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Cozen O'Connor

  • Designation: Philadelphia
  • Head Count: 502
  • Gross Revenues: $313,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $625,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $740,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

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 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 103 0 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

Five Partners Leave Akerman

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : December 01, 2015

Akerman has lost five shareholders in the last month, including 30-year and 26-year veterans of the firm.

Music Video Producer Re-Ups Suit over YouTube Take-Down

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 30, 2015

In an amended complaint, the makers of a reggae video that was removed from YouTube are pursuing fraud, defamation, antitrust and tortious interference claims.

People in the News - Nov. 30, 2015 - Cozen O'Connor Women's Initiative Co-Chairs

: The Legal Intelligencer : November 30, 2015

Cozen O'Connor named Ingrid Welch as co-chair of the firm's Women's Initiative.

Corporate Practices Strong in Growth Year for Pa. Firms

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : November 24, 2015

It was a strong year for most large Pennsylvania firms, with revenue growth in 2014 nearly across the board and profits per equity partner showing positive change at most firms. The only declines in both revenue and PPP were modest.

25 Firms in Atlanta Achieve Perfect Score on LGBT Equality Ranking

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 24, 2015

US Supreme Court Revisits Class-Action Suits in 'Campbell-Ewald'

Stephen A. Miller and Nicholas Karwacki : The Legal Intelligencer : November 20, 2015

Must a plaintiff accept a defendant's surrender? That is the question posed in Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez, No. 14-857—indeed, expressly posed by an exasperated Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. at oral argument, when he upbraided the lead plaintiffs lawyer: "You won't take 'yes' for an answer." In this case, the U.S. Supreme Court will determine whether a defendant's offer to provide complete relief to the named representative of a proposed class action moots both the representative's individual claim and the claim of the proposed class. This case may significantly impact the landscape of future class-action litigation by determining whether a defendant may stifle putative class claims by "picking-off" the named plaintiff.

US Supreme Court Explores Standing Doctrine in 'Spokeo'

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

Article III of the Constitution is the gatekeeper of the federal courts. One of Article III's limitations on federal jurisdiction is the standing doctrine—in short, the requirement that any litigant be able to demonstrate that he or she has been injured in some way. Under longstanding U.S. Supreme Court precedent, a plaintiff must have suffered a harm that is actual, distinct and concrete in order to have standing. An attenuated or hypothetical injury is insufficient and does not constitute an "injury-in-fact."

All Lawyered Up, Fantasy Sports Companies Take On NY AG

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : November 12, 2015

With help from Boies Schiller's David Boies, Gibson Dunn's Randy Mastro and others, DraftKings and FanDuel are girding for battle with New York's attorney general and a growing roster of opponents.

Limiting Reach of Section 205: An Exercise in Statutory Interpretation

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : November 11, 2015

Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons Jr. recently held in Genelux v. Roeder (In re Genelux), C.A. No. 10042-VCP (Del. Ch. Oct. 22, 2015), that Section 205 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, 8 Del. C. Section 205, does not permit a corporation to petition the Delaware Court of Chancery to declare invalid any corporate act or stock. It is instructive to see how Parsons reached this conclusion, a self-described "exercise of statutory interpretation."

Firms Have Opportunities in GC Shuffle

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 11, 2015

If in-house legal departments are holding tighter to their company's legal work and going to fewer law firms when they do send out work, the best time to get an "in" with a legal department may be when they switch general counsel. And that is also when existing firms need to fight to keep their relationships.

Machinery Supplier Awarded in Contract Dispute

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : November 10, 2015

A federal jury handed up a $3 million verdict in favor of a packaging machinery company that alleged a tray manufacturer it dealt with stole its business by ultimately selling directly to the company's clients.

The Global Lawyer: A Tale of Two Terror Strategies

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2015

The outcomes have been far different for terror victims and their families suing Saudi Arabia than for those suing Iran.

$3M Awarded to Machinery Supplier In Contract Dispute

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : November 09, 2015

A federal jury has handed up a $3 million verdict in favor of a packaging machinery company that alleged a tray manufacturer it dealt with stole its business by ultimately selling directly to the company's clients.

People in the News - Nov. 6, 2015 - Schor Joins Clark Hill

: The Legal Intelligencer : November 06, 2015

Stacey C. Schor joined the Philadelphia office of Clark Hill as an associate in the firm's labor and employment practice group.

Balance in All Things: The Path to Preservation Excellence

Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : November 05, 2015

the People, Process and Technology Behind Better Preservation.

People in the News - Nov. 2, 2015 - Burrell Appointed to Governor's Advisory Council

: The Legal Intelligencer : November 02, 2015

Kleinbard LLC's George Burrell was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to serve as a member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunities.

Don't Forget to Pack the Blog

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

When lawyers make lateral moves, often their blogs go with them.

Firms' Discovery Fee Request Is Trimmed in 9/11 Litigation

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : November 02, 2015

In a sanctions award over defendants' failure to comply with discovery orders in a case stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a Southern District magistrate judge has awarded three law firms about $311,000—down from the more than $1 million the firms requested—while denying fees to a fourth firm.

Walgreens' Lincoln Road Deal Rejected by 3rd DCA

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : October 28, 2015

It turns out 100 Lincoln Road is not the "corner of happy and healthy" for the Walgreen Co., after the Third DCA blocked its $28 million deal in Miami Beach.

Government Can't Stay Bridgegate Civil Suit, but Can Intervene

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : October 27, 2015

A U.S. district judge in Newark has denied the federal government's bid to stay proceedings in a civil suit over the September 2013 closure of local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge.

People in the News - Oct. 22, 2015 - APABA-PA Annual Banquet

: The Legal Intelligencer : October 22, 2015

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA) is set to have its annual banquet Nov. 13.

Law Firms Figuring Out Best Ways to Collect From Clients

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 21, 2015

It's the fourth quarter, which in the legal industry means collections season. And while law firm leaders have said they have focused on improving their collections cycle, most still said to call back come Jan. 1 for any clear picture of the year's finances.

People in the News - Oct. 21, 2015 - Obermayer Adds Ringel

: The Legal Intelligencer : October 21, 2015

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel added Michelle Ringel to the firm's family law practice group.

The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals Calendar of Events

: The Legal Intelligencer : October 20, 2015

On Friday, the annual education conference is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia. For the registration form, visit

Firm Leaders Expect Revenue Gains in Low-Growth Market

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 19, 2015

Leaders of Pennsylvania's largest law firms are predicting revenue and profit gains for 2015 despite little demand growth, but some of those firm leaders fear the increases they are seeing this year are nearing a plateau. What seems to be consistent is a revised definition of success, with firm leaders saying a flat to 5 percent increase in revenue should be viewed as a good year.

Pittsburgh Woman Sues Cosby Over Alleged Assaults

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 15, 2015

A Pittsburgh woman has filed suit against Bill Cosby, claiming that the comedian drugged and sexually abused her beginning when she was a teenager.

Chancery Rejects Controller's Conspiracy Claims

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

The recent decision by Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons Jr. garnered much attention for his finding that the plaintiffs' conduct was "prejudicial to the administration of justice" and had undermined the integrity of the proceedings.

Government Calls Bridgegate Defendant's Claim 'Offensive'

Zack Needles : New Jersey Law Journal : October 14, 2015

Bridgegate defendant William Baroni Jr.'s allegation that the government is trying to withhold potentially exculpatory evidence is "offensive and uninformed," prosecutors said in an Oct. 13 filing in the civil case over the September 2013 closure of local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge.

Toyota Forklift Seller Not Liable for Lack of Safety Features

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : October 09, 2015

A Toyota retailer that sold a forklift without safety features to a warehouse is not liable for the injuries of a worker who was struck by the forklift, a federal judge has ruled.

Preview of the US Supreme Court's October Term in 2015

Stephen A. Miller : The Legal Intelligencer : October 08, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court gets back to work this month. Each year, the justices seemingly fight hard with each other through late June and then, like boxers, "retire to their corners" over the summer to regroup for another round of fighting. Here are some of the cases that will occupy the justices' attention in the coming months: