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Susan M. Cook

Partner
Washington, D.C.

Susan M. Cook

Susan Cook is a first-chair litigator who co-heads the firm's Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and False Advertising and Unfair Competition groups.  Susan also handles complex commercial litigation involving the pharmaceutical, life sciences, food and beverage, and consumer industries.

Susan has robust experience handling APA cases against federal and state agencies, as well as challenging state laws on preemption grounds.  In such cases, she works seamlessly with the firm's regulatory groups.  Susan regularly represents clients in APA challenges involving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and other federal agencies. 

Susan also handles competitor disputes in heavily-regulated industries, including claims under the Lanham Act and state laws governing false advertising, unfair competition, and trade secrets.  Susan advises clients in these areas before disputes arise. When matters end up in court, Susan helps each client craft a unique litigation strategy targeted to its own specific goals.

In her almost 19 years of practicing law, Susan has litigated in federal and state courts around the country. Susan has been praised for her "keen abilities" by Managing Intellectual Property, which named her one of the Top 250 Women in IP in 2013 and 2014.

"The IP practice at Hogan Lovells benefits from the keen abilities of Susan Cook regarding her litigation work in patent, trademark, copyright, and Lanham Act cases as well as her experience with Section 337 proceedings before the ITC."

Managing Intellectual Property

Representative Experience

Represented a pharmaceutical company in a constitutional challenge to a state's regulations governing prescribing and dispensing our client's drug.

Represented numerous pharmaceutical companies in APA challenges against FDA and HHS.

Represented pharmaceutical and food and beverage clients in Lanham Act false advertising and unfair competition disputes.

Represented clients in trade secret, trademark, and non-compete cases in federal and state courts.

Represented consumer clients in Section 337 cases before the ITC.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1998
  • B.A., cum laude, Yale University, 1995

Memberships

  • Administrative Law and Agency Practice Steering Committee for the District of Columbia Bar, 2016
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Member, ITC Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association 

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court admissions

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Maryland Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

IP Star, (Managing Intellectual Property)

2013-2014

Top 250 Women in IP (Managing Intellectual Property)

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