A rising star

Jon has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine each year since 2015.

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Complex commercial litigation law experience

Jon maintains a diverse litigation practice that includes representing clients in a variety of high-stakes litigations involving constitutional issues, personal injury, and ERISA.

Serving the community

Jon serves on the board of the Homeless Advocacy Project, a legal nonprofit that advocates on behalf of homeless individuals and families.

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Jon Cochran has represented financial institutions, corporations, and individuals in a wide range of complex matters including fiduciary duty litigation, personal injury, ERISA and employment disputes, insurance coverage, and contract disputes. Jon has been recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star since 2015.

Prior to joining the firm, Jon served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jan DuBois of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2010 – 2011) and the Honorable Dolores Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2011 – 2012).

Jon is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he received the Francis Wayland Prize for Litigation and was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal. He earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Washington and Lee University.

A frequent practitioner in Pennsylvania courts, Jon co-authored several chapters on discovery and summary judgment in Pennsylvania Civil Pre-Trial Practice edited by the Honorable Daniel J. Anders and Bobby Ochoa, III.

Jon maintains an active pro bono practice and serves on the board of the Homeless Advocacy Project, a legal services organization that provides advocacy and representation to homeless individuals and families. Jon has also worked on a successful prisoner civil rights litigation, as well as civil rights litigation under the Pennsylvania state constitution.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of an investment banking firm defending allegations related to ERISA’s fiduciary duty rules.
  • Representation of a large regional employer in defense of numerous personal injury suits, including a suit brought by a former employee where Hangley Aronchick prevailed on a motion for summary judgment arguing that plaintiff’s claims were barred by the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act.
  • Representation of Pennsylvania judges in a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania’s mandatory retirement age.

Publications

Chapter Author, Pennsylvania Civil Pre-Trial Practice and Pennsylvania Civil Trial Practice, Lexis-Nexis, January 2017 (edited by the Honorable Daniel J. Anders and Bobby Ochoa, III) (with John S. Stapleton)

Honors & Awards

Named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in as the result of a statewide survey of lawyers, 2015 – 2017

Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, Co-Editor-in-Chief, 2009 – 10

Received Yale Law School’s Francis Wayland Prize for Litigation

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