Are you an Employer?    Attract the Best Candidates with Smart Job Postings! Search Legal Resumes
Legal Jobs Board for Attorneys, Law Students & Legal Staff | Serving USA & Other Countries | LawCrossing

Need Help? Call (800) 973-1177 

Job Seeker Login   Employer Login 

Job Seekers?  Try it Now  

ATTORNEY JOBS
LAW STUDENT JOBS
LEGAL STAFF JOBS
See Law Jobs We Have Recently Researched and Located for You
What Where
Show Recruiter Jobs  

Show Refreshed Jobs  



Search in Job Title Only
Job Type:
Employer Type:

+ Browse Legal Jobs     + Advanced Search     + Search Tips     + Upload Legal Resume
Legal Jobs >> Legal Articles >> BCG Law Firm News >> Cozen O'Connor Hired To Regulate BP's Gulf-Compensation
  • BCG Law Firm News

08/18/10

Cozen O'Connor Hired To Regulate BP's Gulf-Compensation
Philadelphia lawyer, Stephen Cozen, partner at Cozen O'Connor, has been hired to sketch up the rules on BP's gulf-compensation fund.

The $20 billion fund will be dispersed among businesses and persons who were caused loss by April's Deepwater Horizon well explosion. The administrator of the fund, Kenneth Feinberg says that ''no one else in the nation'' has Cozen's understanding or experience regarding the issues at hand.

Cozen's firm, Cozen O'Connor specializes in disasters. They worked such high profile cases as the MGM Grand Hotel fire in 1980 and the 1981 collapse of the skywalk at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City.

Cozen will help determine which businesses and people are eligible for compensation. He said, ''You might have a restaurant in Boston that serves Gulf Coast shrimp. Those businesses are not going to be eligible for anything.''

Cozen also said that there were nine attorneys working on different areas of the case. Among the practice areas involved in the spill are the firm's litigation, maritime, insurance groups, as well as the firm's energy department. The firm generally charges somewhere between $400 and $600 per hour.

Crowell & Moring Sued By Victims Of Hijacking
Crowell & Moring is being sued by the victims of the 1986 hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Pakistan.

The plaintiffs claim that Crowell took more than the 10 percent fee cap for the claims office. Additionally, the plaintiffs argue that the law firm distributed money to non-US citizens, when according to the settlement, they were not entitled to any compensation.

The lead lawyer for Crowell, Stuart Newberger, anticipates that the matter will be resolved during arbitration to be held in Washington D.C. He says he is confident that Crowell & Moring has complied with federal law in the matter, as well as any ''ethical obligations'' the firm might have.

Crowell Moring is comprised of more than 400 lawyers in 6 offices across the United States as well as offices in London and Brussels. They are headquartered in Washington D.C.

Drinker Biddle Adds A Chief Value Officer To Its Ranks
Philadelphia based firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, is restructuring the payment process in an attempt to offer clients more value.

The firm has hired its first ''Chief Value Officer.'' That position will determine that clients are receiving good value for their business done with the firm.

Having a CVO is a relatively new concept, and will likely impress consumers looking for honest legal billing, which has been an issue in the past.

More and more, firms are moving away from the standard billable hour to a method that looks for efficient staffing and different fee arrangements. Still however, the objective of the CVO will be to increase profitability for law firms.

Drinker Biddle & Reath has around 700 lawyers throughout 12 U.S. based offices. Corporate Board Member magazine ranked Drinker Biddle #4 among corporate law firms in Philadelphia.


Related Article
Law Firm Mergers Taking Place From Texas To Portugal

Law Firm Mergers Taking Place From Texas To Portugal ....

Law Firm PR and Speaking Engagements: How to Get Them

Like it or not, speaking engagements are a very important component of the public relations plan of any law firm intent on growth. Whether you fear public speaking or your workload leaves little free time, it is important to find a way to make room for speaking. ....

Law Firm Job Cuts Deepen; LawCrossing Continues to Find New Legal Openings

Law Firm Job Cuts Deepen; LawCrossing Continues to Find New Legal Openings ....
Rate This Article
   View top rated articles

Printable Version    Printable Version PDF Version    PDF Version Email to a Friend    Email to a Friend
Comment    Post A Comment View Comment    View Comment Discuss    Discuss

Featured Testimonials

Out of all the functions of LawCrossing I like its e-mail alerts the most. They are precise and bang on time.
Stephen

Facts

LawCrossing Fact #111: Read the stories of successful professionals in your field and find out how they got to the top! It can inspire you to pursue that dream job.

"We want to hear your thoughts. Please comment on this article (below)!"

Comments


Article ID: 5771    

Article Title: Cozen O'Connor Hired To Regulate BP's Gulf-Compensation

Comment not found for this article.

Comment Comment

Facebook comments:


total jobs
51,311
Upload Your Resume
New Legal Jobs in Last 7 Days
15,566
Facebook Twitter
job search tip
Work that room. Network at professional get-togethers: lunches, breakfast meetings, dinners, after-hours mixers, seminars, trade shows.
LawCrossing



The Job Search Program that Guarantees Success.
Our career counselor creates a tailor-made job search strategy for you and walks you through every step of the process.
Create your unique brand for just $2,495!
2014 Most Influential Legal Recruiter Rankings
Get the ranking

Your privacy is guaranteed. We will never give out, lease, or sell your personal information.


Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.