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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

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.

A Push by Some for Looser State Rules Over Referral Fees

Gina Passarella and P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : March 24, 2015

A media report earlier this month about law firm emails that purport to show former Justice Seamus P. McCaffery, and not his wife, may have been the one to refer out certain cases while on the bench, has again raised questions about Pennsylvania's comparatively lax referral-fee rules.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 23, 2015

Nine firms, including Blank Rome, Dickstein Shapiro and Paul Hastings, announce new additions.

Revenue Down at Alston & Bird as Toyota, Other Litigation Concludes

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 20, 2015

Alston & Bird's revenue dipped last year, and the firm shed nonequity partners, but its managing partner, Richard Hays, said the firm anticipated and budgeted for the decline after several large litigation matters concluded in 2013.

People in the News - March 17, 2015 - Seiferth Joins ADR Options

: The Legal Intelligencer : March 17, 2015

Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O'Connor's family law practice group, is set to speak Friday at the 2015 American Board of Vocational Experts annual conference in Texas.

Fallen Shelf Caused Head Injury, Plaintiff Claims

: The Legal Intelligencer : March 17, 2015

According to the plaintiff's mediation memorandum, on Oct. 5, 2011, plaintiff Jessica M. Ng, a scientific researcher, was standing in an aisle and talking to a co-worker at the Colket Translational Research Center in Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, when a 32-pound wood panel fell from a tech desk and struck her on the head.

Stroock & Stroock, Cozen O'Connor Expand Miami Offices

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : March 16, 2015

The two national firms have expanded their leases at the Southeast Financial Center, further cementing the downtown Miami tower as the premier office building for law firms.


: The National Law Journal : March 16, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Litigation Lag Reveals Law Firms Making Same Mistakes

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 16, 2015

The slowdown in litigation facing the country's largest law firms has not only raised the specter of layoffs, but has also revealed that firms have made some of the same old hiring decisions in building back from the recession and may need to once again restructure.

US Supreme Court Confronts Testimony in Child Abuse Cases

Stephen A. Miller and Kathryn A. Young : The Legal Intelligencer : March 12, 2015

Child abuse cases are notoriously difficult to prosecute, in large part because there are often few witnesses to the alleged abuse, and those witnesses are often very young. The question whether those young witnesses must testify about their abuse in court, therefore, has great practical and constitutional importance. The U.S. Supreme Court already held in 1990 that child abuse victims, under certain circumstances, can testify via closed-circuit television (and therefore not directly face their alleged abusers). The question before the court this term in , No. 13-1352, is whether those victims need to testify at all.

Former Phila. Judge Diaz Honored With Sotomayor Diversity Award

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : March 11, 2015

Former Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Nelson Diaz is the latest to be honored with the Philadelphia Bar Association's Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award.

Court Adopts Narrow View of Exception to Borrowing Statute

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : March 10, 2015

Delaware's borrowing statute provides that an action to enforce a cause of action that arises outside of Delaware cannot be brought in a Delaware court after the expiration of the applicable Delaware statute of limitations or the statute of limitations of the state or country where the cause of action arose, whichever is shorter.