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Cooley, Protect Democracy File Amicus Brief for Retired Four-Star Generals, Admirals and Former Secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force Opposing Presidential Immunity Claim

April 9, 2024

Cooley, alongside co-counsel from Protect Democracy, filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court on April 8, 2024, in the case of Trump v. United States on behalf of 19 retired four-star generals and admirals and former secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force opposing former President Donald Trump’s assertion of presidential immunity from criminal prosecution.

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Kathleen R. Hartnett
Partner, San Francisco
Adam Gershenson
Partner, Boston
Maureen Alger
Partner, Palo Alto
Patrick J. Hayden
Special Counsel, New York
Kelsey Spector
Associate, San Francisco
Darina Shtrakhman
Associate, San Francisco
Carrie Lebel
Associate, San Francisco
Elizabeth Rice
Paralegal Specialist, Boston

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Cooley Files Amicus Brief Supporting Continued Application of the Internal Affairs Doctrine in New York

March 28, 2024

Cooley filed an amicus brief in the New York Court of Appeals on behalf of 47 corporate law professors in support of the continued application of the internal affairs doctrine.

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Kathleen R. Hartnett
Partner, San Francisco
Patrick J. Hayden
Special Counsel, New York
Samantha Kirby
Associate, Palo Alto
Alex Kasner
Associate, Washington, DC
Amie Simmons
Associate, Palo Alto
Madeleine McNally
Associate, Palo Alto

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Cooley Contributes to Heightened Constitutional Protections for Emerging Adults in Massachusetts

January 11, 2024

Cooley filed an amicus brief representing many of the nation’s top neuroscience, psychology and juvenile justice scholars in support of protecting emerging adults aged 18 to 20 from receiving sentences of life without parole pursuant to the Eighth Amendment and the Massachusetts Constitution.

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Adam Gershenson
Partner, Boston
Kathleen R. Hartnett
Partner, San Francisco
Matt Nguyen
Associate, Washington, DC
Darina Shtrakhman
Associate, San Francisco

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Cooley, Representing Neuroscience Scholars, Seeks Parole Reform for Youthful Offenders

September 1, 2023

Cooley filed an amicus brief representing more than 25 of the nation’s leading neuroscience, psychology, and juvenile justice scholars and nonprofits in the pending California Supreme Court merits case, People v. Hardin.

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Adam Gershenson
Partner, Boston
Kathleen R. Hartnett
Partner, San Francisco
Matt Nguyen
Associate, Washington, DC
Darina Shtrakhman
Associate, San Francisco
Ariana E. Bustos
Associate, Los Angeles Downtown
Dawn Roelofs
Paralegal Specialist, Reston

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Cooley Secures Rulings Granting Compassionate Release to Pro Bono Client, Overturning Second-Degree Murder Conviction

August 1, 2023

Cooley secured rulings on behalf of pro bono client Nakia Roy before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, granting him compassionate release and overturning his 2001 second-degree murder conviction.

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Kathleen R. Hartnett
Partner, San Francisco
Daniel Grooms
Partner, Washington, DC
Audrey Mott-Smith
Associate, San Francisco
Alexandra Eber
Associate, Washington, DC
Courtney Fisher
Senior Paralegal, Washington, DC

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