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Cooley Practices and Attorneys Recognized in 2013 Legal 500 Client Guide

Palo Alto, Calif. – June 24, 2013 – Cooley LLP announced today that 16 of its practice groups were recognized in the Legal 500: United States 2013 Edition. Within the practice group recommendations, 78 of the firm's partners received recognition, of which seven 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 2013 Edition named the following Cooley attorneys and practices:
* Indicates Top Tier Firm

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)
Michael Rhodes (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 – Healthcare: Life Sciences
Barbara Kosacz (Palo Alto), Marc Recht (Boston)

Intellectual Property – Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
Thomas Friel (San Francisco), Heidi Keefe (Palo Alto), Jonathan Graves (Reston), Ronald Lemieux (Palo Alto), 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), Ian O'Donnell (San Francisco), Daisy Qi (San Francisco), Jordan Silber (San Francisco)

Litigation – Leading Trial Lawyers
Stephen Neal (Palo Alto), Michael Rhodes (San Francisco), Michelle Rhyu (Palo Alto), Marty Schenker (San Francisco), Steve Strauss (San Diego), William Schwartz (New York), Jonathan Bach (New York), Michael Attanasio (San Diego), Thomas Friel (San Francisco).

Litigation – Securities: Shareholder Litigation
Lyle Roberts (Washington, DC), William Schwartz (New York)

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

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

Media, Technology and Telecoms – Technology Transactions *
Peter Burns (Palo Alto), Carolyn Craig (Palo Alto), Adam Ruttenberg (Reston)

Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts – M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-5bn)
Barbara Borden (San Diego), Alfred Browne (Boston), Samuel Livermore (San Francisco), Laura Medina (Reston), Craig Menden (Palo Alto), Fred Muto (San Diego), Mike Lincoln (Washington, DC), John Robertson (Seattle), Francis Wheeler (Broomfield), Drew Williamson (San Francisco), Babak Yaghmaie (New York), David Young (Los Angeles)

Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts – Venture Capital and Emerging Companies *
Craig Dauchy (Palo Alto), Jim Fulton (New York), Barbara Kosacz (Palo Alto), Fred Muto (San Diego), Kevin Rooney (Palo Alto), Adam Ruttenberg (Reston), Mark Tanoury (Palo Alto), David Young (Los Angeles), Drew Williamson (San Francisco)

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

Real Estate and Construction – Real Estate
Antonio Calabrese (Reston), Samantha LaPine (San Diego)

Tax – Domestic Tax: West Coast
Robert "Buff" Miller (Palo Alto), Susan Cooper Philpot (San Francisco), Mark Windfeld-Hansen (Palo Alto)

Tax – Controversy
Stephen Gardner (New York), Kathleen Pakenham (New York)

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Related Contacts
Susan Cooper Philpot  Retired Partner San Francisco
Fred Muto  Senior Counsel San Diego
Mark Tanoury  Partner Palo Alto
John Crittenden  Retired Partner San Francisco
Michael Rhodes  Partner San Francisco
Stephen Neal  Chairman Emeritus Palo Alto
Sam Livermore  Senior Counsel San Francisco
Barbara Borden  Partner San Diego
John C. Dwyer  Partner Palo Alto
Anne Peck  Partner Palo Alto, San Diego
Barbara Kosacz  Senior Counsel Palo Alto
Jim Fulton  Partner New York
Laura M. Medina  Partner Colorado
Carolyn Craig  Retired Partner Palo Alto
Michelle Rhyu  Partner Palo Alto
Marty Schenker  Partner San Francisco
Mike Lincoln  Vice Chair Reston, Washington, DC
Buff Miller  Senior Counsel Palo Alto
Jon Graves  Senior Counsel Reston
Adam Ruttenberg  Partner Washington, DC, Reston
Francis Wheeler  Partner Colorado
Jordan Silber  Partner San Francisco, Shanghai
Michael Attanasio  Litigation Department Chair San Diego
Peter Burns  Of Counsel Palo Alto
Steve Strauss  Partner San Diego
Samantha LaPine  Partner San Diego, San Francisco
William Schwartz  Partner New York
Alfred Browne  Partner Boston
Marc Recht  Partner Boston
Mark Windfeld-Hansen  Senior Counsel Palo Alto
John Robertson  Partner in Charge – Seattle Seattle
Stephen Gardner  Retired Partner
Heidi Keefe  Partner Palo Alto
Babak Yaghmaie  Partner New York
Kathleen Pakenham  Business Department Chair New York
Stephen Smith  Partner Washington, DC, Reston
Drew Williamson  Partner San Francisco
Dave Young  Partner Los Angeles