While Big Law firms are hoping for a transactional bounce back in 2024, they’re also still building up their benches in litigation, as expectations for countercyclical work continue apace. Cooley and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe are among the latest to add high-profile litigators, recruiting from Am Law 100 rivals.

Cooley announced Wednesday the addition of Teresa Michaud, a partner in commercial litigation and former co-chair of Baker McKenzie’s North American class action practice group, who firm leaders called “an industry-leading litigator” with a background representing “some of the country’s biggest players in tech, media and telecom,” a profile that “aligns perfectly” with the firm’s core strengths.