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Lawrence Ronald Cock

Lawrence Ronald Cock

Practice areas:

Securities & Investment Fraud, Employment & Labor

About Me

Lawrence Cock emphasizes employment law, including agreements to not compete and trade secret misappropriation. Mr. Cock represents employees and employers in transitions and litigation. Mr. Cock also emphasizes securities law and investment fraud, representing brokers, broker-dealers, Investment Advisers, customers, and investors in matters involving securities fraud. Mr. Cock also represents firms, brokers, and individuals facing legal proceedings by regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and Washington's Department of Financial Institutions (DFI).  Mr. Cock also represents trusts, trustees, estates, and beneficiaries in trust and estate and TEDRA litigation.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    19 years, 200 cases
  2. Securities & Investment Fraud: 50%
    18 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($410/hour), Contingent (33-40%)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Steven Frederick Kerr

    I endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Steven Kerr Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Stuart Alan Heller

    Lawrence is an expert on employee noncompetition and nondisclosure matters as became very clear in the matter we worked on together. He is tops in the areas of restrictive covenants and transitions, and has taught classes for other attorneys on such matters. I'd recommend him to anyone with issues in these areas.

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    Stuart Heller Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Cable, Langenbach, Kinerk & Bauer, LLP

1000 2nd Avenue, Suite 3500
Seattle, WA, 98104

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive201008/16/2015
WAActive199107/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Order of the CoifUniversity of Washington, School of Law1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor of LawUniversity of Washington School of Law2008 - 2008
JurorKing County Superior Court1999 - 1999
Chair - Litigation DepartmentCable, Langenbach, Kinerk & Bauer, LLP1997 - Present
Clerk to The Honorable Walter WebsterWashington State Court of Appeals1994 - 1997
AssociateHelsell Fetterman, LLP1990 - 1994

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Bush SchoolMock Trial Coach2011 - Present
U.S. District Court of OregonAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
Oregon State BarAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
YMCA Camping Services Board of the YMCA of Greater SeattleMember of the Board of Directors2009 - 2013
U.S. District Court, E.D. WashingtonAdmitted to Practice1993 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice1993 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
U.S. District Court, W.D. WashingtonAdmitted to Practice1991 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Chelius v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.Recovered damages for investment losses. FINRA Case No. 00-05231
Westview Investments, Ltd and Tukwila Self Storage, LLC v. U.S. Bank, N.A.Won appeal reversing court's summary judgment.
In re Jean F. Gardner Amended Blind TrustWon appeal confirming order compelling arbitration

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
King County Bar BulletinSecurities Act Poses Risk for Outside Investors2010
King County Bar BulletinRIFS, Sacks and Non competes: A Primer2010
King County Bar BulletinLawyer's Lament: The Uncertain Law of Noncompetition Covenants2008
King County Bar BulletinCourt Ruling Fails Washington Investors2008
King County Bar BulletinJoining Client May Raise Competition Issue2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Washington -SeattleIntl. Studies - ChinaMA - Masters1986
Whitman CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
18th Annual Labor & Employment LawTransitioning Employees2015
17th Annual Labor & Employment LawNon-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements2014
Investment Advisors: Best Practices in Securities Enforcement and LitigationDisputes Between Customers and Investment Advisors2013
Investment Advisors: Best Practices in Securities Enforcement and LitigationDisputes Between Customers and Investment Advisors2013
16th Annual Labor & Employment Law SeminarWashington’s Trade Secrets Act2013
16th Annual Labor & Employment LawWashington's Trade Secrets Act2013
Making the Most of Motions PracticeInjunctions: Nature, Purpose, & Strategy2012
Labor and Employment Law BootcampRestrictive Covenants: Enforceability, Injunctions, and Advice2012
15th Annual Labor & Employment Law SeminarEmployee Privacy Versus Employer Monitoring of Computer Usage2012
15th Annual Labor & Employment Law SeminarEmployee Privacy Versus Employer Monitoring of Computer Usage2012
Labor and Employment Law BootcampRestrictive Covenants in Employment: A Comparative Analysis of Washington, Oregon, and California Law2011
14th Annual Labor & Employment SeminarNon-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements: Are They Really Enforceable?2011
14th Annual Labor & Employment Law SeminarNon-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements: Are They Really Enforceable?2011
Document Retention and DestructionEthical Issues for Attorneys in Records Management2010
Employment Boot CampSexual Harassment2009
Deposition Skills: NorthwestNorthwest Deposition Program2009
16th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution ConferenceResolving Investment Disputes2009
The 2008 Business Law Section MidyearProtecting your Client's Business When Hiring an Employee from a Competitor: Managing Competitive Tort Claims2008
Securities Fraud: Prosecuting and Defending Securities Fraud Claims & Defense of Regulatory ActionCivil Liability Under the Securities Act of Washington2008
Best of CLEHelping Avoid A Lawsuit When Hiring From A Competitor2008
15th Annual Employment Law InstituteRestrictive Covenants: Are Employers Asking for the Sun, Moon and Stars? Are Employees Giving Away the Farm?2008
Non-Competition Covenants, Trade Secrets, and Related Unfair Competion ClaimsCovenants to Not-Compete, Non-Solicit, and Not Accept Business, Effective Drafting and Trade Secrets Law2007
14th Annual Employment Law InstituteSeeking and Defending Injunctions in Employment Cases2007
Drafting and Enforcing Trade Secrecy and Non-Competition AgreementsDrafting and Enforcing Trade Secrecy and Non-Competition Agreements2006
Council on Education in ManagementGood Faith Efforts To Comply With Title VII: Avoiding Punitive Damages2006
9th Annual Labor & Employment LawProtecting Your Business When Hiring an Employee from a Competitor: Best Practices to Ensure a Litigation Free Transition.2006
National Business Institute CLETrade Secrecy and Noncompetition Covenants in Washington: Effective Drafting & Enforcement2005
WELA's Fall Jamboree: Employment Law Strategy and EthicsWashington's Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.2004
Washington State Bar Association Employment MeetingNoncompetition Covenants: Counseling & Defending the Departing Employee2004
Trade Secrecy and Non-Competition Covenants in WashingtonEffective Drafting and Enforcement2004
National Business Institute CLEStockbroker Fraud in Washington2003