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Cooley LLP

Palo Alto

  • 3175 Hanover Street
  • Palo Alto
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94304-1130
  • Tel:+1 650 843 5000
  • Fax:+1 650 857 0663
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  • CEO: Joe Conroy
  • Chairman: Stephen Neal
  • Number ofpartners:   250+
  • Number of lawyers: 750+
  • Other Offices: Cooley has 11 offices across the United States and in China.

Firm Overview:
Cooley’s attorneys solve legal issues for entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions and established companies with a significant emphasis on technology, life sciences and other high growth industries. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and bet-the-company litigation, often where innovation meets the law. Cooley considers its commitment to the communities in which it resides to be one of its highest priorities, and performs thousands of hours of pro bono legal services and other forms of community service annually. In addition, the firm goes to great lengths to maintain the culture of teamwork, collaboration, respect and excellence upon which it was established in 1920. Cooley strives to maintain an environment of inclusion and to create opportunities for professional growth. In 2014, Cooley was named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Cooley has more than 750 lawyers across 11 offices in the United States and China.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Litigation: Key litigation strengths include advertising, antitrust, class actions, employment, ITC, patent, privacy, regulatory, securities, tax controversy, trademark, and white collar. The firm wins major trials for many of the world’s leading companies. In the past three years, Cooley has won 22 motions to dismiss in privacy class actions, and, in the past decade, Cooley has acted as lead or co-lead defense counsel in more than 350 securities class actions. Six Cooley partners are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Intellectual Property: Cooley’s intellectual property practice is dedicated to maximizing the value and security of our clients’ intellectual property. It is one of the leading practices in the United States.

IP Litigation: Cooley’s IP litigation group excels at delivering winning legal strategies in intellectual property disputes, including patent, Section 337 investigations, copyright, trademark, false advertising, licensing, and trade secret matters. Cooley attorneys have acted as lead counsel in more than 400 patent cases over the past five years, and the firm is consistently recognized in the top 10 for most active patent litigation practices in the US. Cooley also has one of the fastest growing ITC practices in the United States.

Trademark, Copyright & Advertising: Cooley’s trademark, copyright & advertising practice offers a full range of services related to trademark, copyright and advertising law, including trademark selection, clearance, and registration; licensing trademarks and copyrights; structuring and restructuring trademark ownership; and trademark and copyright support in connection with mergers and acquisitions, investments, private placements, public offerings, financings, credit and security agreements and bankruptcy restructurings. Cooley also advises on advertising issues, including the proper use of trademarks and copyrighted content.

Patent Counseling & Prosecution: Cooley’s patent prosecution group helps clients formulate and implement effective IP development and protection strategies. The group has prepared and filed 6,000+ US patent applications and has managed 14,000+ US filings/prosecutions and 17,000+ foreign filings over the past five years.

Regulatory: Cooley’s regulatory and enforcement practices span antitrust and competition, communication, government contracts, health care, higher education, international trade, media, and securities, creating an offering unmatched by any other firm in its space. Cooley has significant experience representing clients in investigations and matters involving the SEC, DOJ, FTC, FCC, ITC, DOD, DOE, EPA, NSC, EEOC, Treasury, and other federal agencies.

Corporate: Key corporate strengths include capital markets, M&A, emerging companies, venture capital and life sciences corporate partnering & licensing.

Capital Markets: Cooley advised on 58 completed equity public offerings (22 IPOs, 36 follow-ons) in 2013, raising more than $8.3 billion for breakthrough technology and life sciences companies. In 2013, Cooley was the leading law firm for technology and life sciences IPOs, for venture capital-backed IPOs, and as company counsel for technology and life sciences IPOs, according to IPO Vital Signs.

M&A: Since 2009, Cooley has handled more than 600 M&A transactions, with an aggregate value of more than $90 billion, making its practice one of the most active in the country. That activity includes more than 150 M&A transactions valued at more than $20 billion in 2013.

Emerging Companies: Cooley represents more than 3,000 emerging company clients across all industries. Over the past decade, Cooley has represented thousands of technology, life sciences-based and other high-growth businesses with all aspects of their formation and development. Since 2010, Cooley has been involved in more than 100 later stage ($100 million pre-money valuation or higher) financings.

Venture Capital: Built upon five decades of experience, Cooley’s venture capital practice has the client volume, market presence, expertise and breadth of experience that make the firm one of the foremost authorities on venture capital fund formation nationally. The firm is counsel to more than 250 investment fund organizations and closes on average 60 funds annually. Cooley attorneys also advise on more than 400 venture capital financings and assist venture lenders in closing approximately 150 financings annually.

Life Sciences: For more than 40 years, Cooley has played an instrumental role in the growth of many of the industry’s most sophisticated life sciences companies. Cooley has worked on more than 115 life sciences corporate partnering and licensing transactions, with an aggregate deal value in excess of $35 billion.


  • 3175 Hanover Street,
  • Palo Alto,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94304-1130
  • Tel +1 650 843 5000
  • Fax +1 650 857 0663
  • Email : info@cooley.com
  • Website : www.cooley.com