Heather Speers

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About Heather

Heather's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including the defense of securities class actions brought under the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934, derivative suits, shareholder demands and government investigations. She has represented companies in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, financial and other technology, gaming and software. Working alongside other members of Cooley’s litigation team, she has successfully defended numerous class actions in federal and state court, including securing numerous dismissals at the motion to dismiss stage. She also has substantial experience representing clients in investigations by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and Department of Justice (“DOJ”).

While attending the University of San Diego School of Law, Heather interned at the SEC, Division of Enforcement in Washington, DC. She also worked as a judicial extern to the Honorable M. James Lorenz, US District Court Judge, Southern District of California. Heather was also a member of the San Diego Law Review and the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team.

Prior to law school, Heather was as an auditor and worked with both public and private company clients conducting audits and reviews of financial statements and internal controls.


University of San Diego School of Law
JD, 2015, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

San Diego State University
MBA, 2012

San Diego State University
BS, 2006, Accounting

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San Diego County Bar Association