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Lawrence R. Cock

Lawrence Cock has more than 27 years of trial and appellate experience, his practice emphasizes trade secrets law, noncompetition covenants, employment disputes, representation of investment professionals and investors in securities and regulatory matters, trusts and estate litigation, and injunctive relief.

Lawrence became Of Counsel to Corr Cronin in January 2018. He previously practiced at Helsell Fetterman, LLP, clerked for the Honorable Walter Webster at the Washington State Court of Appeals, and was a partner at Cable, Langenbach, Kinerk & Bauer LLP. He is licensed in Washington and Oregon, before both state and federal courts.

Featured Cases

Move, Inc., et al. v. Zillow, Inc., et al. – King County Superior Court No. 14-2-07669-0 SEA (2014). Represented Move, Inc. and the National Association of Realtors® when the chief strategy officer and a vice president suddenly left Move and joined rival Zillow. Obtained trade secrets preliminary injunction substantially limiting former strategy officer for six months. The case ultimately settled when Zillow paid Move and the NAR $130 million.

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. v. Pereira and Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC – 2014 FINRA Arb. LEXIS 208 (2014). Defended broker-dealer in case involving trade secret misappropriation and non-competition covenant. Secured defense verdict.

Smigaj v. Yakima Valley Mem’l Hosp. Ass’n. – 165 Wn. App. 837 (2012). Physician defeated hospital’s claim of immunity under HCQIA. Persuaded Court of Appeals to reverse summary judgment entered by Superior Court against client.

Westview Investments, Ltd and Tukwila Self Storage, LLC v. U.S. Bank, N.A. – 133 Wn. App. 835 (2006). Persuaded court of appeals that AIA contract established an express trust over funds paid by an owner to a general contractor. Therefore, bank that used funds to offset the contractor’s loan could be established. Won appeal reversing court’s summary judgment.

Grohs v. Anderson and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. – 2005 NASD Arb. LEXIS 1550 (2005). Represented investors in recovery of compensatory damages ($1,835,343.30). Recovered damages for investment losses.

In re Jean F. Gardner Amended Blind Trust – 117 Wn. App. 235 (2003). Secured enforcement of arbitration agreement signed by trustee against beneficiary of trust (who did not sign the agreement) in lawsuit against a broker dealer. Won appeal confirming order compelling arbitration.

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