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Janelle Fernandes

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Cooley Wins Release of Wrongfully Incarcerated Father

February 7, 2022

Cooley partnered with the Northern California Innocence Project to secure the release of Kevin Harper Jr., who was wrongfully convicted for the death of his infant son in 2008. Harper’s wrongful conviction, which resulted in a sentence of 25 years to life, was based on medical evidence that has since been widely discredited. A recent change in California’s AB 1540 law paved the way for the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office to re-review Kevin’s case. This allowed for a petition to resentence and release Harper, ending his 13-year incarceration in late January.

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Patrick Gibbs
Partner, Palo Alto
Jessie Simpson LaGoy
Associate, Palo Alto
Samantha Kirby
Associate, Palo Alto
Janelle Fernandes
Associate, Colorado
Amie Simmons
Associate, Palo Alto

Fastly Defeats Securities Class Action

February 2, 2022

Cooley successfully defended Fastly, its CEO and former CFO in a securities class action alleging that Fastly mislead investors by making positive statements about its demand and large customers, while not disclosing TikTok was a major customer, and was facing heightened regulatory scrutiny by the US government. Our motion to dismiss was granted.

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Brett De Jarnette
Partner, Palo Alto
Janelle Fernandes
Associate, Colorado

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Stitch Fix Beats Securities Class Action

February 1, 2022

Cooley secured the complete dismissal of a securities class action regarding the company’s statements about its active client growth and television advertising efforts. The court dismissed all claims with prejudice.

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Patrick Gibbs
Partner, Palo Alto
Brett De Jarnette
Partner, Palo Alto
Janelle Fernandes
Associate, Colorado

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