Cooley Achieves Top California Rankings in Corporate Board Member/FTI Consulting Survey


San Diego, Calif. – May 17, 2012 – Cooley LLP announced today that it was named the #1 top-ranked corporate law firm in San Diego, according to the 12th annual "America's Best Corporate Law Firms" study conducted by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting. Cooley was also ranked as the #3 corporate law firm in San Francisco.

"We are delighted that directors and GCs in California and beyond so often choose Cooley to be counsel on their most pressing legal matters," said Fred Muto, San Diego-based chair of Cooley's Business department. "We're proud to partner with them. Our attorneys continue to be at the forefront of the most dynamic industry sectors, serving a fascinating mix of startups, major US and international corporations and global giants."

Directors and generals counsel cast the votes in the nationwide survey, with each region answering a questionnaire specific to their location that included a list of 15 to 20 law firms.  Corporate Board Member asked respondents to select the five law firms they would most likely select to aid their companies on a broad range of legal issues.

Cooley's San Diego office serves primarily technology and life sciences companies, venture funds and investment banks in the Southern California region.  It represents clients at all phases of their business cycles and provides expert counsel for the most sophisticated and challenging matters for businesses ranging from start-ups to mature public and Fortune 500 companies. 

Attorneys in Cooley's San Francisco office represent a variety of companies and industries on both corporate and litigation matters.  The Business department provides counsel for the most sophisticated and challenging transactions that startup, emerging and established companies, funds and underwriters face.  The Litigation department complements its business practice, with specialties in securities, white collar crime, class action, employment, intellectual property, real estate and venture capital litigation.

About Cooley LLP

Cooley's 650 attorneys have an entrepreneurial spirit and deep, substantive experience, and are committed to solving clients' most challenging legal matters. From small companies with big ideas to international enterprises with diverse legal needs, Cooley has the breadth of legal resources to enable companies of all sizes to seize opportunities in today's global marketplace. The firm represents clients across a broad array of dynamic industry sectors, including technology, life sciences, venture capital, clean energy, real estate and retail.
The firm has full-service offices in major business and technology centers nationwide: Palo Alto, CA, New York, NY, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Reston, VA, Broomfield, CO, Washington, DC, Boston, MA and Seattle, WA. The firm also has an office in Shanghai, China.

Related Contacts
Fred Muto  Senior Counsel San Diego