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Jeffrey B. Coopersmith represents clients in white collar criminal matters, in related civil, administrative, and regulatory matters, and in complex commercial litigation matters.


Practice areas


  1. White Collar Crime: 50%
    26 years, 75 cases
  2. Investment Fraud: 30%
    26 years, 25 cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    26 years, 100 cases

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    I highly endorse Jeff as an experienced, capable, thoughtful, and hard-working lawyer. The intellectual creativity he brings to his dedicated representation of his clients is matched only by his experience and knowledge of how to successfully navigate sensitive criminal matters and obtain favorable results for his clients.


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Contact info

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1201 Third Avenue
Suite 2200
Seattle, WA, 98101-3045


DCActive 199107/10/2016
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 199008/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
United States Department of the Treasury RecognitionUnited States Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service2005
Federal Bureau of Investigation RecognitionFederal Bureau of Investigation2004
Thomas C. Wales Performance AwardUnited States Attorney's Office2003
First Honor Graduate (First in Law School Class)N/A1990
Order of the CoifEmory Law School Chapter, Order of the Coif1990
Charles E. Watkins, Jr. ScholarN/A1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDavis Wright Tremaine LLP2012 - Present
PartnerDLA Piper LLP (US)2005 - 2012
Assistant United States AttorneyUnited States Department of Justice1997 - 2005
AssociateCovington & Burling1991 - 1997
Law ClerkUnited States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Hon. R. Lanier Anderson III1990 - 1991
Summer AssociateJones Day1990 - 1990
Summer AssociateAlston & Bird1989 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2005 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember1996 - Present
District of Columbia Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember-Inactive1990 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Portfolio Media (Law360)Rejecting Selective Waiver in the 9th Circuit2012
Portfolio Media (Law360)Reality Check: Criminal Actions Against Chinese Cos.2011
Computerworld MagazineBackdating and You: What you Need to Know if your Company Comes Under Scrutiny2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Duke UniversityEconomics and PsychologyA.B.1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Western Conference 2012Lawyers Without Borders: Gathering Evidence in Foreign Lands2012
Current Issues in White Collar LitigationStrategies for Managing Concurrent Proceedings2008
The New Rules for Business Litigators: Keeping Ahead of the CurveDepartment of Justice Investigations of Corporate Crime2007
The 5th Annual PIPEs Conference (New York, October 2007)Update on SEC, White Collar and Related PIPEs Litigation2007
Fifth Annual Director's Training AcademyInternal Corporate Investigations2007
2007 Corporate Counsel Institute (Seattle, October, 2007)What to do When the Government Comes Calling (And a Few Things to Do Before the Call)2007
Government Affairs ConferenceGovernment Investigations2005
Securities Regulators ConferenceProsecution of Securiites Fraud Cases2001