Mr. Cook is the managing partner of Block & Leviton’s Delaware office and focuses his practice on trial and appellate litigation relating to Delaware corporations and alternative entities. Mr. Cook has experience with a broad range of complex Delaware corporate law matters, including fiduciary duties, appraisal, hostile takeovers, and inspection of corporate books and records. He has had a leading role in multiple trials before the Delaware Court of Chancery, presented argument before the Delaware Supreme Court, and obtained recoveries of hundreds of millions of dollars. Mr. Cook’s experience also includes expedited corporate arbitration and significant corporate advisory work for special committees, boards of directors and corporate officers. In 2019 and 2020, Lawdragon listed Mr. Cook in its Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers guide, which showcases the best of the U.S. plaintiff bar who specialize in representing investors and businesses harmed by corporate misconduct.
After receiving his law degree, Mr. Cook clerked for Vice Chancellor John W. Noble of the Delaware Court of Chancery. After his clerkship, Mr. Cook joined Abrams & Laster (now Abrams & Bayliss) and worked on a wide range of corporate advisory and litigation matters. Prior to joining Block & Leviton, Mr. Cook was a director at one of the preeminent securities and corporate governance class-action firms in the nation and worked on behalf of numerous institutional investors.
Mr. Cook devotes a portion of his time to pro bono work for the Delaware Office of the Child Advocate and Delaware Volunteer Legal Services protection from abuse program.