John C. Dwyer

Partner in Charge – Palo Alto

dwyerjc@cooley.com

John C. Dwyer is partner-in-charge of the Palo Alto office and a member of the firm's board of directors. His practice includes a variety of litigation, negotiation and counseling services in both civil and criminal matters. He has developed substantial expertise in numerous areas, including securities law; officer and director liability matters; mergers and acquisitions litigation; antitrust; white collar litigation and professional liability matters.

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Experience

  • Uber Closes SoftBank Investment 

  • Cooley Helps Stratasys Secure Win in Securities Case 

  • Cooley Obtains Complete Victory for Annie’s 

  • Another Victory for Annie’s 

  • Social Media Giant Twitter Defends Against Securities Class Action 

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Education

  • Harvard Law School
    JD, magna cum laude, 1988

  • University of California, Berkeley
    BA, Business Administration
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1984


Admissions & Credentials

California

District of Columbia

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    BTI: 2020 Client Service All-Stars for Litigation

    Best Lawyers: 2018 Lawyer of the Year for Securities Litigation

    Chambers USA: Commercial Litigation/Securities Litigation

    Best Lawyers: 2017 and 2022 Lawyer of the Year for Bet-the Company Litigation

    Northern California's "Super Lawyers" in Antitrust, Securities Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Bet-the Company Litigation