Patrick Gunn

Partner in Charge – San Francisco

Patrick Gunn is the partner in charge of Cooley's San Francisco office. He represents companies and individuals in the technology, venture capital and real estate industries in complex business disputes, including commercial contract litigation, shareholder derivative actions, trade secret disputes, and partnership disputes. 

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  • Rappi Reaches $5.25 Billion Valuation With Series F Round 

  • Rappi Defeats Trade Secret Misappropriation Case 

  • BookheadEd Agrees to Sell to Weld North Education 


  • Boston University School of Law
    JD, 1994

  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    BA, International Affairs
    Phi Beta Kappa, 1990

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

  • The Bar Association of San Francisco

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Benchmark Litigation – Star

    California Super Lawyers – Since 2008

    The Daily Journal – Top 10 Defense Verdict