David R.Coogan (Dave)


Pittsburgh + 1.412.394.9557

Dave Coogan advises clients on a full range of government investigations and related litigation, particularly matters concerning cybersecurity and data privacy. His experience as a litigator provides clients with an important perspective during internal investigations and in dealing with regulators. He has assisted clients in a variety of industries, including technology solutions, hardware manufacturing, medical, and education. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Dave served as a prosecutor and intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps. As a prosecutor, he was assigned to the Marine Corps Complex Trial Team and prosecuted high-profile and special victims cases. He continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve as an operational law advisor.

Dave maintains a substantial pro bono practice. His pro bono experience includes representing asylum seekers through Jones Day's Laredo Project and assisting indigent veterans facing legal issues. He is the co-founder of the Veterans Legal Practicum at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


  • IBM defends software services agreement lawsuit brought by Pennsylvania Dep’t of Labor & IndustryIn a lawsuit brought by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Jones Day is defending International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) against breach-of-contract and other claims premised on allegations that IBM failed to deliver a computer system that would aid the administration of both the tax assessment and benefit payment sides of Pennsylvania's unemployment compensation system.
  • Silicon Valley information technology company investigates its international supply chain and network securityJones Day is leading an internal investigation into a multinational information technology company's supply chain and computer network security, and is representing the company in a related SEC investigation.
  • Casino defends against invasion of privacy claimsJones Day is representing a casino in litigation involving electronic privacy and wiretapping claims.
  • Large educational organization investigates potential computer hacking for purposes of cheatingJones Day led an investigation to identify computer network vulnerabilities at a large educational organization which might be used by hackers to gain an unfair academic advantage if exploited.
  • Computer hardware company responds to alleged supply network security attackJones Day is representing a computer hardware company in response to an alleged supply network cybersecurity attack.
  • Sherwin-Williams defends lead paint actions brought by California cities and countiesJones Day is defending The Sherwin-Williams Company against claims brought by ten of California's largest cities and counties.
  • Sherwin-Williams defends against suit alleging injuries to children from ingestion of lead paintJones Day represented The Sherwin-Williams Company and other former manufacturers of white lead carbonate pigments in action involving over 160 plaintiffs in two different cases.
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