I defend companies against threats to their innovation and success, and I defend individuals against threats to their freedom. My teams work tirelessly to extinguish these risks and deliver our clients to safety.
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Mike Attanasio is chair of Cooley's global Litigation Department, overseeing the business litigation, IP and employment groups, while leading high-profile representations for some of the most recognizable brands in the world. Bringing 25+ years of first chair trial experience, Mike has been recognized dozens of times for his white collar, commercial litigation and antitrust trial work, including recognitions like a White Collar MVP by Law360, one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and the Game Changer award from The Recorder. Beyond his client representations and litigation leadership role, Mike serves on Cooley's Management Committee, is Partner in Charge of the San Diego office and a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
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Commercial Class Action Litigation
False Claims Act/Qui Tam
Sports & Entertainment
White Collar & Regulatory Defense
That question is going to live in cross-examination lore forever.
Stanford Law SchoolJD, 1990
Princeton UniversityBA, 1987
Law360 Names Cooley a Litigation Powerhouse
August 17, 2016
San Diego Business Journal Names Cooley a Best Place to Work
August 16, 2016
Best Lawyers 2017 – Cooley
August 15, 2016
American College of Trial Lawyers
American College of Trial Lawyers: Fellow
Attorney General's John Marshall Award for Legal Achievement (Trial)
Law360: White Collar MVP
The Daily Journal: Top 100 Attorneys in California
The Daily Journal: Top Defense Verdicts (Moser v. Encore Capital et al.)
Recorder: Game Changer award (US v. Jacobson)
Best Lawyers: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, White Collar Defense
Benchmark Litigation: Litigation, White Collar
Super Lawyers: Top 10 Lawyer in San Diego
Super Lawyers: White Collar Defense, Securities Litigation
San Diego Daily Transcript: Top San Diego County Attorneys (Criminal Law)
Law360 praises Cooley for its first-class litigation work and dominant victories.
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