2012 Chambers USA Recognizes 52 Cooley Attorneys and 23 Practice Areas

Palo Alto, Calif. – June 7, 2012 – Cooley LLP announced that the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes 52 Cooley attorneys as leaders in their respective fields, with 15 receiving one or more #1 rankings. Five Cooley practices received a #1 ranking and 23 overall were recognized as leaders either nationally or regionally.

Following is a complete list of Cooley's Chambers USA rankings for 2012.

Leading Practices

Nationwide Intellectual Property
Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Ranked #1)
Life Sciences (Ranked #1)
Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
California Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
Corporate/M&A: Northern California
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (Ranked #1)
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Intellectual Property
IT & Outsourcing
Life Sciences (Ranked #1)
Litigation: General Commercial
Colorado Corporate/M&A
Intellectual Property
District of Columbia Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Massachusetts Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
New York Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Virginia Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia
Intellectual Property: Northern Virginia
Real Estate: Northern Virginia (Ranked #1)
Washington Corporate/Commercial

Ranked Practitioners

* Denotes Band 1 ranking or Star Individual

R. Thomas Amis
Projects: Renewables & Alt. Energy (Nationwide)*
Projects (Nationwide)
Jonathan Bach Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York)
Celia Goldwag Barenholtz Litigation: General Commercial (New York)
Connie Bertram Labor & Employment (Virginia)
Barbara L. Borden Corporate/M&A: Southern California (California)
James P. Brogan Intellectual Property (Colorado)*
Antonio Calabrese Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Northern Virginia (Virginia)*
L. Kay Chandler Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Carolyn L. Craig IT & Outsourcing (California)
Craig E. Dauchy Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)*
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)*
Wendy Davis Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (California)
John C. Dwyer Litigation: General Commercial (California)
Litigation: Securities (California)
Sonya F. Erickson Corporate/Commercial (Washington)
Lester J. Fagen Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment (Massachusetts)
Thomas J. Friel, Jr. Intellectual Property: Patent (California)
Stephen D. Gardner Tax: Controversy (Nationwide)*
Eric C. Jensen Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
Robert L. Jones Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)*
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)*
Barclay Kamb Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)
Barbara Kosacz Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)*
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)*
Investment Funds: Venture Capital
John G. Lavoie Real Estate: Northern Virginia (Virginia)*
Alan Levine Litigation: General Commercial (New York)
Elizabeth Lewis Labor & Employment (Virginia)
Michael Lincoln Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia (Virginia)*
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (District of Columbia)
James C. T. Linfield Corporate/M&A (Colorado)*
Douglas P. Lobel Litigation: General Commercial (Virginia)
Mark Looney Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Northern Virginia (Virginia)
Patrick J. Mitchell Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment (Massachusetts)
Gary H. Moore IT & Outsourcing (California)
Frederick T. Muto Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (California)*
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (California)
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)
Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial (Nationwide)
Stephen C. Neal Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Nationwide)*
Litigation: General Commercial (California)*
Litigation: Securities (California)
Kathleen Pakenham Tax: Controversy (Nationwide)
Anne H. Peck Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (California)
Frank Pietrantonio Intellectual Property: Northern Virginia (Virginia)
Michael L. Platt Corporate/M&A (Colorado)
John W. Robertson Corporate/Commercial (Washington)
Diane Wilkins Savage IT & Outsourcing (California)
Marc Schildkraut Antitrust (District of Columbia)
William J. Schwartz Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York)
Brent B. Siler Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia (Virginia)
Michael Stern IT & Outsourcing (California)*
Myron G. Sugarman Wealth Management: Western Region (Nationwide)
Scott Talbot Intellectual Property: Northern Virginia (Virginia)
Mark P. Tanoury Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)*
Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California)*
John H. Toole Real Estate: Northern Virginia (Virginia)
Francis R. Wheeler Corporate/M&A (Colorado)*

Up and Comers

Brent Fassett Corporate/M&A (Colorado)
Nikesh R. Patel Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy (Nationwide)
Colleen Gillis Snow Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Northern Virginia (Northern Virginia)

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Related Contacts
Craig Dauchy Partner, Palo Alto
Robert L. Jones Partner, Palo Alto
Fred Muto Senior Counsel, San Diego
Mark Tanoury Partner, Palo Alto
James Linfield Partner, Colorado
Kay Chandler Partner, San Diego
Eric Jensen Partner, Palo Alto
Stephen Neal Chairman, Palo Alto
Barbara Borden Partner, San Diego
John C. Dwyer Partner in Charge - Palo Alto
Anne Peck Partner, Palo Alto
Barbara Kosacz Partner, Palo Alto
Barclay Kamb Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
Michael Platt Partner in Charge - Colorado
Brent Fassett Partner, Colorado
Carolyn Craig Retired Partner, Palo Alto
Mike Lincoln Business Department Chair, Reston
Scott Talbot Partner, Reston
Frank Pietrantonio Partner , Reston
Gary Moore Retired Partner, San Francisco
John Toole Retired Partner, Reston
Mark Looney Partner, Reston
Francis Wheeler Partner, Colorado
Elizabeth Lewis Partner, Reston
Diane Savage Of Counsel, Palo Alto
Colleen Gillis Partner, Reston
Douglas P. Lobel Partner, Reston
Alan Levine Senior Counsel, New York
William Schwartz Partner, New York
Celia Goldwag Barenholtz Partner, New York
Lester Fagen Partner, Boston
Brent Siler Partner, Washington, DC
John Lavoie Partner in Charge - Reston
Sonya Erickson Partner, Seattle
John Robertson Partner in Charge - Seattle
Pat Mitchell Partner, Boston
Kathleen Pakenham Partner in Charge - New York