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Michael Rhodes

Partner

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.

rhodesmg@cooley.com

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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Experience

  • 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 

  • Trial win for Facebook in patent case targeting “Like” button 

  • Defeated Class Certification in Gmail Class Actions With Potential of Damages in the Billions 

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The best in the business. – Legal 500 US
Education

  • Loyola Law School
    JD, with honors, 1984

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, History
    1980


Admissions & Credentials

California

Memberships

  • 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