Leading Litigators

Litigator Profile - J. Gordon Cooney, Jr.

J. Gordon Cooney Jr. has experience with a broad variety of commercial and civil litigation, with a particular focus on defending class actions in state and federal court. As leader of Morgan Lewis’s litigation practice, Gordon leads and oversees the firm’s litigation operations in 29 offices worldwide. He represents clients in matters throughout the United States in consumer, product liability, deceptive trade practice, toxic tort, RICO, antitrust, and securities class actions. His practice also includes substantial commercial, business, and merger and acquisition (M&A) litigation.

Many challenges facing companies today present multiple dimensions—including regulatory and criminal investigations, civil or criminal litigation by US federal and state prosecutors, class action or serial litigation by customers or other stakeholders, and shareholder and corporate governance litigation. Gordon works with companies to shape the overall strategy to successfully navigate multijurisdictional and multidisciplinary challenges. His experience has included both serving as overall strategy counsel as well as working collaboratively in virtual law firms to help solve client challenges.

Gordon has appeared in the courts of more than 35 states, and he has argued before the US Supreme Court and many federal circuit courts. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and as a “Star Individual” for Commercial Litigation in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The American Lawyer named Gordon “Litigator of the Week” in the summer of 1999.