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Cooley LLP

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Offers a deep bench of skilled litigators with strong substantive knowledge in securities and commercial litigation. Particularly adept at representing pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in major class actions, as well as excellent skills in intellectual property disputes.

Strengths

"They have been excellent to work with and they're sophisticated and strategic," say clients.

Interviewees report: "The entire Cooley team are A+ players and they really work well as a team. They truly team with us, understand our priorities and work efficiently and effectively to advance our goals."

Clients note: "The team as a whole is highly engaged and dedicated to the client. There were never times when they were unreachable, and they were prepared for every eventuality."

Sources add: "They're a great firm and their mastery of the details is really impeccable. They dive right into the facts and know the product so well, and they're also very good at seeing the bigger picture."

Work highlights

Defended Twitter and two of its former officers following securities class action claims alleging Twitter made false or misleading statements about its user growth and user engagement.

Successfully defended Google against a nationwide class action for breach of contract and unfair competition, following claims it misrepresented the manner in which 'keywords' and 'negative keywords' operate in AdWords, resulting in overcharges to advertisers.

Notable practitioners

John Dwyer is well versed in handling class actions and derivative suits for clients in the healthcare and energy sectors.
"His strength is his incredible legal and business knowledge, as well as responsiveness. "

Koji Fukumura routinely handles big-ticket securities actions for major corporates and their executives.
"Koji is a strong securities litigator." "He is thoughtful, strategic and a very good advocate for his clients." "Koji is engaging, creative and forward-thinking."

Mazda Antia regularly acts for technology and life sciences clients to handle a broad spectrum of commercial litigation matters, including defending class actions.
"Mazda is an excellent litigator, who is exceptionally well prepared and considers our business objectives." "He is sophisticated, highly intelligent and engaged."

Michael Attanasio chairs the firm's global litigation department. He is an experienced trial lawyer with notable expertise in commercial disputes.
"Michael is a forceful advocate." "He is a tremendous lawyer, a well-known practitioner and is very insightful."

Michael Rhodes assists clients in the tech sector with a range of contentious matters, including particular expertise in acting for businesses facing privacy and data security litigation.
"Mike Rhodes is a lion of the firm, he is exactly who you want to put in front of judges and juries."

Michael Tu is adept at handling a range of securities matters, offering significant experience in defending class and derivative actions as well as advising on regulatory enforcement actions.
"Michael has great communication skills and knows how to connect at the personal level." "He is a brilliant lawyer, well versed in the law and the process of the investigation, and insanely responsive." "A strong and strategic practitioner."

Patrick Gibbs advises clients in the tech and life sciences sectors on significant class action concerns, as well as derivative suits.
"Patrick has a strong understanding of issues and the litigation landscape." "He produces quality work and has great litigation instincts."

Steve Strauss is vastly experienced in resolving complex commercial disputes.
"Steve is a full-range commercial litigator; he has a great reputation with the judges and does an amazing job in court."

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Litigation

Cooley LLP

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Location

3175 Hanover Street

Palo Alto

California

USA

CA 94304-1130

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

California

Litigation: General Commercial


Michael G Rhodes
Band 2

Litigation: Securities


John Dwyer
Band 2
Koji F. Fukumura
Band 2
Michael Tu
Band 3
Patrick Gibbs
Band 4
California: San Diego

Litigation: General Commercial


Mazda Antia
Band 2

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