Jeffrey B. "Jeff" Coopersmith

Jeffrey B. "Jeff" Coopersmith

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Recognized since 2011

Seattle, Washington

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Litigation - Health Care

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Health Care
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Jeffrey B. Coopersmith is a veteran trial lawyer with an extensive practice focusing on civil and criminal matters, internal investigations for private and public entities, and complex commercial litigation. A former federal prosecutor, Jeff has substantial experience as lead counsel representing companies and individuals, both in the U.S. and abroad, in connection with investigations and criminal and civil enforcement proceedings in the areas of health care, securities, FCPA, antitrust, tax, banking, legal ethics, and others. Jeff's internal investigation work has involved representation of Board committees, companies, municipalities, and corporate officers, and he has deep experience with the difficult issues that come up in these matters. Jeff also teaches and writes extensively on these and other topics relating to government controversies and investigations. Jeff currently serves as a member of the firm’s Quality Assurance Committee.


  • 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5600
    Seattle, WA 98104-7097


  • Duke University , AB
  • Emory University , J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association
  • California, The State Bar of California
  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Health Care

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Health Care, Seattle (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Litigation - Health Care

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Columbia, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit,1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit,1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit,1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit,1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit,1990

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