Dylan Hale, Associate

Dylan Hale is an associate in the Commercial Litigation practice group and a member of the firm's Litigation department. He joined Cooley in 2012 and is resident in the San Francisco office.

Mr. Hale's practice focuses primarily on complex business litigation with an emphasis on privacy and class action defense. He regularly represents social networking and other technology companies in litigation concerning privacy, user data, and online advertising. Mr. Hale also has significant experience counseling and representing clients in antitrust and competition, professional liability, and business litigation matters.  Mr. Hale has represented industry leaders such as Facebook, AOL, Nike, Safeway, SanDisk, Oracle, as well as semiconductor and financial services companies.

Mr. Hale also has a very active pro bono practice which focuses primarily on juvenile justice. His pro bono efforts range from guardianship to school expulsions to immigration work on behalf of children. In addition to his work for children, Mr. Hale has represented several local charities on a variety of matters including successfully defending a local church and soup kitchen against nuisance claims.

Prior to joining Cooley, Mr. Hale spent four years as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP in San Francisco.  Mr. Hale also served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Manuel Real on the United States District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles.

Mr. Hale obtained his J.D. in 2005 from Boston University School of Law, cum laude. He earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Mr. Hale is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco.


  • Boston University School of Law
    JD, 2005, cum laude
  • University of California, Berkeley
    BA, 1999

Court Admissions

  • All U.S. District Courts in California

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • American Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco
San Francisco
101 California Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111-5800

Phone: +1 415 693 2140
Fax: +1 415 693 2222
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