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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: 0

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

Plaintiff Rebuts Cosby Allegation of Settlement Breach

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : July 29, 2015

In two memoranda filed Tuesday, counsel for Andrea Constand, who reached a settlement with Bill Cosby in 2006, said the plaintiff did not breach the parties' confidentiality agreement, but it was the comedian who did so.

Cosby 'Suspicious' of Attorney Role in Transcript Release

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : July 28, 2015

Attorneys for Bill Cosby want to investigate whether the plaintiffs attorney in a 2005 lawsuit against him was involved in the recent release of a deposition transcript from that case, which ended in a confidential settlement.

People in the News - July 27, 2015 - Lions Club of Swarthmore Honors Lowe

: The Legal Intelligencer : July 27, 2015

Suzanne S. Mayes, chair of public and project finance at Cozen O'Connor, was elected president of the Forum of Executive Women for a two-year term.

INADMISSIBLE: D.C. Lawyer for Cosby Takes to the Press

: The National Law Journal : July 27, 2015

A lawyer for entertainer Bill Cosby is fighting back in the forum that may matter to him most: the court of ­public opinion. Plus more in this week's column.

Real Estate Paralegals Must Understand Title Insurance

Harry A. Reichner : The Legal Intelligencer : July 23, 2015

Title insurance is not understood as well as other types of insurance, but it is just as important. When purchasing real property, instead of purchasing the actual building or land, a client is actually purchasing the title to the property—the right to occupy and use the space. That title may be limited by rights and claims asserted by others, which may limit your client's use and enjoyment of the property and even bring financial loss. Title insurance protects against these types of hazards and defects that already exist in the title and is purchased with a one-time premium.

Cosby Case Pits Privacy Issues Against Public-Interest Concerns

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : July 21, 2015

The release of information about Bill Cosby's 2006 settlement with a woman accusing him of sexual assault has reduced doubt about some allegations against the comedian, but raised questions about the nature of sealed documents and confidential settlement agreements involving public figures.

Lawyer in Immigration Fraud Scheme Sentenced

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : July 17, 2015

A former attorney who made money by creating phony advanced degrees for immigrants seeking employment visas in the United States was ordered to serve 27 months in prison Thursday.

People in the News - July 16, 2015 - DePillis Joins Messa & Associates

: The Legal Intelligencer : July 16, 2015

Suzanne H. DePillis joined Messa & Associates as a senior associate.

People in the News - July 14, 2015 - Phila. VIP Volunteer of the Month

: The Legal Intelligencer : July 14, 2015

Timothy Law was selected as this month's Philadelphia VIP Volunteer of the Month.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 09, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Derivative Standing in Bankruptcy Proceedings

Barry M. Klayman and Mark E. Felger : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 07, 2015

In Civ. No. 14-738-LPS (D. Del. Mar. 13, 2015), U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark of the District of Delaware considered an appeal from the bankruptcy court's denial of a creditor's motion for derivative standing.

In Unsealed Documents, Cosby Admits Giving Drugs to a Woman

Lizzy McLellan, Gina Passarella and Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : July 06, 2015

A federal judge has unsealed a number of documents revealing information about Bill Cosby's 2006 settlement with Andrea Constand over allegations of sexual assault and other claims.

Overtime Proposal Could Shift Wage Litigation

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : June 30, 2015

Employment lawyers say Obama's proposal could lead to fewer misclassification suits, it could also spur more off-the-clock claims.

Merger Mania in Chicago

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 18, 2015

So far this year, four Am Law 200 firms have picked up smaller shops in the Windy City.

Lawyer-Politician Bolting Cozen for Camden 'Renaissance'

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : June 17, 2015

Jeffrey Nash, a lawyer and longtime public official in South Jersey, is slated to leave the law firm where he's spent nearly three decades in order to launch a solo practice in Camden.

People in the News - June 16, 2015 - Volpe and Koenig IPromise Fund

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2015

Post & Schell added Patrick C. Lamb as principal, and Drew L. Mallick as an associate, in its casualty litigation department.

Nonequity Departures Driving Declines in Pa. Head Count

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2015

Attorney head count among Pennsylvania's largest firms has fluctuated in the first six months of the year from as much as a 9.3 percent increase to an 11.2 percent decline, according to a review of statistics tracked by ALM's RivalEdge.

Subpoena of Cosby Settlement Put on Hold

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 15, 2015

It will not be known whether three women suing Bill Cosby for defamation can obtain information about the comedian's confidential 2006 settlement until a judge decides whether the case should be dismissed.

YouTube Defeats Music Producer's Take-Down Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 11, 2015

Judge Samuel Conti concluded the company's terms of service allowed it to remove "Luv Ya" by the Rasta Rock Opera.

In Same-Sex Marriage Case, Justices Face Complex Social, Legal Issues

Stephen A. Miller and Arthur P. Fritzinger : The Legal Intelligencer : June 10, 2015

Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of state laws prohibiting same-sex marriage. The consolidated action, captioned as , Docket No. 14-556, has sparked widespread media attention, protests, and the filing of 126 amicus curiae briefs. The court will address two questions: (1) whether state laws prohibiting same-sex marriage violate the equal protection or due process clauses of the 14th Amendment; and (2) whether states have the power to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages lawfully performed in other states.

Pa. Firms Rank High for Head Count Shifts in Both Directions

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 10, 2015

Mergers and group departures had significant impacts on Pennsylvania firms' head count numbers—in both growth and decline—in 2014, according to data reported by Legal affiliate The National Law Journal.

Section 220 Demand Doesn't Extend to Non-employee Directors' Private Email

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

In220 Litigation, C.A. No. 9039-VCP (Del. Ch. April 30, 2015), Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons Jr. held the defendant corporation in a books-and-records action under 8 Del. C. Section 220 did not have to search its non-employee directors' personal email accounts for documents.

Pressure to Build Books Faces GCs Returning to Law Firms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 08, 2015

As business consolidation has increased along with economic improvement, there have been more senior-level in-house counsel looking for new positions and that typically means a stop, for however long a time, in law firms.

After a Year of Departures, Firm Suffers Gut Punch

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Dickstein Shapiro's head count was down more than 21 percent. Then, a key player was indicted.

On The Move: Rafael Perez Joins Connell Foley

: New Jersey Law Journal : June 05, 2015

Connell Foley in Roseland brings on board veteran public finance attorney Rafael Perez.

American Realty Capital Properties Ex-GC Rejoins Duane Morris

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 05, 2015

Richard Silfen has left his role as general counsel at the embattled American Realty Capital Properties to rejoin his former firm, Duane Morris.

People in the News - June 4, 2015 - Cordell & Cordell Hires Collins

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 04, 2015

Cordell & Cordell hired associate attorney Jaimie Collins in its Philadelphia office.

In Pennsylvania Firms, Rankings Show Minority Attorneys Underrepresented

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 04, 2015

Only two of the 17 Pennsylvania-based law firms included in Legal affiliate The American Lawyer's rankings of firms based on minority attorneys came in above the national average of 14.4 percent and none could be found in the top 50 of the rankings.

Cosby Seeks to Prevent Disclosure of 2006 Settlement

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 04, 2015

As he faces a lawsuit by three women in Massachusetts federal court, Bill Cosby has filed a motion to prevent disclosure of information from his 2006 settlement in a Pennsylvania federal court with a plaintiff who alleged the comedian assaulted her.

Common Law Firm Marketing Mistakes

Gina F. Rubel : The Legal Intelligencer : June 02, 2015

Many would agree with Benjamin Franklin that silence is a virtue. However, I have never been known for keeping quiet. I recently received a magazine from a legal publisher and found so many law firm marketing mistakes and faux pas that my head began to spin.