Cooley Inclusion Alliance

We welcome and encourage participation from all lawyers and patent practitioners 

The Cooley Inclusion Alliance is designed for and led by non-partner lawyers and patent practitioners with a shared goal of promoting the interests of underrepresented lawyers and professionals at Cooley and throughout the legal profession. The group is co-chaired by Brian Focarino, Melissa Gohlke and Juan Nascimbene and has grown to include many chapters across the firm. The group leads efforts to recruit, mentor and advance underrepresented talent and sponsors a variety of firmwide, regional and office-specific activities and programming throughout the year, including opportunities for socializing and networking, educational programs, mentorship initiatives, DEI partnerships and specific interest programming.