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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 of partners: 270+
  • Number of lawyers: 850
  • Other offices: Cooley has 12 offices across the United States, China and Europe.

Firm Overview:
Cooley’s lawyers 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 maintains an environment of inclusion and is proud to be one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Cooley has 850 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, China and Europe.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Key litigation strengths include advertising, appellate, antitrust, class actions, employment, ITC, international arbitrations, patent, privacy, regulatory, securities, tax controversy, trademark, and white collar. The firm wins major trials for many of the world’s leading companies. Six Cooley partners are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Key corporate strengths include capital markets, M&A, emerging companies, venture capital and life sciences corporate partnering and licensing. Cooley is continuously ranked as the most active law firm representing either the issuers or underwriters in IPOs in the life sciences and technology sectors. As one of the most active law firms in this area, Cooley has deep industryspecific expertise as corporate counsel to high-growth companies.

Antitrust & Competition:
Providing a full range of counseling, litigation, agency representation, and arbitration services, Cooley handles all aspects of antitrust/competition law and trade regulation matters for Fortune 500 corporations and high-growth companies.

Capital Markets:
Cooley advised on 100 completed equity public offerings (50 IPOs, 50 follow-ons) in 2014. In 2014, Cooley was once again named the leading law firm for technology and life sciences IPOs, for venture capitalbacked IPOs, and as company counsel for technology and life sciences IPOs, according to IPO Vital Signs.

Emerging Companies:
Cooley represents more than 5,000 private companies 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. In recent years, Cooley has been involved in more than 100 later stage ($100 million pre-money valuation or higher) financings.

Cooley’s lawyers have experience in assisting clients across the full spectrum of insurance and reinsurance e.g. third party liability, including commercial general liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, employers’ liability, professional indemnity, products liability, Bermuda Form and financial institutions; and first party insurance, including marine and energy, property, business interruption, cyber risk and more.

Intellectual Property:
Cooley’s IP Group excels at delivering winning legal strategies in patent, ITC Section 337, trademark, copyright, trade secret, false advertising, and licensingrelated matters. As lead counsel in 400+ patent cases over the past five years, Cooley is recognized as having one of the most active patent litigation and ITC practices in the US. Cooley has prepared and filed nearly 10,000 patent applications and has managed 20,000+ filings worldwide. In the last five years, Cooley has prepared and filed 4,000+ trademark applications and has managed nearly 13,000 filings worldwide.

Life Sciences:
For more than 35 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 130 life sciences corporate partnering and licensing transactions, with an aggregate deal value in excess of $35 billion.

Since 2009, Cooley has handled more than 700 M&A transactions, with an aggregate value of more than $125 billion, making its practice one of the most active in the country. That activity includes more than 185 M&A transactions valued at more than $54 billion in 2014.

Privacy & Data Protection:
Cooley’s international Privacy and Data Protection practice group consists of tech-smart lawyers with depth of experience in privacy and data security counseling and litigation bolstered by substantial knowledge of all aspects of e-commerce, online, mobile and health technologies. In the past four years, Cooley has won 25+ motions to dismiss in privacy class actions for clients ranging from small, cutting-edge start-ups to such well-known global companies as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Sony and HTC.

Public Companies:
Cooley counsels public companies in high-stakes, complex business and litigation matters across the globe. The firm currently serves as principal corporate governance and securities counsel for more than 150 publicly traded companies across all industries. The firm’s team has extensive experience and familiarity with federal and state securities laws which enables us to be strategic advisors to both seasoned and newly public companies.

Cooley’s regulatory and enforcement practices span antitrust and competition, communications, financial services, government contracts, insurance, 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

Securities Litigation:
Cooley lawyers have acted as lead or co-lead defense counsel in more than 350 securities class actions. The firm has represented clients in more than 500 securities cases in the last decade alone. The firm’s clients include a broad range of businesses and individuals from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Venture Capital:
Cooley is counsel to more than 300 investment fund organizations. Cooley’s representation includes managers specializing in all investment phases from angel to late stage. Clients include funds as small as $5 million as well as funds of $1 billion or more. Cooley lawyers also advise on more than 650 venture capital financings, company and investor side combined.


  • 3175 Hanover Street,
  • Palo Alto,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94304-1130
  • Tel +1 650 843 5000
  • Fax +1 650 857 0663
  • DX 130997 CDE
  • Email : info@cooley.com
  • Website : www.cooley.com