Joe Conroy, Partner - Chief Executive Officer

Joe Conroy is Chief Executive Officer of Cooley and a member of the Firm's management committee. He is resident in the New York office.

Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Conroy's practice focused on the representation of high-technology clients in connection with corporate and securities transactions and technology procurement and transfer matters with particular emphasis on life science, software and telecommunications companies. Mr. Conroy's transactional corporate work primarily involved mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, venture capital, joint ventures, and corporate finance. His experience in technology procurement and transfer matters include: licensing, marketing and distribution agreements, operating agreements, hardware and system purchase and lease agreements, and related intellectual property transactions.

With a commitment to diversity in the law, he is a member of the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD) and serves on the Global Advisory Board of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF).

Mr. Conroy graduated from the Boston University School of Law in 1986 and earned a BS Commerce, with distinction, from the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia in 1983.

Prior to joining Cooley, Mr. Conroy was a partner in the Business Practice Group of the law firm of Hunton & Williams where he headed the firm's Corporate & Securities Team in their Northern Virginia office. Mr. Conroy also founded and acted as President of CGC Software, Inc., a software development and consulting company providing microcomputer-based software and solutions to commercial and government entities.

Mr. Conroy's professional affiliations include the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association (Business Law Section), Virginia Bar Association, Fairfax Bar Association and he is a member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council.


  • Boston University School of Law
    JD, 1986, With distinction
  • University of Virginia
    BS Commerce, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia


  • American Bar Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • The Virginia Bar Association
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New York, New York 10036-7798

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