Neil J. Cooper

Associate

Southern California
100 Spectrum Center Drive
Suite 420
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949.398.7506
Fax: 949.398.7501

Neil J. Cooper

Neil Cooper’s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation.  He has litigated a variety of disputes related to intellectual property, business torts, contracts, real property, and bankruptcy.  He has represented clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 50 companies in federal, bankruptcy, state, and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation.  Prior to joining Slater Hersey & Lieberman LLP, Neil worked at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP.

  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2011
  • B.S., Creighton University, 2008, magna cum laude
  • California
  • U.S. District Courts for the Central, Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Represented a national plastic products manufacturer against claims of trademark infringement, correction of patent inventorship, fraud, and unfair competition by a plaintiff demanding in excess of $6 million of damages.  A dismissal of all claims was obtained prior to trial and affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
  • Represented Ingram Micro and subsidiary companies against claims alleging a subsidiary’s employee committed torts over the internet, resulting in the clients’ dismissals and a published opinion on California’s exercise of personal jurisdiction in the context of internet-based conduct, Strasner v. Touchstone Wireless Repair and Logistics, LP (2016) 5 Cal.App.5th 215.
  • Represented a former partner in AAA arbitration and concurrent state court litigations against claims for breach of the restrictive covenants in a partnership agreement, as well as claims for breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Represented a co-founder of a technology startup against attempts to oust him from the company in violation of the company’s bylaws and the client’s stock vesting and voting rights.
  • Represented a company against claims for patent infringement brought in the Southern District of Texas concerning a patent related to video-conferencing telemedicine.
  • After a two-week jury trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court, obtained a complete verdict in favor of the client business against two former managers who had defrauded and stolen from the business.  The jury awarded the client approximately a quarter-million dollars in damages, costs and punitive damages, and rejected the former managers’ demand for $1.4 million for alleged wrongful termination, slander, and denial of stock ownership.
  • Represented a national media company in 3-day trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court resulting in complete defense of claims against the client for fraud and unfair business practices, and obtaining judgment in the client’s favor on a claim for breach of contract.
  • Represented a national office technology business in Delaware Chancery Court against a former business partner and its affiliates.  The court issued a final judgment in the client’s favor that the former partner had breached a non-compete agreement and tortiously interfered with the business, thereby resulting in a favorable settlement.
  • Represented a technology company in an insurance coverage dispute related to a business interruption caused by power loss at two state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities in Japan.
  • Represented a technology company against claims for copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of contract related to the client’s artificial intelligence software.
  • Represented foreign clients in obtaining discovery in the United States for use in foreign proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782.
  • Represented a Fortune 50 company in several CERCLA and civil litigation matters related to historic mining and milling activities.
  • Represented major financial institutions and their trustees in civil litigation relating to real property mortgages and foreclosures.
  • Represented landowners in real property litigation including easement and good faith improver of real property claims.
  • Represented secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy cases under chapters 7, 11, and 13, which included protecting clients’ collateral from deficient plans of reorganization, moving for relief from the automatic stay to enforce remedies, and prosecuting adversary proceedings.
  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association