Timothy Moore, Partner

Timothy J. Moore is a partner in the Cooley Business department. He is resident in the Palo Alto office and joined the Firm in 1997. 

Mr. Moore is a member of Cooley's corporate and securities group, with twenty years of experience in Silicon Valley. Mr. Moore focuses his practice on the representation of high technology companies, and has extensive experience in counseling public companies in major transactions and in the areas of securities law compliance and corporate governance. Mr. Moore also works with the investment banks and venture capital firms that do business with major high technology companies. Mr. Moore's areas of expertise include general counsel representation for both public and private companies; public offerings of securities; mergers and acquisitions; public company compliance matters; and, more generally, the management of large, complex securities and/or corporate transactions. A significant portion of Mr. Moore's practice also includes the representation of emerging technology companies and other high growth companies for the purposes of venture capital financings, major corporate alliances; and other contracts relating to the acquisition, sale and licensing of proprietary rights. Mr. Moore is also the co-leader of the firm's Israel practice.

Mr. Moore has been consistently recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation and Venture Capital Law. In addition, Mr. Moore was selected as one of the San Francisco Top Rated Lawyers by the Top-Rated Lawyers magazine in 2014.

Mr. Moore received a JD from Stanford Law School in 1985. He received a BA in Economics, with distinction, from Stanford University in 1979. He was named to Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Mu Iota.

Mr. Moore has also served as Vice President, Strategic Investments and General Counsel of Verity, Inc., and as Vice President, Strategic Alliances and General Counsel of Noosh, Inc. Prior to Mr. Moore's association with Verity, he practiced at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich in Palo Alto, where he was elected partner in 1991 and was a member of the Compensation Committee.


  • Stanford Law School
    JD, 1985
  • Stanford University
    BA Economics, 1979, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Iota

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Palo Alto
3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California 94304-1130

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