Elaine M. Rinaldi

Elaine M. Rinaldi joined the firm in 1982 and became a member in 1987. She is Chair of Strategic Planning and Growth for the Firm and a member of the firm's Management Committee. She is responsible for the implementation of the firm’s strategic plan and for continuing the firm’s growth in key markets nationally and internationally. She is responsible for all partner acquisitions across the firm's global geographic footprint. She is also responsible for the Firm's Lateral Integration Program ensuring that all of its newly acquired talent are successfully and quickly integrated into the fabric and culture of the Firm. Elaine formerly co-directed the firm’s Canadian alliance, Cozen O’Connor Subrogation Consultants, Inc., and later spearheaded the development of its Toronto Office.

For more than 25 years, Elaine’s practice focused on litigation where she tried complex litigation and property subrogation matters. Elaine has successfully handled litigation cases in more than 20 jurisdictions across 10 states. Elaine has published articles and lectured on various litigation topics including allocation and priority of recovery interests in the subrogation context. In her present Management role, Elaine has published articles and spoken on Lateral Integration.

Elaine is a trustee of the Paoli Hospital Foundation. Elaine is a former trustee and past president of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. She was a founding member of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group and past co-chair of its Summer Associate Program. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations.

Elaine is a cum laude graduate of Pennsylvania State University and Duquesne University School of Law where she was awarded the Order of the Barristers and was the recent decisions editor of the Duquesne Law Review.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Construction, 3) Insurance and 4) Products Liability
Law School Duquesne University School of Law ( J.D., 1982)
Education Pennsylvania State University (B.A.,1978)
Bar Member / Association Pennsylvania State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cozen O Connor
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