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Cooley LLP
PALO ALTO, CA 94304-1130
United States

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United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Fielding seven fellows of the ACTL, Cooley LLP has an impressive litigation team that is especially notable for its work in the technology space; its household name clients include Facebook and Google. The firm also has a strong track record in the financial services, telecoms and life sciences sectors. New York-based Ian Shapiro prevailed on behalf of client Sotera Wireless in an eight-day bench trial against Masimo Corporation in claims alleging misappropriation of trade secrets; the case was appealed to the Southern District of California. Also in New York is Alan LevineMichelle Doolin chairs the Southern California litigation department from San Diego; and chairman Stephen Neal is based in Palo Alto.

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation - defense

Cooley LLP climbs the ranking the ranking this year and is praised as ‘a key player in technology and life sciences, and it has invested to stand out among California firms‘. In volume alone, the firm is one of the most active in the defense of issuers in shareholder litigation, and no firm has defended more life sciences companies during the last five years. Koji Fukumura in San Diego leads the securities litigation practice and he secured the dismissal of a class action against Celladon, in which investors alleged they were misled about clinical trials for the company’s leading drug candidate Mydicar. In Palo Alto, Jessica Valenzuela Santamaria and John Dwyer obtained a victory for Orexigen in a derivative lawsuit arising from the termination of a clinical trial. Patrick Gibbs in Palo Alto, Luke Cadigan in Boston, Eric Kuwana in Washington DC, who joined from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, and Stephen Neal in San Francisco are also recommended.