Cooley Practices and Attorneys Recognized in 2012 Legal 500 Client Guide

Palo Alto, Calif. – June 27, 2012 – Cooley LLP announced today that 17 of its practice groups were recognized in the Legal 500: United States 2012 Edition. Within the practice group recommendations, 39 of the firm's partners received recognition, of which six were singled out for elite attention as "Leading Lawyers" in their respective fields. Based in the United Kingdom and covering more than 100 countries, the Legal 500 is a global series of practice-based client guides.

The Legal 500 United States 2012 Edition named the following Cooley attorneys and practices:

Leading Lawyers

John Crittenden (Intellectual Property – Trademarks: Litigation)
Jim Fulton (Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts – Venture Capital and Emerging Companies)
Barbara Kosacz (Industry Focus – Healthcare: Life Sciences)
Stephen Neal (Litigation – Leading Trial Lawyers)
Adam Ruttenberg (Media, Technology and Telecoms – Technology Transactions)
Mark Tanoury (Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts – Venture Capital and Emerging Companies)

Recommended Practice Groups

Industry Focus – Energy: Renewable/Alternative
R. Thomas Amis (Washington, DC)

Industry Focus – Healthcare: Life Sciences
Robert Jones (Palo Alto), Barbara Kosacz (Palo Alto)

Intellectual Property – Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
Jim Brogan (Broomfield), Thomas Friel (San Francisco), Stephen Neal (Palo Alto), Michael Rhodes (San Francisco), Stephen Smith (Reston)

Intellectual Property – Trademarks: Litigation
John Crittenden (San Francisco), Janet Cullum (New York), Anne Peck (Palo Alto), Peter Willsey (Washington, DC)

Intellectual Property – Trademarks: Non-Contentious (Full Coverage)
John Crittenden (San Francisco), Janet Cullum (New York), Anne Peck (Palo Alto), Peter Willsey (Washington, DC)

Investment Fund Formation and Management – Private Equity Funds
Craig Dauchy (Palo Alto)

Litigation – Leading Trial Lawyers
Stephen Neal (Palo Alto)

Litigation – Securities Shareholder Litigation
Celia Goldwag Barenholtz (New York), Michael Rhodes (San Francisco), William Schwartz (New York)

Litigation – White Collar Criminal Defense
Mike Attanasio (San Diego), Stephen Neal (Palo Alto), William Schwartz (New York)

Media, Technology and Telecoms – Technology Data Protection and Privacy
Drew Gantt (Washington, DC), Susan Lyon (Seattle), Michael Rhodes (San Francisco)

Media, Technology and Telecoms – Technology Transactions 
Peter Burns (Palo Alto), Susan Lyon (Seattle), Mark Petry (Washington, DC), Adam Ruttenberg (Reston), Diane Savage (Palo Alto)

Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts – M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-5bn)
Matt Bartus (Palo Alto), Barbara Borden (San Diego), Craig Menden (Palo Alto)

Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts – Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
Craig Dauchy (Palo Alto), Kenn Guernsey (San Francisco), Craig Jacoby (San Francisco),
Eric Jensen (Palo Alto), Fred Muto (San Diego), Adam Ruttenberg (Reston), Mark Tanoury (Palo Alto)

Real Estate and Construction – Land Use/Zoning
Antonio Calabrese (Reston)

Real Estate and Construction – Real Estate
Antonio Calabrese (Reston), Samantha LaPine (San Diego), Thomas O'Connor (New York), Colleen Gillis Snow (Reston)

Tax – Domestic Tax: West Coast

Tax – Controversy
David Fischer (Washington, DC), Stephen Gardner (New York), Kathleen Pakenham (New York)

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Related Contacts
Robert L. Jones  Partner Palo Alto
Fred Muto  Senior Counsel San Diego
Mark Tanoury  Partner Palo Alto
Kenneth Guernsey  Partner San Francisco, Palo Alto
John Crittenden  Retired Partner San Francisco
Michael Rhodes  Partner San Francisco
Eric Jensen  Partner Palo Alto, San Francisco
Stephen Neal  Chairman Emeritus Palo Alto
Barbara Borden  Partner San Diego
Anne Peck  Partner Palo Alto, San Diego
Barbara Kosacz  Senior Counsel Palo Alto
Jim Fulton  Partner New York
Craig Jacoby  Partner San Francisco
Adam Ruttenberg  Partner Washington, DC, Reston
Michael Attanasio  Litigation Department Chair San Diego
Colleen Gillis  Partner Reston
Peter Burns  Of Counsel Palo Alto
Samantha LaPine  Partner San Diego, San Francisco
William Schwartz  Partner New York
Celia Goldwag Barenholtz  Retired Partner New York
Kathleen Pakenham  Business Department Chair New York
Stephen Smith  Partner Washington, DC, Reston
Matthew Bartus  Partner San Francisco, Singapore, Palo Alto