Moze Cowper has spent the last twenty-three years developing a deep understanding of complex litigation. He has been recognized “as one of the most innovative attorneys in the United States” by Law360 for his work at the intersection of litigation and technology. In 2012, he was recognized by the Association of Corporate Counsel as a rising star under the age of forty. He is described as “exceptional” in Chambers USA and is described in Chambers Global as “particularly recognized for his strength in disputes involving pharmaceutical and medical device companies, drawing on significant in-house experience, and frequently takes on plaintiff-side mandates. Sources describe him as ‘very well respected, particularly among judges.'”
Prior to establishing his own firm, he spent over ten years at the largest biotech company in the world — Amgen Inc. — where he managed the products liability, consumer fraud, securities and derivative litigation for the entire company. As an in-house attorney, he acquired a broad understanding of the science and development of large and small molecules, clinical trials, drug labeling, safety reporting, and the FDA. Put simply, he understands pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bet-the-company litigation.
As a young litigator at Drinker Biddle & Reath (now Faegre Drinker), he focused his practice on product liability and class actions. As a law clerk to the Honorable Marina Corodemus in New Jersey Superior Court’s mass tort division, he worked on the national diet drug class action, the national breast implant litigation, the national defective tire litigation, the tobacco litigation, and numerous drug and medical device class actions.
Moze is currently co-lead in the Medtronic Mini-Med insulin pump litigation in front of Judge Berle in Los Angeles Superior Court. He is also co-lead in the Allergan Breast Implant litigation JCCP 5104 in Los Angeles Superior Court in front of Judge Riff. Moze also sits on the Plaintiff Steering Committee in the MDL 2921 — The Allergan Biocell Textured Breast Implant Litigation before Judge Martinotti in New Jersey. He previously sat on the Plaintiff Steering Committee in the Essure Litigation before Judge Padova in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Plaintiff Steering Committee in the Argon/Rex IVC Litigation in Pennsylvania State court.
He has authored numerous articles on litigation, e-discovery, international e-discovery, and privacy. He is also a frequent lecturer on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and is part of the speaker’s program at the Federal Judicial College. He has served on the faculty of Georgetown Law School’s Advanced E-Discovery Institute and recently joined the faculty of a joint project between EDI and Duke Law School. He is a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production and Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure.
Mr. Cowper has spent his life giving back to his community. He has taught constitutional law to inner city kids through the Constitutional Rights Foundation. He has served as a volunteer attorney for The Public Counsel Law Center in Los Angeles representing an individual in U.S. Immigration Court. He co-founded and developed a charitable organization called City to the Sea in order to get inner city kids interested in triathlon. From 2013-2016, he served as a Board Member for LA’s BEST – a nationally recognized after school enrichment program run out of the Los Angeles Mayor’s office. In 2019, Moze became a Board member of Venice Arts — a non-profit organization focused on arts education in underserved communities in Los Angeles. Finally, in 2023, Moze became a Lifetime Checkered Flag 200 member at the Petersen Auto Museum in Los Angeles where he is working to help all LA’s BEST school students gain free access to the museum.
Rutgers University School of Law (Camden)
Articles Editor Rutgers Law Review
Finalist Moot Court
Semi-Finalist Advanced International Moot Court
The University of New Hampshire
B.A. 1997 – History
Phi Beta Kappa
“Hot Topics: Federalism, Privacy, and Discovery,” DRI Seminar Series, Drug & Medical Device Litigation, San Francisco, CA 2002 (Vol. 12, No. 6).
“International E-Discovery: The Recent French Supreme Court Decision and Its Implications on Conducting Discovery Abroad,” co-authored with Amor Esteban, ABA’s In-House Litigator.
“Not Your Mother’s Rule 26(f) Conference,” co-authored with John Rosenthal, Vol. 8, Fall 2007, The Sedona Conference Journal.
THE SEDONA FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYSIS OF CROSS-BORDER DISCOVERY CONFLICTS: A Practical Guide to Navigating the Competing Currents of International Data Privacy and E-Discovery, Senior Editor and Drafter, 2008.
“E-Discovery, Privacy, and the Transfer of Data Across Borders: Proposed Solutions for Cutting the Gordian Knot,” co-authored with Amor Esteban, Vol. 10, Fall 2009, The Sedona Conference Journal.
THE SEDONA CONFERENCE’S INTERNATIONAL PRINCIPLES ON DISCOVERY/DISCLOSURE AND PRIVACY, Senior Editor, The Sedona Conference Journal
Senior Editor and Contributing Author to the book: Spoliation (a publication by the Electronic Discovery Institute and Duke University Law School 2019)
Presentations, Speaking, and Faculty Appointments
Pharmaceutical Litigation for In-House Lawyers: ABA Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, Carlsbad, California (2006)
Cross Border Litigation and Conflict of Laws, Panel Member and Speaker, Madrid, Spain (2006)
Pharmaceutical and Biotech Litigation: Panel Member and Speaker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2006)
Sedona Conference: Getting Ahead of the E-Discovery Curve, Faculty Member and Speaker, Memphis, Tennessee (2007)
Cross Border Litigation and Privacy, Faculty Member and Speaker, Bermuda (2007)
International E-Discovery and Multi-National Corporations, Legal Tech Conference, Speaker and Panel Member, New York City, New York (2008)
International Cross Border Conflicts and Privacy, Faculty Member and Speaker, Barcelona, Spain (June 2009)
Mass Tort Conference: Drug and Medical Devices, Panel Member and Speaker, Philadelphia, PA (June 2012)
Chief Privacy Officer Roundtable, Faculty Member and Moderator, Toronto, Canada (June 2012)
EDI’s Annual Meeting: Chairperson and Speaker, Ethics and E-Discovery (Santa Monica, California, October 2013)
Georgetown Law: Advance e-Discovery Institute: Moderator for Panel on Recent Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (November 2015)
Georgetown Law: Advance e-Discovery Institute: Speaker and Panel Member with Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer and Judge Joy Conti on taxable costs under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (November 2016)
HarrisMartin’s Allergan Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Litigation Conference, Speaker on Preemption (Laguna, CA 2019)
Master’s of Mass Torts: Allergan Breast Implant Litigation Update, Speaker, (Cancun, Mexico 2020)
Mr. Cowper is admitted in California, New Jersey, Texas, and Washington D.C. He is admitted before the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the Northern District of California, the Southern District of California, the Eastern District of California, the District of New Jersey, the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the D.C. Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.