Accolades


Bo Yaghmaie was named to the 2014 "Power Players in Digital Media" list by AlwaysOn.


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.


One Hundred and ten Cooley LLP attorneys were recognized in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a leading peer-review survey of the legal profession. Forty-four Cooley attorneys were recognized in multiple practice categories, including 14 who were honored in four or more practice areas and 16 in at least three practice areas. All together, Cooley attorneys were recognized 208 times across 54 practice categories.


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.


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

Corporate Board Member Magazine

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."


Cooley's New York office was named a "Best Place to Work in NYC" for the second consecutive year by Crain's New York Business.


David Peinsipp was named to the "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".

Steve Strauss was recognized as a "Top Development Lawyer".

Craig Dauchy, Eric Jensen and Charlie Kim were named to the "Top 100" list.


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


Cooley was regarded as a top-five "highly commended" firm in the Business of Law category by the Financial Times' Innovative Lawyers Report.


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


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


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


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.


Jessica Valenzuela Santamaria, Dr. Sandra Brown and Nikki Pope were named to the second annual "Hot List."


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

Cooley was named a "California Powerhouse".


Jessica Valenzuela Santamaria was selected to the 2014 class of fellows.


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."


Cooley was recognized by LMG Life Sciences as "highly recommended" in the Corporate, Licensing & Collaboration and Mega-Mergers categories.


Jennifer Massey and Dave Young were named to the "Most Influential Lawyers: Digital Media and E-Commerce Law" list .


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.


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.

Janet Cullum, Heidi Keefe and Michelle Rhyu were named to the "Top 250 Women in IP" list.


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


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


Maureen Alger was awarded the 2014 Arthur von Briesen Award for her work on behalf of equal justice by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA).


Joseph Drayton was recognized with a 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Champion award.


Alan Levine was recognized as a "Lawyer Who Leads by Example".


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


Karen Deschaine was named to the 2014 list of "Women Who Impact San Diego."


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.


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

Jennifer Fitchen and Heidi Keefe were named to the "50 Women Leaders in Tech Law" list. 

Craig Jacoby, Matt Bartus and Peter Werner received an "Innovator Award" from The Recorder for championing and curating Cooley GO.


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.


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

Mike Lincoln was named to the Washington Business Journal's "Power 100" list for the third consecutive year. 

Ryan Naftulin was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a "2014 Greater Washington Legal Champion."


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


Cooley was recognized as one of the 2014 "50 Best Law Firms for Women".


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

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