Rod Freeman

Partner

I am passionate about understanding my clients’ products, technologies, business drivers and the industries in which they operate.

rfreeman@cooley.com

Rod is an international products lawyer with more than 20 years of experience supporting the world’s leading and most innovative companies. He’s routinely ranked as a leader in major legal directories, where he has been described as ‘the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters’, ‘one of the top product liability and product regulatory experts worldwide’, and ‘without a shadow of a doubt the most knowledgeable product liability lawyer in the European space’. Regarded as ‘a real technical expert with knowledge of all the latest developments, and an enormously instinctive feel for the law’, Rod appeared on The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2018 list of UK lawyers and is recognised in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

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Education

  • The University of Sydney
    Master of Laws, 1994

  • The University of Sydney
    Bachelor of Laws, 1990

  • The University of Sydney
    Bachelor of Economics, 1988


Admissions & Credentials

England & Wales

Memberships

  • International Consumer Products Health and Safety Organization (Director)

  • Product Liability Advisory Council (US)

  • International Association of Defense Counsel

  • Defense Research Institute

  • Product Liability Forum – British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Rankings & Accolades

    The Legal 500 UK: Product Liability - Leading Individual & Hall of Fame (2022)

    Chambers and Partners: Product Liability (Star Individual) (2022)

    Who's Who Legal, Product Liability Defence