Cozen O’Connor Promotes Two New Shareholders in Miami Office

Marc Auerbach
Joseph F. Rich

MIAMI, FL— Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the promotion of two members in the Miami Office to shareholders: Marc Auerbach and Joseph F. Rich. Firm wide, eight members were promoted in total.

“We are excited to promote this distinguished group of attorneys,” said Michael J. Heller, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cozen O’Connor. “They have demonstrated a commitment to the firm, their clients, and the legal profession. We see this group as an integral part of the firm’s future success.”

Auerbach counsels a wide range of health care organizations, including physician groups, HMOs, hospitals, academic medical centers, diagnostic facilities and medical device manufacturers. His practice encompasses fraud and abuse issues, integrating physician practices, compensation, clinical trials, purchase and sale engagements, and intellectual property licensing. Auerbach also has experience with electronic health matters, and related online health care technology issues. He represents numerous health related not for profits and has handled issues related to such status. His experience also includes alternative practice models such as ACOs, CINs, concierge, and direct payment models. Auerbach has served as counsel to hospital medical staff, with respect to a diverse range of issues, including physician contracting, technology integration, and development of integrated models with the applicable hospital systems. Nightingale’s Healthcare News has recognized Auerbach as one of the top 10 health care information technology lawyers. Chambers USA has also recognized him as a leading health care lawyer in Florida.

Rich concentrates his practice on a wide range of litigation matters including product liability, general and professional negligence, construction defect and breach of warranties. He manages a robust caseload ranging from general civil litigation to subrogation and recovery matters arising from complex property damage loss events, such as fires, product failures and defects, mechanical system failures, plumbing and water system releases, sprinkler system failures,building collapses, roofing failures and deficiencies, and other construction defects. Rich was appointed vice chair, office managing partner of the Miami office in January 2018. He is admitted to practice in Florida, New Jersey,Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, including all federal district courts in Florida, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia, as well as the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. Rich is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for Puerto Rico and has experience litigating general litigation and recovery matters for clients in federal court in Puerto Rico.


About Cozen O’Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has over 700 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 28 offices across two continents.

Robert Friedman