Cole K. Waldhauser


Cole K. Waldhauser


Cole Waldhauser delivers effective counsel to businesses across a variety of disciplines on matters related to commercial litigation, including contract disputes and consumer class actions. Cole also has experience in securities enforcement and government defense. He has appeared in court and arbitration proceedings where he has directed and cross-examined witnesses and prepared case strategy.

During law school, Cole worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable John A. Kronstadt for the Central District of California and as a research assistant to Professor Noah Zatz. He also worked for UCLA Law’s Community Economic Development Clinic where he advanced key policy positions for a coalitional client.

Before beginning his legal career, Cole was a paralegal at a firm in Minneapolis. He also served as an intern for the office of Governor Mark Dayton in Minnesota.

Presentations and Publications

  • Unprecedented Precedent: The Case Against Unreasoned “Shadow Docket” Precedent,” 37 Const. Comment. (forthcoming 2022)
  • Toward an Inclusive Unemployment Insurance Fund: Reimagining Income Replacement in California,” 36 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 431 (2022)
16 January 2024 Press Releases

Foley’s Los Angeles Office Hosts Street Law Program in Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs

Foley & Lardner LLP’s Los Angeles office recently partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles in South Central and the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club in Lincoln Heights for a second Street Law program.
26 December 2023 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

The Not-So-Wild West of AI Regulation

The myriad AI regulations from 2023 are only a first step, and 2024 is primed for a patchwork of state AI regulation.
17 July 2023 Consumer Class Defense Counsel

Sufficiently Conspicuous: Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers for Subscription-Based Businesses

Since its enactment in 2010, California’s Automatic Renewal Law has motivated an ever-increasing number of putative class action complaints. The latest surge is due in large part to amendments that went into effect last summer that add to the statute’s requirements for businesses offering goods or services on a subscription basis.
15 June 2023 Consumer Class Defense Counsel

Carbon Neutrality Suit Against Delta Airlines Signals the Arrival Time of “Greenwashing” Litigation

A recent class action filed against Delta Airlines is among the first major consumer cases targeting claims of carbon neutrality.
30 May 2023 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

California High Court Defines Protected “Disclosure” Under Whistleblower Law

In an employee-friendly opinion published Monday, May 22, 2023, the California Supreme Court held that an employee may be protected by the state’s whistleblower law, even when reporting unlawful activities that the employee already knows.
20 February 2023 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

Mandatory Arbitration Lives on in California: Ninth Circuit Strikes Down AB 51

Mandatory arbitration agreements have been the subject of considerable litigation in California.