Bryce Cooper is an associate in Winston & Strawn’s litigation department. He concentrates his practice on complex commercial disputes and pharmaceutical patent litigation and also has experience in white-collar criminal defense and securities litigation. He has significant experience with litigation in federal and state courts from discovery through summary judgment, trial, and appeal.
Mr. Cooper has worked on behalf of clients such as Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas, the Corn Refiners Association, Watson Laboratories, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Barr Laboratories, and Nuveen Investments, Inc.
Mr. Cooper was recently the lead associate on the team that obtained a significant jury trial victory for Tate & Lyle in New York State Supreme Court. Tate & Lyle brought an action for fraudulent inducement against an equipment provider that claimed to have developed a proprietary and revolutionary technology for use in the production of ethanol. During discovery, Tate & Lyle learned that the company did not own the technology it purported to license and failed to disclose its numerous limitations. After a 3 week trial, the New York County jury awarded Tate & Lyle rescission of the license agreement and the return of its $23.9 million licensing payments.
Mr. Cooper is currently on the team representing the Corn Refiners Association (“CRA”) and its members, in a high-profile false advertising matter filed against them by numerous sugar industry companies. In 2011, CRA prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion in connection with its advertisements to educate the public about the realities of the nutritional equivalence between table sugar and high fructose corn syrup.
Mr. Cooper’s pro bono work primarily consists of criminal defense cases, including the re-trial and acquittal of one defendant who had wrongfully served 15 years in prison for double homicide. He also recently helped to secure a summary judgment victory for his pro bono clients who had brought an action against the Prisoner Review Board, Department of Corrections, and Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for various violations of the Prisoner Review Board statutes and regulations and Freedom of Information Act.
Mr. Cooper serves on the Young Professionals Board of Cabrini Green Legal Aid and the Executive Committee of Steppenwolf Theatre’s Auxilliary Council.
Mr. Cooper received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2005 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2008.