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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

Justices Decline to Adopt Third Restatement

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : November 21, 2014

The state Supreme Court has held that Pennsylvania will continue to follow the Restatement (Second) of Torts in products liability cases.

Pa. Supreme Court Upholds Governmental Damages Cap

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : November 21, 2014

The state Supreme Court has denied a student, whose leg was amputated after being run over by a school bus, the ability to bypass the $500,000 statutory damages cap and collect the full $14 million verdict for her injuries.

People in the News - Nov. 14, 2014 - Skipton Joins Pietragallo Gordon

: The Legal Intelligencer : November 14, 2014

Jean M. Hadley joined Flaster Greenberg as the firm's new director of recruitment and professional development.

'Ministerial Acts' Exception Applies to Corrected Judgment Order

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : November 12, 2014

A recent decision by the Delaware Superior Court in , C.A. No. N13C-10-300-FSS (Del. Super. Aug. 25, 2014), explored an interesting question regarding the effect of the automatic bankruptcy stay on an order correcting a mistake in a prior order. The decision also discussed whether a guarantor is in privity with the primary obligor for res judicata purposes.

Former Pa. GC Rejoins Cozen O'Connor

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 11, 2014

James D. Schultz has stepped down as Pennsylvania's general counsel to rejoin Cozen O'Connor where he will lead the newly formed government law and regulatory affairs practice.

Supreme Court Takes on Knowledge Standard in Securities Suits

Stephen A. Miller and Kaitlin M. DiNapoli : The Legal Intelligencer : November 10, 2014

Everyone knows that whistleblower lawsuits can be expensive. Just ask Omnicare Inc., a Fortune 500 company that provides pharmaceuticals along with related consulting and data management services to health care facilities across the country. Omnicare recently agreed to pay more than $124 million to settle whistleblower allegations of health care fraud (without confessing any liability).

Supreme Court Addresses Treatment of Incriminating Evidence

Stephen A. Miller and Michael D. O'Donnell : The Legal Intelligencer : November 06, 2014

In the coming months, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide two cases relating to incriminating evidence—one concerns finding it, and the other concerns destroying it. In , No. 13-604, the court will decide whether the Fourth Amendment allows the introduction of evidence obtained in the course of a police officer's traffic stop that was predicated on a good-faith mistake of law. In , No. 13-7451, the court will address whether the destruction of evidence prohibited by 18 U.S.C. Section 1519 applies to a fisherman accused of catching undersized fish who allegedly destroyed the evidence of that crime—namely, the contraband fish.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 31, 2014

Seven firms added new partners or attorneys.

Disney Wins Round in Spider-Man Suit

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : October 31, 2014

On the eve of Halloween, a federal judge in Reading, Pa., reasserted that Stan Lee Media Inc. doesn't own Spider-Man.

D.C. Judge Punts YouTube Video Suit to California

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : October 30, 2014

A federal trial judge in Washington hit the stop button on a suit over the removal of the YouTube video "LuvYa LuvYa LuvYa," sending the case against Google to a California judge to decide.

Suspended Justice McCaffery Steps Down From Supreme Court

Gina Passarella, Max Mitchell and P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : October 28, 2014

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery has retired from the court a week after he was suspended by a majority of his fellow justices, according to a court order.

People in the News - Oct. 22, 2014 - Spergel Elected Managing Partner of Manko Gold

: The Legal Intelligencer : October 22, 2014

Jonathan H. Spergel became managing partner of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

Reporting and Investigating Potential Employee Wrongdoing

Hayes Hunt and Arthur P. Fritzinger : The Legal Intelligencer : October 22, 2014

Companies in every industry—private and public—struggle with the difficult task of promptly identifying employee wrongdoing and responding appropriately. The National Football League continues to be embroiled in a controversy arising from its reaction to the off-the-field conduct of its players. Penn State University continues to make attempts to repair its reputation after the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Lloyds Banking Group recently dismissed eight employees and sought to recoup millions in bonuses after it was revealed that they, along with employees of at least two other British banks, had attempted to manipulate benchmark interest rates from 2006 to 2009. Even government organizations struggle with this issue: Last month, Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Joseph C. Waters Jr. resigned amid an investigation by the FBI that has lasted more than a year.

Labor & Employment

: New York Law Journal : October 20, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by : "Cases Illustrate Creative Uses of Social Media Evidence," "Internships: Worthwhile Programs or Liability Traps?," "Courts Put Down Their Blue Pencils" and "Contractors Face Uncertainty Amid New Labor Law-Related Requirements."

Pa. Firms Use Global Footprints to Get Fortune 500 Clients

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 20, 2014

While there are only a few Pennsylvania firms among those most frequently used by Fortune 500 companies, some of the largest corporations in the world call on Pennsylvania firms of all sizes for a variety of legal needs.

Attorney Who Took $83,000 for Treatment Resigns

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : October 15, 2014

Howard Hornstein admitted taking $83,000 in fees owed to his firm, Cozen O'Connor, and using most of the money to treat his Parkinson's disease.

The Global Lawyer: Forget 'Arab Bank.' 'In re 9/11' Is Back.

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Litigation Daily : October 15, 2014

Twelve years after Ron Motley filed a trillion-dollar lawsuit over the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, it's time to pick on the Saudis.

New Jersey Firms Getting Their Share of Big-Name Clients

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : October 15, 2014

New Jersey homegrown firms are competing to represent the country's richest corporations in litigation matters, while outside firms with strong presences in the state are doing just as well if not better, a recent survey has shown.

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Law Firms in Phila. Market Looking In-House for Talent

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 10, 2014

While the Philadelphia lateral market has been languishing when it comes to firms hiring from one another, in-house counsel seem to be an attractive draw.

Potential Claimants Get 'Redo' on Adequacy of Bar Date Notice

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : October 08, 2014

What constitutes constitutionally adequate notice to a debtor's unknown creditors of the deadline for filing proofs of claim? In Civ. No. 13-1719-SLR (D. Del. Aug. 19, 2014), the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware concluded that the adequacy of the notice provided to unknown creditors had not been meaningfully explored by the bankruptcy court and likely was not reasonably calculated to apprise them of the bar date.

Texas Market Limited, but Pa. Firms Finding Ways to Grow

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 08, 2014

They say everything is bigger in Texas, but the supply of lawyers isn't endless, making the successful entry of out-of-state firms into the market all the more challenging as the most sought-after talent is only going to lateral so often.


: New York Law Journal : October 06, 2014


: The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Standards for Restitution Orders

Stephen A. Miller and Kaitlin M. DiNapoli : The Legal Intelligencer : October 02, 2014

It would be easy to overlook the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last term in , 134 S. Ct. 1710, 188 L. Ed. 2d 714 (2014). Many other cases involved hot-button issues like the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate, legislative prayer, campaign finance, recess appointments, and free speech around abortion clinics. Indeed, Paroline—a child-pornography case—went unmentioned in both Erwin Chemerinsky and Frederick Lawrence's Supreme Court Review at the National Constitution Center and Paul Clement's counterpart for the Philadelphia Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. Such decisions seldom apply to cases outside of that uniquely awful realm.

Pa. Justices Say They Have Power To Suspend Judges

P.J. D'Annunzio 
and Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 02, 2014

Roughly one month after the vacating of Magisterial District Judge Mark Bruno's suspension by the state Supreme Court, the justices issued a ruling determining the high court has the power to suspend judges.

Judge OKs Trade-Secrets Claims Against Latham & Watkins

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 01, 2014

A federal judge has allowed to proceed half of the claims legal services consulting company Mattern & Associates filed in its trade-secrets case against Latham & Watkins

Fox Rothschild Enters Texas Via David & Goodman Merger

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 01, 2014

Fox Rothschild is set to enter the Texas market today with the acquisition of 18-lawyer Dallas firm David & Goodman.

Tiffani L. McDonough

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

Associate, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel

2014 Lawyers on the Fast Track Winners

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014