In The Legal Intelligencer article, “Cozen O’Connor Could Fill Market Void With Chicago Merger”, Co-founder Mark Jungers addresses Cozen O’Connor’s looming Midwest expansion and potential merger with Chicago-based law firm Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson. Mr. Jungers said the deal makes sense for a number of reasons, commenting, “I think the economics of both firms are such that many of the firms that have been looking in Chicago and have sufficient size, Meckler didn’t work for.”
Cozen O’Connor’s Midwest expansion could offer an opportunity to come into a competitive market and offer services around the $500-an-hour range. “It could be a good niche for [Cozen O’Connor],” Mr. Jungers said.
Though the two firms will face the difficulty of dealing with Meckler Bulger’s partner-heavy firm, Mr. Jungers believes that could be a good thing. “That’s a difficult challenge to deal with and having outsiders come in and help you deal with it can make it easier.”