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Cozen O'Connor

  • Designation: Philadelphia
  • Head Count: 503
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Cozen O'Connor is a Philadelphia-based law firm with over a dozen U.S. offices and one in London; it merged with The Martyn Law Firm on April 1, 2008. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250, the firm has 504 attorneys and is the 76th largest law firm in the United States. With $277,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010, the firm was ranked 99th in the The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 revenue rankings. Cozen O'Connor's practice includes antitrust, commercial litigation, immigration, labor and employment, health, intellectual property, corporate, and capital markets.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 77 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 117 16 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 190 -190 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 3 6 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 26 -22 Summer programs

In the News

Cozen O'Connor Seeks Approval to Recover $50 Mil. Foxwoods Fee

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

The owner of the once-proposed Foxwoods Casino, which entered bankruptcy earlier this week, has asked the bankruptcy judge to allow Cozen O'Connor to represent the entity in recovering the $50 million fee it paid for a casino license that was later revoked.

People in the News - April 2, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2014

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Danielle Banks presented, "Church Members in Conflict: Limitations on Civil Court Jurisdiction," at the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges' mid-annual meeting in Philadelphia.

Private Causes of Action: The Determinative Third Prong

Menachem J. Kastner and Ally Hack : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Cozen O'Connor's Menachem J. Kastner and Ally Hack discuss the current state of the law regarding when a statute gives rise to a private cause of action, endeavoring to simplify the formula to be applied.

Hess Corp. v. Eni Petroleum US

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Ex-Cozen O'Connor Lawyer's Wire Fraud Conviction Upheld

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

The Third Circuit has upheld the conviction and 70-month sentence of a former Cozen O'Connor attorney who was found guilty of diverting fees from the law firm and not paying taxes on that unreported income.

Cozen O'Connor Revenue Dips 1.3 Percent, PPP Rises 1.4 Percent

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2014

Cozen O'Connor saw a 1.3 percent decline in gross revenue in 2013 as its headcount dropped nearly 3 percent in a year that saw a number of attorneys leave the firm in places such as Chicago and Philadelphia.

Practical Tips for Maintaining Privilege With Consultants

Hayes Hunt and Arthur P. Fritzinger : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2014

Last month we talked about the legal standards applied to claims of attorney-client privilege between a company's general counsel and outside consultants. Now, let's talk about practical tips for maintaining that privilege.

Do Law Firms Need Cyberinsurance?

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2014

Despite the risk-averse nature generally associated with the legal industry, many law firms do not view themselves as at risk for a data breach and, therefore, have not purchased what is known as cyberinsurance.

Ex-Spector Gadon Attorney Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2014

Former Spector Gadon & Rosen attorney Gomer Thomas Williams III pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to one count of wire fraud related to his theft of more than $500,000 from some of his former firm's trusts and estates clients.

Fed. Judge Wants Deeper Bench in Racketeering Suit

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 17, 2014

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia has been required by a federal judge to answer concerns that a racketeering case against the ironworkers' union isn't properly staffed.

The Interpretation of Contractual Survival Clauses

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 12, 2014

We wrote recently about two cases interpreting contractual survival clauses under Delaware law. The cases—GRT v. Marathon GTF Technology, C.A. No. 5571-CS (Del. Ch. Jul. 11, 2011), and ENI Holdings v. KBR Group Holdings, C.A. No. 8075-VCG (Del. Ch. Nov. 27, 2013)—held that provisions limiting the period of time in which representations and warranties survive closing act as a statute of limitations on the nonbreaching party's ability to commence litigation for breach.

Private Enforcement of Product-Labeling Violations

Stephen A. Miller and David M. Albert : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2014

Private enforcement of government regulations can serve a useful function. Unleashing an army of "private attorneys general," especially in an environment of scarce public resources, can promote deterrence and better secure compliance with the law.

Woman Gets $22 Million After Being Struck by Truck

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

A hard-fought personal injury lawsuit that a woman filed after being hit by a Duane Reade truck in 2008 has settled for $22 million.

How Do Courts Decide Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses?

Jeffrey G. Weil and Joshua N. Ruby : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2014

Arbitration clauses are the fashion now. We are frequently reminded that parties save time and money through the arbitration alternative to litigation. It is not without irony, then, that arbitration clauses have engendered plenty of old-fashioned litigation. a.

Top Laterals 2013 - The Gordon & Rees Team

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

When San Francisco-based Gordon & Rees was looking to expand into Pennsylvania, it was initially eyeing Philadelphia, but it first made an unexpected pit stop in Pittsburgh in 2012 with the hiring of a group of attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

The Morning Wrap

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country: Justice Clarence Thomas laughs, a federal judge "explodes" and Jones Day's biggest practice area gets a new leader.

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

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

There was no shortage of notable lateral moves in 2013 and, as usual, there were too many to put them all on the shortlist.

Lewis Brisbois Opens in Pa. With 14-Lawyer Nelson Levine Team

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 21, 2014

Los Angeles-based Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith has opened a Berwyn, Pa., office with the addition of 14 lawyers from insurance law boutique Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton, Lewis Brisbois announced late Wednesday.

Privileged Communications With Outside Consultants

Hayes Hunt and Arthur P. Fritzinger : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2014

Penn State University recently decided to waive attorney-client privilege and cooperate in the criminal prosecutions of certain former employees. Obviously, the former employees have attempted to assert privilege to exclude potentially incriminating statements.

People in the News - February 11, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 11, 2014

The Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel is set to host a luncheon CLE program at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Philadelphia Racquet Club.

Wolf Block Sued for Failing to Advise on Subsurface Rights

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 11, 2014

A bankrupt Florida business has sued Wolf Block for malpractice, alleging the firm failed to advise it that the company's plans to build multimillion-dollar homes on a West Virginia property it bought would be stifled by the fact that others owned the subsurface mineral rights.

Interpretation of Contractual Survival Clauses Under Del. Law

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 11, 2014

Agreements, especially acquisition agreements, typically contain representations and warranties by one party to the other. The agreements also typically prescribe the duration of those representations and warranties in so-called survival clauses. The treatment of these clauses under Delaware law may surprise many practitioners. In GRT v. Marathon GTF Technology Ltd., C.A. No. 5571-CS (Del. Ch. Jul. 11, 2011), Delaware Chancery Court Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr. held that a clause limiting the period of time in which contractual representations and warranties survive closing acts as a statute of limitations on the buyer's ability to commence litigation for breach.

'Parachuting in' to Lead Firms May Be Next Lateral Trend

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

One of the last bastions of law firms operating as a profession—the near certainty that a lifelong partner of the firm would be the one at its helm—appears to be changing as a number of Pennsylvania firms in recent years have looked to outsiders to fill leadership voids.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Andrea Barach joins Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's business department as partner in the Nashville office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Panel Revives Lawsuit Over Travel-Study Injury

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

A student who injured her knee at an Israeli kibbutz while participating in a 10-month pre-college program has had her personal injury action against the synagogue sponsoring the program revived by a Manhattan appellate court.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Orrin Harrison III joins Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank as partner in the Dallas office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

McDonnell Turns to Big Name Defenders

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, accused of illegally accepting payments in exchange for promoting a dietary supplement company, are fighting back with big-name Washington-area white-collar lawyers on their defense.

Judge Denies Latest Effort to Dismiss Climate Scientist's Libel Suit

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 23, 2014

Climate scientist Michael Mann has survived a second attempt to dismiss his defamation lawsuit against National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Eleven firms announce promotions and additions.

People in the News - January 22, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

Justin H. Brown, an attorney at Flaster Greenberg, was appointed chair of the education committee of the probate and trust law section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Judges as Board Members: New Pa. Code of Judicial Conduct

Hayes A. Hunt and Joshua N. Ruby : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently adopted a new Code of Judicial Conduct. Effective July 1, 2014, new rules will apply to the extrajudicial activities for Pennsylvania judges.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

New additions and promotions at fourteen firms.

Justices Take Up Governmental Damages Cap Case

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 17, 2014

The state Supreme Court has taken up the appeal of a student whose $14 million verdict for injuries suffered when a school bus ran over her was slashed to $500,000 under a statutory damages cap.

People in the News - January 16, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

Martin LLC attorney Maria Bermudez-Harris was voted chair-elect of the young lawyers division of the Philadelphia Bar Association by the group's executive committee.

Amid Practice Leader Losses, Dorsey Plots Turnaround

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

A year after an abrupt management change spurred a firmwide restructuring, three practice group leaders have recently left Dorsey & Whitney for positions elsewhere. Departures aside, Dorsey managing partner Kenneth Cutler tells The Am Law Daily that the firm's gross revenue rose last year for the first time in six years against the backdrop of a shifting legal landscape that has seen leading Minneapolis-based rivals Faegre & Benson and Leonard, Street and Deinard strike merger deals.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 15, 2014

Six firms announce promotions, while Karlinsky LLC and Sidley Austin announce new additions and Cozen O'Connor has named Abby Wenzel and Bernard Lee to cochair the firm's real estate practice.

The Reanimation of a Dissolved Delaware Corporation

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 15, 2014

When does the life of a Delaware corporation end? Not as long as there are third-party claimants with claims to assert and undistributed assets available to satisfy them. In Anderson v. Krafft-Murphy, No. 85, 2013 (Del. Nov. 26, 2013), asbestos tort claimants in lawsuits pending in other jurisdictions against Krafft-Murphy Co., a dissolved Delaware corporation, sought the appointment of a receiver to enable them to lawfully pursue their claims against the corporation in those other courts beyond the statutory three-year winding-up period. The Court of Chancery had granted summary judgment in favor of the corporation, holding that claims filed more than 10 years after the date of dissolution were time-barred and should be dismissed, and claims filed less than 10 years after the date of dissolution could proceed without a court-appointed receiver.

Gantman Aims to Make Superior Court More Accessible as PJ

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2014

Appellate lawyers across the state said newly elected Pennsylvania Superior Court President Judge Susan Peikes Gantman has displayed a continuing interest in making the court more accessible and approachable both to attorneys and the public.

The Churn: Chadbourne Adds 'Deep Throat' Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A former Manatt Phelps partner in Washington, D.C., with ties to Watergate figures joins Chadbourne; Hinshaw & Culbertson makes a group hire from an IP boutique in Chicago; and Orrick lands two Bingham entertainment trial lawyers in Los Angeles.

More Women Partners at Pa. Firms, but Overall Ranks Stagnant

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2014

Even as the percentage of women partners has increased over the last decade, female lawyers continue to make up less than one-third of the attorney population at Pennsylvania's 100 largest law firms, according to data tracked by Legal sibling publication PaLaw magazine.

Are Mass Torts Turning Into Commodity Work? Not Quite

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

The number of mass torts filings in the United States hasn't seen a precipitous drop-off, but profit margins for the law firms defending those cases have taken a hit.

Change in Law Triggering Race to Patent Office, Attorneys Say

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

As the final pieces of the America Invents Act are about to go into effect March 16, intellectual property lawyers are scrambling to get thousands of last-minute patent filings in before the old rules expire Friday.

Cozen O'Connor Same-Sex Marriage Case Still in Flux

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

The question of whether Cozen O'Connor's federally-regulated pension plan benefits can be given to the wife of a deceased female partner would appear to be answered in part by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Wednesday ruling DOMA unconstitutional.

State Supreme Court Adopts New Code of Judicial Conduct

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 09, 2014

The state Supreme Court has adopted a new Code of Judicial Conduct that includes provisions on deterring nepotism by judges and prohibiting them from serving on commercial boards.

Cozen O'Connor Granted Appeal in Pol's Legal Fee Debt Case

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 08, 2014

Cozen O'Connor will again go before the state Supreme Court - this time on the merits - to argue it should be able to forgive the $450,000 in legal bills U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pa., racked up during a failed bid for Philadelphia mayor in 2007.

Buchanan Ingersoll in Merger Talks With Fla. Firm

Julie Kay and Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 08, 2014

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is deep into merger talks with Tampa-based Fowler White Boggs, according to top management of both firms.

LeClairRyan Lures 10 Litigators From Clyde's New Jersey Office

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

New Jersey lawyers from Clyde & Co., seeking a firm more bent on trial practice, have moved to LeClairRyan.

People in the News - January 3, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2014

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads' Cherry Hill, N.J., office participated in the Camden County Bar Foundation's Adopt-A-Family Program, which provides holiday gifts and food to families in need in Camden.

People in the News - January 2, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2014

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young associate Michelle Orloski was appointed to the Project NEXT leadership team.

Supreme Court Considers Deference to Other Judicial Proceedings

Stephen A. Miller and Arthur P. Fritzinger : The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2014

In two cases this term, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the extent to which federal courts should defer to the decisions of other tribunals. Its decisions will have a substantial effect on the role of the federal courts in relation to state proceedings and in reviewing the decisions of international arbitration panels.

Panel Reverses Order to Disclose Blogger Identity

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2013

The Second Department has reversed pre-action disclosure orders to identify a blogger named Q-Tip who referred to "downright criminal actions" in a post that Westchester County Legislature candidate Susan Konig said damaged her campaign.

On the Move

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2013

Announcements about lawyers, firms and judges.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 26, 2013

Cozen O'Connor, Dentons, Ropers Majeski and Connell Foley have each announced new additions, while Thompson Hine has elected a new partner.

Midsized Firms Saw Group Laterals, Leadership Changes

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2013

Whether they were gaining or losing groups of lawyers, undergoing leadership transitions, splitting up or merging, midsized firms across Pennsylvania experienced a number of significant changes in 2013.

For Large Law Firms, 2013 Was a Year of Expansion, Pseudo-Mergers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2013

For Pennsylvania's large law firms, 2013 was a year of office expansion and pseudo-mergers.

The Churn: Fox Rothschild Bulks Up in Bay Area, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

Fox Rothschild absorbs a seven-lawyer firm in Northern California; Covington & Burling hires a partner and associate from Mayer Brown in Europe; and a Locke Lord senior counsel is tapped to be the next Texas Secretary of State.

No Safe Harbor Protection for Triangular Setoff Under Swap Agreement

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 18, 2013

Does the Bankruptcy Code allow for triangular setoffs in swap and repurchase agreements after commencement of the debtor's bankruptcy case? In , Adv. Proc. No. 11-51851 (CSS) (Del. Bankr. Nov. 8, 2013), the court held that the Bankruptcy Code does not allow parties to set off non-mutual obligations, regardless of whether the agreements are subject to the safe harbor provisions of 11 U.S.C. ยงยง 559-661.

Beware of Employment Law Landmines for Multistate Employers

Carrie B. Rosen : The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2013

As more companies grow and expand beyond their startup location, the potential for employment law landmines increases exponentially.

Firm Leaders Predicting Profit Growth in 2014, Survey Shows

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 17, 2013

Increasing demand and a more concentrated focus on the efficient delivery of legal services should lead to higher profits in 2014, according to a survey of the managing partners' confidence in the market.

PLW - People in the News - December 17, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 17, 2013

Judith A. Algeo was re-elected to a six-year term on Warwick Township's board of supervisors.

The Legal Fight for Same-Sex Marriage

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2013

The Zombie Rises Again in Religion-State Separation Case

Stephen A. Miller and Kathryn A. Young : The Legal Intelligencer : January 12, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is rarely subtle when angry. And he has often been angry when evaluating the tests employed by his colleagues to resolve First Amendment religion cases.

Lawyer Can't Sue Firms to Collect Judgment Against Former Clients

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 12, 2013

An attorney has failed to show a link between his inability to collect from ex-clients $768,000 in unpaid legal fees and a separate suit filed by three law firms on behalf of those clients.

The Churn: Nixon Lands Bulger Prosecutor, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2013

Nixon Peabody hires the assistant U.S. attorney who prosecuted mobster James "Whitey" Bulger; a top lawyer with the White House Council on Environmental Quality joins Covington & Burling; and the head of Cozen O'Connor's real estate practice becomes general counsel of a real estate investment trust.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 09, 2013

A weekly report of lawyer moves and law firm changes. Keep abreast of where movers and shakers are going and what they're doing.

Cozen O'Connor's Fala Named Liberty Property Trust GC

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 09, 2013

The chairman of Cozen O'Connor's real estate department is leaving the firm to serve as general counsel to client Liberty Property Trust, the company and the firm said late last week.

Ex-Chadbourne Partner Sues Firm for Return of Capital

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2013

Melanie Willems, an international arbitration partner who left Chadbourne & Parke in September to join Andrews Kurth, sued her former firm a month later seeking the immediate repayment of $127,000 in capital.

Bank Settles Shareholder Claim for $5 Mil.

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2013

A northeastern Pennsylvania regional bank, which was accused of providing dubious loans to board members—among them Michael T. Conahan, the former Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas president judge who is now incarcerated after his conviction on charges stemming from the "kids for cash" scandal—has agreed to settle a shareholder derivative claim for $5 million.

Have the State's Largest Firms Grown Under New Leaders?

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2013

In less than six years, 10 of the 14 Pennsylvania firms listed in the Am Law 200 have announced or completed changes to the uppermost tier of their leadership structures following long, successful tenures.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 05, 2013

Four firms announce new additions, while Mayer Brown, Weil Gotshal and Certilman Balin announce promotions.

Circuit Denies Insurers' Claims for 9/11 Destruction of 7 WTC

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2013

"It is simply incompatible with common sense and experience to hold that defendants were required to design and construct a building that would survive the events of Sept. 11, 2001," a majority of the Second Circuit panel said.

People in the News - December 4, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2013

William P. Conaboy and Judy Wang Mayer joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney as an associate and senior attorney, respectively, in the firm's health care section.

The Importance of Drafting Clear Corporate Bylaws

Hayes Hunt and Arthur P. Fritzinger : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2013

In September 2009, when the FBI had arrested Sergey Aleynikov for allegedly stealing proprietary trading codes from Goldman Sachs, the financial powerhouse probably did not expect, as a purported victim, to pay him to defend against the criminal charges.

Law Firms Taking Baby Steps Toward Outsourcing of Nonlegal Services

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2013

Amid the motions deadlines, depositions and client meetings, law firms still have to get the documents processed, food served, bills collected and technology running—or do they?

Saving Space: Law Firms Look to Minimize, Restructure Real Estate

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2013

The recession combined with the growing use of technology has left large law firms with fewer associates, and even fewer legal secretaries.

Pennsylvania Firms Not Looking To Move Back-Office Locations

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2013

From Wheeling to Lexington and Dayton to Tallahassee, U.S. law firms have increasingly looked to move back-office operations to less expensive geographic markets in an effort to save on rent and employee compensation.

People in the News - December 2, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2013

Members of the Low-Income Energy Peer Exchange met in early November to discuss issues facing low-income energy consumers.

VerdictSearch: Grocery Store Worker Awarded $451,000 on Termination Claim

: Texas Lawyer : January 02, 2013

A Kroger employee who claimed that he was fired, rehired and then constructively discharged was awarded $451,000. Karl Tipple, who has been diagnosed with developmental disorders and learning disabilities, claimed that he was demoted and harassed when he was transferred to a new store.

Are Surety Agreements Insurance? Federal Courts Weigh in

Jeffrey G. Weil and Arthur P. Fritzinger : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2013

When is insurance not insurance? According to both Merriam-Webster and Black's Law Dictionary, insurance is a "contract whereby one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee another against loss by a specified contingency or peril." Under that definition, "insurance" would include surety agreements, where one party agrees to indemnify another party if a third party defaults on a debt or fails to perform on a contract. But not so fast.

Strong Fourth Quarter Buoyed Firm Finances in 2012

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2013

When it came through 2012's financial performance, Pennsylvania's largest law firms saw everything from small to double-digit rises in most of the key metrics.

People in the News - November 26, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2013

Mark J. Foley was elected to the Philadelphia Orchestra Association's board of directors.

People in the News - Nov. 22, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2013

Kristine A. Phillips, a partner at Willig, Williams & Davidson, was named Philadelphia VIP's November volunteer of the month.

Georgetown 2013: Building a Better Info Governance Practice

Victor Li : Law Technology News : January 22, 2013

The inaugural information governance track at the Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute examined ways to create a strong IG practice in the era of Big Data.

Pennsylvania Firms Rank High on Client Service List

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2013

Three of Pennsylvania's largest law firms also appear to be some of the most highly thought of among the largest purchasers of legal services—Fortune 1000 corporate counsel.

Pa. Firms Rank High on Client Service List

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2013

Three of Pennsylvania's largest law firms also appear to be some of the most highly thought of among the largest purchasers of legal services—Fortune 1000 corporate counsel.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2013

Alejandro Fiuza joins Brown Rudnick's corporate practice group as partner and chairman of the firm's new Latin American practice group. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

With Knives Out, Lawyers Circle Da Vinci Robot Maker

Max Taves : The Recorder : January 15, 2013

Sunnyvale's Intuitive Surgical is under siege from product liability claims, securities litigation and now a rescission demand.

People in the News - November 14, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2013

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young managing partner Jeffrey A. Lutsky is serving as a panelist for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's "Fall Nonprofit: Taking the Lead on Leadership Succession" program today.

Justices Considering Jurisdiction Over Foreign Parties

Stephen A. Miller and Arthur P. Fritzinger : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2013

The jurisdiction cases reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court are rarely headline-grabbing. Nonetheless, those cases exert a significant effect on the civil litigation that fills the nation's dockets.

Electricity Not a Good for Administrative Priority Claims

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 13, 2013

Is electricity a good for purposes of establishing an administrative priority claim under Section 503(b)(9) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code?

Estates Settle With Bars and Driver in Dram Shop Case

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 12, 2013

The last remaining defendant in a dram shop case in which a drunken driver killed three people when his truck collided with their car after allegedly running a red light agreed to settle for $1 million on Nov. 4.

CIVIL ACTIONS

: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2013

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 08, 2013

Five firms announce new additions, while four have announced promotions.

Candidates for Brooklyn D.A. Reprise Themes From Primary

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2013

As a bruising race approaches its end, Kenneth Thompson predicts he will win by an even larger margin than his convincing primary victory over six-term incumbent Charles Hynes. But Hynes is hopeful he can muster enough additional support to prevail in an admittedly uphill contest.

Ex-Corbett Chief of Staff Aichele Back at Saul Ewing

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2013

Stephen S. Aichele, who served as Gov. Tom Corbett's chief of staff until stepping down in July, is returning to Philadelphia-based Saul Ewing, where he was previously chairman.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2013

GrayRobinson merges with trial firm Hirschhorn & Bieber; the former managing partner of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy's Asia practice joins investment bank Moelis & Co.; and Cozen O'Connor launches an international arbitration practice..

Justices: Girard Board Immune From Real Estate Taxes

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2013

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the board overseeing Philadelphia's Girard College is immune from real estate taxes because it is a state agency.

Ex-Rite Aid GC's Suit Against Duane Morris Revived

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2013

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has revived a suit filed against Duane Morris and Baltimore firm Neuberger Quinn Gielen Rubin & Gibber by former Rite Aid general counsel Franklin Brown, who was convicted on fraud and obstruction charges in connection with the $1.6 billion accounting scandal.

Ex-Rite Aid GC's Suit Against Duane Morris Revived

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 30, 2013

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has revived a suit filed against Duane Morris and Baltimore firm Neuberger Quinn Gielen Rubin & Gibber by former Rite Aid General Counsel Franklin Brown, who was convicted on fraud and obstruction charges in connection with the $1.6 billion accounting scandal that sent a half-dozen Rite Aid executives to prison and cut the company's stock price in half.

Brach Eichler Opens Lobbyist Unit, Bringing in State Street Partners

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 25, 2013

Brach Eichler has entered the lobbying business through an affiliated company that will open its doors in Trenton on Oct. 28.

Cash 2.0: Bitcoin and Regulating Digital Currency

Hayes Hunt and Arthur P. Fritzinger : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2013

How will the government be able to shape its rules to address the unique characteristics and challenges presented by virtual currencies like bitcoin?