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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

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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, London, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, Ontario, 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

Tiffani L. McDonough

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

Associate, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel

2014 Lawyers on the Fast Track Winners

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

MaryTeresa Soltis

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

Member, Cozen O'Connor

Supreme Court Adopts New Rules for MDJ Conduct

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

New rules that the state Supreme Court adopted governing the conduct of magisterial district judges should bring greater clarity regarding their conduct on and off the bench, and will bring the regulations more in line with the newly enacted Code of Judicial Conduct.


: The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

People in the News - Sept. 29, 2014 - Philadelphia VIP's Pro Bono Opportunities Day

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 29, 2014

Joseph J. Valane joined Kleinbard Bell & Brecker as an associate in the business and finance department.

People in the News - Sept. 22, 2014 - St. Thomas More Society of Philadelphia's Red Mass

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 22, 2014

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller attorney John Stapleton is scheduled to present a CLE on "Pa. Marriage Equality: A New Dawn," from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute offices in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.

Drinker Biddle Prepares for Leadership Transition in 2015

Gina Passarella 
and Hank Grezlak : The Legal Intelligencer : September 22, 2014

Longtime Drinker Biddle & Reath Chairman Alfred W. Putnam Jr. will hand over leadership of the firm next year to his second-in-command, executive partner Andrew C. Kassner, a number of sources have confirmed to The Legal.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : September 19, 2014

Four firms announce new additions, including Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, which has added the former general counsel and commercial director of Skanska Infrastructure Development North America as a partner in its energy and infrastructure group.

People in the News - Sept. 19, 2014 - Albero Joins Obermayer Rebmann

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 19, 2014

The Delaware Valley Law Firm Marketing Group is scheduled to host "Client Satisfaction Programs: Lessons From the Trenches" at a free event at noon Sept. 23 at World Cafe Live Philadelphia, located at 3025 Walnut St.

Will the Supreme Court Take a Stand on Standing in BP Case?

Abby L. Sacunas and Michael Melusky : The Legal Intelligencer : September 18, 2014

It is axiomatic that to certify a class, plaintiffs must show all members satisfy Article III standing and Rule 23 requirements. While federal courts "do not require each member of a class to submit evidence of personal standing, a class cannot be certified if it contains members who lack standing" to pursue the claim(s) asserted, according to .

Discovery Battles in McCaffery Defamation Case Persist

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 18, 2014

The discovery battles in a defamation lawsuit brought by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery and his wife and chief judicial assistant, Lise Rapaport, against the owners of Philadelphia's two major daily newspapers have shed light on a number of topics raised by the papers' publications at issue.

People in the News - Sept. 17, 2014 - Family Building Expo Set for Saturday

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 17, 2014

The Family Building Expo, a free event scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, offers a unique opportunity for individuals and families to ask questions and learn more about adoption and assisted reproductive technology resources.

Preventing the Leak of Embarrassing Information Online

Hayes Hunt and Jillian R. Thornton : The Legal Intelligencer : September 17, 2014

You are general counsel to a company, and your CEO steps into your office, clutching his iPhone in one hand and wiping sweat from his brow with the other, and tells you that a compromising photograph of him was stolen from his phone and posted online. You start thinking not if, but when, shareholders will discover this embarrassment, how much it will cost the company and what legal action to take.

AmerisourceBergen Denied Attorney Fee Coverage

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : September 17, 2014

AmerisourceBergen is not entitled to coverage from its insurance carrier for attorney fees incurred because of a Massachusetts qui tam suit, the state Superior Court has ruled.

Pennsylvania Firms Look to 'Reassert' Themselves Locally

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 16, 2014

As Pennsylvania-based law firms were setting their sights on national and international markets, out-of-town firms started opening up shop in the state. With foreign expansion slowing down for many Pennsylvania firms and competition in the local market increasing, area firms are refocusing their efforts on their own backyards.

Discovery of Doctor Reviews Halted to Address Privilege

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : September 16, 2014

Based on an insurer's position that there is no case law to refute its claims that its physician reviews are privileged, a Lackawanna County judge has stayed an order compelling discovery of those documents pending the outcome of an appeal.


: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

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

People in the News - Sept. 12, 2014 - Schwartzman Appointed to Pa. Judicial Conduct Board

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 12, 2014

Stevens & Lee shareholder James C. Schwartzman was appointed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as a member of the Judicial Conduct Board.

Princeton South Investors LLC v. First American Title Insurance Co.

: New Jersey Law Journal : September 11, 2014

Municipality's Pending Tax Appeals Did Not Constitute Defect in Owner's Title

Cozen O'Connor Argues Brady's $450K Legal Debt Forgivable

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 11, 2014

It is "irrational" and "illogical" to suggest U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pa., is still a candidate for Philadelphia mayor and thus bound by city campaign finance laws in repaying $450,000 in legal fees seven years after Brady lost the primary, his attorney argued before the state Supreme Court.

People in the News - Sept. 11, 2014 - Cozen O'Connor Takes Part in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 11, 2014

The Metropolitan Philadelphia chapter of the Legal Marketing Association is scheduled to host "Business Development Training for Lawyers: Planning, Executing, and Measuring Success" on Sept. 18.

Claims of Branding, Acquisition and Control Satisfy Single-Employer Test

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : September 10, 2014

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) was enacted in 1988 to allow workers to adjust to the prospective loss of employment from a plant closing or mass layoff. It requires employers to give affected employees 60 days' advance notice of such events. Employers that violate the WARN Act's notice requirements are liable to the affected workers for each day that notice is not provided up to 60 days.

Campaign's Legal Bills Top Justices' Argument Session

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : September 09, 2014

Whether or not Cozen O'Connor will be able to forgive the $450,000 in legal bills U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pa., racked up during a failed mayoral bid in 2007 is the highlight case on the docket for the state Supreme Court's oral argument session in Philadelphia this week.

Preview of the U.S. Supreme Court's October Term in 2014

Stephen A. Miller : The Legal Intelligencer : September 04, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court chooses the cases it will adjudicate. Armed with that power, the justices usually assemble an all-star cast of interesting cases in a number of areas of law. Here are some of the highlights of the court's docket for the upcoming term:

Radio Exec Ordered to Return $700K in Alleged Diverted Profits

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : September 03, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has ordered an employee of the radio station Kiss 101.7 to repay $701,686 he allegedly diverted from the station to his consulting business by charging promoters to add songs to the station's playlist.

Lawyers Say 'Rocket Dockets' Risk Due Process

Meredith hobbs : Daily Report : August 29, 2014

Immigration attorneys say fast-tracking means many juveniles are unrepresented

Third Circuit Clarifies False Claims Act Pleading Requirements

Jeffrey G. Weil and Michael J. Melusky : The Legal Intelligencer : August 27, 2014

There is a split among the circuits regarding what a whistleblower must plead to survive a motion to dismiss in False Claims Act (FCA) cases. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has now spoken for the first time on the issue.

Restatement Rift Remains as Bar Awaits Tincher Ruling

Saranac Hale Spencer, Max Mitchell and P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : August 26, 2014

The products liability bar has resigned itself to the confused state of the law in Pennsylvania since the rift between the state and federal courts emerged about five years ago.

Justices to Eye Estoppel by Deed in Oil and Gas Cases

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : August 26, 2014

The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on whether a lease entitles an oil and gas company to a 62-acre property, despite the fact that the lease was entered into when the landowners only had title to half the property and payment only covered 31 acres.