Jasmine Coo is an associate and experienced litigation attorney in the Boston office of Foley & Lardner LLP where her practice focuses on complex commercial and securities litigation involving private and public corporations, venture capital firms and private equity firms. Jasmine is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Securities Enforcement & Litigation, and Construction Practices. She represents clients in a broad range of matters, including corporate governance and shareholder litigation matters, consumer class actions, internal corporate investigations, stockholder derivative litigations, post-transactional disputes, white-collar defense, some employment matters, and construction litigation disputes. She has substantial trial and appellate experience.
- Represented venture capital entities that were controlling stockholders against direct and derivative claims related to a preferred stock financing and subsequent warrant sale
- Represented demand review committee of privately-held Massachusetts company to assess breach of fiduciary duty allegations asserted by minority stockholders
- Represented director and sole voting shareholder of privately-held Delaware company in dissolution action
- Represented a cyber- security company in post-acquisition earn-out dispute in all phases of litigation through trial
- Defended a premium spirits company against post-acquisition indemnity dispute alleging breach of a Stock Purchase Agreement, and obtained, after trial, favorable judgment: Acushnet Co. v. Beam Inc. f/k/a Fortune Brands Inc., No. 1284-CV-01193-BLS2, 2016 WL 4080438, 2016 Mass. Super. LEXIS 193 (Mass. Super. Ct. Jun. 21, 2016)
- Represented national metal framing manufacturer and installer in obtaining dismissal of subcontractor licensing complaint with the Division of Professional Licensure
- Represented a highway and airport food service company in a lien dispute and in obtaining dismissal and dissolution of the lien
- Obtained preliminary injunction and default judgment for a pharmaceutical company in action asserting purported breach of contract and violations of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act
- Represented retail companies in consumer protection and privacy class action suits
In 2016, Jasmine was the recipient of Boston University’s Black Law Students Association Young Alumnus Award. Jasmine serves as a member on the firm’s Associates Committee, is chair of the Committee’s Compensation and Benefits Subcommittee, and is an active member of Foley & Lardner’s Boston Women’s Committee.
Jasmine graduated, cum laude, from Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2012) where she was the 2012 Sutherland Cup National Moot Court Competition Champion and the 2011 Alice Paul Feminist Jurisprudence Essay Winner. She also participated in Stone Moot Court Competition and Albers Honor Moot Court Competition. She graduated, cum laude, with a degree in English and minor in Spanish from University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences (B.A., 2008).
Jasmine is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Ninth Circuits. Jasmine is a member of the Boston Bar Association.
- Co-author, “Director Independence Disclosures: Be Careful What You Say,” Law360 (July 2, 2018)
- Presenter, “Confidentiality, Privilege and Other Ethics Issues After the Merger: What to Do When You’re in Post-Acquisition Dispute Litigation,” Celesq AttorneysEd Center (March 20, 2018)
- Presenter, “Common Post-Acquisition Disputes and How to Avoid Them: Practical Guidance for In-House and Corporate Attorneys,” Celesq AttorneysEd Center (February 21, 2018)
- Presenter, “Confidentiality and Privilege: Ethics for In-House and Deal Lawyers,” Celesq AttorneysEd Center (January 30, 2018)
- Presenter, “2017 Post-Acquisition Dispute Round-Up,” Celesq AttorneysEd Center (November 29, 2017)
Jasmine is fluent in Spanish.