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Your accomplishments speak for you. At Cozen O’Connor, they speak for us, too. For over 40 years, we have defined ourselves by our clients’ success. In an industry built on talk, we’ve made our name by doing. And as a full-service firm, we’ve helped guide and protect countless clients with the comprehensive spectrum of our legal services, and a steadfast dedication that has made us one of the top law firms in the country. Whatever the task, however complicated the situation, our attorneys are prepared to guide you in your every endeavor. 

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Cozen O'Connor Ranked First in Philadelphia, Third Nationally in American Lawyer's Best Places to Work

Cozen O’Connor is ranked first in Philadelphia, for the fifth year in a row, and third in the nation in The American Lawyer’s 2014 Mid-Level Associate Satisfaction Survey. The American Lawyer surveys third, fourth and fifth year associates on 12 aspects of job satisfaction. On a scale of 1 to 5, Cozen O’Connor scored a 4.781. MORE

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Named to The Legal Intelligencer’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track”

MaryTeresa Soltis of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Group has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track.” Nominees were judged on four areas: development of the law, advocacy & community contribution, peer & public recognition and service to the bar.MORE

ACG 2014 M&A East Conference

The Association for Corporate Growth will be holding the 2014 M&A East Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA on October, 7 - October 8, 2014. The M&A East Conference allows attendees to source deals, secure financing, learn the latest industry trends and further build a M&A network. Cozen O'Connor will be a sponsor of the conference which commences with a golf outing at the Riverton Country Club, on the morning of October 7, 2014. MORE

Cozen O'Connor Continues to Build its New York Office with the Addition of Litigation Partner Jason Bonk

Cozen O'Connor continues to expand its national commercial litigation practice with the hiring of Jason Bonk as a partner in the firm's New York office. Jason represents Fortune 500 companies along with middle-market businesses in a variety of high-stakes matters, including complex commercial cases involving contract claims as well as fiduciary and other equitable claims, class actions, white collar investigations, labor and employment disputes, and bankruptcy litigation.MORE

41 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America

Forty-one Cozen O’Connor lawyers from eight of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Attorneys were selected based on a rigorous peer-review of more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations. The list will be included in publications such as The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York magazine.MORE

US Supreme Court Advances Cozen O'Connor's Landmark Sept. 11 Litigation against Saudi Arabia

Sean Carter discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that gives the go-ahead to a lawsuit by victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against the government of Saudi Arabia, alleging it indirectly financed al-Qaeda in the years before the hijackings.MORE

From Our Blogs

Texas Supreme Court Draws Distinction Between Loyalty Agreement and Non-Compete

9/11/2014 3:15:39 PM +00:00

In many industries, it is common to pay incentives in the form of restricted stock options payable in the future if certain conditions are satisfied. In Exxon-Mobil v. Drennen, decided on August 29, 2014,  the Texas Supreme Court reviewed the...
HR Headaches 9/11/2014MORE

Cozen’s Tom Wilkinson Comments on Seventh Circuit Opinion Rejecting Class Action Settlement

9/10/2014 8:00:22 PM +00:00

Cozen O’Connor member Tom Wilkinson is quoted extensively in this article from the ABA’s Litigation News regarding a recent Seventh Circuit opinion rejecting a class action settlement as “scandalous.” The opinion was highly...
Class Action Defense Review 9/10/2014MORE

The N.F.L. Realizes That Domestic Violence Is Not A Game

9/10/2014 1:56:06 AM +00:00

Yesterday, the N.F.L. terminated Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice . See story here.  This is after video emerged of Rice punching his fiancee (now wife) and knocking her unconscious in an elevator in Atlantic City.  Previously, Rice was...
Family Law Focus 9/10/2014MORE

CMS Approves Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Waiver

9/8/2014 9:12:10 PM +00:00

CMS approved Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance (“Medicaid”) waiver request entitled Healthy Pennsylvania (“Waiver” or “Healthy Pennsylvania”) by letter dated August 28, 2014.  Governor Tom Corbett and the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare...
Health Law Informer 9/8/2014MORE

Florida Appellate Court: “Coverage Liability” Can Be Basis for Bad Faith in Suit Involving First Party Appraisal

9/5/2014 2:45:58 PM +00:00

On Wednesday, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal issued an opinion concerning the prerequisites for bringing bad faith claims in Florida.  In an en banc ruling, the Court held in Cammarata v. State Farm Florida Ins. Co., 2014 WL 4327948...
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Special (Limited) CMS Offer to Settle Claims on Appeal

9/3/2014 5:55:51 PM +00:00

With little fanfare just before the Labor Day weekend, CMS announced a program in which it would enter into administrative agreements with eligible providers in exchange for the providers’ withdrawal of pending appeals (“Settlement Process”). This...
Health Law Informer 9/3/2014MORE

Texas Supreme Court Weighs In Again on the Scope of the Material Breach Doctrine

9/1/2014 1:05:56 PM +00:00

Last week, the Texas Supreme Court handed down an opinion that involved the material breach doctrine.  The doctrine — adopted twenty years ago in Hernandez v. Gulf Group Lloyds, 875 S.W.2d 691 (Tex. 1994) and subsequently applied in PAJ,...
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Opting To Learn About Stock Options In A Divorce

8/27/2014 1:13:08 AM +00:00

Many businesses choose to reward their employees with stock options in lieu of other forms of compensation.  Frequently, these options are not vested when awarded, but rather vest over time.  Even when options do vest, they are not automatically...
Family Law Focus 8/27/2014MORE

Revisiting the New York Convention as Burundi Becomes its 150th Signatory

8/26/2014 4:51:34 PM +00:00

In recognition of the ever-increasing importance of international arbitration as a method of resolving international commercial disputes, Burundi recently became the 150th country to adopt the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement...
Beyond Borders: An International Business Blog 8/26/2014MORE

Can Grandma and Grandpa Get Custody In Pennsylvania?

8/13/2014 2:23:12 AM +00:00

We constantly receive calls from grandparents inquiring about their custody rights.  In some instances, the grandparent has been the child’s primary caretaker from birth.  In other instances, the grandparent has had regular contact with the...
Family Law Focus 8/13/2014MORE