Today Cooley LLP announced that they have hired Ray Hartman, a litigator, for the firm’s San Diego Office. Hartman joins Cooley from DLA Piper, and has considerable experience in environmental, toxic tort, product liability, and real estate litigation. The addition of Hartman to the firm’s San Diego office will help strengthen the firm’s national litigation practice.
Hartman earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, his M.A. in Political Science, Law, and Public Policy from the University of Southern California, and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of San Diego.
“Ray is an extremely talented litigator with a particularly strong track record in environmental litigation. He will be a great asset to our clients, particularly those who face challenges in the environmental area,” said Mike Attanasio, chair of Cooley’s Litigation department and partner in charge of Cooley’s San Diego office. “With Ray’s admission, our national litigation practice becomes that much stronger as his trial and strategic counseling skills will be deployed across the firm to the benefit of our entire client base.”
“I know I am joining a truly dedicated and team-oriented group of trial lawyers who have proven through countless courtroom successes an ability to guide clients through their most challenging matters,” said Hartman. “I am excited to work with perhaps the best group of trial lawyers in the state.”
Cooley’s San Diego office is one of the ten the firm has across the country, with an eleventh in Shanghai. The San Diego office maintains a focus on serving technology and life science companies, venture funds, and investment banks in the Southern California region. Cooley has more than 700 attorneys currently practicing with the firm.