Jeffrey B Coopersmith



San Francisco Office

Jeffrey B. Coopersmith is a veteran trial lawyer with a Pacific Northwest, California, and national practice focusing on civil and criminal matters, federal and state false claims acts, internal investigations for private and public entities, and complex commercial litigation. He believes his job is to help clients solve difficult legal problems in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible.

Jeff served eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney, during which he handled some of the largest and most challenging white collar criminal cases in the Western District of Washington. He received several awards for his work as a federal prosecutor, including the inaugural Thomas C. Wales award, the highest honor in the office.

In private practice, Jeff has substantial experience as lead counsel representing companies and individuals in connection with investigations and criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement proceedings in the areas of healthcare, securities, insurance, FCPA, antitrust, tax, banking, legal ethics, and others. Jeff frequently represents companies and individuals in federal and state False Claims Acts litigation, including in matters involving healthcare and government contracting claims. Jeff's internal investigation work includes representing Board committees, companies, municipalities, and corporate officers.

Jeff’s complex matters often involve parallel criminal, civil, and/or regulatory proceedings. He uses his background in criminal and civil litigation to benefit his clients by providing comprehensive representation in these matters. Jeff has handled cases arising out of the 2008 financial crisis, the stock options backdating scandal, and the government’s focus on healthcare fraud, cryptocurrency issues, among many others.

  • Background

    • Faculty, Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, Emory University Law School, 2010-present
    • Partner, DLA Piper, Seattle, 2005-2012
    • Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington, Seattle, 1997-2005 Associate, Covington & Burling, Washington, D.C., 1991-1997
    • Law Clerk, The Honorable R. Lanier Anderson III, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1990-1991