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Prominent New York Trial Lawyer Further Strengthens Cooley's Litigation Practice


Trial lawyer and commercial litigator Philip Bowman is joining Cooley's
New York office. He arrives from Boies Schiller Flexner, where he was a
partner. Bowman played a central role in many of the firm's most
substantial litigation cases over the past decade.

"Cooley's New York litigation practice gains a powerful addition with
the arrival of Phil Bowman," said Mike Attanasio, chair of Cooley's
global litigation department. "Phil brings first-chair trial experience
from high-profile cases and is widely known among many leading financial
institutions. On the heels of the arrival of litigation partners
Jonathan Kim in New York and Eric Kuwana in Washington, DC, Cooley's
East Coast momentum is unparalleled in the market today. I'm excited for
what we all will achieve together."

Bowman advocates for clients in state and federal courts at the trial
and appellate levels throughout the US, as well as in arbitrations in
domestic and international disputes. He has extensive experience
representing financial institutions in securities, commodities,
financial products and antitrust litigation. In addition, he has
represented sports and entertainment clients in litigation and
arbitration involving MLB, MLS and the America's Cup.

"I will always value the years I spent at Boies Schiller where I leave
behind many lifelong friends, and I am grateful to have had the
opportunity to work alongside some of the very best trial lawyers in the
country," Bowman said. "But this was the perfect moment to join a global
firm so well poised for future success and collaborative growth. I have
watched Cooley's New York and East Coast litigation growth with great
interest and look forward to playing my part in adding to its success.
I've known several of Cooley's litigators over the years, and I
anticipate us winning many battles together. Cooley has an exceptionally
dynamic client base of major corporations and financial institutions
well placed to succeed in the new economy."

Earlier this year, The American Lawyer recognized Cooley's exceptional
litigation and trial practice with an honorable mention in its biennial
Litigation Department of the Year contest. Other publications have also
lauded the meteoric rise of Cooley's litigation practice. BTI Consulting
Group named Cooley a Litigation Powerhouse in five categories, and The
Lawyer again recognized Cooley's litigation growth and outstanding
advocacy in its annual Global Litigation 50 report. Law360 has heralded
Cooley as a "go-to" firm for its litigation work, ranking it among the
elite US law firms on its Litigation Powerhouse list.

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