Michael Rhodes


I represent the world’s leading technology companies in the courtroom when they face new and unsettled issues found at the intersection of law and innovation.

Michael G. Rhodes currently is Global Chair of Cooley LLP's cyber/data/privacy and internet practice groups and formerly was the Global Chair of the Firm's Litigation Department and a member of the firm's Management Committee.

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  • Cooley Protects Launch of Hailey Rhode Bieber’s Rhode Skin Care Line by Defeating Preliminary Injunction Motion 

  • Cooley Secures Appellate Victory for Important ‘Sharing Economy’ Platform 

  • Cooley Successfully Defends Kardashian-Jenner Family in Defamation, Contract Interference Lawsuit 

  • Rappi Defeats Trade Secret Misappropriation Case 

  • Trial Win for eBay in Delaware Shareholder Dispute 

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The best in the business. – Legal 500 US

  • Loyola Law School
    JD, with honors, 1984

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, History

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

  • San Diego County Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    The American Lawyer: Litigator of the Week

    Law360: Privacy & Consumer Protection MVP (2011-2017)

    Daily Journal: Top IP Litigators in California

    Daily Journal: Top 100 Lawyers in California

    National Law Journal: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer

    Chambers USA: General Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Privacy & Data Security Litigation

    Legal 500: Hall of Fame, Leading Trial Lawyer, Cyber Law, Data Protection and Privacy

    Benchmark Litigation Star

    Managing Intellectual Property: IP Star

    Intellectual Asset Management: IAM Patent 1000

    The Recorder: Attorney of the Year (2010)

    Best Lawyers in America: Commercial Litigation; Derivative Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation

    Southern California SuperLawyers: Business Litigation