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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, 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

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.

DLA Piper Adds Floor At Southeast Financial Center

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : August 22, 2014

DLA Piper is the latest law firm to expand office space at the Southeast Financial Center, signing a long-term lease for 45,134 square feet.

The Rise and Risk of Obstructionist Discovery Tactics

Hayes Hunt and Arthur P. Fritzinger : The Legal Intelligencer : August 20, 2014

With fewer trials and an increasing focus on using the discovery process to leverage a favorable settlement or resolution, it is common for litigation counsel to be obstructionist during discovery. For example, counsel may interpose depositions with unwarranted boilerplate objections or subtly (or not so subtly) coach the witness by clarifying or commenting on the pending question. While such conduct is often ignored, it has contributed to rising litigation costs throughout the last decade and, as a sanctions order issued at the end of July by a federal judge in the Northern District of Iowa demonstrates, it can severely diminish counsel's credibility before the trial judge. In light of the impact that discovery tactics can have on the cost and success of litigation, it is increasingly important for general counsel to set clear expectations when retaining attorneys to represent the company in litigation.

Health Insurer's 'Quality of Care' Review Discoverable

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : August 19, 2014

A quality-of-care review conducted by a plaintiff's health insurance carrier to evaluate an orthopedic surgeon in a medical malpractice action will not be barred from discovery under the Peer Review Protection Act, a trial court judge has ruled.

Miami Lawyers Rush To Aid Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : August 19, 2014

Responding to calls for help from immigration rights advocates, the Miami legal community is volunteering to help unaccompanied minors since the Obama adminsitartion fast-tracked their cases.

The Terror Docket

: The Litigation Daily : August 15, 2014

With trial in now underway in Brooklyn, see our roundup of the other key Anti-Terrorism Act cases unfolding in U.S. courts.

Fee Award Nixed After Client Abandons Case

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 13, 2014

In a neat, short opinion, the Delaware Supreme Court dealt with a situation that the chief justice characterized as "Kafkaesque" at oral argument and "unusual" in the written opinion. In , No. 608, 2013 (Del. June 9, 2014), the court reversed a fee award to plaintiffs counsel who had personally intervened in the case below solely for the purpose of seeking attorney fees for the work he had performed in the litigation after the plaintiff had abandoned the lawsuit prior to the entry of a final judgment.

People in the News - Aug. 12, 2014 - Jurewicz of Galfand Berger Speaks at PBI Seminar

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 12, 2014

Richard Jurewicz, a senior partner at Galfand Berger, was a course planner and speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's seminar, "The Pain Puzzle: How to Prove a Pain Case," held July 24.

People in the News - Aug. 7, 2014 - Aleem Choudhary Joins Obermayer Rebmann

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 07, 2014

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel added Aleem Choudhary in the role of director of litigation support.

When Must Insurers Pay Death Benefits? 1st DCA Overrules State Policy

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : August 05, 2014

Death benefits are not payable until the insurer knows the insured died, the First District Court of Appeal said in a reversal of a state agency's position.


: The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

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

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

State Searching for Outside Lawyers in Foxwoods Bankruptcy Case

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 31, 2014

Finalizing the legal team to handle cases related to Foxwoods Casino's bankruptcy hasn't been a simple task. As DLA Piper was recently able to overcome the U.S. trustee's objections to the firm's representation of Foxwoods in its parent company's bankruptcy filing, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General declined to represent the state in a sister suit in which the company is seeking to recover $50 million from the state government.

Fed. Judge Applies Ban on Juvenile Life Sentences Retroactively

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 30, 2014

A Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in , deeming mandatory life sentences without parole for juvenile homicide defendants unconstitutional, applies retroactively.

People in the News - July 30, 2014 - Phila. Bar Association's Board of Governors Meeting Set for Thurs.

: The Legal Intelligencer : July 30, 2014

The Philadelphia Bar Association's board of governors meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday in the 10th-floor boardroom at the bar association.

Contract Suit Against Comcast in Sixers Sale Tossed by Judge

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : July 30, 2014

A federal judge has tossed a breach of contract suit against Comcast-Spectacor, former owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, in which the plaintiffs alleged they were deprived of fees relating to finding a buyer during the sale of the team.

Litigation Departments of the Year

: The Legal Intelligencer : July 29, 2014

The Litigation Departments of the Year supplement includes articles spotlighting the work of Pennsylvania's top litigation departments in a variety of practice areas.

Playing to Win: Cozen O'Connor Lawyers See Cases Through to the End

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 29, 2014

The last two years have shown that Cozen O'Connor litigators get hired to take tough cases, take them to trial and win. And they are in it for the long haul.

Staying Connected: Communication Keeps Cozen O'Connor's Insurance Group Going

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : July 29, 2014

Location might be the key to success for some firms, but for Cozen O'Connor's insurance litigation groups, the key is: communication, communication, communication.

Should Firms Do More to Protect Proprietary Marketing Plans?

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : July 28, 2014

Although legal marketers occasionally work with sensitive materials, law firms have done little to protect marketing schemes and strategies when it comes to chief marketing officers and staffers jumping ship, according to several marketers.

People in the News - July 24, 2014 - Morgan of Archer & Greiner Elected President of tGCBA

: The Legal Intelligencer : July 24, 2014

Albert Mezzaroba was named of counsel to Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster.

Marriott Fights Wrongful Death Suit in Hotel Bombing

Jimmy Hoover : The National Law Journal : July 21, 2014

Lawyers for the Marriott hotel say its Islamabad franchiser should bear responsibility for security against terrorism.

People in the News - July 18, 2014 - Sommer of Eastburn & Gray to Speak at PBI Seminar

: The Legal Intelligencer : July 18, 2014

Joanne D. Sommer of Eastburn & Gray is set to serve as a faculty member at the "Snapshots of Special Education Law" program, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, on July 22 in Philadelphia.

Judge Awards $50 Mil. to Attorneys in Truck Stop Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 16, 2014

A Pennsylvania federal judge has granted final approval of a $130 million settlement in an antitrust suit between independent truck-stop owners on one side and trucker fleet payment card company Comdata Inc. and three national truck-stop chains on the other.

What You Need to Know About Corporate Designee Depositions

Hayes A. Hunt and Joshua N. Ruby : The Legal Intelligencer : July 16, 2014

In a world where the overwhelming majority of cases never make it to trial, depositions take on outsized importance.

Confidentiality Orders in a Books-and-Records Inspection, Part II

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

In part I of this article, we discussed how in C.A. No. 9054-ML (Del. Ch. May 14, 2014) (Master's Final Report), Master in Chancery Abigail M. LeGrow faced the "unwelcome task" of finding an appropriate middle ground between the extreme positions taken by the parties in a Section 220 action concerning what terms should be included in a confidentiality order in connection with the inspection of corporate books and records where inspection was sought in part to assist the stockholder in marketing its shares.

Pa. Adopts Rule Banning Attorney-Expert Discovery

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 14, 2014

Over the objection of one of its members, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made official through a rule change what a divided court was forced to do when it couldn't reach a majority decision on the discoverability of attorney-expert communications: It made the communications off-limits in discovery.


: The National Law Journal : July 14, 2014

Lateral moves in this week's column.