Stephen A. Cozen, chairman and founder of Cozen O'Connor, one of the nation's 100 largest law firms, was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL).
IATL limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States and invites only lawyers who have attained the highest level of advocacy.The Academy seeks out, identifies and honors those who have achieved a career of excellence through demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court and appellate practice.Evaluated by colleagues and judges in his jurisdiction, Mr. Cozen was highly recommended as possessing these qualifications and characteristics.
Among his most recent high-profile cases is a landmark suit originally filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and now under review by the Office of the Solicitor General that seeks to hold Saudi Arabia, a Saudi charity and several members of the royal family responsible for damages resulting from the September 11, 2001 attack. Mr. Cozen represents more than 40 insurers who paid out more than $5 billion in losses.
Jeffrey J. Norton has joined Cozen O'Connor's Philadelphia office as a member of its business law department. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Norton served for almost four years as vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for P.H. Glatfelter Company, a publicly traded global manufacturer. He also previously served as assistant general counsel for Exelon Corporation and PECO Energy Company.
Eleven Cozen O'Connor associates have been named members of the firm. They are: L. Stephen Bowers, business law, Philadelphia; J. Patrick Cohoon, litigation, Houston; David R. Denton, subrogation and recovery, Los Angeles; Patrick M. Kennell, global insurance, New York; Dave Kissoon, complex commercial litigation, New York; Daniel J. Luccaro, subrogation and recovery, Philadelphia; Scott W. Reid, general litigation, Philadelphia; David B. Sunshine, intellectual property, New York; Cheryl A. Upham, corporate tax, Philadelphia; Matthew I. Weinstein, real estate, Philadelphia.
Prior to his appointment to the 134th Civil District Court in Dallas County, Texas, James M. Stanton was named member of Cozen O'Connor. At 32 years old, he is the youngest sitting district judge in the State of Texas. At Cozen, Mr. Stanton had represented clients in cases involving breach of contract, negligence, employment discrimination, and product liability.