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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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cozen O'Connor has 502 attorneys and is the 81st 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 95 -95 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 95 -95 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 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.

Pa. Firms Make Waves in Am Law 100 Rankings

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 22, 2016

Amid the slowest rate of revenue growth the Am Law 100 has seen in two decades save the Great Recession, Pennsylvania firms made strong gains in core financial metrics and great waves on this year's Am Law 100 rankings by Legal affiliate The American Lawyer.

People in the News—April 15, 2016—Conrad O'Brien

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 15, 2016

Scott M. Vernick joined Conrad O'Brien as an associate.

Ethics Rules Haven't Caught Up To Medical Marijuana Legislation

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 15, 2016

The medical marijuana industry can officially kick into high gear next week when Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to sign the legislation into law, but there has been no similar sign-off by the state Supreme Court authorizing ethics rule changes that would protect lawyers from advising this new industry.

Attorneys Win $2.5 Million in Fatal Poisoning of 21 Polo Horses

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : April 14, 2016

A West Palm Beach jury issued the award to the owners and insurers of horses killed by a tainted supplement.

Mootness at Center of Cosby Third Circuit Arguments

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : April 13, 2016

At arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, metaphors abounded on the unsealing of documents from a 2005 lawsuit against Bill Cosby, as the judges grilled Cosby's lawyer on why his appeal was not moot.

FIU Hires Ring Bender's Castillo as General Counsel

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : April 12, 2016

Florida International University hires Ring Bender McKown & Castillo's Carlos Castillo to replace M. Kristina Raattama.

Estoppel by Deed Applies to Gas Lease, Court Rules

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : April 12, 2016

Pennsylvania landowners cannot deny the validity of an oil and gas lease upon discovering that they did not have full rights to the property at the time the lease was conveyed, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled.

Production of Metadata Ordered on Showing of Particularized Need

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

A particularized showing of need is required before the court will compel the production of documents in native file format with metadata. This requirement was met by the plaintiffs in Delaware Acceptance v. Estate of Metzner, C.A. No. 8861-MA (Del. Ch. Feb. 17, 2016), a recent report by Master in Chancery Kim Ayvazian.

Corporations Are Moving Work to Less Traditional Law Firms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 29, 2016

While convergence is far from new, general counsel have expressed a growing willingness to experiment with smaller firms and a skepticism of some of the techniques used by larger firms to address costs.

Retired Dechert Lawyer to Review Cosby Civil Case File

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : March 28, 2016

A federal judge has appointed a retired partner from Dechert as special master to review the case file from Andrea Constand's 2005 lawsuit against Bill Cosby, to determine which material can and should be provided to a group of plaintiffs who served a subpoena for the file on Constand's lawyer.

Running in Tandem: US-Cuba, Colombia-FARC Talks in Cuba

Monika Gonzalez Mesa : Daily Business Review : March 22, 2016

Two sets of talks have been reaching milestones around the same time as longtime adversaries shoot for normalization.

Cosby Mass. Plaintiffs to Get Info From Pa. File

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : March 21, 2016

A federal judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has decided that a group of plaintiffs suing Bill Cosby should have ­access to information from Andrea Constand's 2005 lawsuit against Cosby, particularly as it pertains to the plaintiffs themselves and other witnesses in the case.

Duane Morris Revenue Up 1.5 Percent, PPP Flat

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : March 19, 2016

In a year when contingency fees did not weigh in its favor, Duane Morris was able to pull through with a slight increase in annual revenue and no change in profits per equity partner.

People in the News—March 21, 2016—Curtin & Heefner

: The Legal Intelligencer : March 19, 2016

Mark L. Freed joined Curtin & Heefner as a partner and Ernest W. Schoellkopff joined the firm as an associate.

Cozen O'Connor Grows Revenue 9 Percent, PPP 0.7 Percent

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 17, 2016

Cozen O'Connor saw a 9 percent bump in gross revenue in 2015, bolstered by the midyear addition of Chicago litigation boutique Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson and an overall rise in demand, firm leadership said.

Harrisburg Gridlock a Factor in Finding an Interim Justice

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : March 17, 2016

The tense political climate in Harrisburg will influence who Gov. Tom Wolf may nominate to replace Justice J. Michael Eakin on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as well as the likelihood of that individual gaining approval of two-thirds of the state Senate, attorneys and court observers said.

People in the News—March 17, 2016—Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis

: The Legal Intelligencer : March 17, 2016

Robert Williams, chair of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis' aviation group, was invited to join the International Association of Defense Counsel.

People in the News—March 16, 2016—Cozen O'Connor

: The Legal Intelligencer : March 16, 2016

Cozen O'Connor member Jonathan Hoffman was elected as a board member for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Delaware Valley chapter.

Pennsylvania Firms Surpassing Expectations for Revenue, Profit

Gina Passarella 
and Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : March 11, 2016

Demand for legal services has ­remained tight in the past few years and consultants predicted law firms would see an average of less than 5 percent growth in revenue for 2015. But many firms have far outpaced that figure, including a number of Pennsylvania firms that had record years last year.

New Partners Yearbook 2016

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 11, 2016

The Law Journal's annual yearbook on new partners, including lateral hires, in New Jersey.

Judges Reject Fee Defense Provisions in Retention Applications

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : March 09, 2016

In two recent decisions, judges of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware declined to approve retention applications that included provisions entitling counsel to reimbursement of fees, costs and expenses arising from the successful defense of their fee applications (so-called fee defense provisions).

Bridgegate Class Suit Plaintiffs Again Fighting Dismissal Motion

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : March 08, 2016

After retooling their complaint to incorporate more specific allegations, the plaintiffs in a civil suit over the Bridgegate scandal are once again battling assertions that their case fails to bring actionable claims.

Lobbying Work Caught in Middle Of Pennsylvania Budget Impasse

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 01, 2016

Government affairs professionals in Pennsylvania expressed pure frustration when talking about the state's budget impasse, when they were willing to talk about the sensitive issue at all.

Cosby's Criminal Case Stayed Pending Appeal

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : March 01, 2016

Criminal proceedings against Bill Cosby have been stayed while his appeal to the Pennsylvania Superior Court is pending.

People in the News—Feb. 25, 2016—Las Vegas EB-5 Conference

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 25, 2016

Klasko Immigration Law Partners attorneys Ronald Klasko and Daniel B. Lundy received awards for their expertise and leadership in the EB-5 industry during the third annual Las Vegas EB-5 Conference sponsored by EB5 Investors Magazine.

People in the News—Feb. 24, 2016—America Judicial System

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 24, 2016

James W. Cushing of the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen is set to lead the 16th annual "America Judicial System" seminar March 3 at Bucks County Technical High School to give social studies students an inside look at the judicial branch of government.

Cosby Accusers Seek Evidence from Confidential Case File

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : February 22, 2016

A group of women suing Bill Cosby in Massachusetts is fighting for access to the case file from the comedian's confidential settlement with accuser Andrea Constand, arguing that the settlement agreement does not bar Constand's lawyer from complying with a subpoena.