Accolades

Bloomberg
Cooley was ranked in the Top 10 in the categories "US M&A Legal Advisor" and "Counsel to Principal of US Announced Deals" for the first half of 2014.

Chambers USA
Sixty Cooley attorneys were recognized as leaders in their respective fields in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA:America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Thirteen attorneys received one or more Band 1 rankings. Five Cooley practices received a Band 1 ranking, with 25 overall recognized as leading practices either nationally or regionally.

Cornerstones
Cooley's Reston office received the 'Best of Reston' award in the Corporate Business Category for its 'culture of changing lives.'

Corporate Board Member
Cooley was named one of the top 25 corporate law firms in the United States by Corporate Board Member magazine's annual survey of "America's Best Corporate Law firms."

Daily Journal
David Peinsipp was named to the publication's "Top 20 Under 40" list.

Craig Jacoby, Eric Jensen and Dave Young were named to the "Top Emerging Companies Lawyers" list.

Moser v. Encore Capital Group was named a "Top Verdict of 2013." The team advising Encore Capital was led by Michael Attanasio and included Ryan Blair and Lindsay Parker.

Michael Rhodes and Heidi Keefe were recognized as "Top IP Litigators" and Nan Wu was recognized as one of the "Top 25 Patent Portfolio and Prosecutors" for 2014.

Barbara Borden, Michelle Doolin, Heidi Keefe and Barbara Kosacz were named "Top Women Lawyers" by the Daily Journal.

Denver Post
Cooley's Colorado office was named to the Denver Post's "Top Workplaces" list.

FORTUNE
Cooley was named one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For."

Global Competition Review
The antitrust practice was recognized by the Global Competition Review. Howard Morse, Marc Schildkraut and Jackie Grise were also cited as "highly regarded."

International Legal Alliance Summit Awards
Cooley received the award for Best USA IP Firm in the Trademark category at the 2014 International Legal Alliance Summit Awards.

Intellectual Asset Magazine
Cooley was named to the "IAM Patent 1000" as a top law firm for patent litigation, patent prosecution and patent transactions in California, Colorado, DC Metro Area and Washington. Additionally, sixteen Cooley attorneys were individually recognized as leading patent law practitioners.

Lawyers of Color
Partner Jessica Valenzuela Santamaria and associates Dr. Sandra Brown and Nikki Pope were named to Lawyers of Color's second annual "Hot List."

Law360
Cooley's privacy practice group was named "Privacy Practice Group of the Year" by Law360 for the second time in three years.

Cooley was named  "California Powerhouse" by Law360.

Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity
Jessica Valenzuela Santamaria was selected to the 2014 class of fellows.

Legal 500
Nineteen of Cooley's practice areas were recognized in the Legal 500: United States 2014 Edition. In addition, seven partners were recognized as "Leading Lawyers" in their respective fields and seven partners were singled out as "Leading Trial Lawyers."

M&A Advisor
Cooley won the "Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year" award in the "deals under $100M category" for its work on behalf of the creditors of KIT digital.

Managing Intellectual Property
Cooley was named "Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year – West" and "Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year – West." Jim Brogan was named "Colorado Outstanding IP Litigator of the Year."

Cooley was awarded five national rankings, twelve regional rankings, and 15 attorney "IP Stars" rankings by the 2014 edition of Managing Intellectual Property magazine's annual World IP Handbook and Survey.

National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations
Ali Mojdehi received the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

National LGBT Bar Association
Kyle Wong was names to National LGBT Bar Association's list of the "Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2014."

New York City Bar Association
Joseph Drayton was recognized with a 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Champion award.

Re/code
Dave Young was named to Re/code's "Power Player of LA Tech" list.

SD Metro Magazine
Karen Deschaine was named to SD Metro's 2014 list of "Women Who Impact San Diego."

Tahirih Justice Center
Alyssa Saunders was named "Washington, DC Area Pro Bono Attorney of the Year" for her representation of a client involved in a gender-based asylum case.

The Recorder
Cooley's venture capital practice was named the "Top Venture Capital Practice" for 2014 by The Recorder. Cooley's emerging companies practice was named a finalist in the emerging companies category.

Vault
Cooley debuted in the top 50 on Vault's 2015 list of "100 Most Prestigious Law Firms."

Cooley was ranked in the top 10 "Best Law Firms to Work For" in the United States by Vault.

Washington Business Journal
Cooley's Metro DC Offices were named to the Washington Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" list for the third consecutive year.

Women in Law Empowerment Forum
Cooley received Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF).

YWCA Silicon Valley
Jessica Valenzuela Santamaria was honored at the YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women awards.

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