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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 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 $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

Phila. Bar 5K Event Brings Out Judges, Children and Lawyers

Manny D. Pokotilow : The Legal Intelligencer : May 27, 2015

On May 17, the 36th annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Support Center for Child Advocates was held at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. Approximately 1,200 people participated in the 5K Run/Walk, the 1 Mile Dash, the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Kids' Dash and the Caesar Rivise Team Competition.

Unions, Lawyers Among Top Spenders in Big-Money Primary

Lizzy McLellan and Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : May 19, 2015

In what is shaping up to be the most expensive Pennsylvania Supreme Court race in history, the largest donations have come from lawyers, unions and lawyer-funded political action committees.

INADMISSIBLE: Justice Dept. Loses Laptop Search Dispute

: The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Federal agents do not have unlimited power to search laptops and other electronic devices without a warrant at the border, including airports, a federal judge in Washington has ruled. Plus more in this week's column.

Supreme Court Weighs Hotel Owners' Right to 'Tranquility'

Stephen A. Miller and Diana Lin : The Legal Intelligencer : May 14, 2015

Justice Antonin Scalia succinctly summarized the plaintiffs' position during a recent oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in , No. 13-1175: "You can't see my register. It's dear to me."

Firms Race For State AG Practices

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

Cozen O'Connor lured from Dickstein Shapiro last week almost the entire group of lawyers who advocate in state attorneys general offices, a controversial but growing practice area that a number of law firms have jockeyed in this year.

Morning Wrap: Inside Cozen O'Connor's Expansion | Lunch for a Cause

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 07, 2015

A consultant who worked on Cozen O'Connor's recent merger discusses how it came together in Chicago. And a pizza place in D.C. will donate to Food From the Bar tomorrow. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Cozen O'Connor Adds 10-Person State AGs Practice

Gina Passarella and Katelyn Polantz : The Legal Intelligencer : May 06, 2015

Cozen O'Connor has continued its expansion efforts this year with the addition of a 10-person state attorneys general practice from Dickstein Shapiro in Washington, D.C., and the firm's leadership said it isn't stopping there.

Cozen Snags State AG Practice Leaders From Dickstein Shapiro

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 05, 2015

Cozen O'Connor has lured state attorneys general practice group leaders from Dickstein Shapiro, with eight attorneys and two advisers changing firms in Washington, Cozen said Tuesday.

People in the News - May 5, 2015 - Rimol Joins Capehart Scatchard

: The Legal Intelligencer : May 05, 2015

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads partner Lathrop B. Nelson III was elected to the board of directors of the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan government watchdog group in Philadelphia that works to achieve clean and effective government, fair elections and informed citizens.

People in the News - May 4, 2015 - Johnson Appointed to Police Community Oversight Board

: The Legal Intelligencer : May 04, 2015

Carlton L. Johnson, a partner in Archer & Greiner's Philadelphia office, was appointed to the newly created Police Community Oversight Board.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 04, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Cozen O'Connor to Acquire Bulk of Chicago Firm

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 24, 2015

Cozen O'Connor is set to significantly bolster its Chicago presence with the acquisition of 60 lawyers from 70-attorney Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson, the firms said Thursday morning.

Kane Moves to Stabilize OAG Leadership, Messaging

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 23, 2015

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is looking to get her embattled office back on message with the hire of ex-Gov. Edward G. Rendell's former press secretary and the elevation of the head of one of her most active units to chief of staff.

Will Firms Lose Savings From Secondary Markets?

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 22, 2015

The past few years have seen a lot of talk and some action around law firms creating outposts in secondary markets where they can not only house back-office administrative operations, but lawyers who charge out at lower rates.

Labor Board Shields Online Rants

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

To some, a recent labor board ruling about social media marks the end of workplace civility. To others, it's a boost to protected speech.

Fox Rothschild Opens in Chicago

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 17, 2015

Fox Rothschild has entered the Chicago market with the hire of four Nixon Peabody attorneys who focus on gaming, real estate, litigation and corporate law.

Access to Facebook Profile Denied in Class Action Lawsuit

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : April 17, 2015

The woman bringing a potential class action against the maker of treats that allegedly killed her dog doesn't have to open her Facebook account to the defense, a federal judge has ruled.

Mexican Law Governs Helicopter Crash Case Against Del. Corporation

P.J. D'Annunzio : Delaware Law Weekly : April 15, 2015

The state Supreme Court has ruled that a case involving a Bell helicopter that crashed in Mexico, killing everyone inside, should be governed by Mexican law.

'Long Arm' of NY Courts Can Reach Brazil, Panel Rules

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The allegation that a Brazilian citizen and resident and his two Brazil-focused investment funds negotiated and signed a shareholder agreement with the plaintiff in New York was sufficient to support New York jurisdiction, a split First Department panel ruled Tuesday.

Pa. Big-Firm Associate Salaries in Flux

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 14, 2015

The associate compensation landscape in Pennsylvania is slowly evolving and, in the wake of Dechert's local salary bump, could see more changes as a number of law firms say they are evaluating their compensation programs.

Protecting Trade Secrets, Confidential Info Under Pa.'s RTKL

Tom Pendleton : The Legal Intelligencer : April 13, 2015

Businesses may be confronted with situations in which they are required to submit trade secrets or confidential information to governmental entities.

US Supreme Court Considers Religious Accommodations

Stephen A. Miller and Kaitlin M. DiNapoli : The Legal Intelligencer : April 09, 2015

In February, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in an important case regarding employers' obligations to accommodate employees' religious practices under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Must the employer have actual knowledge that the applicant or employee requires a religious accommodation, or does a hunch suffice? And must that knowledge come from direct, explicit notice from the applicant or employee, or can it come from some other source? The justices will try to answer these questions in , No. 14-86.

Non-signatory May Enforce Forum Selection Clause to Defeat Removal

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 08, 2015

In , 779 F.3d 214 (3rd Cir. 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the judgment of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware remanding the case to state court pursuant to a forum selection clause in an agreement to which the appellant was not a signatory.

Kane's Chief of Staff Departs from OAG

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : April 06, 2015

Attorney General Kathleen Kane's chief of staff is leaving the Office of Attorney General after less than four months there, with plans to join Cozen O'Connor.

Cozen O'Connor Could Fill Market Void With Chicago Merger

Gina Passarella and Brian Baxter : The Legal Intelligencer : March 31, 2015

Cozen O'Connor leadership said as recently as last week that it was looking to grow in the Midwest this year, and, according to one media report, that may happen sooner rather than later if merger talks with Chicago's Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson result in a union.

Defense Focus in Risperdal Cases May Shift to Causation

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : March 31, 2015

While the second Risperdal trial resulted in a verdict favoring drugmaker Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the company was still found negligent in failing to warn—as it was in the first trial—leading some attorneys to speculate that Janssen will focus less on failure to warn defenses and more on the individual facts of each case.

Judge Trims Patent Claims Against Cisco, Juniper Networks

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 31, 2015

A judge in Delaware tossed claims that Cisco and Juniper willfully infringed several patents that were originally part of a massive IP portfolio acquired by Rockstar Consortium from the Nortel Networks bankruptcy.

People in the News - March 30, 2015 - Dilworth Paxson Adds Associate

: The Legal Intelligencer : March 30, 2015

Dilworth Paxson added Malini Rao as an associate in the litigation department.

Diversity Initiative Honorees 2015: Defense Association of New York

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : March 30, 2015

When Gary Rome took the helm of the nonprofit Defense Association of New York in June 2014, this lack of women and minority defense litigators and firm partners was high on his priority list. "Are we just going to talk about diversity, or are we actually going to train diverse attorneys and teach them what it takes to obtain clients, what it takes to climb the ladder?" he said.

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.