Phil Cook is a first-chair business trial lawyer with experience in jury and bench trials, as well as domestic and international arbitrations before AAA, FINRA and ICC panels. He has argued appeals in the Ninth Circuit and the California Court of Appeal.
Although Phil focuses on policyholder insurance recovery, corporate governance and partnership disputes, and securities and financial products claims, he has represented clients in individual and class action cases involving contract disputes, Business and Professions Code section 17200 claims and other business torts, antitrust and trade regulation, patent and trademark infringement, trade secrets, product liability and toxic torts, governmental claims and liabilities, freedom of speech and religious protection under the First Amendment, health care, construction defect, wrongful termination and employment discrimination, and real estate, land use and environmental issues.
Before law school, Phil spent 12 years in the computer and consumer electronics fields, with business experience ranging from marketing and management positions with national Fortune 500 companies to his own entrepreneurial ventures.
In addition to teaching law school courses in trial practice as an adjunct professor, Phil has participated in seminars and workshops teaching legal research, privilege, deposition, advocacy, and trial techniques and has appeared on the faculty at local and national continuing legal education seminars.