82 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 19 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2021 Guide

PHILADELPHIA, May 26, 2021 — Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 82 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2021 edition; of those, 15 lawyers have been recognized nationally. Those 15 attorneys include, Mark Atwood (Aviation: Regulatory), Joseph Bedwick (Cannabis Law: Eastern United States) Paul Connell (State Attorneys General), Geoffrey D. Ferrer (Shipping/Maritime: Finance), Bruce W. Ficken (Construction), Marc J. Fink (Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory), Susan A. Grueneberg (Franchising), David Heffernan (Aviation: Regulatory), Lori Kalani (State Attorneys General), Jeffrey F. Lawrence (Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory), Milton Marquis (State Attorneys General) Anne Mickey (Shipping/Maritime: Finance), Bernard Nash (State Attorneys General), Wayne Rohde (Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory) and Rachel Welford (Aviation: Regulatory).

Twenty Cozen O’Connor attorneys were recognized in the Band 1 ranking for Chambers USA, the highest ranking achievable, which is based on an assessment of a the attorney’s technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence commitment, and other factors. Those 20 attorneys include, Joseph C. Bright (Tax), Susan N. Eisenberg (Labor & Employment), Gregory Eisenstark (Energy & Natural Resources), Bruce W. Ficken (Construction), James A. Gale (Intellectual Property), Jeremiah G. Garvey (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity), Susan A. Grueneberg (Franchising) David Heffernan (Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory), Fred Jacoby (Construction), Mark Jacobson (Antitrust), Lori Kalani (State Attorneys General), Jeffrey F. Lawrence (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory), Kenan G. Loomis (Insurance), Ira Megdal (Energy & Natural Resources), Bernard Nash (State Attorneys General), Stephen M. Seeger (Construction), Robert A. Silverman (Real Estate), Joseph Tilson (Labor & Employment), James R. Williams (Real Estate), and Thomas Witt (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use).

In addition to the individual lawyer rankings, Chambers USA has ranked 19 of Cozen O’Connor’s practice areas, seven of which have been recognized nationally. The guide’s nationwide tables, “focus on those firms that are the country’s best in their respective areas of practice.”

Chambers USA ranking tables are based on “assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback.” In order to be ranked in the guide, lawyers and firms are required to demonstrate “sustained excellence.”


USA- Nationwide

  • Corporate Crime & Investigations : Highly Regarded
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer
  • Labor & Employment
  • State Attorneys General
  • Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory
  • Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance
  • Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory


  • Labor & Employment


  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring

District of Columbia

  • Construction
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment


  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Labor & Employment: The Elite

New Jersey

  • Energy & Natural Resources

New York

  • Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded


  • Construction
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Real Estate
  • Tax


  • Insurance



  • Mark Atwood (Aviation: Regulatory)
  • Joseph Bedwick (Cannabis Law: Eastern United States)
  • Paul Connell (State Attorneys General)
  • Geoffrey D. Ferrer (Shipping/Maritime: Finance)
  • Bruce W. Ficken (Construction)
  • Marc J. Fink (Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory)
  • Susan A. Grueneberg (Franchising)
  • David Heffernan (Aviation: Regulatory)
  • Lori Kalani (State Attorneys General)
  • Jeffrey F. Lawrence (Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory)
  • Milton Marquis (State Attorneys General)
  • Anne Mickey (Shipping/Maritime: Finance)
  • Bernard Nash (State Attorneys General)
  • Wayne Rohde (Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory)
  • Rachel Welford (Aviation: Regulatory)


  • Walter Stella (Labor & Employment)


  • Mark E. Felger (Bankruptcy/ Restructuring)

District of Columbia

  • Barry Boss (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
  • Rebecca Brodey (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
  • Jesse Keene (Construction)
  • Lawrence M. Prosen (Construction)
  • Stephen M. Seeger (Construction)
  • Nicole Sprinzen (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
  • Barbara Van Gelder (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
  • Benjamin L. Williams (Construction)


  • Scott Bettridge (Immigration)
  • Susan N. Eisenberg (Labor & Employment)
  • James A. Gale (Intellectual Property)
  • A. Kenneth Levine (Insurance)
  • Samuel A. Lewis (Intellectual Property)
  • Martin Schrier (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity)
  • Jennifer M. Taylor (Labor & Employment)


  • Kenan G. Loomis (Insurance)


  • Robert M. Fishman (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Jeremy Glenn (Labor & Employment)
  • Mark L. Radtke (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Brian L. Shaw (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Joseph Tilson (Labor & Employment)
  • Anna Wermuth (Labor & Employment)


  • Christopher Bellini (Corporate/M&A)
  • Mark Jacobson (Antitrust)

New Jersey

  • Michael J. Connolly (Energy & Natural Resources)
  • Gregory Eisenstark (Energy & Natural Resources)
  • Ira Megdal (Energy & Natural Resources)

New York

  • Martin Bloor (Litigation: White- Collar Crime & Government Investigations)


  • Joseph C. Bright (Tax)
  • Richard J. Busis (Corporate/M&A: Securities)
  • Stephen A. Cozen (Insurance)
  • Kenneth A. Cushing (Construction)
  • Alfred J. D’Angelo Jr. (Labor & Employment)
  • Raymond L. DeLuca (Construction)
  • Bruce W. Ficken (Construction)
  • Thomas Gallagher (Tax)
  • Mark Gallant (Health Care)
  • Thomas S. Giotto (Labor & Employment)
  • Howard Grossman (Real Estate)
  • Michael J. Hanlon (Labor & Employment)
  • Fred Jacoby (Construction)
  • Daniel V. Johns (Labor & Employment)
  • Sandra L. Kelly (Real Estate)
  • Jeffrey A. Leonard (Real Estate)
  • Elizabeth A. Malloy (Labor & Employment)
  • Camille Miller (Intellectual Property)
  • Stephen A. Miller (Litigation: White- Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
  • Jeffrey Pasek (Labor & Employment)
  • Chris Raphaely (Health Care)
  • Jason M Shargel (Corporate/M&A: Securities)
  • Adam M Silverman (Real Estate)
  • Robert A Silverman (Real Estate, Real Estate: Finance)
  • Richard J. Silpe (Tax)
  • Cheryl Upham (Tax)
  • James R. Williams (Real Estate)
  • Thomas Witt (Real Estate: Zoning/ Land Use)

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds

  • Stephen A. Cozen (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Michael Heller (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity)
  • Larry P Laubach(Corporate/M&A & Private Equity)
  • Suzanne S. Mayes (Banking & Finance)

Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh & Surrounds

  • Jeremiah G Garvey (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity)


  • Alicia Curran (Insurance)
  • Stephen Pate (Insurance)
  • A. Martin Wickliff (Labor & Employment)
  • Joseph Ziemianski (Insurance)


  • Frank Abramonte (Intellectual Property)

Cozen O’Connor Commits $150,000 in Services to Minority and Traditionally Underrepresented Entrepreneurs in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, June 12, 2020 — Cozen O’Connor, through its startup program COpilot, has launched a program, committing an initial sum of $150,000 in legal services to minority and traditionally underrepresented entrepreneurs in the tri-state region. Led by Michael Crossey and Christopher McDemus, co-chairs of Cozen O’Connor’s Emerging Business & Venture Capital Practice, the initiative is part of the firm’s COpilot program. COpilot provides qualified young startups and new entrepreneurs with access to discounted legal services and deferrals..

Through the new initiative underrepresented entrepreneurs will have access to the firm’s attorneys and receive an initial grant of services. Companies who are selected to participate in this new program have the opportunity to continue working with Cozen O’Connor after the initial grant expires, but are not obligated do so. The firm plans to collaborate with entrepreneurial organizations in the mid-Atlantic region to identify eligible businesses, as well as conduct outreach to local universities.

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