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Cozen O'Connor established its Pittsburgh office in April 2017. The office is located in One Oxford Centre, one of the major distinctive and recognizable skyscrapers of Downtown Pittsburgh, just steps away from City Hall. The Pittsburgh office focuses its practice in the areas of corporate law, labor & employment and commercial litigation.  

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Jacob Diviney

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Jaime Fell

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James W. Forsyth

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Jeremiah G. Garvey

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Six Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2023 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers

August 22, 2022 Geoffrey Ferrer, James Forsyth, J. Bruce Maffeo, Suzanne Mayes, Jason Shargel, and Anna Wermuth received the highest annual ratings from their peers.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Mariah Passarelli Appointed to the Western District of Pennsylvania’s Local Rules Advisory Committee

August 01, 2022 Mariah Passarelli, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, has been appointed to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania’s Local Rules Advisory Committee.

Cozen O’Connor Named Pennsylvania Powerhouse by Law360

August 01, 2022 Cozen O’Connor is one of four firms to receive this distinction in 2022.

Mariah Passarelli Elected to the Allegheny County Board of Governors

June 10, 2021 Mariah Passarelli, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, was voted to a three-year term on the Allegheny County Board of Governors with the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Corporate Practice Expansion in Pittsburgh with the Addition of Benjamin W. Milleville

March 25, 2021 Milleville brings a strong history of advising businesses and nonprofit organizations on corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, the negotiation of commercial agreements, governance, and real estate matters.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Expansion of Commercial Litigation Practice with the Addition of Litigator Andrew W. Reinhart

December 03, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that distinguished litigator Andrew W. Reinhart, who brings more than 20 years of experience in commercial transportation litigation, will be joining the Pittsburgh Commercial Litigation Practice.

Cozen O’Connor Named Law Firm of the Year by The Legal Intelligencer

November 12, 2020 The Legal Intelligencer highlighted the firm’s many legal victories as its reason for the honor, including our recent victory before the U.S. Supreme Court, closing $510 million sale of a longtime client, and our win in the Second Circuit on behalf of the 9/11 families.

Nine Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2021 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

August 20, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that nine of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Expands its Pennsylvania Footprint, Hiring Lobbyist Kevin Kerr to Launch the Firm’s Western Pennsylvania Government Affairs Practice [Alert]

August 10, 2020 Kerr, who brings strong bipartisan ties within Pittsburgh’s city government and throughout Western Pennsylvania, will also play a key role in assisting the group’s growing government relations practices in Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

Jesse Ryan Loffler Named President of the Foundation Board of the National LGBT Bar Association

June 09, 2020 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Pittsburgh and New York-based Commercial Litigator Jesse Ryan Loffler has been named president of the National LGBT Bar Association’s Foundation board of directors.

Cozen O’Connor Expands Pittsburgh Office with the Addition of David P. Franklin and Paul D. Steinman

January 14, 2020 New hires mark another milestone for fast-growing Pittsburgh office

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019 Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Six Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2020 “Lawyers of the Year” By Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019 Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that six of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America.

Mariah Passarelli Named to the LGBT Bar 2019's Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40

March 18, 2019 Cozen O'Connor Labor & Employment attorney Mariah Passarelli was honored by the National LGBT Bar Association as a LGBTQ+ legal professional (practicing lawyers, law professors, corporate counsel, members of the judiciary, politicians, etc.) under the age of 40 who has distinguished themselves in their field and has demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBTQ+ equality.

Cozen O’Connor Continues its Pittsburgh Expansion with the Addition of Veteran Litigators Laura L. Reinhart and Gary Kelly

March 18, 2019 The firm welcomed Reinhart, who defends Union Pacific, CSX Transportation Inc., and other major transportation companies in Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)-related litigation; and Kelly, who served as general counsel at health products behemoth General Nutrition Corp. (GNC) — to its fast-growing Pittsburgh office.

Jesse Ryan Loffler Named President-Elect of the National LGBT Bar Foundation

March 08, 2019 Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Pittsburgh-based Commercial Litigator Jesse Ryan Loffler has been named president-elect of the National LGBT Bar Foundation’s board of directors after serving for two years as its Treasurer.

Cozen O'Connor Named Pennsylvania Powerhouse by Law360

August 28, 2018 Law360 named Cozen O'Connor a Pennsylvania Powerhouse, an honor given to five law firms who have used their roots in the Keystone State to embark on aggressive national and international expansions.

Cozen O'Connor Continues Rapid Growth in its National Labor & Employment Department and Pittsburgh Office with Four Additional Attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

August 20, 2018 Four additional attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Mariah L. Passarelli, Bethany C. Salvatore, Abigail M. Green and Tiffany A. Jenca have joined the firm's highly regarded Labor & Employment Department and will focus on legal issues ranging from employment contracts to agency investigations.

Jesse Ryan Loffler Honored with the Gates Award for Pro Bono Efforts

April 12, 2018 Jesse Ryan Loffler, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, was honored by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law student group OUTLaw with the Gates Award.

Corporate Tax Attorney Joins Pittsburgh Office

February 05, 2018 Forsyth is the 30th Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC Attorney to Join the Firm in the Past Year and 20th Attorney to Join the Pittsburgh Office

In the HQ2 Race, Cost of Living Benefits Pittsburgh

January 19, 2018 Jeffrey Mills, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group, discusses Pittsburgh’s appealing cost of living as a distinguishing feature from other cities in competition for Amazon’s second headquarters (HQ2) in Pittsburgh Business Times.

HQ2: ‘We’re a City That Isn’t Standing Still’

January 18, 2018 Jeffrey Mills, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group, discusses Pittsburgh’s chances of being selected as the home for Amazon’s new headquarters, a multibillion-dollar investment boasting an expected 50,000 jobs, in Pittsburgh Business Times.

General Counsel to Cumberland Packing Corp Joins Cozen O'Connor

January 18, 2018 Gregg M. Kander joins Pittsburgh office and will concentrate his practice on corporate and partnership taxation and business planning

Contacts

Jeremiah G. Garvey

Office Managing Partner

jgarvey@cozen.com

(412) 620-6570

Laura L. Reinhart

Office Managing Partner, Vice-Chair

lreinhart@cozen.com

(412) 620-6510

Kerstin Schuler

Office Manager

KSchuler@cozen.com

(412) 620-6509