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Jeffrey B. Coopersmith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Seattle, WA

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5600
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-757-8020
Fax: 206-839-4301
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
Licensed in Washington Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Health Care, Securities Litigation
Attorney Profile

Jeffrey B. Coopersmith, a partner in Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe's Seattle and San Francisco offices and a former federal prosecutor, represents private and public entities and individuals in civil, criminal, and administrative cases and investigations that involve allegations of misconduct in connection with securities, health care, antitrust, tax, banking, environmental regulation, and many other areas.  Mr. Coopersmith's representation of clients in civil and criminal litigation, and his corporate and municipal internal investigation work, draw on his eight-year career as a federal prosecutor in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington, where he was responsible for coordinating the Office's corporate and securities fraud enforcement and received a 2003 award recognzing him as the most outstanding prosecutor in the office.  

About Jeffrey B. Coopersmith

First Admitted: 1990, Georgia

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, "DOJ and SEC Continue Aggressive FCPA Enforcement Trend," "Is There a Duty to Disclose an SEC Wells Notice?", Davis Wright Tremaine LLP October 2012 Quarterly Securities Enforcement Briefing; Author, "Rejecting 'Selective Waiver' in the 9th Circuit," Law 360 (April 23, 2012); New DOJ Guidance on FCPA Expected Shortly Co-author, "Reality Check:  Criminal Actions Against Chinese Cos.?" Law360 (October 19, 2011); Co-author, "When the Government Calls: The Corporate Response to an Inquiry," Society for Corporate Compliance & Ethics (June 2009); Co-author, "New DOJ Guidelines: Fig Leaf To Avoid Legislation?" Securities Law360 (September 2, 2008); Co-author, "Stringer May Not Be Dead Yet," Securities Law360 (June 2, 2008); Co-author, "Auction Rate Securities Failures: Litigation Potential," Financial Services Law360 and Securities Law360 (April 30, 2008); Author, "Backdating Stock Options: What You Need to Know if Your Company Comes Under Scrutiny," Computerworld (October 30, 2006). Presenter, "Preparing for and Responding to Government Investigations," Davis Wright Tremaine LLP CLE, Seattle, Washington (July 11, 2012); Panelist, "Lawyers Without Borders: Gathering Evidence in Foreign Lands," Turning the Tables on the Government, 2nd Annual West Coast White Collar Conference, Lake Tahoe, Nevada (June 7, 2012); Panelist, "Speed CLE: 2009 in Review," Corproate & Securities Law Update, Seattle, Washington (December 2009); Panelist, "Government Investigations," 2009 Corporate Counsel Institute, Seattle, Washington (October 2009); Panelist, "What Do the Newly Implemented Corporate Prosecution Principles Mean for Compliance and Internal Investigations?," 2009 Spring Meeting, ABA Section of Business Law, Vancouver, British Columbia (April 2009); Presenter, "Strategies for Managing Concurrent Proceedings," Current Issues in White Collar Litigation, 2008 Federal Bar Association, Seattle, Washington (February 2008); Panelist, "The New Rules for Business Litigators: Keeping Ahead of the Curve," Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, Washington (November 2007); Presenter, "Update on SEC, White Collar and Related PIPEs Litigation, "The 5th Annual PIPEs Conference, New York, New York (October 2007); Presenter, "What to Do When the Government Comes Calling (And a Few Things to Do Before the Call)," 2007 Corporate Counsel Institute, Seattle, Washington (October 2007); Panelist, "Fact Finding 101:The Role of the Board in an Era of Investigation," Seattle University's Fourth Annual Directors Training Academy, Seattle, Washington (June 2007); Organizer, "Executive Briefing: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," Seattle, Washington (October 2006); Panelist, "What to Do When the Federal Government Calls," Doing Business with the Federal Government: Seizing Opportunities and Avoiding Pitfalls, Seattle, Washington (October 2005).

Educational Background

  • Duke University A.B., 1986


  • Graduated first in law school class, First Honors Award, Emory University Law School, 1990
  • Inaugural award given to most outstanding prosecutor, Thomas C. Wales Performance Award, United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington, 2003
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Office Location for Jeffrey B. Coopersmith

701 Fifth Avenue
Suite 5600
Seattle, WA 98104

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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