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Cooley Secures Landmark California Supreme Court Victory Bolstering Whistleblower Safeguards for Charities

August 4, 2023

Cooley represented plaintiff and appellant Debra Turner in successfully petitioning the California Supreme Court to review her case and in achieving a sweeping victory on the merits for Turner and for all California charities.

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Matt Nguyen
Associate, Washington, DC
Steve Strauss
Senior Counsel, San Diego
Erin Trenda
Partner, San Diego
Jamie Robertson
Associate, Chicago
Jonathan Phillips
Senior Paralegal, San Diego

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Cooley Secures California Appellate Win Upholding Right to Arbitral Finality

June 24, 2022

Cooley secured an appellate victory for Interwest Capital, a prominent California-based real estate investment firm, and its CEO and chairman Alex Roudi, which reinforces the contractual right to arbitral finality. Partners Steve Strauss and Erin Trenda led the Cooley team advising Interwest and Roudi.

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Steve Strauss
Senior Counsel, San Diego
Erin Trenda
Partner, San Diego
Jamie Robertson
Associate, Chicago
Dylan Scott
Associate, San Diego

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Cooley Obtains Summary Judgment for Qualcomm in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

April 5, 2022

Cooley achieved a significant victory for longtime client Qualcomm when US District Judge Paul G. Byron of the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted the firm’s motion for summary judgment in a contested patent infringement lawsuit, ParkerVision v. Qualcomm. Lawyers Stephen Smith, Matthew Brigham, Eamonn Gardner, Dena Chen, Jeffrey Karr, Priya Viswanath and Benjamin Lin led the Cooley team advising Qualcomm. Brigham and Gardner argued the motion for summary judgment, with assistance from the larger team.

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Stephen Smith
Partner, Washington, DC
Matthew Brigham
Of Counsel, Palo Alto
Eamonn Gardner
Partner, Colorado
Dena Chen
Partner, Palo Alto
Jeffrey Karr
Of Counsel, Palo Alto
Priya B. Viswanath
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Stephen Neal
Chairman Emeritus, Palo Alto
Kathleen Goodhart
Partner, San Francisco
Erin Trenda
Partner, San Diego
Rich Nieva
Senior Paralegal, Palo Alto
Cassandra Reed
Paralegal Specialist, Palo Alto

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Cooley Secures Interim Arbitration Award in Favor of Javo Beverage Company

July 13, 2021

Cooley secured an arbitration win for Javo Beverage Company in a contractual dispute against its former co-founder Stephen Corey involving theft of Javo’s intellectual property. The arbitrator, retired Judge Jay C. Gandhi, issued an interim arbitration award on July 6, following a five-day remote hearing that involved live testimony from 10 witnesses and hundreds of exhibits. Partners Steve Strauss, Jeffrey Karr and Erin Trenda led the Cooley team representing Javo.

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Steve Strauss
Senior Counsel, San Diego
Jeffrey Karr
Of Counsel, Palo Alto
Erin Trenda
Partner, San Diego
Dane Voris
Special Counsel, Boston
Rachael Heller
Associate, San Diego
Jonathan Phillips
Senior Paralegal, San Diego

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Activision Blizzard Securities Suit Dismissed

April 10, 2020

Cooley successfully defended Activision Blizzard and certain officers in a securities class action filed in the Central District of California alleging the company made false and misleading statements regarding the termination of its partnership with Bungie LLC and its future involvement with the Destiny video game franchise. The court ultimately granted our motion to dismiss and the plaintiff did not appeal the trial court’s ruling.

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Koji Fukumura
Partner, San Diego
Ryan Blair
Partner, San Diego
Erin Trenda
Partner, San Diego
Craig TenBroeck
Partner, San Diego
Heather Speers
Associate, San Diego
Cynthia Deatrick
Paralegal Specialist, San Diego

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