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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

People in the News - Feb. 27, 2015 - Chamberlain Hrdlicka Adds Eisenhower

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 27, 2015

Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox partner Christopher D. Ball was elected to the board of trustees for the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 25, 2015

Goldberg Segalla announces several promotions, while Stroock, Reed Smith, Latham & Watkins, Cozen O'Connor and Debevoise have new additions.

Group Laterals May Offer Better Chance of Success

Jason Mandel : The Legal Intelligencer : February 24, 2015

Ask any managing partner, recruitment director or legal recruiter about lateral recruiting and they likely will tell you just how hard it is to successfully complete a lateral partner move. It's a process that can often take months and sometimes even years to complete, and the investments made by firms can be significant.

And If the List Were Longer... Top Lateral Runners-Up

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : February 24, 2015

Notable lateral moves abounded in 2014, and, as usual, there were too many for each one to fit on the shortlist.

Litigation

: New York Law Journal : February 23, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Admissibility of Custom and Practice Evidence in Medical Malpractice Cases," "Wage-Based Claims: Employer Liability After 'Ryan'," "'Irreparable Harm' Is a Tough Hurdle to Clear" and "Evidence Rulings Address Authentication, Present Sense Impressions."

Elliott Greenleaf Has New Leadership in Wilmington Office

Max Mitchell : Delaware Law Weekly : February 18, 2015

The new managing shareholder of Elliott Greenleaf's office in Wilmington plans to focus on growing the firm's presence in the First State, in terms of both numbers and diversity.

The Cost of Cybersecurity: Risks and Responses on the Rise

Gina Passarella and David Gialanella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 17, 2015

Editor's note: This is the third installment of a series on cybersecurity published in conjunction with Legal affiliate New Jersey Law Journal.

The Global Lawyer: Terror Plaintiffs Have Friends in Washington

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Litigation Daily : February 16, 2015

Holy Moussaoui! Congress is set to pass a bill that would clear the way for 9/11 litigation.

Justices Eye Hierarchy of Protected Speech in Street Sign Case

Stephen A. Miller and Leigh Ann Benson : The Legal Intelligencer : February 12, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has an opportunity to overhaul its First Amendment jurisprudence in a case involving street signs in Arizona. For many years, the court has applied the First Amendment's protection—"Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech"—with different levels of rigor depending on the type of speech involved.

Girard-diCarlos Fund Ethics Center at Villanova Law

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 11, 2015

David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo, both Villanova University School of Law graduates, have given the school $5 million for the establishment of the Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance.

Fiduciary Duty Claims Held Non-core and Subject to Jury Trial

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

Are claims for breach of fiduciary duty and aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty against an officer and director of a debtor core proceedings under 28 U.S.C. Section 157(b)? Are such claims subject to trial by jury? In a recent decision by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Sontchi of the District of Delaware, the court held that such claims were not core proceedings and were legal in nature, rather than equitable, such that they were amenable to a jury demand.

People in the News - Feb. 9, 2015 - Dauphin County Bar Honors Stevens & Lee

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 09, 2015

Jason S. Kreps joined Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti as an associate.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 09, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Nomination Deal Came Just in Time for Arguments

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : February 06, 2015

Although Gov. Tom Wolf said just last week that he did not know who his nominees to the state Supreme Court would be, the momentum behind the nominations of Duquesne University School of Law Dean Ken Gormley and Centre County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Thomas King Kistler was months in the works by then.

People in the News - Feb. 4, 2015 - Promer Named to Phila. Bar Foundation Board

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 04, 2015

Ellen Canan Grady joined Cozen O'Connor as a member in the corporate securities practice.

Wolf's Promise to Nominate Two Justices Raises More Questions

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : January 30, 2015

Who—if anyone—may sit on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for the rest of the year remains a mystery, even to the person who can nominate the interim justices.

Pa. Supreme Court May Be Shorthanded All Year

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2015

Vacancies on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court—a nearly constant problem and concern over the past 20 years—may go unfilled until after November's judicial elections, setting the stage for the court to function with only five justices throughout 2015.

Commonwealth Court Reinforces Sale Notice Requirements

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2015

Pennsylvania's taxing authorities and bureaus are held to strict rules when it comes to notice of tax sales, and the Commonwealth Court has cracked down on some authorities in recent cases.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Suit Claiming Faulty Dishwasher Caused Fatal House Fire Yields $8.7 Million

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 23, 2015

An appliance manufacturer and an appliance repair company agreed to an $8.7 million settlement Jan. 13 in a Monmouth County, N.J., suit over a fatal house fire.

The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals Calendar of Events

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2015

On Friday, the real estate committee meeting is set for 12:30 p.m. at Cozen O'Connor, 1900 Market St., third floor, conference room 3D. The committee will discuss its 2015 meeting schedule and plan dates and topics for the 2015 CLE course offerings. Current real estate happenings will also be discussed. Light refreshments will be served. Contact committee chair Harry Reichner to confirm your attendance.

In-House Profile: AlliedBarton Security Services LLC's David Buckman

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

"I take the laptop home, and my iPhone is always with me."

U.S. Supreme Court Analyzes Pregnancy Discrimination

Stephen A. Miller and Jessica A. Hurst : The Legal Intelligencer : January 15, 2015

In , No. 12-1226, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the appropriate standard to apply in determining whether an employer has violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. More specifically, the court will determine under what circumstances pregnant employees are entitled to work accommodations that are provided to their non-pregnant coworkers.

Proceeds of Insurance Policy Are Property of Estate

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 14, 2015

It is a common refrain when it comes to the treatment of third-party insurance policies in bankruptcy cases that the insurance policy is property of the estate, but the policy proceeds are not. A recent case addressed competing claims of a Chapter 7 trustee and the debtor's former defense counsel to third-party insurance proceeds.

Post & Schell Leader Steps Down

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.

Prevailing Tenant Awarded Legal Fees in Eviction Case

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."

Judge Explains $6.9M Award in Heated Nonsolicitation Case

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.

O'Connor v. City of Phila. Bd. of Ethics, PICS Case No. 14-2047 (Pa. Dec. 15, 2014) Baer, J. (30 pages).

: The Legal Intelligencer : December 30, 2014

Post-Election Forgiveness of Legal Fees • Contribution Limitations • Representation of Candidate in Ballot Challenge

Mergers, Management Changes Drew BigLaw Focus in 2014

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.

People in the News - Dec. 29, 2014 - Fenton Joins Saul Ewing

: 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.