Cozen O’Connor is in the process of implementing the final stages of moving the law firm from first- to second-generation leadership.
Come January 2013, current president and executive partner Michael Heller will become president and chief executive officer of Cozen O’Connor. Thomas A. “Tad” Decker, the current CEO, ceded the title of president to Heller last year and will now relinquish his role as CEO. Decker will take on a vice chairman position and remain actively involved in the firm’s strategic growth initiatives. He will also become actively involved in Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, an ancillary business of the firm. The role of executive partner held by Heller will no longer exist.