Cooley's Boston office opened in 2007 with a team of 10 partners and since then has grown to more than 70 lawyers. Given New England's strength in incubating and growing future leaders in the technology, life sciences and financial services sectors, Boston was a natural fit for the firm's focus and range of services.
Located in the Back Bay, we provide the Boston market with deep experience in the representation of emerging and publicly-traded technology and life sciences companies. Cooley's leading venture fund practice enables us to meet the full legal needs of the entrepreneurs and emerging companies at the forefront of the New England marketplace. From launching new companies to advising on game-changing deals to handling high profile litigation, Cooley's Boston attorneys have the experience, relationships and knowledge to meet the complex needs of our clients.
The Boston corporate practice is active across a variety of industry sectors. Our attorneys provide clients with a broad range of corporate services, including governance and reporting, investments and financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and IPOs. Based on our years of experience in Silicon Valley and other major technology and investment centers, Cooley is playing an integral role in the development of the Boston market for investment funds of all sizes and companies at all stages in their life cycles.
Our Boston litigation group includes a former Special Assistant District Attorney in Massachusetts, a former Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County and a Trial Attorney in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Our highly experienced attorneys provide representation for companies, officers and directors in significant commercial litigation matters involving securities fraud, director and officer liability, fiduciary obligations, unfair competition and trade secret theft, intellectual property litigation, employment disputes, anti-corruption investigations and corporate transactions. The litigation team also includes a strong Patent Counseling & Prosectution team that counsels clients with extensive and complex patent portfolios in regard to their overall IP protection strategies.
The following are some of the practices focused on by our Boston lawyers: