Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2010

  • Honors, Health Law Concentration
  • Editor, American Journal of Law & Medicine

University of Southern California, B.A., cum laude, 2007

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Justin R. Cochran


Justin R. Cochran’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and white collar defense, including criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. His white collar criminal and government investigation practice includes representing corporate and individual clients in both state and federal government criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. Mr. Cochran has represented clients in federal actions involving conspiracy, bank fraud, aviation fraud, health care fraud, environmental crime, securities fraud, and tax fraud. Whether it is the service of a grand jury subpoena, the investigator knocking at the company’s door, the execution of a search warrant or a criminal indictment, corporate and individual clients rely on Mr. Cochran for advice and legal defense in difficult situations.

Mr. Cochran conducts internal investigations and has represented clients in federal investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms Bureau (ATF), and the inspector general’s offices of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  

Mr. Cochran’s commercial litigation experience includes contractual breach, deficiencies, fraud, receiverships, and securities-related actions. He represents financial institutions in commercial finance and consumer bank litigation involving a large number of state and federal laws and regulations. Included in that experience are a number matters defending claims for lender liability arising from foreclosures, origination practices, and loan administration. In two of these cases, Mr. Cochran took and defended more than 60 depositions of borrower and lender personnel.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Cochran was a judicial intern to the Hon. James C. Mahan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. He received his J.D., with a health law concentration, from Boston University School of Law, where he was editor of the American Journal of Law & Medicine. He received his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Southern California.

Professional Highlights

  • Represented the former owner of an aviation repair station in a month-long federal criminal jury trial in California. Obtained significant pre-trial victories including severance from co-defendants on the conspiracy charge. 
  • Defended a large financial services institution in a state attorney general’s civil lawsuit while avoiding a potential criminal prosecution of the company. The matter was ultimately dismissed and the court imposed sanctions on the state attorney general’s office. The representation also included defending the client against a purported class action involving similar allegation as the state’s complaint.
  • Advised a major U.S.-based seafood supplier in a criminal investigation involving false statements and the Lacey Act. Prepared a significant presentation to the government seeking a non-prosecution agreement.


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Professional Affiliations

  • 200+ Hour Club, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, 2012

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada, 2012-2014