"Meckler Bulger is a commercial litigation firm with more than 70 lawyers and additional offices in San Francisco and Phoenix, the latter where 575-lawyer Cozen does not have a location. The firm was founded in 1994 by a small group of lawyers from large firms. Its website describes it as one of the 35 largest law firms in Illinois and lists litigation practice areas such as white-collar criminal defense, insurance, labor and employment, commercial litigation and legal fee disputes.
"Cozen O’Connor President and CEOMichael Heller declined comment when reached Sunday. Meckler Bulger would be a major addition in a key legal market for Cozen, which firm opened a Chicago office in 2000. The site now has 15 lawyers largely focused on domestic and international insurance and reinsurance practices such as product liability and tort defense, first and third-party coverage and subrogation and recovery. So Meckler Bulger would bring a more diverse commercial litigation practice."
Blumenthal also reports today on two resignations at Duane Morris:
The head of the corporate department at Philadelphia-based Duane Morris has resigned from the firm along with another partner just weeks after they were named in a malpractice lawsuit from a high heel shoe insert inventor.
The Baltimore Business Journalfirst reported Friday that Baltimore-based George NemphosJay Cohen resigned from the high-profile international law firm effective Thursday. Nemphos had been managing partner of Duane Morris’ Baltimore office and chair of the entire firm’s global corporate practice group — its second-largest practice group. Cohen was a partner based in Baltimore.
The two attorneys helped launch Duane Morris’ Baltimore office at the end of 2006, leaving DLA Piper along with two others. Nemphos became chair of the firm’s corporate practice in 2010.