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Christopher Cox
Distinguished Lawyer
Corporate and Transactional Law

One World Financial Center, New York, NY 10281


Christopher T. Cox represents clients in a wide array of corporate and financial matters, with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Previously chair of Cadwalader’s Corporate Group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Chris has represented public and private acquirors, targets, investment banks and private equity sponsors in connection with negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, spin-offs, joint ventures, proxy contests and IP monetizations and other complex financings. He also represents foreign and domestic entities in cross-border business transactions. In addition to his transactional experience, Chris counsels clients on a broad range of corporate, securities and business-related matters and on matters of corporate policy and strategy, including directors' duties and responsibilities, governance, disclosure issues and compliance. With a premier reputation for advising businesses in the life sciences industry, Chris was selected by The American Lawyer as one of its “Dealmakers of the Year” for his work with Irish drugmaker Élan Corporation, as well as "2014 Global M&A Deal of the Year: Europe/Ireland" award for his representation of Élan in its sale to Perrigo Company. He was named an M&A Atlas Top 50 Global M&A Lawyers for “2014 Distinction in Dealmaking,” and won the "Deal of the Year" award for Élan/Perrigo in 2014 and “U.S.A. M&A Deal of the year – Large Markets” for Acorda/Civitas. Chris is recognized for his work in mergers, acquisitions and buyouts by Chambers and The Legal 500 and he was among the first 100 lawyers named to the 2015-2016 Lawdragon 500 annual guide. His work for Credit Suisse on behalf of Zealand Pharma was nominated for Scrips “Financing Deal of the Year Award” and he was shortlisted for the IFLR "European M&A Deal of the Year" award. Chris’s transactional experience covers a broad range of industries, including communications, defense and aerospace, energy, financial institutions, insurance, life sciences, media, natural resources, real estate, retail and technology. Chris received his B.S. from the University of Missouri and his J.D. from the University's Law School, where he was a member of the Missouri Law Review. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

Rocco Cozza
Distinguished Lawyer
Corporate and Transactional Law

651 Holiday Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15220, USA


Mr. Cozza is the founder of the Law Office of Rocco E. Cozza and has been practicing law since 2003. During this time, he has advised businesses and business owners on appropriate entity formations, contract drafting, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters, HR policy creation, intellectual property matters, as well as provided general business consulting and litigation services in various industries. Mr. Cozza has also represented property owners and investors in residential and commercial real estate acquisitions, lease preparation and negotiations, property holding company structuring, as well as providing general real estate consulting services. Mr. Cozza also represents entertainers, athletes, artists, and musicians in all aspects of their career and acts as their business manager through his affiliated entity, The Cozza Company. In this role, he provides advice and counsel to help his clients find revenue-generating opportunities that are in-line with their personal brand. Mr. Cozza also works with individuals in preparing asset protection and business succession plans. Mr. Cozza earned his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, where he was a Recent Decisions Editor for the Duquesne Law Review. He received an M.B.A. in applied business from Waynesburg University and his undergraduate degree in psychology from Washington & Jefferson College. Mr. Cozza is a licensed PA Title Agent and co-founder of 24-7 Settlement Services, LLC. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Cozza is a frequent speaker at conferences where he speaks on the topic of leadership, motivation, and the art of kindness in business. In January 2019, he stepped on a TEDx stage to share his talk called “Radical Kindness: Why the Unbillable Hour Matters Most in Business.” Mr. Cozza sits on various non-profit boards and is currently the President of the Board of Directors of Alpha House, Inc., a behavioral rehabilitation center located in Pittsburgh, PA. Education: Duquesne University School of Law (J.D.). Bar Admissions: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, West Virginia (Inactive).

Walter Daniels
Charter Member
Corporate and Transactional Law

24 Oak Drive, Durham, NC 27707


Walter E. Daniels focuses his practice on the needs of technology-based companies for corporate, financial and intellectual property, including issues such as corporate finance, venture capital and technology-involving transactions.

Benjamin Dash
Charter Member
Corporate and Transactional Law

39 E Main St, Moorestown, NJ 08057, USA


Benjamin Dash opened the law firm of Dash Farrow, LLP in 2008. His legal practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania covers commercial litigation, business and corporate transactions, real estate law and employment law. He has represented a wide range of clients that includes lenders, title insurers, builders, real estate agencies, realtors, investment bankers, local and national businesses, and individuals. Prior to Dash Farrow, LLP, Benjamin was a partner in the law firm of Dash Reynolds, LLP following his practice in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania offices of Jennings Sigmond, P.C. Ben has lectured extensively to business, trade, and professional groups on such topics as failure to disclose defects in real estate transactions, litigating mold claims, home inspector negligence, short sales, navigating transactions in a downward market, consumer fraud, and predatory lending.

Matthew Davis
Charter Member
Corporate and Transactional Law

PO BOX 346, Enid, OK 73702


Matthew Davis holds a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude and with distinction, from Cornell College. He received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1993. Davis also attended Cornell University, where he earned a master’s in public administration. Early in his career, Davis worked for the US Department of Energy in Washington, D.C.; in 1995, he entered private practice. Davis has extensive litigation and business representation experience. He has served as lead or co-counsel in litigation cases with recoveries in excess of $50,000,000, including numerous jury trials and a substantial victory against the Bank of America. He also regularly represents clients in complex arbitrations. He maintains a limited clientele of established clients and takes select cases for new clients. His current focus is on representing new and existing business clients in the firm’s outside general counsel program. He also acts as general counsel for Groendyke Transport, Inc. Davis is a member of both the Oklahoma and Garfield County Bar Associations and is involved in the Enid Kiwanis Club.