Miguel Alexander Pozo

Miguel Alexander Pozo, Miguel is a seasoned business lawyer and trial lawyers with over 20 years of experience in the legal profession. He represents Fortune 500 companies in the luxury, consumer/retail goods and automobile industries in a range of business torts and business litigation with an emphasis on employment law, internal investigations, and trademark/IP matters.

In addition to his commercial litigation and IP expertise, Miguel advises clients on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. He has represented management in labor and employment litigation in both state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.

He has experience handling internal investigations, wrongful termination, discrimination cases, executive compensation matters including severance and related agreements, reductions in force, and other aspects of the employer-employee relationship. Additionally, as a former in-house lawyer, he uses his experience as head of U.S. litigation and deputy general counsel for Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) to help clients manage risk and avoid litigation.

Miguel has also held a number of high-profile leadership roles including as the national president of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and as the president of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ).

He is a frequent speaker on a range of topics including ethical pitfalls for in-house counsel, conducting effective internal investigations, attorney-client privilege issues, among others. His work in the legal profession has received numerous awards and accolades including “Professional Lawyer of the Year,” a “Lifetime Achievement” award, and “Top Latino Lawyer” in the U.S., among others.

Miguel earned his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University and his law degree from Rutgers School of Law - Newark, where he was the managing editor of the Rutgers Race and the Law Review. He is admitted to practice in DC, GA, MN and NJ.

Cozen O'Connor

A first-generation firm established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor is a nationally recognized law firm with approximately 750 attorneys in 30 offices across two continents. Ranked among the top law firms in the United States, Cozen O’Connor has gained a national reputation for quality representation of clients in business and litigation matters. Our attorneys handle the most challenging matters for a diverse roster of clients that spans virtually every industry. In an industry built on talk, Cozen O’Connor has made its name by doing.

With the resources of a large law firm and the vigor of a first-generation business, Cozen O’Connor has become a recognized leader in the legal industry, with an excellent reputation for trial advocacy and a flourishing litigation practice. With more attorneys in the American College of Trial Lawyers and more attorneys who have led major trials than any other similarly sized firm, we can boast litigators who are distinguished among their peers, both for their trial advocacy skills and for their aggressive and innovative representation of clients in areas such as labor and employment, securities and financial services litigation, aviation, construction law, subrogation, coverage, trade secrets, white collar and complex criminal defense, and products liability.

Our wide range of experience means that clients turn to us to succeed in high-stakes business matters. We are proud to boast an international roster of business clients who rely upon our guidance in the most complex areas of business law.

Though Cozen O’Connor has grown dramatically over the last few decades, our full-service approach to the law will never change. We have the attorneys, the offices and the knowledge to offer our clients counseling, advice and trial advocacy across a broad range of practices.

Mission and Core Values

Built on a foundation of uncompromising effort, integrity and work product, Cozen O’Connor embraces a culture that is entrepreneurial in spirit, cohesive in operation and familial at heart.

We continually reinforce our reputation for excellent service through the effective representation of our clients, providing an enriching and rewarding work environment for our employees and an unyielding commitment to our profession and our community.

By embodying and inspiring our core values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, community service and collegiality, we are certain to ensure Cozen O’Connor’s continued success and growth.

To learn more about the firm, visit www.cozen.com.


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