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Mr. Brand Lawless Cooper

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Phone: (626) ***-****  HQ Phone
Cooper & Bruning LLP
442 South Marengo Avenue
Pasadena , California 91101
United States


Employment History


  • B.S.
    University of Southern California
  • J.D. , magna cum laude
    Loyola University
Web References
Cooper & Bruning, LLC, 12 July 2015 [cached]
Brand Cooper
Brand Cooper was admitted to the bar, 1975, California, United States District Court, Southern District and Central District of California, and United States District Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Education: University of Southern California (B.S., 1971); Loyola University (J.D., magna cum laude, 1975). Member, Loyola University Law Review, 1974 -1975. Author: "Civil Conspiracy & Interference with Contractual Relations. 8 Loyola Law Review 312 (quoted with approval by the California Supreme Court in Applied Equipment v. Litton Saudi Arabia (1994) 7 Cal. 4th 503 [28 Cal. Rptr. 475]).
Mr. Cooper has spent much of his career handling contractual disputes and/ or giving advice on contractual interpretation. Contractual disputes include litigation over partnership agreements, lease agreements, software license agreements, literary and publishing agreements. He also has had substantial experience in insurance coverage involving insurance policies of every nature, bad faith litigation and fee dispute litigation arising out of said contracts. This work involves the analysis and litigation of contractual provisions which includes providing opinions on contractual interpretation under case law as applied to different factual scenarios and litigating the interpretation of contractual provisions.
Mr. Cooper has developed extensive experience in the area of professional fee review and analysis which has garnered him a nationwide reputation as an expert in this area. Mr. Cooper has for over 25 years represented clients (including lawyers) in disputes over legal representation and charges associated therewith. He litigates, arbitrates and mediates such disputes. Mr. Cooper assists clients in contemporaneous and retrospective reviews of legal billings to insure that the legal billings are reasonable, appropriate and necessary and comply with billing guidelines and reasonableness standards.
In addition, often disputes arise over the reasonableness and scope of legal charges and the obligations of clients to fund all or a portion of legal charges associated with litigation. Allocations of legal charges are often performed by Mr. Cooper and his team to determine the proper scope of defense obligations. Mr. Cooper has also been asked by his clients to determine the reasonable value of legal services both in support of lawyers' claims and in opposition to lawyers' claims.
Mr. Cooper has provided expert testimony on fee dispute and legal malpractice matters in excess of 85 occasions in State and Federal Courts, and in arbitrations. The firm has also represented a variety of governmental entities (including the cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale and Riverside) in tort, contract and fee dispute matters.
In addition to the foregoing, Mr. Cooper has represented and continues to represent individuals and electrical energy generators in the electrical utility industry in litigation concerning the California Power crisis of 2000 and 2001. This litigation includes the responsibilities of the California Power Exchange to comply with tariff provisions in the relaxation of creditworthiness standards for purchasers of electricity and the ability of public utility purchasers of electricity to sue municipal sellers for overcharges in the Independent System Operators market.
Mr. Cooper has also handled numerous intellectual property, trademark and copyright infringement matters including the landmark decision of Comedy III v. Saderup, (2002) 25 Cal. 4th 387, [106 Cal. Rptr.
Mr. Bruning collaborates as a team member with Mr. Cooper on most of the firm's expert analyses and opinions regarding the performance and charges of lawyers.
Attorney Directory, 16 June 2003 [cached]
Brand L. Cooper
BRAND L. COOPER, born Los Angeles, California, October 8, 1949; admitted to bar, 1975, California, U.S. District Court, Southern and Central Districts of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.Education: University of Southern California (B.S., 1971): Loyola University (J.D. magna cum laude, 1975).Member, Loyola University Law Review, 1974-1975.Author: "Civil Conspiracy and Interference with Contractual Relations."8 Loyola Law Review 312.Member: State Bar of California. (Resident, Los Angeles Office).
NALFA - Specializing in Attorney Fees and Legal Billing, 17 Sept 2010 [cached]
Brand Cooper
Brand Cooper Cooper & Bruning, LLP
Cooper & Bruning, LLC, 7 June 2011 [cached]
Brand Cooper is a nationally recognized expert in attorney fee dispute resolution which is the firm's flagship practice area. Mr. Cooper developed this expertise over the last 25 years beginning at a point in time when this specialty was in its infancy. Since the early eighties, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Bruning have collectively reviewed and analyzed thousands of legal matters including legal charges totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.
In the course of their work in this specialty, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Bruning have achieved outstanding results for their clients and have assisted in the savings and procurement of literally millions of dollars.
As practicing lawyers, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Bruning have specialized in Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property, Utility Litigation and transactions including Computer Software Licensing.
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