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Why Cooley
  • Acclaimed advocates with experience in the Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals and state appellate courts. Cooley’s team includes three Supreme Court clerks, five Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and twenty former Assistant US Attorneys and Department of Justice lawyers, including a former assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States
  • 150+ appeals in the last three years, including landmark wins for Google, Facebook, Patheon and Amgen
  • 70+ appeals before the Federal Circuit in the last five years, the vast majority as appellee defending our clients’ victories
  • Proven track record for securing high-stakes, precedent-setting rulings, including wins for Sony, Kinder Morgan, eBay and Rigel Pharmaceuticals
  • Full integration of dedicated appellate lawyers on trial matters to craft legal strategy, preserve key issues and frame the best possible record for appeal
  • Commitment to excellence in brief writing to ensure the narrative is precise, compelling and persuasive 
  • Repeat player in Supreme Court proceedings with broad amicus practice and successful track record of defeating petitions for review 
  • Creative legal thinkers who develop novel theories and see around corners even before a suit is filed 
  • Recognition by the Daily Journal for Top Appellate Reversal for our victory in Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines Inc. et al. 
  • Consistent appellate rulings upholding numerous dismissals of consumer class actions
  • Unique combination of subject-matter proficiency in highly technical and complex fields and demonstrated appellate victories in cases involving today’s most sophisticated legal issues
     

     

Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines case named one of Daily Journal’s Top 5 Appellate Reversals

Ranked A Most Innovative Law Firm

Recognized by the Financial Times for Protecting Clients Business for our work on the Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines appeal

Group contacts
Elizabeth Prelogar Partner, Washington, DC
Adam Gershenson Partner, Boston
Kathleen R. Hartnett Partner, San Francisco
Celia Goldwag Barenholtz Partner, New York
John C. Dwyer Partner in Charge – Palo Alto
Koji Fukumura Partner, San Diego
Heidi Keefe Partner, Palo Alto
Michael Rhodes Partner, San Francisco
Steve Strauss Partner, San Diego
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