Commercial Litigation

Global commercial litigation practice led by sophisticated and aggressive advocates with a long history of solving complex issues that are at the intersection of law and innovation


Why Cooley

425+ litigators in 18 major business and technology centers worldwide handling high-stakes litigations for cutting-edge companies

Five 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 industries, including a long history of winning bet-the-company drug ownership and licensing disputes

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

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 than 100+ appeals over the past few years

Consistently ranked as one of the top commercial litigation practices in the US and Europe by Chambers and Legal 500, as well as The American Lawyer, Benchmark Litigation and Best Lawyers

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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


  • The American Lawyer: Litigation Department of the Year Finalist
  • The American Lawyer: 30+ Litigator of the Week mentions since 2021
  • Daily Journal: Multiple “Top Defense Verdict” or “Top Appellate Win” awards
  • BTI: 2021 Client Service A-Team
  • The Lawyer: International Law Firm of the Year
  • DiversityLab: 2021 Inclusion Champions- Business Litigation
  • Chambers USA & UK: Commercial Litigation
  • Legal 500 US & UK: Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America: Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation: National Firm of the year in California and Silicon Valley Firm of the year

Clear and effective legal advice and top-notch representation from the entire Cooley team. 

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