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Cozen O'Connor

  • Designation: Philadelphia
  • Head Count: 533
  • Gross Revenues: $341,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $640,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $745,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -95

Cozen O'Connor is a Philadelphia-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cozen O'Connor has 533 attorneys and is the 78th largest firm in the United States.  With $341,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 95th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KS, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, Ontario, PA, SC, TX and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 95 -95 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 95 -95 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 81 4 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 119 3 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

South Florida Experiencing 'Exponential Interest' From Law Firms With Varied Focus

Gina Passarella : Daily Business Review : July 11, 2016

Law firms with an appetite for expansion are coming to South Florida, but it's a challenging venture.

Risperdal Plaintiffs Gain Leverage in Wake of $70M Verdict

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : July 08, 2016

The $70 million verdict a Philadelphia jury levied against Janssen Pharmaceuticals on July 1 may not survive challenges that it is excessive, but the award was a definitive win for the plaintiffs in the Risperdal mass tort litigation, attorneys who work in the pharmaceutical arena said.

As Merger Fever Continues, Phila. Market Is Hot

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : July 07, 2016

As law firms nationwide experience a record pace for mergers and acquisitions, Philadelphia-area firms have accounted for a significant share of the activity.

Use of 'Golden Share' to Block Voluntary Bankruptcy Violates Fed. Laws

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 06, 2016

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin J. Carey of the District of Delaware has denied a creditor's motion to dismiss the voluntary bankruptcy petition of a Delaware limited liability company filed in contravention of a provision in its operating agreement that required the unanimous consent of all members, including the creditor, to commence a bankruptcy case.

Alaska Taps Dorsey Partner as New AG

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 05, 2016

Anchorage office head Jahna Lindemuth was profiled in The Am Law Daily last year when she helped secure the release of one of the Fairbanks Four.

Zelle Opens Miami Office With Three Attorneys

Monika Gonzalez Mesa : Daily Business Review : June 17, 2016

The Zelle insurance and antitrust law firm is opening an office led by a former Cozen O'Connor partner.

After Dechert's Pay Hike, Pa. Firms Watch and Wait, for Now

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2016

Dechert has raised its associate salaries across the country, starting at $180,000 for first-year associates.According to a memo obtained by The Legal, the new salary scale will be effective July 1. It includes salary increases for each class of associates, up to $315,000 for eighth-year associates and above.

List of Winners 2016

The Legal Intelligencer : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2016

Here are the 2016 Lawyers on the Fast Track.

Pa. Firms Ride National Wave of Growth in IP Practices

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 13, 2016

As large firms across the country beef up their intellectual property practices, Pennsylvania firms have played a major role in the lateral and acquisition activity, and firm leaders expect these hires and deals to continue in the near future.

Champerty and Maintenance Redux

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 08, 2016

Recent newspaper stories recount how a billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur secretly financed a lawsuit to put Gawker out of business.

People in the News—June 3, 2016—Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 03, 2016

Alex B. Norman, associate in the Philadelphia office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, was named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Miami-Based Feldman Gale Joining Cozen O'Connor

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : June 03, 2016

Cozen O'Connor acquires the intellectual property boutique Feldman Gale. The founders and 13 other attorneys are making the move.

Phila. Bar 5K Event Returns to Raise Money for Children

Manny D. Pokotilow : The Legal Intelligencer : June 03, 2016

The 37th annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Charity Run/Walk took place May 15 with 1,300 participants either running or walking the 5K course. The race annually benefits the Support Center for Child Advocates' efforts to combat child abuse and to defend its ­unfortunate victims in Philadelphia.

People in the News

: The Legal Intelligencer : May 31, 2016

Roberta Liebenberg of Fine, Kaplan and Black was named a recipient of the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award by the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession.

Pa. Firms See Big Boost in Minority Partner Numbers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 31, 2016

It would take a long trip down Legal ­affiliate The American Lawyer's diversity rankings to find a Pennsylvania-based law firm, but of the 16 firms in the state that were ranked based on percentages of minority attorneys, many saw notable improvements while a handful slid further down the ranks.

People in the News

: The Legal Intelligencer : May 27, 2016

Melinda deLisle joined Cozen O'Connor as the director of pro bono engagement, a new position in the firm.

Am Law 100 Firms' Delaware Presence Stresses State's Strategic Importance

Tom McParland : Delaware Law Weekly : May 27, 2016

Of the nation's 100 top-grossing law firms, 21 operate offices in Wilmington, highlighting both the prominence of Delaware's legal market and the influence national firms have been able to exert in the First State.

Fewer Pa. Firms Found on Am Law 200

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 24, 2016

Movement up the rankings by some Pennsylvania law firms and a drop off by another has left just two Keystone State firms on the Am Law 200 this year..

Universities Under Pressure to Revoke Degrees

CHRISTIAN NOLAN : The Connecticut Law Tribune : May 20, 2016

For centuries, prestigious Yale University has been awarding honorary degrees as a way of recognizing a distinguished visitor's contributions to a specific field or to society in general.

The Global Lawyer: Terror Plaintiffs Still Have Friends in Washington

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : May 17, 2016

After taking the Saudis' best punch, the 9/11 bill passes the Senate unanimously.

In Bankruptcy, Flat Is Fine

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 16, 2016

A lack of volatility in bankruptcy lawyers' billing rates, evidenced by a collection of almost 3,000 attorney fee disclosures in bankruptcy records, have calmed practitioners.

Peter J. Liacouras, 'Visionary' of Temple Law, Dies at Age 85

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : May 13, 2016

Peter J. Liacouras, whose five-decade career at Temple University included stewardship of its law school into a home of experiential learning and international law, died May 12 at 85.

Supreme Court Rejects Fear of 'Super-Director'

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 11, 2016

We previously wrote about the decision by former Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons concerning several of its substantive holdings relating to breach of fiduciary duty claims.

What Would A Justice Garland Mean for Employers? Recent Cases Reveal a Mixed Bag

Charles H. Wilson : Texas Lawyer : May 04, 2016

A review of Chief Judge Garland's recent opinions in labor and employment cases reveals a mixed bag, with the judge ruling against the employer in most cases.

Declassification of 9/11 Documents Expected Soon With Help From Hunton & Williams

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : May 04, 2016

Hunton & Williams lawyers say they set in motion an inquiry over 28 classified pages of documents from a report about 9/11.

People in the News—May 4, 2016—Rawle & Henderson

: The Legal Intelligencer : May 04, 2016

Jamie L. Augustinsky joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson.

Pa. Law Firms Face Challenge in Matching 2015's Real Estate Boom

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 03, 2016

Pennsylvania's largest law firms had above-average financial performances in 2015, often driven by blockbuster years for their real estate practices. While real estate lawyers are still largely bullish through at least 2016, there are signs of a slowdown on the horizon, and the question now becomes how to replicate what was at times double-digit growth.

Cozen O'Connor Launches Website, Expands Startup Community Ties

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : April 29, 2016

With the launch of a new website and expansion of its partnership with a local accelerator, Cozen O'Connor is looking to grow its recognition within the startup community.

Litigation, Real Estate Work Pays Off in Pennsylvania

Gina Passarella and Lizzy McLellan : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Expecting a tough year, many of the state's biggest firms were pleasantly surprised.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.