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- 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.
In the News
Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : January 12, 2015
Brian M. Peters, president and CEO of Philadelphia-based Post & Schell, has stepped down from that position, the firm announced Jan. 9.
Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2015
The First Department reversed an Appellate Term ruling Tuesday that would have barred prevailing tenants in eviction cases from recovering attorney fees if the landlord had a "colorable claim."
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 31, 2014
Nearly a year-and-a-half after awarding the plaintiff in a nonsolicitation case $6.9 million in compensatory and punitive damages, the Chester County judge overseeing the matter authored an opinion in support of the award, detailing in sharp terms the defendants' alleged misconduct.
: The Legal Intelligencer : December 30, 2014
Post-Election Forgiveness of Legal Fees • Contribution Limitations • Representation of Candidate in Ballot Challenge
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 30, 2014
The latter part of 2014 brought with it not only the biggest business of law news for Pennsylvania, but perhaps for the country. All eyes watched during the second half of the year as Morgan, Lewis & Bockius entertained merger discussions with struggling Boston-based firm Bingham McCutchen. A full-on acquisition of the more than 700 lawyers at Bingham would have been a big departure for Morgan Lewis' typical growth strategy of acquiring groups of attorneys from firms that are disbanding.
: The Legal Intelligencer : December 29, 2014
Damien N. Tancredi joined Flaster Greenberg as an associate in the bankruptcy, financial restructuring and risk management department. Tancredi, who will work in Flaster Greenberg's Philadelphia office, focuses his practice on bankruptcy and commercial litigation.
Stephen A. Miller and Alexa L. Sebia : The Legal Intelligencer : December 29, 2014
In , No. 13-983, the U.S. Supreme Court will attempt to define when comments made on social media platforms cross the line from protected free speech to criminal activity. The case arose in our own Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Anthony Elonis posted violent rap lyrics and graphic messages on Facebook about his estranged wife, co-workers and an FBI agent. The communications were objectively threatening, but the relevant question is whether that speech is protected if the government cannot prove that the speaker intended to act on the threat.
Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : December 24, 2014
Almost 90 percent of respondents to our Law Firm Leaders survey expect growth in profits per partner next year.
Jeffrey G. Weil and Leigh Ann Benson : The Legal Intelligencer : December 24, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently denied class certification in a consumer fraud case. In , No. 13-4329 ((3d. Cir. Sept. 11, 2014), the court affirmed a trial court order denying certification of a nationwide class of consumers allegedly overcharged by the defendant. The opinion is instructional on current class action law and underscores the rigor with which trial courts are expected to analyze motions for class certification.
Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 23, 2014
The passing year began with a flurry of changes for small and midsized firms across the state, with leadership transitions, group laterals, additions and splits continuing throughout the year.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 17, 2014
The legal expenses racked up in fighting a 2007 mayoral ballot challenge were not incurred to influence the outcome of an election, so forgiving that debt is not bound by campaign finance limits, the state Supreme Court has ruled.
Hayes Hunt and Michael P. Zabel : The Legal Intelligencer : December 17, 2014
The crime-fraud exception to attorney-client privilege: As an attorney, you may not anticipate it applying to your emails, your letters or your advice to your client. But even if you never see it coming, your client's intentions in obtaining legal advice may expose your communications to disclosure. A law firm is experiencing this problem firsthand in a series of high-profile cases involving Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and a former business partner. The cases present an interesting study in how the crime-fraud exception can operate.
Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : December 16, 2014
The attorney-client privilege covering communications made in anticipation of a business merger belong to the company that resulted from the merger, not the executives of the company that was swallowed, a federal judge in Philadelphia has ruled.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 16, 2014
The collective weight of the season is upon law firm managing partners this month, with the season of course being that of collections, partner compensation and rate-setting. And the latter has proven a bit vexing for firm leaders this year as they grapple with setting rates in an era where firms span multiple markets and practice concentrations, clients aren't willing to pay the published rates and alternative fee deals are a growing part of firm revenue.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 11, 2014
In the last 10 years, there has been no movement in the percentage of women lawyers practicing in the Pennsylvania offices of the state's 100 largest law firms.
Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : December 11, 2014
An insurer seeking reimbursement for settlement and defense costs stemming from a 2007 fire at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., was ordered by a federal judge Dec. 10 to disclose privileged emails it exchanged with its lawyers during negotiation of the settlement in the underlying litigation..
Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 09, 2014
Several firm leaders referred to 2013 as a year of investment, and that characterization is borne out by the numbers, with gross revenue generally outpacing profits per equity partner (PPP) and the majority of firms seeing significant increases in head count.
Stephen A. Miller and Stephen S. Kempa : The Legal Intelligencer : December 04, 2014
This term, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider a number of issues in the area of federal practice and procedure. This article analyzes three of those important cases.
Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : December 04, 2014
Two more judges have joined the bench in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, leaving just one more nominee to be confirmed by the Senate in its current lame-duck session.
Michael D. Goldhaber : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014
A suit that traces liability for the 9/11 attacks to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a new lease on life.
: New York Law Journal : November 24, 2014
'Orion' Factors Weigh Against Withdrawal Of 'Non-Core' Reference to Bankruptcy Court
Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : November 24, 2014
The remaining two defendants in the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission case have each pleaded guilty to felony conflict of interest.
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.
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.
: The Legal Intelligencer : November 14, 2014
Jean M. Hadley joined Flaster Greenberg as the firm's new director of recruitment and professional development.
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.
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.
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).
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.
: New York Law Journal : October 31, 2014
Seven firms added new partners or attorneys.