Justin Cooke


Justin specializes in international securities offerings, financial transactions and corporate governance and has extensive experience representing issuers, sponsors and underwriters in a wide range of domestic and cross-border capital markets transactions, including SEC-registered and private offerings of debt and equity securities.

In the process, Justin has guided businesses through transformative transactions, including IPOs, public and private spin-offs, recapitalizations and corporate reorganizations.

Justin’s experience also includes advising lenders on complex cross-border share-backed lending facilities, and advising financial institutions, fintech companies and entrepreneurs on their development/adoption of capital markets technology platforms and distributed ledger technologies.



Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2024

Admitted to the bar, State of New York, USA, 2006


J.D., New York University School of Law, 2005 

B.A., The University of Virginia, 1999

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.