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Adam A. Cooke

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Adam A. Cooke

Adam Cooke helps companies navigate a host of litigation challenges arising out of a cyber attack, a data privacy lawsuit, or a related government investigation. Adam assists clients in all phases of privacy and data security litigation, from responding to inquiries from state attorneys general and coordinating multiple, parallel class actions, to briefing motions to dismiss and other pretrial motions. He works closely with the firm's regulatory lawyers in this space to provide seamless, practical guidance on an array of privacy issues.

Adam also represents companies in a full range of other litigation matters. He has helped clients favorably resolve cases at the pleading and class certification stages and through settlement in federal and state courts across the country. Adam has particular experience representing clients in the healthcare, technology, and retail sectors and in challenges to government action under the Administrative Procedures Act.

Representative Experience

Representing company in class action litigation and regulatory investigations arising out of a cyber attack.

Representing retailer in state attorney's general investigation following a cyber attack.

Representing marketing company in class action privacy litigation.

Represented health benefits company in federal multidistrict litigation where class certification denied.

Represented pharmaceutical company in challenge to FDA market exclusivity determination.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 2010
  • M.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2006
  • B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
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