990 that child abuse victims, under certain circumstances, can testify via closed-circuit television (and therefore not directly face their alleged abusers). The question before the court this term in , No. 13-1352, is whether those victims need to testify at all.

Former Phila. Judge Diaz Honored With Sotomayor Diversity Award

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : March 11, 2015

Former Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Nelson Diaz is the latest to be honored with the Philadelphia Bar Association's Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award.

Court Adopts Narrow View of Exception to Borrowing Statute

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : March 10, 2015

Delaware's borrowing statute provides that an action to enforce a cause of action that arises outside of Delaware cannot be brought in a Delaware court after the expiration of the applicable Delaware statute of limitations or the statute of limitations of the state or country where the cause of action arose, whichever is shorter.

People in the News - Feb. 27, 2015 - Chamberlain Hrdlicka Adds Eisenhower

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 27, 2015

Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox partner Christopher D. Ball was elected to the board of trustees for the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 25, 2015

Goldberg Segalla announces several promotions, while Stroock, Reed Smith, Latham & Watkins, Cozen O'Connor and Debevoise have new additions.

Group Laterals May Offer Better Chance of Success

Jason Mandel : The Legal Intelligencer : February 24, 2015

Ask any managing partner, recruitment director or legal recruiter about lateral recruiting and they likely will tell you just how hard it is to successfully complete a lateral partner move. It's a process that can often take months and sometimes even years to complete, and the investments made by firms can be significant.

And If the List Were Longer... Top Lateral Runners-Up

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : February 24, 2015

Notable lateral moves abounded in 2014, and, as usual, there were too many for each one to fit on the shortlist.

Litigation

: New York Law Journal : February 23, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Admissibility of Custom and Practice Evidence in Medical Malpractice Cases," "Wage-Based Claims: Employer Liability After 'Ryan'," "'Irreparable Harm' Is a Tough Hurdle to Clear" and "Evidence Rulings Address Authentication, Present Sense Impressions."

Elliott Greenleaf Has New Leadership in Wilmington Office

Max Mitchell : Delaware Law Weekly : February 18, 2015

The new managing shareholder of Elliott Greenleaf's office in Wilmington plans to focus on growing the firm's presence in the First State, in terms of both numbers and diversity.

The Cost of Cybersecurity: Risks and Responses on the Rise

Gina Passarella and David Gialanella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 17, 2015

Editor's note: This is the third installment of a series on cybersecurity published in conjunction with Legal affiliate New Jersey Law Journal.

The Global Lawyer: Terror Plaintiffs Have Friends in Washington

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Litigation Daily : February 16, 2015

Holy Moussaoui! Congress is set to pass a bill that would clear the way for 9/11 litigation.

Justices Eye Hierarchy of Protected Speech in Street Sign Case

Stephen A. Miller and Leigh Ann Benson : The Legal Intelligencer : February 12, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has an opportunity to overhaul its First Amendment jurisprudence in a case involving street signs in Arizona. For many years, the court has applied the First Amendment's protection—"Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech"—with different levels of rigor depending on the type of speech involved.

Girard-diCarlos Fund Ethics Center at Villanova Law

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 11, 2015

David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo, both Villanova University School of Law graduates, have given the school $5 million for the establishment of the Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance.

Fiduciary Duty Claims Held Non-core and Subject to Jury Trial

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : February 10, 2015

Are claims for breach of fiduciary duty and aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty against an officer and director of a debtor core proceedings under 28 U.S.C. Section 157(b)? Are such claims subject to trial by jury? In a recent decision by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Sontchi of the District of Delaware, the court held that such claims were not core proceedings and were legal in nature, rather than equitable, such that they were amenable to a jury demand.

People in the News - Feb. 9, 2015 - Dauphin County Bar Honors Stevens & Lee

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 09, 2015

Jason S. Kreps joined Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti as an associate.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 09, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

Nomination Deal Came Just in Time for Arguments

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : February 06, 2015

Although Gov. Tom Wolf said just last week that he did not know who his nominees to the state Supreme Court would be, the momentum behind the nominations of Duquesne University School of Law Dean Ken Gormley and Centre County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Thomas King Kistler was months in the works by then.

People in the News - Feb. 4, 2015 - Promer Named to Phila. Bar Foundation Board

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 04, 2015

Ellen Canan Grady joined Cozen O'Connor as a member in the corporate securities practice.

Wolf's Promise to Nominate Two Justices Raises More Questions

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : January 30, 2015

Who—if anyone—may sit on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for the rest of the year remains a mystery, even to the person who can nominate the interim justices.

Pa. Supreme Court May Be Shorthanded All Year

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2015

Vacancies on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court—a nearly constant problem and concern over the past 20 years—may go unfilled until after November's judicial elections, setting the stage for the court to function with only five justices throughout 2015.