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