Josephine Bahn

Josephine Bahn ’16 Leads ABA Young Lawyers Division

Josephine Bahn

New York Law School alumna Josephine Bahn ’16 is currently serving as national Chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD). During her one-year term, she will lead more than 100,000 young lawyer members and represent YLD at events across the nation and around the world. She recently served as the YLD representative at the Annual Congress for the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA), or International Association of Young Lawyers, in Singapore, addressing the future of the legal profession.

Bahn, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation and Construction Law Practices in their Washington D.C. office, focuses on commercial litigation and construction law. She counsels real estate developers, project owners, contractors, and design professionals in all phases of the construction process. She has also litigated in a wide range of forums, including state, federal, and administrative forums as well as various boards of contract appeals.

Outside of her legal practice, Bahn is active in numerous civic, charitable, bar, and community organizations.

Bahn has been recognized by the Maryland Daily Record with several accolades, including Maryland Top 100 Women (2022), The VIP List (2021), the Leading Women Award (2019) and the Leadership in Law Generation JD Award (2018). She was also honored by the Washington Council of Lawyers as its 2020 Government Pro Bono awardee. In addition, Bahn was recognized by the ABA YLD as a 2020 On the Rise awardee, an honor given to the top 40 young lawyers in the country each year.

“Josephine is a tremendous leader,” said NYLS Dean and President Anthony W. Crowell. “While a student at NYLS, and now as a member of the profession, she brings high energy and great intelligence to everything she tackles. As one of her faculty mentors, I am incredibly proud of her, and grateful for her work and service as a role model to our students and young alumni.”

NYLS congratulates Josephine Bahn on this impressive honor. The young attorneys in the YLD will be well-served by her legal acumen, enthusiastic mentoring, and outstanding leadership.