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
Recognition and Service
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.
Selected Publications and Presentations
- 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.
Foley represented Carbonite, Inc. originally in connection with patent infringement litigation filed by Oasis Research against Carbonite and 16 other defendants. During the course of that litigation, Oasis filed civil RICO claims against Carbonite and against co-defendant EMC. In June 2015 Foley's securities litigation team undertook the representation of Carbonite on the civil RICO claims in expedited proceedings. The case is set for trial in November 2015. During the course of discovery, the district court ordered certain privileged documents to be produced. Carbonite has filed a mandamus petition with the Court of Federal Claims and a motion to stay the order to produce the privileged documents. On September 11, 2015 the Court of Federal Claims granted Carbonite’s motion for stay of the order, and is now undertaking expedited briefing in support of Carbonite’s mandamus petition.
Foley represents JPMorgan Chase Bank in connection with class action claims against the bank for aiding and abetting a securities fraud Ponzi scheme perpetrated by one of its customers. During the course of the matter plaintiffs’ counsel obtained materials protected by the Bank Secrecy Act, 31 USC 5311 et seq. After the district court ruled some but not all of the materials were protected under the Act, JPMorgan filed a petition for writ of certiorari before the First Circuit. Foley argued JPMorgan’s petition before the First Circuit in June 2014; the matter is under advisement in what will be a leading federal appeals court decision under the Bank Secrecy Act. In JPMorgan has moved to dismiss the complaint below, which motion the district court has described as “serious.” Foley argued the motion to dismiss on May 20, 2014; decision on the motion is pending. A second case, Faughn v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., was filed in W.D. Mo. in March 2014 brought by several individual investors in the Ponzi scheme. JPMorgan has moved to strike the complaint; decision is pending on that motion.This matter was handled prior to joining Foley.
We represent PEG in connection with an investigation conducted by the Massachusetts Attorney General into various recruiting and educational activities conducted by for-profit schools operating in the state, including PEG. On December 11, 2014, PEG and the AG’s office reached a settlement for approximately $3.75 million in consideration. In September 2015, the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure initiated a confidential investigation into PEG. That investigation is ongoing.