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Cooley LLP

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About Cooley LLP

Cooley LLP is a renowned international law firm that has its headquarters situated in Palo Alto, California, and has a global presence with several offices. The firm offers a diverse range of legal services, including corporate law, litigation, intellectual property, fund formation, public markets, employment, life sciences, clean technology, real estate, financial services, retail, regulatory, and energy.

The law firm is particularly well-known for its expertise in technology and life sciences practices and has a strong presence in initial public offerings (IPOs) and venture capital financing. It is widely recognized as a leading law firm for technology and life sciences companies, startups, emerging growth companies, and venture capital firms by reputable organizations such as Above the Law and U.S. News & World Report. Furthermore, Cooley LLP represents over a third of the companies on The Wall Street Journal's Billion Dollar Startup Club.

Arthur Cooley and Louis Crowley established the firm in 1920 in San Francisco, California. Cooley LLP established Draper, Gaither and Anderson in 1958, which was the first venture capital partnership organized on the West Coast. The firm played a role in the formation of several prominent companies such as Raychem and National Semiconductor in the 1950s. In 1971, the firm represented Disney in the landmark case of Walt Disney Productions v. Air Pirates. During the early 1980s, Cooley LLP took Genentech and Amgen public. The firm relocated its offices from San Francisco to Palo Alto in the late 1980s. In 1989, the firm facilitated the IPO of Qualcomm. In 2006, Cooley LLP merged with Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman and was referred to by The New York Times as a "Leading Silicon Valley law firm."

The firm's presence is felt globally, with offices located in ten cities in the United States, London, Shanghai, Beijing, Brussels, and Singapore. Cooley LLP established its first European office in London in January 2015, creating a 55-lawyer practice. The office is led by Justin Stock, who previously served as the head of the corporate department at Morrison & Foerster's London office. Its lawyers were hired from the London offices of Morrison & Foerster and Edwards Wildman Palmer. In 2018, the firm launched its Beijing office.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 20

Total Attorneys: 1470

Total Office Wise Attorneys:

Locations No. of Attorneys
Boston, MA 202
Chicago, IL 51
Denver, CO 46
Los Angeles, CA 24
New York City, NY 466
Palo Alto, CA 420
Reston, VA 110
San Diego, CA 218
San Francisco, CA 300
Santa Monica, CA 104
Seattle, WA 56
Washington, DC 420

Total number of Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Antitrust and Competition 5
Bankruptcy 33
Corporate 1197
Corporate - Private Equity 10
Corporate - Technology Transactions 2
Education 16
ERISA/Executive Compensation 65
Finance - Banking 68
General Practice 5
Government 6
Government Contracts 1
Health Care 23
Insurance Coverage 15
IP 375
Labor & Employment 58
Litigation 474
Real Estate 30
Tax 44
Telecommunications 3
Transportation 1
Trusts and Estates 2

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