Michelle Doolin


I am the go-to attorney for retail and consumer product companies facing advertising, consumer, privacy and employment class actions.


Michelle Doolin is co-chair of Cooley’s national commercial class action practice. Her practice is focused on representing retail and consumer product companies facing nationwide and statewide class actions involving advertising, consumer, privacy and employment laws.

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  • Cooley Successfully Defends Kardashian-Jenner Family in Defamation, Contract Interference Lawsuit 

  • Cooley Wins Song-Beverly Credit Card Appellate Victory for BevMo 

  • Cooley Achieves Landmark VPPA Decision 

  • Cooley Obtains First Published Appellate Decision in Song-Beverly Class Action Related to Return Transactions 

  • Cooley Wins Motions Dismissing Claims with Prejudice in Class Actions Filed Against Sony 

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    Running, surfing and going to my children's football, lacrosse and soccer games.


  • University of San Diego School of Law
    JD, magna cum laude, 1995

  • California State University - Long Beach
    BS, Finance
    magna cum laude, 1991

Admissions & Credentials




  • San Diego County Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Southern California Super Lawyers: Business Litigation  (2010, 2014-2018)

    Best Lawyers: Commercial Litigation (2016-2022), Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (2015-2022) 

    Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants (2022)

    Benchmark Litigation: Future Star

    Daily Journal: Top 100 Women Litigators in California (2009, 2014)

    Benchmark Litigation: Litigation (2013)

    San Diego Super Lawyers: Class Action