Cooley Receives 2013 WILEF Gold Standard Certification

Cooley LLP

New York – June 19, 2013 – Cooley LLP announced today that the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) has recognized the firm, for the second consecutive year, with its 2013 Gold Standard Certification.

WILEF Certification emphasizes the leadership roles achieved by female equity law partners. To receive Gold Standard Certification, a firm must demonstrate that "women represent a meaningful percentage of their equity partners, of their highest leadership positions, of their governance and compensation committees, and of their most highly compensated partners." Cooley was one of only 42 firms to receive this distinction from WILEF in 2013.
"It's an honor to receive the Gold Standard award for the second consecutive year," said Shira Nadich Levin, a partner in Cooley's New York office and chair of the firm's Women's Initiative. "Cooley is dedicated to maintaining a diverse workplace, and this recognition is an affirmation of the values that Cooley prioritizes."

View the full list of recognized firms and the WILEF Gold Standard Certification criteria here.

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, health care, 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.

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Shira Nadich Levin Partner, New York