Press Release

Cooley Adds Leading Silicon Valley Corporate Attorney Kevin Rooney

March 6, 2013

Palo Alto, Calif. – March 6, 2013 – Cooley LLP announced today that Kevin Rooney has joined the firm's Business department as a partner based in its Palo Alto office. He joins from Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, where he chaired the firm's Emerging Growth/Venture Capital and Technology M&A practices.

"Kevin is a seasoned corporate attorney with extensive experience representing public and private companies that fit naturally with Cooley's client base," said Fred Muto, chair of the Business department. "He is a great addition to our leading corporate team in Silicon Valley."

Rooney represents US, and Canadian and other foreign public and private companies in corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions and public and private financings. He is an advisor to entrepreneurs at Bay Area accelerators Kicklabs, NestGSV, Factory, Ahead of Fashion, and at Communitech Hyperdrive, a Canadian accelerator. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor at University of San Francisco School of Law and was a lecturer at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

"I am excited about joining a full-service practice supporting leading growth companies at all stages," said Kevin Rooney. "Cooley is the firm with the momentum, the teamwork and the resources to achieve the best results for our dynamic client base."

Rooney received his Honors Co-op B.A.Sc. (Engineering) from the University of Waterloo in 1994 and his LL.B. from Dalhousie Law School in 1999. 

About Cooley LLP

Cooley's 700 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 eleven major business and technology centers: Boston, MA; Broomfield, CO; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Palo Alto, CA; Reston, VA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC; and Shanghai, China.