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PHILADELPHIA — Francis P. Newell, a veteran civil and criminal antitrust
litigator with more than 34 years of experience, has joined Cozen O’Connor as
co-chair of the firm’s antitrust & trade regulation practice group. He
previously practiced at Harkins Cunningham LLP.
Newell has been consistently recognized as one of America’s premier antitrust
practitioners by both peers and clients. Earlier in his career, the Antitrust
Division of the U.S. Department of Justice selected Newell for its Honors
Program, and he received the Attorney General's Outstanding Performance Award
for his service as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division’s Washington,
Newell has successfully represented major domestic and international
companies in the banking, manufacturing, airline, pharmaceutical, health care,
software licensing, environmental and agricultural industries, among others. He
is frequently called upon to provide antitrust counseling in a variety of
contexts. Newell also conducts internal corporate investigations, advises
companies and individuals subject to grand jury investigations and negotiates on
clients’ behalf with federal and state regulatory agencies.
Newell has served on the transition team of Pennsylvania’s attorney general,
focusing on antitrust issues. Newell also is chairman of the Local Rules
Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
Pennsylvania, as well as a member of its Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory
Group, and vice president and member of the board of directors for its
Newell’s Bar Association activities have included service as an elected
member of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors, parliamentarian
of the board, and chairman of the Federal Courts Committee. He also has served
as a member of the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and
is a past president of the Brehon Law Society.
A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University (B.S., with honors, 1972),
Newell earned his law degree from Villanova University School of Law (J.D.,
1975) where he was an editor of the Villanova Law Review. He is a member of the
antitrust, criminal, international and litigation sections of the American Bar
Association; the antitrust, trade regulation and litigation sections of the
District of Columbia Bar Association; and the litigation section of the
Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the
District of Columbia.
Established in 1970 and ranked among the 100 largest law firms in the United
States, Cozen O’Connor has 550 attorneys who represent a broad array of leading
global corporations and ambitious middle market companies.