Commercial Litigation

Global commercial litigation practice built around a 90+ year history of trial lawyers and solving issues that are at the intersection of law and innovation

Why Cooley
  • 350 litigators in twelve major business and technology centers worldwide handling high-stakes litigations for cutting-edge companies  
  • 7 Fellows of American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 20+ former Assistant US Attorneys and Department of Justice lawyers
  • Unprecedented experience representing clients in the tech and life sciences disputes, including a long history of winning bet-the-company drug ownership and licensing disputes
  • Experience in 100+ state, federal and international courts, arbitral forums and administrative bodies
  • Experienced in ad hoc arbitration and arbitrations conducted under the leading global arbitration rules as the ICC, the LCIA, the UNCITRAL, the ICSID, the ICDR and Hong Kong Arbitration Center, among others    
  • Deep experience litigating before international courts such as all commercial divisions of the English High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Court of Justice of the EU
  • Established brand for being one of the most innovative firms in the world for litigation strategies as recently profiled by the Financial Times for our US and UK litigation work
  • Global focus on cross-border matters and international arbitrations involving the examination of conflict of laws, forum and jurisdictional disputes, as well as domestic disputes across a broad range of industries and businesses
  • Complementary appellate practice that has handled more 100+ appeals over the past few years
  • Consistently ranked as one of the top commercial litigations practices in the US and UK by Chambers and Legal 500, as well as Benchmark Litigation, The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal and Best Lawyers
  • Several of our litigators serve as court appointed or privately selected mediators and arbitrators

Recognition
  • The American Lawyer - Global Dispute of the Year: Commercial Arbitration award (2015)
  • Financial Times - Innovative Lawyers: Dispute Resolution (2012, 2015)
  • Daily Journal: “Top Defense Verdict” or “Top Appellate Win” awards four years in a row
  • BTI: Complex Commercial Litigation Powerhouse
  • Law360: Litigation Powerhouse
  • Chambers USA & UK: Commercial Litigation
  • Law360: Trial Ace 
  • Legal 500 US & UK: Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America: Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation
This was a bet-the-company litigation and the Cooley team came through. The Cooley team's combination of deep trial experience and scientific expertise was critical to the success of this case.— Brett Pletcher, General Counsel, Gilead Sciences

Litigation Powerhouse

Law360 praises Cooley for its first-class litigation work and dominant victories.

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Clear and effective legal advice and top-notch representation from the entire Cooley team. 
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Group Contacts
Michael Attanasio Litigation Department Chair, San Diego
Jonathan Bach Partner in Charge - New York
Celia Goldwag Barenholtz Partner, New York
William Donovan, Jr. Partner, Los Angeles
Michelle Doolin Partner, San Diego
John C. Dwyer Partner in Charge - Palo Alto
Kathleen Goodhart Partner, San Francisco
Mike Klisch Partner, Washington, DC
Alan Levine Partner, New York
Douglas P. Lobel Partner, Reston
Robert Lovett Partner, Boston
Stephen Neal Chairman, Palo Alto
Kevin Perry Partner, London
Michael Rhodes Partner, San Francisco
Steve Strauss Partner, San Diego
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