Koji Fukumura


As an active litigator and public speaker, I stay on top of the legal, business and regulatory trends in order to counsel and defend my clients effectively.

+1 858 550 6008

Koji Fukumura is Chair of Cooley's Securities Litigation Practice. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including the defense of securities class actions, derivative suits, M&A-related class actions and government investigations. He also regularly conducts internal investigations for boards as well as their audit or special litigation committees. Koji is currently Chair-Elect of the ABA Section of Litigation.

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An in-depth understanding of the legal issues and a practical approach to resolving matters. – Chambers USA

  • Temple University School of Law
    JD, 1993

  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    BA, English Literature

  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    BA, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Admissions & Credentials





  • American Bar Association

  • American Bar Foundation

  • American Business Trial Lawyers Association

  • American Inns of Court

  • Federal Bar Association

  • Japanese American National Museum

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

  • Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego

  • San Diego County Bar Association

  • Southwest Center for Asian Pacific American Law

  • Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Rankings & Accolades

    Best Lawyers in America: San Diego Lawyer of the Year for Securities Litigation (2013) and M&A Litigation (2012-2014)

    Best Lawyers in America: Commercial Litigation (2009-2017), Securities Law (2009-2017), Litigation – M&A (2012-2017) and Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (2012-2017)

    Chambers: Securities Litigation – California (2016)

    Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation Guide of Leading Firms and Lawyers: Litigation Star (2010-2016)

    Legal 500: Securities Litigation – Defense (2016)

    Southern California Super Lawyers: Top 50 Lawyers in San Diego (2009-2013, 2015-16)

    Southern California Super Lawyers: Securities Litigation (2007-2016)


+1 858 550 6008 office
+1 858 550 6420 fax

4401 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121-1909